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Zot! Uc Irvine Team Proves Stellar at Mapping Dark Matter


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Margala and Kirby, UC Irvine

Daniel Margala (left) and David Kirkby won a NASA-sponsored contest hosted on crowdsourcing competition Website Kaggle.com.

When David Kirkby and Daniel Margala entered a contest to find out who could most accurately map dark matter in the universe, the first algorithm they submitted failed to crack the top 10 among a field of more than 100 engineers and data scientists taking part in the nearly three-month competition.

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