Project courses in MDS

by Tiffany Timbers and Mike Gelbart

How can we train effective data scientists? Traditional lecture/lab-based courses typically involve prescribed and well-defined examples, and we found this format very effective for foundational courses that focus on a particular area of statistics, machine learning or computer programming. However, real-world data science differs greatly from these courses: data is... [Read More]

Winning the EasyMarkit AI Hackathon

by Bailey Lei

On April 6, 2019, EasyMarkit hosted their first Hackathon in Vancouver where teams were asked to offer an AI solution to improve patient communication. My team (Bailey Lei, Alex Pak, Betty Zhou) was awarded first place based on the accuracy of our model in predicting communication response from patients. [Read More]