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Cornell Team Wins Honorable Mention in World Bank Big Data Challenge

A team of Cornell researchers led by Dr. Ariel Ortiz-Bobea was one of eight Honorable Mention Winners in the World Bank Big Data Innovation Challenge, for their proposal “A data-driven tracking tool dedicated to increasing climate change resilience.”  The proposal included researchers from the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions, and aimed to build a global scale statistical model that would estimate predictive system of agricultural production and climate resilience by harnessing and synthesizing a wealth of global datasets from multiple sources and scales. The team is proud to have been named as an Honorable Mention Winner from the World Bank, and will be seeking out other organizations for resubmission of our project for funding.