PREDICT-X in association with DSAI CLUB,COEP
Registrations open till 7th Sept 2019
Numbers are storytellers, but they need us to be their voice. Do you have what it takes to be the voice of the data? The field of data science is evolving into one of the fastest-growing and most in-demand fields in the world. Predict-X will test your ability to understand data, analyze it, and build predictive models. We challenge you to solve real world problems with all your data science skills.
STRUCTURE: Predict-X will consist of two rounds Quiz and Technical. Participants will have 30 days for both rounds. During the 30 days, round 1 will last for 7 days and during this period only the registration for the event can be done. Round 2 will be coding round where your data science knowledge and analytical skills would be put together against a problem for which you have to build a prediction model. This round will last for 21 days. Predict-X wants to challenge your ability in scanning and analyzing data and hence it will have no programming language restrictions. The declaration of the result will be after the completion of the event. However, participants can always track their progress via leaderboard.
JUDGING CRITERIA: Judging for the round 1 will be based on the performance of the teams in the Quiz. The ties will be resolved in the following order:
1. Multiple Select Questions (Team with Highest score will Prevail)
2. Multiple Choice Questions (Team with Highest score will Prevail)
If at all a tie exists, then the ranking will be based on the time taken to attempt the quiz and team will lower time will prevail. If two teams have equal time of completion (Highly Unlikely), then ranking will be decided by the organizers.
Judging for the round 2 will be based on the correctness of solution and code review. Evaluation of the model will be based on the standard performance matrices which will be revealed on the competition page which will be followed to rank the submitted solutions. In case of a tie the code review will be considered. An accurate solution with an absurd code will be disqualified and considered as cheating. Provided accuracy in solution and code, participants will be judged on the efficiency of the code and its ability to be generalized for other similar problem statements. Contestants will also be judged on the basis of reproducibility as well. Team whose results are easily reproducible, will be given priority in tiebreaker. Focus of the team on the Data preprocessing will also considered in the judging criterion. The preference order of the different judging criterion is given in detail in the FAQ section.
DETAILS: Predict-X consists of two rounds – Quiz and technical. Both Rounds will be conducted online and there is no programming language restriction.
In Quiz round, there will be quiz of 100 marks and 1-hour time limit consisting of Multiple Choice and Multiple Correct questions of varying difficulty levels. There will be no negative marking. Quiz can be taken any time in the given 7 days duration and only one attempt is allowed per team and each team should participate in the quiz via their team leaders account. The cut-off score for this round will be 60. However, the cut-off score is subject to change. Our focus is to have not more than 25 teams in round-2 therefore accordingly the cut-off can vary in either direction. But under any circumstances the cut-off score will not fall below 40.
Second round will be a pure coding round where teams/participants have to build a prediction model based on the given data set and any of the standard performance matrices would be used for evaluation. The context of the datasets needed will be provided. The expected format of the solution, code and reference and mining of the datasets will be explicitly mentioned. The event will be conducted on Kaggle under the name Predict-X. Submission of the solution should fall within the given time limit and extensions of any sort will not be provided. Using any reference material while solving the problem is allowed but copying code from other contesting teams will be unacceptable and such plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification on the discretion of the organizes.
TEAM AND FEE STRUCTURE:
Team Size : Max 2 participants per team.
Registration Fee : Free for all.
1. Predict-X is an online multi-stage event that will be conducted for 30 days
2.There is no restriction on its participation and the participants can participate from anywhere across the world.
3. There is no restriction of branch. Student from any branch can participate.
4. Two students from different colleges can be a part of the same team. However, one person cannot be a part of multiple teams for the same event.
5. Decision taken by the judges and organizers will be considered final and binding to all.
6. Teams who do not register will not be eligible for prizes and their solution will not be taken under consideration.
7. Participants will access their datasets and submit their solutions by using their accounts on Kaggle.
8. Teams who cannot register offline, may register online on the website of MindSpark’19 (www.mind-spark.org)
9. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are requested to check the MindSpark’19 website www.mind-spark.org regularly for updates
*Terms and Conditions applied
Q. What is the evaluation criterion? ?
A. The evaluation criteria for Stage 2 ascends in the following order
1) Accuracy of the model on the validation set
2) Uniqueness and the modularity of the code.
3) Efficiency of the code
4) Ability to be generalized for similar problems
5) Focus on Data Visualization and Data Cleaning Stage 1 will be MCQ Quiz which will be conducted online, for which the evaluation criteria will be obvious and participants scoring more than the cutoff score will be qualified for the Stage-2.
Q. Can I participate in other events at MindSpark’19?
Ans.You are free to participate in as many events as you wish. Also other events are scheduled during the 3 days of the MS’19 and Predict-X is scheduled over a span of a month ending before a week prior to MS’19 which leaves a lot of room for participation in other events.
Q. Do team members have to be from the same college?
A. No, the code can be written in any programming language.
Q. What libraries can I have access to?
Ans. Any library available for the language you want to use listed in standard challenges of Kaggle..