DWS Students Score Top Results in International Data Science Competition

The Data Mining Cup is an annual competition for data science students all over the world. Within six weeks time, student teams have to solve a data science task based on real world data. This year's task was to predict revenues in an online store for pharmaceuticals with varying prices. Each university was allowed to register two teams, and all in all, 202 teams from 150 universities in 48 countries participated in 2017.

 The two teams from the University of Mannheim, master students in the Data Science and Business Informatics study programs, are among the top 10 teams out of the 202 participating teams, and will be invited to the prudsys personalization summit in Berlin on June 28th/29th to present their solutions. The final winners will be announced at the summit in Berlin.


It is the fourth year that students from the University of Mannheim participate in the Data Mining Cup. Participation in the cup is an integral part of the Data Mining 2 course taught by Prof. Heiko Paulheim, allowing the students to deepen the skills acquired in the lecture in a competitive real-world setting.


We congratulate the two student teams for this great achievement!