ReservoirLab (UGent) wins $100 000 with the National Data Science Bowl competition.

Reslab (Ugent) team wins 100k $

Reslab (Ugent) team wins 100k $

On March 17th the team of Reservoir Lab at Ghent University won the the first-ever National Data Science Bowl competition on Kaggle.

For us, data science is more than a skill or profession. It is a calling and a way of life. It rewards grit as much as talent. Failure, curiosity, and small successes lead to discovery. Data science grants the power of entire nations or corporations to the individual. It gives a megaphone to those who were previously silent. Our purpose is bigger than any one of us.

Booz Allen and Kaggle sponsored the first-ever National Data Science Bowl, a nationwide competition that uses data science techniques to take on a global challenge. In just 90 days, this competition produced:

  • 1,293 participants
  • 1,049 teams
  • 15,120 submissions
  • And several break through solutions

Congrats to the winners, Team Deep Sea!

– See more at: http://www.datasciencebowl.com/#sthash.C1cPnWVX.dpuf

Pieter Buteneers explains:

Out of the 1049 teams we succeeded in winning the 100 000 dollar prize.

The purpose of this competition was to automatically classify images of plankton.

Our  technique will now be used by the Hatfield Marine Science Center to follow the change in marine life and to map climate change.

The ResLab @ugent_fea team will give a talk at the Data Science Summit on their winning submission.

The team was composed of Sander, Jonas, Jeroen, Aaron, Ira, Pieter and Lionel.

More details on their winning solution can be found on <http://benanne.github.io/2015/03/17/plankton.html>

Congrats to the winners, Team Deep Sea!

– See more at: http://www.datasciencebowl.com/#sthash.C1cPnWVX.dpuf

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