data science students

A team of Barcelona GSE Data Science students from the Class of 2017 will compete in the final round of the Data Science Game in Paris at the end of September.

Among 400 international teams from 220 universities that participated in the first round, the BGSE team is among the 20 teams who have qualified for the final. The team is called “Just Peanuts” and its members are Roger Garriga, Javier Mas, Saurav Poudel, and Jonas Paul Westermann.

The team gave an interview on the BGSE Voice student blog about the Data Science Game and their expectations for the final.

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Ruben Durante and Piotr Zwernik awarded Beatriu de Pinós research fellowships

Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors Ruben Durante and Piotr Zwernik (UPF and BGSE) have been named Beatriu de Pinós research fellows by the government of Catalonia. The fellowship recognizes early-career researchers for their potential to become leaders in their fields.

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Great turnout for alumni meet-ups in Berlin, Madrid, and Paris!

After successful get-togethers in the United States earlier in the year, this summer it was the European alumni who took the initiative to organize gatherings in Berlin, Madrid, and Paris. Around 50 alumni participated in the activities.

If you'd like to plan a meet-up in your area, the BGSE Alumni Engagement Officer, Frederic Vandyck, will be glad to help you get started!

Facebook: alumni meetings around the world
Class of 2017 get job offers

Student blog: new graduates head to work at Brattle Group, CaixaBank, ESM, Oxford Economics

Before they had even finished their master's degree, many members of the BGSE Class of 2017 had already received job offers. In this post, José Manuel Cebrian Diaz-Heredero, Mortiz Degler, Emmanuelle Derré, and Michèle Hamel talk about the offers they have received from top employers in Barcelona, London, and Luxembourg. The interview was conducted by fellow class member Demas Koh.

All students and alumni can update BGSE Career Services with their professional or academic career plans!

Barcelona GSE Voice

Julian di Giovanni awarded BBVA Foundation Leonardo Grant

Professor Julian di Giovanni (ICREA-UPF and BGSE) has been awarded a Leonard Grant by the BBVA Foundation. Leonardo Grants support mid-career researchers whose work demonstrates "highly innovative scientific, technological or cultural production."

From the BBVA Foundation announcement:

"By endowing these scholarships with the proper name of Leonardo da Vinci, we want to emphasize the characteristic attributes of this universal figure of culture, notably the passion for knowledge, the openness and continuous exploration of new fields and problems, the interaction between theoretical and observational or experimental work, as well as dialogue and feedback between the domains of the sciences of nature and life, technology, the humanities and the arts. The Leonardo Grants are therefore aimed at facilitating the development of highly personal projects that address significant and novel facets of the complex and interdisciplinary world of the present."

BBVA Foundation "Leonardo Network" (in Spanish)