Thanks to all the participants that came out to the Ottawa regional node of the CANSSI National Case Study Competition.  Participants were tasked with predicting delays in ~12,000 ferry sailings and providing business insights.  The regional competitions were held this week in 5 provinces.  Carleton had a strong showing at the event with the highest registration count of any Canadian University.

Last night we had 7 data science allstars  rom industry and government judging the teams who competed for two $300 prizes and a spot at the National finals on November 2nd at the CANSSI headquarters in Simon Fraser University.   Scoring for this regional competition was allocated as 33% for prediction results and 66% for presentation, visuals, business insights, and methodology.  Judges were impressed with the presentations, and tools that students showcased.  Competition was very very strong.

The top two teams from the regional competition were (in no particular order):

Team ggnot:  Melissa Van Bussel (Carleton University, Statistics) and Dylan Spicker (University of Waterloo, Statistics)

Carleton Kaggler Club: Andrea Pagotto, Alex Trostanovsky, and Christopher Wang (all from Carleton University, Computer Science)

Thanks to our national competition and regional sponsors:

BC Ferries

Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute,

Carleton University School of Mathematics and Statistics

Statistics Canada