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Come work on some of the toughest problems faced by organizations like NASA!

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Data Science at Topcoder

Data science is the use of quantitative methods to solve business challenges that involve data. Examples include algorithm optimization, image and pattern recognition, and predictive analytics. Topcoder members compete in different ways on Data Science problems. Learn more about the two primary Data Science competition types below.


  • marathon
    Marathon Matches tackle the toughest algorithmic challenges — both real world and theoretical. For instance, optimizing solar energy generation on ISS, or cracking WWII Enigma codes.

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    Data Science challenges in this track may require you to submit working code, while others are conceptual — requiring you to write out a great idea for a difficult problem.

Let’s Get Started

Excited about solving data science problems? If you haven’t already, get started by registering to be a Topcoder member.

Get Started with Topcoder | Learn About Data Science Challenges

Community Explanations

Below are a list of blogs written by members such as you explaining different topics of the Data Science track.

Marathon Match Challenges: An Introduction

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“Topcoder allowed me to experiment… It also showed me my weak and strong points, and I can apply this to other areas of my life. It allowed me to better understand myself.”

Featured Member – Psyho
Psyho: current reigning TCO Marathon Match global champion.
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