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
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Are you interested to see how the top placing teams came about their solutions to claim their top ranking place in the 2017 Data Science Bowl? Check out their code via the links below. Read More
At Booz Allen, we’re committed to applying data science and advanced analytics to not only solve our clients’ toughest challenges, but also to address problems facing society at large. And because data science is about asking the tough questions no one has previously considered, we think about problems like: Read More
At Booz Allen, we’re committed to making the power of analytics tangible and accessible for a new generation of citizen data scientists. In support of that mission, our Sailfish team headed to Grapevine, Texas, from March 6-9 to attend the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit.
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.”
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
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
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