Select are, once again, pleased to be sponsoring the RSS Statistical Analytics Challenge set by the Young Statisticians Section and Research Section of the Royal Statistical Society. Over the next six weeks, teams of analysts from across the country will be testing their analytic skills, teamwork and creativity with the aim of being named the 2015 RSS Challenge Winners!
This year’s challenge is entitled “Analysis of Eye Movements” and is based on a data set provided by Mathalie Guyader and Anne Guerin from Gipsa-lab in Grenoble, France. “Eye movements are a window to brain mechanisms responsible for the allocation of attention”, says this year’s brief. “Vision research has long sought good statistical models for predicting and analysing eye movements, and the goal of the 2015 RSS Challenege is to see who can come up with new and interesting ways of doing so.”
The RSS judges will choose the top three teams from the challenge who will be invited to present their results in a special session at the RSS Annual Conference in September, with day-registration fees for the winning team members covered as part of the award. Not only that, but all entries in the competition will be given detailed feedback from an experienced RSS statistician and some submissions may be considered for publication in the Society’s prestigious journal.
If you are interested in finding out more detail about the challenge, including how to get involved, all the details you need are available here: http://rsschallenge.wordpress.com/. We’re looking forward to finding out what interesting results the teams find later on in the Summer!