Kaggle for Data-Driven Investors

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Did you know that data science can be used to help whale conservation? With several species experiencing sharply declining numbers – and some even nearing extinction like the vaquita porpoise – imaging technology is being used to track whales across the world’s oceans. Scientists are using photos to observe whales’ unique identifiers, such as the shape of their tails and the markings on their bodies. Kaggle recently created a competition that challenges data scientists to build the best algorithm for identifying whales from Happywhale’s database of 25,000 images. The competition is just one of many that Kaggle runs for data…...

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Dr Justin Chan Dr Chan founded DataDrivenInvestor.com (DDI) and is the CEO for JCube Capital Partners. Specialized in strategy development, alternative data analytics and behavioral finance, Dr Chan also has extensive experience in investment management and financial services industries. Prior to forming JCube and DDI, Dr Chan served in the capacity of strategy development in multiple hedge funds, fintech companies, and also served as a senior quantitative strategist at GMO. A published author at professional journals in finance, Dr. Chan holds a Ph.D. degree in finance from UCLA.