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Kaggle Competition Feeds

  • Mother's Day Interview: How Nicole Finnie Became a Competitive Kaggler on Maternity Leave May 10, 2018 6:10 pm
    As Kaggle’s moderating data scientist for the Data Science Bowl, I’m fortunate to have met first-time competitor Nicole Finnie. Her team (Unet Nuke) impressively ranked within the top 2%, earning Nicole a silver medal. More impressively, I learned that Nicole had no ML/DS experience just a year ago, and picked up these new skills through online classes during her recent maternity leave. As an expectant mother, I found Nicole’s story inspiring and am excited to share it with the broader ...
    Wendy Kan
  • Profiling Top Kagglers: Bestfitting, Currently #1 in the World May 7, 2018 4:00 pm
    We have a new #1 on our leaderboard – a competitor who surprisingly joined the platform just two years ago. Shubin Dai, better known as Bestfitting on Kaggle or Bingo by his friends, is a data scientist and engineering manager living in Changsha, China. He currently leads a company he founded that provides software solutions to banks. Outside of work, and off Kaggle, Dai’s an avid mountain biker and enjoys spending time in nature. Here’s Bestfitting: Can you tell us ...
    Kaggle Team
  • Quarterly product update: Create your data science projects on Kaggle April 4, 2018 6:59 am
    We’re building Kaggle into a platform where you can collaboratively create all of your data science projects. This past quarter, we’ve increased the breadth and scope of work you can build on our platform by launching many new features and expanding computational resources. It is now possible for you to load private datasets you’re working with, develop complex analyses on them in our cloud-based data science environment, and share the project with collaborators in a reproducible way. Upload private datasets ...
    Ben Hamner
  • From Kaggle competition to start-up and tracking 2 million km² of forest March 27, 2018 5:30 pm
    This is a guest post written by Kaggle Competition Master and  part of a team that achieved 5th position in the 'Planet: Understanding the Amazon from Space' competition, Indra den Bakker. In this post, he shares the journey from Kaggle competition winner to start-up founder focused on tracking deforestation and other forest management insights. Back in the days, during my studies I was introduced to Kaggle. For the course ‘Data Mining Techniques’ at VU University Amsterdam we had to compete in the ...
    Mark McDonald
  • Winding Paths to Data Science: David Havera (Data Scientist at GE Aviation) March 22, 2018 1:01 am
    Data science is an exciting and nebulous field without one clear pathway to success. This infographic series shares the personal stories of individuals who've taken untraditional paths to successful careers in the industry. Find out how Jesse Mostipak went from a Girl Scout camp counselor to a professional data scientist for the Girl Scouts!
    Kaggle Team
  • Product Update: Create and Manage Datasets from the Command Line using the Official Kaggle API March 21, 2018 6:49 pm
    Have you used Kaggle's beta API to download data or make a competition submission? We're pleased to announce version 1.1 of the API which includes new features for easily managing your datasets on Kaggle from the command line. Read on to learn how to use the API to create and update datasets or check out detailed documentation on our GitHub page. Create new datasets » After you follow the installation instructions, it's simple to create a new dataset on Kaggle ...
    Megan Risdal
  • Winding Paths to Data Science: Megan Risdal (Data Scientist & Product Lead at Kaggle) March 19, 2018 10:58 pm
    Data science is an exciting and nebulous field without one clear pathway to success. This infographic series shares the personal stories of individuals who've taken untraditional paths to successful careers in the industry. Find out how Jesse Mostipak went from a Girl Scout camp counselor to a professional data scientist for the Girl Scouts!
    Kaggle Team
  • Winding Paths to Data Science: Jesse Mostipak (Director, Data Systems & Analysis at Teaching Trust) March 18, 2018 12:34 am
    Data science is an exciting and nebulous field without one clear pathway to success. This infographic series shares the personal stories of individuals who've taken untraditional paths to successful careers in the industry. Find out how Jesse Mostipak went from a Girl Scout camp counselor to a professional data scientist for the Girl Scouts!
    Kaggle Team
  • A Brief Summary of the Kaggle Text Normalization Challenge February 7, 2018 6:30 pm
    This post is written by Richard Sproat & Kyle Gorman from Google's Speech & Language Algorithms Team. They hosted the recent, Text Normalization Challenges. Bios below. Now that the Kaggle Text Normalization Challenges for English and Russian are over, we would once again like to thank the hundreds of teams who participated and submitted results, and congratulate the three teams that won in each challenge. The purpose of this note is to summarize what we felt we learned from this competition ...
    Richard Sproat

