UNICC – CU: Thinkathon

UNICC and the Columbia University School of Professional Studies (SPS) have launched a Think-a-Thon to bring students/alumni together to advance human welfare and confront two great challenges of our time: Gender Equality and Climate Change. Selected finalists will receive mentorship from UNICC subject matter experts to work on real-world solutions for the two challenges, have a chance to win cash prizes to advance their projects and the opportunity to present to UNICC delegates while working on a real-world solution to a global issue.

Participation Guidelines

Participants will have to form a group of 3-5 members, and at least one member per team will be required to be a Columbia SPS Student or Alumni. Then choose one of two challenge prompts provided (Gender Equality or Climate Change) and prepare their proposal using the Evaluation Criteria provided. Each team should submit their proposal through the form on the UN THINK-A-THON platform. Proposal submissions will be accepted till Friday, Sept 2 at 5:00 pm ET.

Judges will review the submissions beginning on Friday, September 2 at 5 pm ET through Friday, September 9th  at 5 pm ET and up to 10 teams will be selected to move to the next round/phase of the competition.

Please note: There will be an information session on Thursday, August 11 from 12:00 – 1:00 ET for students/alumni to learn how they can take part in the Think-a-Thon and how to team up. This Information Session is an opportunity to find and network with teammates from Columbia SPS and around the globe before the submission deadline on September 2nd. RSVP HERE!

Why Participate?

Students/alumni who will participate will be able to:

  1. Work on a real-world solution to a global issue with a mentor/ subject matter expert from the UNICC.
  2. Network with a cross-functional team from the UNICC and learn about the organization
  3. Use live data sourced by the UNICC to hone in on your analytical skills
  4. Collaborate and network with Columbia University colleagues across academic programs
  5. Strengthen your resume with project experience that makes a positive global impact.

Awards

1st Place⁠ – ⁠$10,000 to split between the team members

2nd Place⁠ – ⁠$10,000 to split between the team members

Audience Choice⁠ – ⁠$5,000 to split between the team members.

For more information on the next phases and challenges criteria, please visit the Think-a-Thon page.

“Mobile Live-Hacking Workshop” by Maibornwolff

La empresa Maibornwolff, en colaboración con la ETSINF, organiza un workshop sobre Mobile Live-Hacking en sus oficinas en Valencia, Carrer de l’Historiador Diago, 2-4, (google maps). El evento se realiza entre las 11:00 – 16:00 del día 1 de julio. El workshop se desarrolla en inglés. La comida está incluida en el evento.

Los interesados en acudir al evento, deben solicitar su admisión por correo electrónico a malte.rutkat@maibornwolff.de antes del 21 de junio. Las plazas están limitadas.

“The (Mobile) Live-Hacking Workshop is a special training unit that focuses on attack techniques known by penetration testers and so-called «red teams». Besides some more general hacking topics, we will dive into the hacking of Android and iOS apps. In contrast to typical lectures, you will be able to experience everything firsthand and in a secured environment. Therefore, please make sure to take your laptop along.

Anuncio de Charla: Funciones del equipo de Data de Mercadona Tech. Viernes 20 de mayo, 8:30.

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El próximo viernes 20 de mayo a las 8:30 en el aula 1E 2.3, Mario López de la empresa Mercadona Tech realiza la charla: Funciones del equipo de Data de Mercadona Tech. La charla se realiza dentro de la asignatura EDM del grado en Ciencia de Datos.

En la charla se presantará el equipo de Data de Mercadona Tech: por qué existe, cómo planeamos cumplir nuestro propósito (con las dificultades que tiene) y quiénes somos (roles de un equipo de Data). Hablaremos de distintas herramientas que utilizamos (Modern Data Stack) y nos centraremos en un caso práctico de predicción de demanda.

Anuncio de Charla: How to build a cloud platform for AI – With insights from a BMW project

El próximo jueves 19 a las 12:30 en el aula 1G 1.4, la empresa Maibornwolff imparte la charla: «How to build a cloud platform for AI – With insights from a BMW project»

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How to build a cloud platform for AI – With insights from a BMW project
In times of endless cloud resources and abstraction on every level, to build a cloud platform for any usecase should be simple as it seems, right? Let’ say it is and it is not. Michael Abey has worked in IT for over 15 years in a variety of roles and projects and we’ll join him for a look at the challenges and highlights of such a platform. Over the last year he accompanied a BMW AI platform project to improve their ability to expand faster, respond more easily to change and increase their quality to deliver the same high level of excellence they are known for.

