Inaugural National Data Science Bowl

For researchers at the Hatfield Marine Science Center—and the larger marine research community—the algorithms created through the National Data Science Bowl will be critical tools for assessing ocean health, allowing rapid assessment of their plankton populations. Already scientists at Hatfield are testing and validating the algorithms and are looking to expand on the research.

Booz Allen has built a team of data scientists focused on the “X” factor of the future—curiosity. That curiosity, in combination with technological progress, has given rise to a new community of problem solvers. While historically, major innovations have been the work of a few; the emerging data science field is inherently collaborative, driven by the first true generation of data scientists who are unprecedentedly networked and socially responsible.

Sponsorship of the National Data Science Bowl is part of Booz Allen’s ongoing commitment to support data science education and awareness, an initiative that has included the firm’s Explore Data Science training program and The Field Guide to Data Science.

“With more the 5,000 entries, the Booz Allen sponsored National Data Science Bowl helped scientist find new tools to understand changes in the ocean's makeup”