TunedIT Data Mining Feeds

  • Winner’s notes. Eleftherios Spyromitros – Xioufis on Music Instruments Recognition July 20, 2011 4:52 pm
    By Eleftherios Spyromitros Xioufis (lefman), winner of the Music Instruments track of ISMIS 2011 Contest: Music Information Retrieval. Profile I am currently in the 1st year of my PhD studies in the Department of Informatics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and member of the Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery (MLKD) group. One of the main […]
    Eleftherios Spyromitros-Xioufis
  • Winners’ notes. CNSlab team on music instruments recognition April 22, 2011 3:47 pm
    By Robert Coleman and Daniel Schoonover (CNSlab) from Cognitive NeuroSystems Lab, Department of Cognitive Science, UC Irvine, USA – 3rd in Music Instruments track of ISMIS 2011 Contest: Music Information Retrieval. Two training datasets were provided, one larger one containing data taken from single instruments, and one smaller one with data from combinations of exactly […]
    Marcin Wojnarski
  • Winners’ notes. Using Multi-Resolution Clustering for Music Genre Identification April 12, 2011 3:04 pm
    By Amanda Schierz, Marcin Budka and Edward Apeh (domcastro, BeYou) from Bournemouth University, UK, 1st and 2nd in Music Genres track of ISMIS 2011 Contest: Music Information Retrieval. Thanks for this competition – it was great fun. Software used: R, Weka, LibSVM, Matlab, Excel. This was the 2nd competition I had entered (the first being […]
    Marcin Wojnarski
  • Winners’ notes. Brian Jones on Incremental Transductive Ridge Regression April 6, 2011 12:51 pm
    By Brian S. Jones (wahoo) from Sandia National Laboratories, USA, 3rd in Music Genres track of ISMIS 2011 Contest: Music Information Retrieval. I became interested in the ISMIS 2011 genres contest due to the challenge that some contestants noted in the online forum:  standard model selection via cross-validation did not work well on the problem.  […]
    Marcin Wojnarski
  • Ed Ramsden on his winning solution in SIAM SDM’11 Contest February 25, 2011 3:31 pm
    By Ed Ramsden (EdR), the winner of SIAM SDM’11 Data Mining Contest. The basis for my model was the Probabilistic Neural Network (PNN), which was originally introduced by Donald Specht in 1990. The PNN is an example-based classifier in which the ‘X’ vector for an unknown case to be classified is compared to all known-class […]
    Marcin Wojnarski
  • Winner’s notes. Yuchun Tang on noise deduction to improve classification accuracy in SIAM SDM’11 Contest February 22, 2011 10:19 am
    By Yuchun Tang (piaopiao), the runner-up in SIAM SDM’11 Contest. QSAR data provided for SIAM SDM’11 Contest were known to be highly noisy. Around 30% of labels provided could be wrong due to experimental uncertainty, as reported by the organizers after the contest was closed. Furthermore, this contest only counted the last submission, which means […]
    yuchun tang
  • Winners’ notes. Frank Lemke on self-organizing high-dimensional QSAR modeling from noisy data February 17, 2011 5:26 pm
    By Frank Lemke (pat) from KnowledgeMiner Software, 3rd in SIAM SDM’11 Contest. Safety of pharmaceutical and chemical products with respect to human health and the environment has been a major concern for the public, regulatory bodies, and the industry, for a long time and this demand is increasing. Safety aspects start in the early design […]
    Marcin Wojnarski
  • Winners’ notes. Robert Wieczorkowski, Yasser Tabandeh and Harris Papadopoulos on SIAM SDM’11 Contest February 11, 2011 11:34 am
    We have a pleasure to publish three after-challenge reports authored by participants of SIAM DM 2011 Data Mining Contest who achieved ex aequo the 4th best score (differed only in time of submission). Hope you’ll find the reports insightful. To view full results of the competition see Leaderboard and Summary pages. * * * By […]
    Marcin Wojnarski
  • IEEE ICDM Contest – Overview of Top Solutions, part 2 November 5, 2010 6:19 am
    As previously announced, we publish further descriptions of top solutions of the IEEE ICDM Contest: TomTom Traffic Prediction for Intelligent GPS Navigation. This time you may read reports on Task 2 “Jams” and Task 3 “GPS”. Solutions of Task 1 can be found in Part 1. If you want to ask the authors any questions […]
    magdalena pancewicz
  • IEEE ICDM Contest – Overview of Top Solutions, part 1 October 26, 2010 4:19 pm
    The IEEE ICDM Contest: TomTom Traffic Prediction for Intelligent GPS Navigation came to an end. As promised, we publish descriptions of top solutions, provided by participants. Although the reports had to be brief, the authors not only revealed a good deal of important details about their approaches, but also kept the descriptions straightforward and concise, […]
    magdalena pancewicz

