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Three years. No limits.

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We had lofty ambitions when we created the Data Science Bowl. We wanted to create an event that would give the Data Science community the opportunity to affect change on a global scale. We wanted to solve the previously impossible. We wanted to give a voice to those who had none. Read More

Nearly 10,000 Global Problem Solvers Yield Winning Formulas to Improve Detection of Lung Cancer in Third Annual Data Science Bowl

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May 2, McLean, VA – Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) and Kaggle today announced the winners of the third annual Data Science Bowl, a competition that harnesses the power of data science and crowdsourcing to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems. This year’s challenge brought together nearly 10,000 participants from across the world. Collectively they spent more than an estimated 150,000 hours and submitted nearly 18,000 algorithms—all aiming to help medical professionals detect lung cancer earlier and with better accuracy.

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Data Science News: AI Detection of Skin Cancer

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As the third Data Science Bowl focuses on early detection of lung cancer using patient scans, researchers at Stanford University recently developed an algorithm to detect skin cancer from photographs. This algorithm, which matches the performance of dermatologists when diagnosing skin lesions, could have a significant effect on remote diagnosis, especially given the team’s goal of adapting it for use on a smartphone. Read more on Stanford News about how a “Deep learning algorithm does as well as dermatologists in identifying skin cancer.”

I Know and Understand Cancer, All Too Well: Help Join the Fight

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My life has been surround by this disease for the past 20 years. In 1997, my brother was diagnosed with rare type of cancer called renal medullary carcinoma. He passed away at 35 years old, leaving behind a wife and two sons ages 3 and 5. They will never know how wonderful their father was. To this day, there is no cure for this cancer.  Read More

2017 #DataSciChat: Tips, Techniques, and that “Ah-Ha!” Moment

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Graphic by Marc Smith, Director, Social Media Research Foundation

The Data Science Bowl is dedicated to using the power of data to solve the world’s most difficult challenges. But we know that uncovering breakthroughs is impossible alone.

In that spirit, on Thursday, January 26, the Data Science Bowl hosted a Twitter chat for the community of problem-solvers dedicated to thinking bigger, asking the right questions, and this year, ending lung cancer as we know it. Read More

Data Analysis on Aviation Accidents

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Hey there! My name is Katherine Larson and I joined on as a Data Scientist in July 2016, though I had been interning with the firm since 2014. Since my first internship with Booz Allen, it’s been embedded in my head that data is the key to everything. All the trends in the data hold meaning, but it’s up to us to discover what that meaning is through data science techniques. Read More