The malware industry has become a well organized market involving large amounts of money. Well funded, multi-player syndicates invest heavily in technologies and capabilities built to evade traditional protection, requiring anti-malware vendors to develop counter mechanisms for finding and deactivating them. For this challenge, Microsoft is providing the data science community with an unprecedented malware dataset and encouraging open-source progress on effective techniques for grouping variants of malware files into their respective families.
Google Online Marketing Challenge <\b>
Google Online Marketing Challenge is a unique opportunity for students to create online marketing campaigns using Google AdWords and Google+. Over 80,000 students and professors from almost 100 countries have participated in the past 7 years. Professors register and get verified by Google, while students appoint a Team Captain. The Team Captain registers under the verified professor. Registration deadline for endorsing teacher is the 8th of April, while the final submissions are due the 27th of May.