Share with your friends










Submit

Analytics Magazine

Syngenta Crop Challenge offers a chance to win up to $5,000

Syngenta Crop Challenge offers a chance to win up to $5,000

Source: Syngenta

The 2019 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics, brought to you by the Analytics Society of INFORMS, is now open. By accepting the crop challenge, you and your team will be asked to demonstrate how data can be used to feed the future world. The winning team will receive $5,000, while $2,500 be awarded second place and third place will receive $1,000.

The population of the Earth is growing by 200,000 people per day and is projected to reach 9.8 billion in 2050, yet our world is running out of cropland – land needed to produce food. And we’re currently using arable land and water 50 percent faster than the planet can sustain. At the same time, crops face an unprecedented set of obstacles due to increasingly limited growing conditions and climate change. How will we be able to grow enough food to meet the world demand?

In particular, this year’s competition focuses on the following two research problems that could potentially help plant breeders develop more resilient crops:

  1. Can environmental data be aggregated into useful metrics representing stresses encountered by corn hybrids throughout a growing season?
  2. Can these metrics be used to discriminate between corn hybrids tolerant and susceptible to the stresses they represent?

To sign up, visit https://www.ideaconnection.com/syngenta-crop-challenge/?utm_source=INFORMS&utm_campaign=newsletter. For more information and to download the submission template, click “Learn More.” For answers to questions, fill in the email template under “Contact.”

Submissions are due Jan. 18, 2019. Finalists will be announced in March 2019 and will present their work during the INFORMS Business Analytics Conference April 14-16, 2019, in Austin, Texas, and winners will be announced near the end of the conference.

Related Posts

  • 87
    The 2017 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics asked participants to use data analytics to predict which soybean seed variety – or assortment of varieties – is most likely to be chosen by farmers within a specific growing region. Since seed variety selection is one of the most important decisions farmers…
    Tags: challenge, analytics, crop, syngenta, team, growing, $, informs
  • 80
    The CUNY School of Professional Studies is offering a new online master of science degree in data analytics. The program prepares its graduates for high-demand and fast-growing careers as data analysts, data specialists, business intelligence analysts, information analysts and data engineers in such fields as business, operations, marketing, social media,…
    Tags: data, analytics
  • 79
    Benjamin Franklin offered this sage advice in the 18th century, but he left one key question unanswered: How? How do you successfully drive a business? More specifically, how do you develop the business strategy drivers that incite a business to grow and thrive? The 21st-century solution has proven to be…
    Tags: data, analytics, will
  • 79
    Syngenta and the Analytics Society of INFORMS this week announced the finalists for the 2018 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics. Now in its third year, the competition aims to address the challenge of achieving global food security by fostering cross-industry collaboration between agriculture and advanced analytics experts.
    Tags: challenge, syngenta, analytics, crop, will, informs, $
  • 75
    The Analytics Society of INFORMS sponsors the following awards: the Innovative Applications in Analytics Award, the Student Analytical Scholar Case Study Competition and the Syngenta Crop Challenge.
    Tags: analytics, challenge, syngenta, informs, crop, will


Headlines

Fighting terrorists online: Identifying extremists before they post content

New research has found a way to identify extremists, such as those associated with the terrorist group ISIS, by monitoring their social media accounts, and can identify them even before they post threatening content. The research, “Finding Extremists in Online Social Networks,” which was recently published in the INFORMS journal Operations Research, was conducted by Tauhid Zaman of the MIT, Lt. Col. Christopher E. Marks of the U.S. Army and Jytte Klausen of Brandeis University. Read more →

Syrian conflict yields model for attrition dynamics in multilateral war

Based on their study of the Syrian Civil War that’s been raging since 2011, three researchers created a predictive model for multilateral war called the Lanchester multiduel. Unless there is a player so strong it can guarantee a win regardless of what others do, the likely outcome of multilateral war is a gradual stalemate that culminates in the mutual annihilation of all players, according to the model. Read more →

SAS, Samford University team up to generate sports analytics talent

Sports teams try to squeeze out every last bit of talent to gain a competitive advantage on the field. That’s also true in college athletic departments and professional team offices, where entire departments devoted to analyzing data hunt for sports analytics experts that can give them an edge in a game, in the stands and beyond. To create this talent, analytics company SAS will collaborate with the Samford University Center for Sports Analytics to support teaching, learning and research in all areas where analytics affects sports, including fan engagement, sponsorship, player tracking, sports medicine, sports media and operations. Read more →

UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

INFORMS Annual Meeting
Nov. 4-7, 2018, Phoenix

Winter Simulation Conference
Dec. 9-12, 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden

OTHER EVENTS

Making Data Science Pay
Oct. 29 -30, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.


Applied AI & Machine Learning | Comprehensive
Starts Oct. 29, 2018 (live online)


The Analytics Clinic
Citizen Data Scientists | Why Not DIY AI?
Nov. 8, 2018, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Advancing the Analytics-Driven Organization
Jan. 28–31, 2019, 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. (live online)


CAP® EXAM SCHEDULE

CAP® Exam computer-based testing sites are available in 700 locations worldwide. Take the exam close to home and on your schedule:


 
For more information, go to 
https://www.certifiedanalytics.org.