Alan Turing Building
The Auto Trader Day is an industry problem solving event for undergraduate and postgraduate students from The University of Manchester. Auto Trader is a company which lists cars for sale, with over 437,000 cars listed and 48 million visits each month, quantitative methods are essential to managing their platform. The challenge is to apply your mathematical (and possibly programming) skills to solve some real-world problems that they face. You will gain insight into how your maths is likely to be applied once your studies are over.
Fill the registration form below to let us know you will be there. Note that you need to be a member of the Manchester SIAM-IMA Student Chapter to attend this event. If you have not joined the Chapter yet, you can register here.
|13:00 - 13:20||Introduction to Auto Trader and problems|
|13:20 - 13:40||Regression|
|13:40 - 14:00||Clustering|
|14:00 - 15:00||Give it a go at the computer cluster|
|15:00 -||Discussion and prizes|
The data sets for the event can be found here:
To load the data into matlab use:
>> A1 = csvread('Ford_Focus_prices.csv' , 1 , 2); >> A2 = csvread('Viewed_ads.csv' , 1 , 1);