23 Feb - 30 Mar 2019
The objectives of the National Data Science Challenge (NDSC) are to:
Through this competition, we hope to showcase the ubiquity and usefulness of data in getting insights, thus reinforcing Singapore’s emphasis on driving the digital economy and the use of big data.
The National Data Science Challenge is free of charge! All you have to do is register and join in the fun.
Open to students currently enrolled in junior colleges, polytechnics or universities in Singapore (including exchange students) as well as non-tech and tech professionals working in Singapore.
Form a team of 3-4 members and execute your project over 4 weeks.
If you sign up individually, we will assign you to a team.
Sign up early for the chance to attend training workshops specially organized by our training partners.
Training classes catering to both beginner and advanced participants are available.
The theme of the National Data Science Challenge 2019 is Product Information Extraction in the Wild - a challenge to extract insightful knowledge from large volumes of textual and visual data using Machine Learning Analytics.
*Teams comprising students and professionals will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
The Top 3 teams and the Most Creative Team from each category will win attractive cash prizes!
All participants will receive a certificate of accomplishment at the end of the closing ceremony only if their project has been submitted successfully before the deadline.
Our panel of prestigious judges will be selecting teams from each category with the most unique and creative solutions.
Professor Bo An is an Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore whose research interests include artificial intelligence, multiagent systems, game theory, and optimization. He is recipient of numerous awards including INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice, winner of 2017 Microsoft Collaborative AI Challenge, and 2018 IEEE Intelligent Systems' AI's 10 to Watch.
Dr. Dai Bing Tian is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University. His main research interests are data mining and machine learning, and he teaches master-level machine learning courses and algorithm design courses. He is also the director for the Master of IT in Business (Artificial Intelligence) programme.
Professor Ng See Kiong is a Professor of Practice at the National University of Singapore, and Director, Translational Research for the university's Institute of Data Science. As an early practitioner of data mining and machine learning with diverse and cross-disciplinary research interests, his research mission is to develop artificial intelligence techniques to obtain better insights and understanding of the world through computation of data.
Dr. Pan Yaozhang is the Head of Data Science at Shopee, having built the data science team from scratch. She is committed to introducing the most advanced technologies of machine learning and artificial intelligence into industrial and commercial applications. Before Shopee, she worked for Grab, Greenwave Systems, and was a research scientist at the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR.
12 Nov 2018
15 Dec 2018
Training Workshop for Beginner Category
16 Dec 2018
Training Workshop for Advanced Category
16 Feb 2019
Training Workshop by Supporting Training Partners
23 Feb 2019
Opening Ceremony (Guest-of-Honour: Minister Ong Ye Kung)
23 Mar 2019
Deadline for Project Submission
30 Mar 2019
Closing Ceremony & Prize Presentation
Register for the challenge and indicate your interest to attend our exclusive training workshops in the registration form. A separate link will be sent to you to register for the training workshop. Vacancies are limited so register now to secure a spot!
(Open to Beginner participants)
(Open to Advanced participants)
(Vacancies will open in 2019)
Registration closes on 9 Feb 2019.
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Do you want to solve problems like a Data Scientist?
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This is subject to vacancy, as priority will be given to participants registered in the respective categories. If there are vacancies for both training workshops, we will definitely allow you to participate in both.
Please email email@example.com to check for vacancies nearer to the dates of the training workshop.
The challenge is currently only open to participants who are based in Singapore.
As the challenge details will only be revealed during the opening ceremony on 23 Feb 2019, we will highly encourage you to attend the opening ceremony.
You can participate in the challenge as long as a member of your team is present for the opening ceremony.
There is no restriction on the programming language.
This will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
You can sign up for either category. However, registration for the Beginner category of teams consisting of both students/non-tech professionals and tech professionals will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
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