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Podcast: How to Lose at Kaggle

Competing in a machine learning competition on Kaggle is a kind of rite of passage for data scientists.  Losing unexpectedly at the very end of the contest is also something that a lot of us have experienced.  It’s not just bad luck: a very specific combination of overfitting on popular competitions can take someone who is in the top few spots in the final days of a contest and bump them down hundreds of slots in the final tally.

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About the author

George Popescu

I am presently the co-founder and CEO of Lampix, a glass-less augmented reality and smart surface company based in San Francisco and New York.

I am also the founder and Editor in Chief of Lending Times, and a partner at LunaCap Ventures, an early hybrid growth fund.

Previously I built and sold 5+ companies in Fintech, Exotic Cars and Craft Beer. I built the #1 fastest growing company in Boston in 2011, and my companies were in Inc500/5000 for 4 years in a row.

I was born in Romania and grew up in France.

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