This is the second team from California State University, Channel Islands – or maybe it’s the first team? Not sure, but I do know they have two teams total and this is one of them.

As you’ll see in the video interview below, the team members have widely ranging ambitions from aerospace to working with machine learning in industry to pure math research. One wants to train AI for investment purposes, make a killing in the markets (I’m guessing exotic derivative bets) and eventually have enough to build his own super villain lair. This is a pretty cool idea, I think.

To learn more about them, check out their 2024 Winter Classic homepage.