NYC Data Science Academy shares experience in Kaggle AXA Competition

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Event Brief:

The NYC Data Science Academy bootcamp students competed in the Kaggle AXA Telematics Challenge (https://www.kaggle.com/c/axa-driver-telematics-analysis) and placed in the top 10% of all competitors( 134 out of 1528 teams). Come hear a few selected team members share their code and experiences.

Kaggle AXA competition:

For automobile insurers, telematics represents a growing and valuable way to quantify driver risk. Instead of pricing decisions on vehicle and driver characteristics, telematics gives the opportunity to measure the quantity and quality of a driver's behavior. This can lead to savings for safe or infrequent drivers, and transition the burden to policies that represent increased liability.

AXA has provided a dataset of over 50,000 anonymized driver trips. The intent of this competition is to develop an algorithmic signature of driving type. Does a driver drive long trips? Short trips? Highway trips? Back roads? Do they accelerate hard from stops? Do they take turns at high speed? The answers to these questions combine to form an aggregate profile that potentially makes each driver unique.

For this competition, Kaggle participants must come up with a "telematic fingerprint" capable of distinguishing when a trip was driven by a given driver. The features of this driver fingerprint could help assess risk and form a crucial piece of a larger telematics puzzle.

Event arrangement:

Doors open at 6:45pm. Come early to network, grab a beer and settle in. Talks will begin promptly at 7:00pm.

This Meetup is a special opportunity for prospective students to visit the school, meet current students and teachers, and experience our bootcamp first hand. This is also a terrific chance for prospective employers to meet our students.

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Hope to see you there!