TCD Student Through to Final of Citadel 'Datathon'2017 November 23
Diego Menin, a student on the new MSc in Computer Science is part of a team that succeeded in the Citadel Datathon competition and is on his way to the finals in New York. The ‘Datathon’ is an annual competition run by Citadel & Citadel Securities in a range of cities across the world including Dublin. Teams of students are given access to a large data set and asked to use their skills to mine the data and produce useful insights. Diego’s team left the Dublin event with a cheque for €5,000 and will shortly travel to New York with a chance to win the overall prize of $100,000.
Diego is a student in the data science strand in the new MSc in Computer Science at Trinity College. He had post-graduate experience in the financial sector before enrolling at TCD where he studies such topics as Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Data Visualisation and Optimisation Algorithms. Diego is also undertaking a major dissertation on Blockchain technologies working on the Ethereum blockchain