Topcoder Feeds

  • QA Trends to Watch and the State of QA Today May 24, 2018 11:35 am
    Consumers have become more demanding of technology and the user experience. If an app consistently takes too long to load, it’ll... The post QA Trends to Watch and the State of QA Today appeared first on .
    jcastle
  • The Ultimate Guide to Pass Screening in Design Challenges May 23, 2018 7:03 pm
    Successful people usually say that we can learn a lot more from failures than we can learn from success – seeing... The post The Ultimate Guide to Pass Screening in Design Challenges appeared first on .
    guestblogger
  • SRM 734: The Hacking CardCounter Problem May 23, 2018 5:04 pm
    Single Round Marathon (SRM) 734 had a simplified card counting problem, CardCounter. Though solving the problem will not win the programmer... The post SRM 734: The Hacking CardCounter Problem appeared first on .
    guestblogger
  • Unpacking Innovation with a Legacy Topcoder Partner May 23, 2018 11:35 am
    While at Praxair, Sam Marrazzo was one of Topcoder’s very first customers back in 2004. Since then, he’s gone on to... The post Unpacking Innovation with a Legacy Topcoder Partner appeared first on .
    jcastle
  • On TCO18 Warsaw Lightning Marathon May 22, 2018 4:35 pm
    The Warsaw Lighting Marathon competition featured a task that can be called classical at least by 50%. However, given the scoring... The post On TCO18 Warsaw Lightning Marathon appeared first on .
    guestblogger
  • TCO18 Marathon Round 1 – The Recap May 21, 2018 7:14 pm
    Round 1 of TCO18 Marathon competition was the second round of the qualification to this year finals. The first one being... The post TCO18 Marathon Round 1 – The Recap appeared first on .
    guestblogger
  • Creating a Drag-and-Drop Design Studio for Quickpath Analytics May 21, 2018 11:35 am
    “Transformation” is a word that gets thrown around quite a bit in the tech industry today, but Quickpath Analytics is one... The post Creating a Drag-and-Drop Design Studio for Quickpath Analytics appeared first on .
    jcastle
  • Food To Fuel: A Smoothie Challenge! May 19, 2018 1:00 pm
    With the TCO18 qualifying rounds in full swing, our members are in super competitive mode. Elsewhere, co pilots are probably guiding competitors... The post Food To Fuel: A Smoothie Challenge! appeared first on .
    gsengupta
  • Golang Fun Challenge Recap May 19, 2018 10:00 am
    The recently concluded 14-day long Golang Fun Challenge turned out to be a major ‘crowd’ puller, for sure. We had launched... The post Golang Fun Challenge Recap appeared first on .
    shashank
  • Single Round Match 734 Editorials May 18, 2018 5:56 pm
    The author of this round and editorial is [Vasyl[alphacom]]. The round was held on 16th May 21:00 UTC-4. Div 2 Easy... The post Single Round Match 734 Editorials appeared first on .
    Harshit Mehta

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