Monday, May 07, 2018

IMPAC IMaging-PsychiAtry Challenge: predicting autism A data challenge on Autism Spectrum Disorder detection

I usually don't do advertizement for challenges but this one is worth it. Balazs just sent me this:
Dear All, 
The Paris-Saclay CDS, Insitut Pasteur, and IESF are launching the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) classification event on ASD is a severe psychiatric disorder that affects 1 in 166 children. There is evidence that ASD is reflected in individuals brain networks and anatomy. Yet, it remains unclear how systematic these effects are and how large is their predictive power. The large cohort assembled here can bring some answers. Predicting autism from brain imaging will provide biomarkers and shed some light on the mechanisms of the pathology. 
The goal of the challenge is to predict ASD (binary classification) from pre-processed structural and functional MRI on more than 2000 subjects. 
The RAMP will run in competitive mode until July 1st at 20h (UTC) and in collaborative (open code) mode between July 1st and the closing ceremony on July 6-7th. The starting kit repo provides detailed instructions on how to start. You can sign up at the Autism RAMP event.
The Paris-Saclay CDS and IESF are sponsoring the competitive phase of the event:
  • 1st prize 3000€
  • 2nd prize 2000€
  • 3rd prize 1000€
  • from 4th to 10th place 500 €

Launching hackathon
For those in the Paris area, we are organizing a launching hackaton at La Paillasse on May 14. Please sign up here if you are interested.
For more information please visit the event web page and join the slack team, #autism channel.
Best regards,

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