The Ernst & Young 2021 Better Working World Data Challenge gives students and early career data scientists worldwide a chance to use their data science skills to make a real-world impact and improve bushfire management.
Wildfires are a global problem increasing in frequency and severity. This year’s challenge can help to save lives, property and wildlife by allowing fire authorities to warn the right people at the right time and use their finite resources more effectively.
|Over 8,700 students and young professionals from across the globe took part in the 2021 Better Working World Data Challenge to develop an automated fire-edge detection and prediction model, helping firefighters to make timely and more informed decisions.|
|And now we have our 12 global finalists! Amongst them are Two Ghanaians!!!|
Franklin Koomson Adjei
Franklin Adjei is an engineering and science enthusiast who loves puzzles. He is a Petroleum engineering graduate from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He wishes to build AI technologies to help curb world problems, starting with bushfire outbreaks all over the continent. Franklin is a football fanatic and loves classical and afrobeat music. Currently, Franklin works as a data scientist.
Cyndy Amesawu holds a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science. She is currently a Data Scientist and is enthusiastic about exploring the applications of AI in other industries. She is passionate about humanitarian activities and loves to relax to music in her free time.
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Read the stories of all the finalists
The finalists for Challenge 1: Fire mapping, are …
Team 10:30pm, Mainland China
Team Aftermath, Mainland China
Team Cyndlynn, Ghana
Dominik Benk, Czech Republic
Team Firefighters scientist, France
Hubert Charewicz, Poland
The finalists for Challenge 2: Fire behavior, are …
Team A Dot, Singapore
Team FNN, Hungary/United States
Franklin Koomson Adjei, Ghana
Skyler Lim, Singapore
Taufiq Husada Daryanto, Indonesia
Tjia Johan Setiawan, Indonesia
For more information, please contact the 2021 Better Working World Data Challenge team at [email protected].
The 2021 Better Working World Data Challenge team
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