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TCD Student Through to Final of Citadel 'Datathon'2017 November 23

Diego Menin, a student on the new MSc in Computer Science on his way to the finals of the Citadel Datathon in New York.

 

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