The EMC Center of Excellence in Israel Launches the First Local Big Data Science Competition of its Kind

by Nimrod Priell

EMC Data Science Competition Poster

The EMC Israel COE has launched a Big Data competition open to the Israeli data science community on, the winner of which will receive a cash prize of $10,000. The competition, which will run until August 2012, is geared towards individuals, groups (of up to five people) and startup companies, and is aimed at increasing awareness of Big Data and the data science profession in particular, while contributing to the creation of new algorithms. EMC Israel invites all those with a background/experience in machine learning, mathematics, statistics, computing, economics and physics – and any other interested parties, to try their luck in solving the challenge that awaits them at the site. Those who enter the competition will receive a real database from an open source code containing thousands of files; the challenge is based on the automatic identification of content, and the prize will go to the party that comes up with the ideal algorithm.