EY NextWave Data Science Program
The EY NextWave Data Science Program runs a series of challenges open to data science students around the world. Do you have what it takes to compete to solve a real-life challenge?
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Congratulations to the four finalists across the globe of the first Data Science challenge in which more than 5,000 university students from around the world took part. The finalists were recognized for their achievements at the EY wavespace™ office in New York, winning a cash prize, EY badge and internship with their local EY office.
The participants used their modeling skills to work out how data can drive the development of smart cities. Analyzing a real-life data set taken from the city of Atlanta, Georgia, their findings enabled them to predict the density of population in the city center at a specific moment, based on the activity detected during the early hours of the day.
The winners were:
- First place - Australia: Sergio Banchero (Argentina) – pursuing a master’s degree in Data Science at the University of Western Australia.
- Second place - UK: Katherine Edgley (US) – pursuing a master’s degree in Computational Applied Mathematics, and Philipp Barthelme (Germany) pursuing a master’s degree in Statistics with Data Science, both at the University of Edinburgh in the UK.
- Third place - Singapore: Chia Yew Ken (Singapore) - pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Technology and Design with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence at the Singapore University of Technology and Design.
Country Student Name Australia Sergio Banchero Australia Brett van der Nest Australia Ranulph Harold Australia Daniel Berumen China Li Yifan China Changrong Xiao China Ding Zhanlei China Huajian Li China Qijun Luo France Paul Laffon France Amine Bouayad France Vincent Pauwels France Guillaume Dupont France Ulrich Silvere Goue Gnoleba France Kossi Neroma Hong Kong Logan Jeon Hong Kong Julie Shim Hong Kong Dennis Zheng Hong Kong Cuthbert Chow Hong Kong Yubao Lou Hong Kong Longyu Chen Hong Kong Minseok Oh Hong Kong Sehyun Choi Hong Kong Tun Yu Tang Hong Kong Zhongyu Yao Indonesia Christian Wibisono Indonesia Ilham Firdausi Putra Indonesia Gilang Ardyamandala Al Assyifa Indonesia Deryan Tejasatya Lubis Indonesia Arno Alexander Indonesia Luthfi Mahendra Indonesia Kevin Muharyman Alhaafizh Indonesia Hamdi Ahmad Zuhri Indonesia Yeremius Pratama Indonesia Rizki Halasan Indonesia Adylan Roaffa Ilmi Ireland Matthew Dunlop Ireland Shahil Shaik Ireland Prateek Dixit Ireland Vinoth Babui Ireland Asjad August Malta Vitaly Volozhinov Malta Courage Agunu Poland Piotr Pawłowski Poland Rafał Pakoca Poland Adam Nowacki Poland Jacek Kowalówka Poland Jakub Pawłowski Singapore Chia Yew Ken Singapore Garen Kwan Singapore Tong Hui Kang Singapore Zheng Xingjian Singapore Muhammad Faiz Bin Rahamat Spain Konstantinos Karalivanos Spain Demetris Perdikos Spain Guillermo Herranz Spain Ruizhe Yu Xia Spain German Garcia Spain Luis Ferrer United Kingdom Katherine Edgley United Kingdom Philipp Barthelme United Kingdom Jin Cong Ho United States of America Jen Sheng Wong United States of America Meijuan Lu
The EY NextWave Data Science Program demonstrates the commitment – in collaboration with academia and the brightest young minds in data science, engineering and computer science – to build a better working world.
The program aims to mobilize and encourage the large community of students – and future data scientists – at some of the world’s leading universities to compete in a series of business challenges and pursue a career in data analytics.
Winning contestants earn an EY badge for students, which publicly recognizes professionals who learn new skills in emerging technologies, such as data visualization, data science and artificial intelligence. Part of the EY Badges program, it is a way for students to develop skills that will help them in today’s working world, and gain visible recognition of their achievement.
New challenges that will allow students to help build a better working world are coming soon, so keep this page bookmarked for all the latest news.
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