Piscataway, NJ – Tangent Works used Julia to win the IEEE Global Energy Forecasting Competition 2017 (GEFCom2017).
Tangent Works is a European machine learning company that conducts real time energy forecasting.
Out of 177 competition teams, Tangent Works was one of just two competitors to win both the qualifying match and the final match.
According to Jan Dolinsky, Chief Technology Officer at Tangent Works, “We relied 100% on Julia to win this competition. At the core of our product we do numerous matrix operations where we rely heavily on unique aspects of the language such as out of the box support of SIMD instruction sets, direct access to BLAS, broadcasting, syntactic loop fusion and others.”
Dr. Tao Hong, Chair of the IEEE Working Group on Energy Forecasting and General Chair of the Global Energy Forecasting Competition explains:
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Tangent Works is a European machine learning company providing the next generation of prediction solutions for businesses by automating the predictive model building process. With its breakthrough solution, TIM, companies can now generate accurate predictive models for time series analysis in seconds, fully automatic, as a transparent formula providing useful insights about the dynamics hidden in the data. TIM eliminates the data science skills burden, and is extremely efficient on computing time which allows machine learning solutions to be executed directly on a device. The core of the technology is applicable for a variety of advanced analytics challenges such as time series analysis, complex pattern recognition, anomaly detection and classification. Tangent Works was initiated in 2013 by four experienced partners, combining advanced machine learning knowledge, software product development, and years of international marketing & sales development in high tech environments. The company employs 15 specialists in offices in Belgium and Slovakia.
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