Postgraduate Heriot-Watt RCCS students scoop data science prize

Postgraduate students from the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS), Fergus Mcilwaine and John Young, were awarded the DeepNote prize for their application of machine learning techniques to COVID-19 vaccination data. The competition, hosted by DeepNote, requested that participants use data science techniques to build a story focussing on COVID-19 vaccinations, and present an analysis in a creative and attractive manner. Submission topics varied from Twitter sentiment analysis to an in-depth look at the Pakistani vaccination programme. DeepNote is a data science notebook that allows real time collaboration and runs in the cloud.

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