Updates

2nd place

This November, 20 teams of financial data scientists competed in the second Novartis Datathon Challenge in Barcelona. Among the participants were alumni of the Barcelona GSE Master's in Data Science. Teams that included Barcelona GSE Alumni finished in 2nd and 6th place.

"Our goal for this competition was to build a model of forecasting the financial dataset and clustering of the time series to generate valuable insight into the business," explained Maryam Rahbaralam '19. She and fellow alum Hamed Mirsadeghi '18 were on the team that finished sixth. Both are currently data scientists at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.

The team that took second place included alumni Leonardo Alcivar '19 and Kaka Ye '19. Leonardo is a Game Data Scientist at SocialPoint and Kaka is a statistical forecaster at Sonofi.

2nd place 6th place

Other recent updates

Xavier_Freixas_Barcelona GSE

Xavier Freixas analyzes financial crises and how to detect them

Xavier Freixas (UPF and Barcelona GSE) analyzed the financial crises and explained their costs, the reducation in economic growth,...

El Periòdic (in Spanish)
construction worker

The impact of unemployment on mental health

The "la Caixa" Foundation's Social Observatory has featured research on the effect of unemployment on mental health by a team from...

"la Caixa" Social Observatory
journal

Publication in Journal of Political Economy: "How segregated is urban consumption?" by Joan Monràs et al.

The Journal of Political Economy has published the paper “How segregated is urban consumption?” by Joan Monràs (UPF and...

Journal of Political Economy