Expedia Group ✕ ENTER2020

Data Science Competition

Winners

Best Insights: David Ma, University of Florida
Best Use of AI and Machine Learning Tools: Hyoeun Kim, Virginia Tech
Best Visualization: Vishal Yadav, Barclays
Best Use of Secondary Data: Ikram Nur Muharam, University of Surrey

THE CONTEXT:
We need a better understanding of how technologies and platforms play a role in promoting more socially responsible and inclusive travel and tourism industry.

THE CHALLENGE:
Using the available information, we need you to identify clusters of accommodation that bring the most positive impact to the community, allowing a wider range of actors to participate in travel and tourism as consumers and/or providers.

THE DATA:
Expedia Group’s accommodation data and US Census Bureau’s data will be made available for the challenge. You are encouraged to use other relevant secondary data to develop your solutions.

THE SOLUTION:
You are required to predict and rank top communities (e.g. cities, census tracts) with the highest social impact of tourism activities based on self-developed indicators.

THE TIMELINE:
Registration opens Dec 15, 2019 and closes Jan 5, 2020 at 23:59 GMT.
Registered participants will have access to datasets from Dec 30, 2019.
Registered participants will develop solutions at ENTER2020 hackathon from Jan 6, 2020.
All registered participants will submit their solutions by end of day Jan 7, 2020.
Select participants will be invited to present in front of Judges on Jan 8, 2020.
Winners will be announced at ENTER2020 Gala Dinner on Jan 9, 2020.

THE PRIZE:
Best Insights | US$5,000
Best Use of AI and Machine Learning Tools | US$4,000
Best Visualization | US$3,000
Best Use of Secondary Data | US$3,000

THE JUDGES:
Adam Woznica | Expedia Group
Jan Krasnodebski | Expedia Group
Julia Neidhardt | TU Vienna, IFITT
Irem Önder | UMass Amherst, IFITT
Adrian Hilton | University of Surrey

Teams are welcome.

Contact: Iis Tussyadiah and/or Adam Woznica