28.04.2021 - 29.04.2021

Wednesday, 11:00 bis Thursday, 17:30


International virtual COVID-data challenge


You would like to contribute to medically relevant research questions with Data Science? Then take part in the first international COVID Data Challenge. The topic will focus on challenges in medical imaging in the context of the COVID pandemic.

This time, we are excited to team up with partners at ELLIS Genoa and ELLIS MunichHelmholtz AI, and the Israel Data Science Initiative for this two-day-virtual-challenge. The task will be based on multimodal data including images and other variables. Sign up - and use your AI and Data Science skills to help doctors and scientists fight COVID.

What’s waiting for you:

  • Our partners from Helmholtz AI and the ELLIS units in Genoa and Munich have prepared a challenging task for this competition for you. You’ll learn all about it in our intro session (see agenda below) and shortly before the challenge here.
  • Experienced data scientists from the Helmholtz Association and Israel Data Science Initiative will support you as data coaches to find the best possible solutions.
  • You’ll be working with state of the art computing resources from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and NVIDIA Israel.
  • Last but not least, our partners have prepared great prizes for winning teams and all participants. Stay tuned for more info...


Our program:

April 28, 2021

11:00 AM in Zoom

Welcome to the International COVID-DATA Challenge

Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy

Helmholtz AI & Ellis Netzwerk

Israel Data Science Initiative Zoom

11:15 AM in Zoom

Networking session – Get to know each other

11:25 AM in Zoom

Introduction to our challenge incl. Q&A

Helmholtz AI

Ellis Netzwerk

BRACCO Imaging/Centro Diagnostico Italiano

11:50AM in Zoom

Introduction to the Computer resources by our partners

HAICORE, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology


12:15 PM in Slack

Teambuilding via Slack & time for your challenge

4:00 PM in Zoom

"Coffee Break" - Short team introductions, time for questions & support by the Data Coaches

4:20-10:00 PM in Slack

More time for your challenges


April 29, 2021

10:00 AM in Zoom

Welcome back: A brief overview of day #2

Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy

10:10 AM in Slack

More time for your challenges and to prepare your submission and video

4:00 PM

Deadline: Submission of solution and video

4:30 PM in Zoom

Solutions for the ages – a short crash course on sustainable software development

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

5:00 PM in Zoom

Award ceremony & thank you

Please note: All times are in CEST


All places are taken, the registration is closed.

Interested in more international data science collaboration? Please check out our exchange program with Israel (for Helmholtz participants here, for participants from Israel here).