Anuncio de charla: «Analítica avanzada en el fútbol», Jesús Lagos. Jueves 26 de Mayo, 12:30. Salón de actos, ETSINF

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El próximo jueves 26 de mayo a las 12:30 en el salón de actos de la ETSINF, Jesús Lagos, experto en el uso de la ciencia de datos para deportes, imparte la charla: «Analítica avanzada en el fútbol»

Resumen: ¿Cómo ha aterrizado la análitica avanzada con las nuevas técnicas computacionales en el mundo del fútbol? Veremos los casos de uso donde se aplican diferentes técnicas, como a nivel táctico, scouting o marketing, con estadística descriptiva hasta modelización avanzada y técnicas de detección de objetos y sus usos en diferentes parcelas de un equipo de fútbol para extraer información de valor para el club. Para los futuros profesionales del dato en el fútbol como en cualquier sector es importante conocer la necesidad de tener un background técnico-informático para la gestión de la información, estadístico para su correcto tratamiento y visualización para una correcta comunicación.

Jesús Lagos Milla. Ingeniero de Montes por la UPV y Premio TFC de la ETSIAM por los estudios sobre Geomarketing en empresas agroalimentarias con más de 13 años dedicados al mundo del Business Intelligence en consultoras como Arvato o PwC y desde 2011 en Orange España.  Actualmente como Jefe de Proyectos en el área de Big Data de Orange en proyectos de Captación, Marketing Mix Modelling, Rentabilidad y Optimizadores.  Aplicando el día a día en su otra pasión, el fútbol.

Visita a la empresa Power Electronics

El próximo lunes 16 de mayo, la ESTINF organiza una visita a la empresa Power Electronics de 9:30 a 13:30 aproximadamente.

Programa

  • Visita guiada por la planta de fabricación
  • Visita guiada a los laboratorios I+D
  • Ponencia breve de uno de nuestros ingenieros sobre el uso de IT en la empresa

Para asistir a la visita es necesaria la inscripción previa. Las plazas son limitadas. Se confirmará por correo la aceptación de la inscripción:

Inscripción (Hasta el 11 de Mayo)

Seminario Container & Orchestration with hands-on Docker & Kubernetes

El próximo miércoles 11 y jueves 12 de mayo de 16:00 a 20:00 la empresa Maibornwolff, imparte el seminario Container & Orchestration with hands-on Docker & Kubernetes.

Para asistir al seminario es necesaria la inscripción previa. Las plazas son limitadas. Se confirmará por correo la aceptación de la inscripción:

Inscripción (hasta el 5 de Mayo)

Container & Orchestration

with hands-on Docker & Kubernetes

We dive into the basics of containers including hands on exercises with docker. On top of that you learn about container orchestration using kubernetes in a hands on session.

Through a series of hands-on exercises we learn the basics of containers focused on Docker and extend this knowledge to orchestration with Kubernetes.

Goal:

  • Understand basic concept of and reason behind containers
  • Be able to dockerize simple application
  • Understand basic concept of and reason behind container orchestration
  • Know basic resource types
  • Be able to deploy simple service in Kubernetes cluster

Recommended previous knowledge (not obligatory):

  • Linux terminal
  • vi/nano
  • Preferably basic knowledge about application development or system administration
  • Preferably basic knowledge of operating systems

Preparation:

  • Most of the school will be held in a hands-on way in groups of 3-4 people.
  • Every group will need a laptop with SSH installed in order to connect to our servers.
  • If you are a Mac or Linux user, everything you need should be already installed on your machine.
  • If you are a Windows user, we recommend installing the WSL as described here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10. If WSL is not installed, we can also help you establishing SSH connections using Putty.

Anuncio de Charla. Bosonit, viernes 29 de abril 8:30. Experiences With AI in a Smart Campus.

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El próximo viernes 29 de abril a las 8:30 en el aula 1E 2.3, Celia Lozano de la empresa Bosonit realiza la charla: Experiences With AI in a Smart Campus. An Investigation into Federated Learning, 0ptimizing, Forecasting… La charla se realiza dentro de la asignatura EDM del grado en Ciencia de Datos.

The Smart Campus is a Connected Campus, providing visibility of People, Places and Things, and an understanding of how they interact. Learn how your existing network can help Facilities and Faculties better understand how space and assets are utilised by staff and students. With real examples of how Universities are leveraging location for analytics and applications, this session examines not just what is possible, but what is actually being deployed today. Explore how the University wireless infrastructure can enable much more than just basic network connectivity, and instead deliver Insights and Experiences to change the way your staff works and your students learn. By using an IoT architecture which uses AI, machine learning, and next generation techiniques to improve use cases related, e.g. Federated Learning, optimizing, and Forecasting.

Celia Lozano

Hold +10 years of experience dealing with data, statistics and AI projects, firstly during my PhD studies of Statistical Physics at University of Navarra, later I got a Postdoctoral Max Planck Fellow at Intelligent System Institute in Germany. Since 5 years ago, I help companies to extract value from their data.

Currently, as Technical Lead, I manage a Team, envision strategies, develop new machine learning algorithms and apply my solid grasp of statistics. In addition, I collect, prepare, and analyze data, with the objective to solve business-related problems using data-driven techniques.