James Lloyd places 3rd in international data mining competition

PhD student James Lloyd places third out of over 100 competitors in the Load Forecasting track of the Global Energy Forecasting Competition 2012 (GEFCom2012), sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society. From the competition website:

“This competition will bring together the state-of-the-art techniques for energy forecasting, serve as the bridge to connect academic research and industry practice, promote analytics in power engineering education, and prepare the industry to overcome forecasting challenges in the smart grid world.”

Competition website and leaderboard: http://www.kaggle.com/c/global-energy-forecasting-competition-2012-load-forecasting

James Lloyd’s website: http://mlg.eng.cam.ac.uk/lloyd/