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MDSI students shine (again) in NSW Gov Data Challenge

Students studying the Master of Data Science & Innovation (MDSI) have once again emerged victorious in the second NSW government’s Data Analytics Centre invitational hackathon. Tackling three rounds of a challenge set by Fire and Rescue NSW to differentiate true fires from false alarms, the winning team enriched the dataset provided by adding weather and Twitter data, and generated additional features such as building type. Excitingly, their work may now influence data policy. A combined...
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MDSI students enjoy data slam success

For a small but dedicated band of students in our new MDSI program, Spring Semester has been shaped around one constant: hackathons! Data challenges ( or data slams as we like to call them) are growing in popularity as ways to put 'fast-fail' approaches into practice on small but instrumental bursts. Our students have participated in GovHack, UnearthedSydney, AusDM and NSWDAC. At every turn they have had impressive results - culminating in their most recent success at an invitation-only chall...
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