Third place at Big Data AI Case Competition

L to R: William Hazen (Meng MIE), Renzo Benavides (MEng MIE), Katia Ossetchkina (CivE MASc), Nirmal Pol (PhD BME) and Yuqi (Grace) Hu (Year 4 CivE).

A team of U of T Engineering students, including CivMin graduate and undergraduate students, came in third place  at the University of Toronto Mississauga Big Data AI Case Competition, sponsored by Scotiabank, the weekend of Saturday, March 23. The team is comprised of Katia Ossetchkina (CivE MASc), Yuqi (Grace) Hu (Year 4 CivE), Nirmal Pol (PhD BME), William Hazen (Meng MIE), and Renzo Benavides (MEng MIE).

The group faced a total field of 70 teams. The IMI BIGDataAIHUB Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Competition is designed as a developmental opportunity for students to gain additional hands-on exposure to big data and artificial intelligence through real-world data – with the chance to win $30,000 in cash prizes. This multi-faceted competition is open to graduate students and undergrads with big data/AI experience from any academic discipline in any year of their academic career at the University of Toronto.