[ugrads] Fwd: Announcing Zillow Prize - Improve Zillow's Zestimate algorithm for $1M in prizes

Fred Hickernell hickernell at iit.edu
Thu May 25 08:27:04 CDT 2017


Best regards,

Fred J. Hickernell, Professor and Chair
Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology
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> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Melissa Tran <melissat at zillowgroup.com>
> Subject: Announcing Zillow Prize - Improve Zillow's Zestimate algorithm for $1M in prizes
> Date: May 24, 2017 at 11:25:17 PM CDT
> Hi There - 
> I’m excited to share that today Zillow has announced the launch of Zillow Prize <https://www.zillow.com/promo/zillow-prize> – a machine learning contest challenging the brightest scientific minds to work on the algorithm that changed the world of real estate.
> In this contest, data scientists, engineers, and other visionaries are invited to complete to predict the difference between the actual sale price of houses and the “Zestimate” for all properties in the dataset – a trusted metric that affects 110 million home values across the U.S.
> We wanted to invite your students and faculty to enter the qualifying round today to join the competition. The top 100 teams from the qualifying round will advance to the final round and compete to take home the $1M prize.
> Please visit the Zillow Prize website <https://www.zillow.com/promo/zillow-prize> to learn more. Please share the contest details with anyone from your school and/or departments who may be interested in joining. Good luck!
> Best,
> Melissa Tran
> Sr. Events & Programs Specialist
> P 206.757.4640
> M 360.633.5635 
>  <http://www.zillowgroup.com/>
> Want to know what it’s really like to work at Zillow Group? Click here <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3710XsVCx3A>.

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