On the warmest February day on record in Cambridge, Mass., about 60 students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology opt to stay inside a dimly lit lobby, crunching data and churning out pages of analysis, rather than enjoy the sunny, summerlike Friday afternoon.
No, it isn't midterm time. The students -- handpicked from 400 applicants -- are competing in a datathon hosted by the $26 billion hedge fund Citadel. Ken Griffin's firm is upping the ante in the industry's chase for data sci
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