Predict the 2015 NCAA Basketball Tournament

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Sports_analyticsIt’s that time of year again – March Madness is coming up for the 2015 NCAA college basketball tournament. It’s also time for all you data scientists out there to predict the ultimate winner. The Machine Learning Mania Contest , hosted by Kaggle and sponsored by HP Software’s Big Data Group, enables you to get creative with the data sets that you use to create your statistical models. You’ll be provided with data covering three decades of historical games, but all participants will be encouraged to pull in data from a variety of external sources. You will have access to key HP Haven technologies, including HP Vertica Distributed R to accelerate your machine learning algorithms by running your R models across multiple nodes to vastly reduce execution time and analyze much larger data sets.

There’s no cost to join and you can compete compete to win up to $15,000 in cash prizes – join the Madness today!


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