Data Science Student of the Year 2017-07-12T20:36:37+00:00

Data Science Student of the Year

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Most exciting use of Data Science to address a defined business problem by an under or post graduate student of an Irish higher education institution.

Entry Criteria

Entries for student of the year would preferably be self-nominated; however supervisors may nominate their students.

For this category, for students that carry out their dissertation project in pairs, joint submissions will be accepted for the award.

Entries should provide detail on a data science research project conducted by the student that showcase why they should be student of the year.

Research projects should have been conducted by the nominee in the prior 12 – 18 months.

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2017 FINALISTS

DATA SCIENCE STUDENT OF THE YEAR

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Theo Dorman-Kade

CIT

Jane Delaney

CIT

Eva Mohedano & Mark Marsden

DCU

Siobhan Grayson

UCD

Stefano Mauceri & Paulo Roberto De Oliveira Da Costa

UCD

Category Judges

We are proud to present our Judging Panel. We have assembled some of the finest intellects in the community who will judge and score all entries to select this year’s deserving winners.

Maciej Dabrowski

Chief Data Scientist - Altocloud

Medb Corcoran

Intelligent Enterprise Analytics Lead - The Dock, Accenture

Mel Furze

Senior Manager Insights, EMEA - Linkedin

Daniel Sinnott

Chief Analytics Officer - Revenue

Scoring

Nominees will be scored on a number of different criteria, receiving a score out of 60:

Research Problem

Describe the research project, demonstrating your understanding of the research problem and the work you performed to gain that understanding. [20 Points]

Solution

Describe the solution that you created for the research problem, showcasing the data science tools, techniques and skills that you applied for quantitative analysis and any machine learning tools, techniques, and skills that you applied to create models or deliver predictions and/or recommendations. [20 Points]

Visualization & Story-telling

Demonstrate how you used visualization and story-telling to communicate complex data sets in a visual and accessible way and/or to reveal hidden insights. [20 Points]

Note: Nominees may provide up to 2 examples of their visualizations to demonstrate this skill.