Six teams from Multimedia University partook in the Fusionex Data Challenge competition at Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU) recently. The competition also saw participation from other varsities namely Monash University, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
The participants were given less than 24 hours to explore, visualise and analyse the given dataset, followed by the pitching session to demonstrate how explored data can be used to solve some real-life problems. There were 6 finalists including 3 teams from MMU, APU, UTAR and Monash competed with each other on the championship.
As a result, ‘’Whatever’’ team consisted of students from the Faculty of Computing and Informatics (FCI) Yeo Yong Yaw, Too Seng Wei and Foo Chi Siong, who have worked on E-commerce dataset won the second runner up, while Tay Wei Long (FCI) and Kannan Ravinther (FIST) from “Karatay” team which focused on sales prediction was announced as the third runner-up. The teams brought home RM4, 300 and RM2,150 in prize respectively.