Insight Centre for Data Analytics
Main Sponsor

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics, is a joint initiative between researchers at Dublin City University, NUI Galway, University College Cork and University College Dublin and other partner institutions. Insight brings together more than 350 researchers from these institutions, with over 40 industry partners, to position Ireland at the heart of global data analytics research.
Supported by Science Foundation Ireland and industry partners, Insight focuses on new ways to capture and understand data from the world around us, make better decisions for people, communities and industry, and create a more informed society in a healthier, more productive world.

Main prize

Google is and always will be an engineering company. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to tackle some of technology’s greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on massive scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From AdWords to Chrome, Android to YouTube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another. To find out more about our opportunities, visit https://careers.google.com/students/


Keelvar is a software vendor that emerged from UCC's Insight Centre. Keelvar allows large enterprises to run large competitive bid events when they are buying goods or services. The winner determination problem in these negotiations are instances of Weighted Set Packing problems and require combinatorial optimization to clear the auctions. Keelvar has also developed Bots to automate the usage of Keelvar's sourcing tool so that fully automated bid events can be instantiated, operated and closed without human intervention. Customers include Daimler, Coca-Cola, Siemans and Primark and over $60bn in supplier spend is negotiated through Keelvar annually. Keelvar is HQ'ed in Cork and employs computer scientists to work on challenges related to Optimization and AI for autonomous systems.

Third prize

Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. We're motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what's most important to them. We run our business in much the same way. Our employees come as they are and do what they love. Imagine the opportunities youll have in a company with more than 100,000 employees in more than 100 countries, working on hundreds of productsspanning games, developer tools, business solutions and operating systems. We work hard, but we value work/life balance, and each of us defines what that means to us. So why not explore what we do, where we do it, and what life is really like at Microsoft. You just might be surprised.No matter what your passion is, youll find it here. You can work on a multi-billion dollar global business or a revolutionary technology that hasnt yet left the lab. https://careers.microsoft.com/students/us/en AND https://www.microsoft.com/en-ie/earlycareers