IDAO 2021 Qualifying Round Comes to a Close
30 teams have advanced to the finals of the 2021 International Data Analysis Olympiad (IDAO) after passing the qualifying round, which was dedicated to the search for dark matter.
The Olympiad is held for novice analysts and scientists to help them try their hand at real-world problems. The competition is held on the Yandex.Contest platform.
In this year’s IDAO qualifying round, participants had to build a model to detect dark matter. This is not an easy task given that dark matter does not interact with light and has very little contact with other matters. The model had to classify processes already known to scientists and exclude them from the search for dark matter.
30 teams (totaling 84 people) from 15 countries were able to complete the task most successfully and advance to the final round. They will be joined by 4 winners and medalists of IDAO 2020. Now they have to solve a problem provided by the competition’s platinum partner, Otkritie Bank. Participants will have 36 hours to solve a real problem aimed at maximizing the effect of personal advertising communications with bank customers.
In 2021, the HSE Faculty of Computer Science and Yandex will host the Olympiad for the fourth time. The countries most represented in participant registration for the Olympiad were Russia, India, the USA, Peru, and France. 648 teams took part in the Olympiad, 43% of which were comprised of Bachelors students, 19% of which were Master’s students, and 4% of which were PhD students. 34% were representatives of the industry.
Sergey Karapetyan, Chief Coordinator of the IDAO Olympiad
For several years now, we have been creating the IDAO tasks from different areas in the qualifying round and in the final. We are very proud of the Olympiad participants’ success, because the task of the qualifying round, which dealt with finding dark matter, was far from trivial. Now the finalists have to solve an applied business problem. Unfortunately, the restrictions of 2021 will not allow us to host the final in person, but we are sure that the participants will still experience the unique atmosphere of the competition.
The registration period for the International Data Analysis Olympiad (IDAO-2021) is open until March 12. The qualifying round has already begun and will run until March 31. This year, the HSE Faculty of Computer Science and Yandex are holding the Olympiad for the fourth time. This year's Platinum Partner is Otkritie Bank. The Olympiad is organised by leading data analysts for their future colleagues—early career analysts and scientists.
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