Final Year PhD candidate Bo Zhang wins Dublin Datathon with CS colleagues

 

Prof Orla Feely of University College Dublin with the Datathon winning team of Armin Krupp, Jakubus Ruibys, Bo Zhang and Arnas Gercas, along with Justin Pinchback, head of talent strategy for Citadel. Image: Colm Keating

Winning team cracked complex dataset and the event’s top performers will now go on to compete for $100,000 international prize.

A team of students that mastered a complex dataset has won €20,000 at the Citadel and Citadel Securities Datathon, which took place at University College Dublin (UCD) at the weekend.

More than 80 participants from a pool of applicants consisting of undergraduate, graduate, PhD and postdoctoral research students in STEM areas battled it out at the event.

‘This weekend’s competition demonstrated the high calibre of talent that Ireland offers’
– JUSTIN PINCHBACK

The Datathon was held as a joint effort between Citadel, a leading hedge fund, and Citadel Securities, a major player in equities, foreign exchange, options and exchange trade funds.

The winning team consisted of Armin Krupp, Jakubus Ruibys, Bo Zhang and Arnas Gercas.

Selected participants will now go on to compete in the final Data Open competition in New York City later this year for a $100,000 prize.

Source:  Siliconrepublic