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1er Premi GE Flight Quest 2 otorgat a José Adrian Rodríguez Fonollosa

El professor del nostre departament, José Adrián Rodríguez  ha rebut recentment el 1er premi del concurs GE Flight Quest 2.

Per a més informació, podeu consultar la nota de premsa de General Electric sobre el resultat del concurs:

Flight Quest 2:

The second phase of GE’s Industrial Internet Flight Quest, in partnership with Kaggle and Alaska Airlines, challenged data scientists around the world to develop prescriptive algorithms to increase flight efficiencies in real time, reducing delays and maximizing a flight’s profitability. Using national airspace data provided byFlight Stats, the winning Flight Quest algorithms determine the most efficient flight routes, speeds and altitudes at any moment taking into account variables such as weather, wind and airspace restraints. The winning model proved to be up to 12 percent more efficient when compared to data sets from actual flights.

GE plans to develop rapid prototyping from these algorithms to deliver a first-of-a-kind solution that will give pilots and dispatchers a prescriptive, network-wide view of flight route variables, which does not exist today, and will allow airlines to recognize and adjust flight routes in real time. GE determined that if each scheduled flight worldwide reduced the distance it flew by only 10 miles, airlines could reduce annual fuel consumption by 360 million gallons and save the industry more than $3 billion each year.

Through Flight Quest, GE tapped Kaggle’s network of 130,000+ data scientists worldwide and received more than 6,800 combined submissions across 58 countries, with a total prize pool of $500,000 from GE. Industrial Internet Flight Quest phase two winners include:

  • 1st Prize: Jose A. R. Fonollosa, Spain
  • 2nd Prize: Sergey Kozub, Russia
  • 3rd Prize: Willem Mestrom, The Netherlands
  • 4th Prize: Dmytro Lystopad, Ukraine
  • Milestone Prize: Team id, Russia

For full information about the Flight Quest winners, visit:

“We are greatly impressed by the tenacity and creativity of participants in the Industrial Internet Quests,” added Anthony Goldbloom, chief executive officer at Kaggle. “The Quests show the power of crowdsourcing in driving innovation in the aviation industry.”

Winning algorithms from the first phase of Flight Quest, announced last year, proved to be 40 percent better than existing industry tools for predicting aircraft arrival time. GE used the algorithms to develop a prototype to predict the arrival time for every aircraft in the sky at every second.

“Congratulations to all of the winners of Flight Quest 2 for their outstanding efforts,” said Gary Beck, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of flight operations. “Incorporating prescriptive data analytics into airline operations would improve efficiency and benefit travelers with more reliable information about when they'll arrive at their destination.”