HR Analytics and the Kaggle competition March Madness


The objective of the Kaggle competition was to predict the 2016 NCAA Basketball Tournament, called March Madness. Predicting performance through machine learning algorithms is a crucial aspect for HR Analytics. I learnt about a Bayesian skill rating system called TrueSkill used in large-scale commercial online gaming platforms, for example Xbox Live developed by Microsoft. Kaggle is a community of data scientists who come to compete in machine learning competitions.