Brandon Walker

Data Scientist

Update: 4th Place in the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science undergraduate Student Competition

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April 26, 2018

Yesterday, my good friends Juliang Li (now at Google), Ishan Vasandani (now at PwC), Ian George (still at Texas A&M), and I competed in the first ever Texas A&M Institute of Data Science Competition. The competition centered around forecasting trip revenue for a taxi ride in Chicago, and we took 4th place. Besides needing to improve my skill with time series (which is not covered in my curriculum for some reason), I realize that an impressive part of having a good presentation, no matter how skilled you are at communicating, is having an interactivity. The winning group’s powerpoint had dynamic plots in it, which I would like to emulate in the future.