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Nigerian, Odaibo, Dies One Week After Winning $125M US Contract

Stephen Odaibo, brother of the deceased, David Gbodi Odaibo, announced his death on social media.

According to Stephen, his brother “had a PhD in Computer Engineering and was a Kaggle Grandmaster, the highest attainable skill level in practical Machine Learning. “

Odaibo had written an algorithm for automatically detecting threats at airports and had won a $125 million contract from the Department of Homeland security about a week before his death.

He reportedly died of a heart attack in his sleep.

Credit: LinkedIn | Stephen Odaibo


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