International virtual COVID Data Challenge

Tuesday, 27.04. - Wednesday, 28.04.2021 · 11:00-17:00

Join data scientists from Germany, Israel and Italy in the first international COVID Data Challenge

The Challenge focuses on medical imaging challenges in the context of the COVID pandemic. This time we are pleased to participate in this two-day virtual challenge together with our partners from ELLIS Genoa and ELLIS Munich, Helmholtz AI and the Israel Data Science Initiative.

The task will be based on multimodal data that includes images and other variables. Join us - and use your AI and Data Science skills to help doctors and scientists fight COVID.

What to expect:

  • Our partners from Helmholtz AI and the ELLIS units in Genoa and Munich have prepared a challenging task for you for this competition. You can 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 the Israel Data Science Initiative will support you as data coaches to find the best possible solutions.
  • You will work with state-of-the-art computing resources from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and NVIDIA Israel.
  • Last but not least, our partners have prepared great prizes for the 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 Network, Israel Data Science Initiative Zoom).

11:15 AM in Zoom

Networking Session - Getting to know each other

11:25 AM in Zoom

Introduction to our Challenge incl. Q&A (Helmholtz AI, Ellis Network, BRACCO Imaging/Centro Diagnostico Italiano).

11:50 AM in Zoom

Introduction to computing resources by our partners (HAICORE, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, NVIDIA).

12:15 PM in Slack

Teambuilding via Slack & time for your challenge

4:00 PM in Zoom

"Coffee Break" - brief introduction of the teams, time for questions & support from the Data Coaches.

4:20-10:00 PM in Slack.

Time for the Challenge


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 Slack

4:30 PM in Zoom

Solutions for eternity - a short crash course on sustainable software development (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf).

5:00 PM in Zoom

Award ceremony & thank you

All seats are taken, registration is closed.

Our Partners

Are you interested in further international data science collaborations? Please have a look at our exchange program with Israel (for Helmholtz participants here, for participants from Israel here).


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