Computing Challenge DetailsThe students were able to choose between python and java as their language of choice, and asked to attempt three tasks of increasing difficulty:
- What is the location (rounded to two digits), in latitude and longitude, where this vehicle is parked at night?
- What are the number of visits to a set of circular Points of Interest, specified by three numbers, and the average time spent by the vehicle in each of those geofences for each visit?
- Which of the trips is "unusual," where "unusual" is defined as you wish?
ParticipationThe contest attracted more entrants than earlier competitions, and we had 27 total, broken down as follows:
EvaluationKenneth Mintah, CS Faculty Intern, then ran the submitted code over the supplied data files, and verified that they delivered the expected answer. He also ran the codes over a significantly larger data file that the students had not been exposed to, similar to the way Kaggle competitions are run. Thus, the ranking of functionality was one point each for the three tasks over each of the two pairs of data files, for a maximum of 6 points. Below shows the histogram of the points earned by the submissions:
WinnersThis years winners were:
- 1st prize:
- Constant Likudie (CS 2018)
- 2nd prize:
- Maxwell Aladago (CS 2018)
- 3rd prize:
- Stephane Ofosuhene (Engr 2019)
- 4th prize:
- Anthony Aboe (CS 2018)
- Honorable Mentions:
- Wuyeh Jobe (CS 2019)
- Oracking Amenreynolds (Engr 2020)
- All participants:
- All participants will receive a certificate and be invited to a celebration pizza party organized by the Computer Science department sometime in the next few weeks. Cash prizes will be awarded after the requisitions have been processed by Ashesi's Accounts department.