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 ‘Data Science and Business Analytics’ bachelor’s programme at HSE Faculty of Computer Science has received professional and public accreditation by the AI Alliance Russia. This is the third programme of the faculty that has received accreditation from the AI Alliance Russia, following the bachelor's programme in ‘Applied Mathematics and Information Science’ and the master’s programme in ‘Financial Technologies and Data Analysis’.
In August 2018, the HSE Faculty of Computer Science launched a Joint Department with SAS, a world leader in analytics software. The Department’s objective is to provide better training for future data experts. The HSE News Service reports on the ideas that have come to fruition and how academic teaching is combined with hands-on training there.
On February 1, the IDAO 2022 was launched. The HSE Faculty of Computer Sciences, Yandex and Otkritie Bank (platinum partner) are holding it for the fifth time. The first round of the olympiad will be held in an online format on Yandex.Contest - an online platform for organizing programming competitions.
The HSE Faculty of Computer Science, Yandex, and Otkritie Bank are holding the fifth International Data Analysis Olympiad (IDAO). There will be two competition stages: the qualifying round will last from February 1 to 28, 2022, and the finals will take place from April 16-17. Registration for the event is already underway.
The Faculty of Computer Science at HSE University, Yandex, and this year’s platinum partner, Otkritie Bank, held the International Data Analysis Olympiad (IDAO) for the fourth time. This year’s first-place winner was the ‘random team’, Ilya Kornakov and Kirill Borozdin, from Switzerland. Second and third places went to the Russian teams ‘Mylene Farmer’ (Vasiliy Rubtsov, Anvar Kurmukov) and ‘Shizika’ (Dmitry Simakov, Nikita Churkin).
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.
HSE University Faculty of Computer Science and Yandex Hold Final Round of International Data Analysis Olympiad IDAO-2020
The HSE Faculty of Computer Science (FCS) and Yandex held the Online Final of the IDAO-2020 International Data Analysis Olympiad, which took place for the third time. The task for the final round was provided by QIWI, the platinum partner of the event. Sberbank also became a competition partner.
participants from 83 countries have registered for the International Data Analysis Olympiad (IDAO). Most registrations came from Russia and India. The top ten most-represented countries among participants also include the United States, Iran, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Pakistan.
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