In order to better assess your suitability for the project, we would like to see a portfolio of projects you have completed related to data mining, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Our project chiefly borders on these areas and not just simply web development and scraping. It is a search engine for schools that generates results based on the user’s queries. These results are displayed on our website in a fixed generic format, but content would be based on user’s unique query. Every subsequent query by the user which is dependent on an initial query will adopt the same search format until the results generated for the user are enough to meet the user’s needs.
A new startup firm based in Toronto, Canada is seeking EOI from a Service Provider to execute a project to facilitate the launch of its business activity in the education sector.
The preliminary stage of the project is to replicate the concept in Campus Explorer (www.campusexplorer.com)but should capture several countries, programs of study and institutions. The project however is much broader in scope than Campus Explorer.
The functionality of the platform mirrors the concept in Plenty of Fish (the dating website) http://www.pof.com/and other websites whose functionalities are driven by machine learning algorithms.Users’ preferences and information on credentials providedwill serve as pointersfor the algorithm to decide on the best matching institutions. Decision making will be dynamic and tailored uniquely to the individual.
Beyond recommending specific institutions, the algorithm should be able to scrape information on admission requirements and application checklist from identified institutions and provide the information to users. This helps to narrow down users’ options and provide the recipient institution with the best of candidates.
Service Provider Skillset: Data Scientist/Programmer, Web/App Developer and Web Tool Specialist.
Interested Service Providers should send a brief EOI stating the following:
a. their understanding of the project
b. demonstration of experience, expertise and capacity to do the job
c. references to similar jobs completed
d. proposed time frame to accomplish the project
e. Cost (a fixed price fee is preferred and not hourly billing)