Winning the Citadel Data Open
December 13th, 2022
Last week three friends and I competed in the 2022 Citadel Data Open Championship, a Machine Learning and Data Science competition described as "the largest and most prestigious university-level data science competition in the world". Yesterday, our team was excited to be named the competition's champions. Today, I wanted to express my grattitude to those who made our victory possible.
Huge thanks to my teammates David “X” Chen, Milo “Garrett” Knell, and Alan “🐿️” Wu for making the grind a fun experience. Special thanks to Professor Linus Yamane who taught us many of the techniques we used in our investigation and inspired our appreciation for traditional statistical modeling. We also appreciate the support of the Harvey Mudd community, especially my previous research supervisor Professor Lucas Bang for letting us use his lab as a work space during the competition. Shout out to our friend and mentor Sahil Rane whose team managed to snag the runner up title. I am forever greatful to Eszter Morvay for all the support she has provided. Thanks to Citadel and Correlation One for organizing the events!
We had an fun time with this series of competitions and are excited for what lies ahead! If you'd like to chat, please feel free to message.