OPENS AT: Jul 19, 2018, 11:30 PM

CLOSES AT: Jul 23, 2018, 11:30 AM

DURATION: 3 days 12h

ZS Data Science Challenge - 2018

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Thank you for participating in the ZS Data Science Challenge 2018!

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It's a unique opportunity for you to solve a real data science problem statement! This will provide you a sneak peek into the actual work done at ZS. The offered problem statement is designed to evaluate:   

  • how you handle data to pre-process and generate relevant features and insights for modeling
  • your knowledge of machine learning/statistics  
  • your proficiency in identifying the right technique to approach the solution  
  • how you translate the findings from the business context point of view  

During the challenge you would be expected to build a model using the provided sample dataset/s. You're free to use any method or tool of your choice and upload your predictions in the prescribed format.   
The challenge will be conducted in two phases:  

  •  Online Challenge (July 20-23, 2018)  
  •  Offline Data-A-Thon (August 3-4, 2018)  

Online Challenge:  You will be assigned 65 hours to work on a predictive problem. You will be provided with past data (Train) and expected to make predictions on future (Test) data. Basis all the submissions we receive, top 40 participants will be invited to phase 2 of the challenge.    

Offline Data-A-Thon:  The top 40 budding data scientists will compete with each other during the second phase of the challenge, hosted at our Pune ZS office on August 3-4, 2018. They will get to solve another interesting data science problem and also have the opportunity to interact with our advanced data science leadership team.


ZS is the world’s largest firm focused exclusively on helping companies improve overall performance and grow revenue and market share through end-to-end sales and marketing solutions—from customer insights and strategy to analytics, operations and technology. More than 5,500 ZS professionals in 22 offices worldwide draw on deep industry and domain expertise to deliver impact for clients across multiple industries.

With over 3,000 professionals, ZS offices in New Delhi and Pune serve as the Capability and Expertise Center to enable cross-collaboration across all the global offices to create client impact. To learn more, visit www.zs.com or the Life at ZS blog.

About Advanced Data Science (ADS):

ZS’s Advanced Data Science group is focused on creating practical impact for clients across various industries such as Healthcare and Bio-Tech, Hi-Tech & Telecommunication, Financial Services and Travel through advanced analytics and emerging data sources. Emerging datasets include both unstructured datasets (for example, text, voice, image, etc.) and semi-structured datasets (for example, patient-level records). Advanced analytical techniques span a range of innovative machine learning, artificial intelligence, advanced statistics and optimization approaches.

Being part of the ADS group at ZS will be an opportunity for you to work on cutting-edge solutions, utilizing new age data sources to shape innovations across multiple areas, for our clients and the broader ZS community.

Learn more about how we bring the power of science and business together to unlock the value of big data.


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