Top Kaggle Champion Discusses Statistical Algorithms


  • Author: Lillian Pierson P.E.
  • Date: 03 March 2015
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Owen Zhang is Chief Data Scientist at Data Robot, and the leading champion competitor on the Kaggle data science competition platform. His current rank is #1 out of over 251,000 data science competitors at the Kaggle platform. Interestingly, Zhang’s educational background is not in statistics or data science; rather, he earned Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees in Automation and Electrical Engineering, respectively.

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In this exclusive video interview for Statistics Views, Owen Zhang discusses his stellar success at Kaggle, how he used statistical algorithms to achieve that success, and his transition from engineer to competitive data scientist.

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