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Global Student Contest Winners
- The Champ: Taicheng Guo (KAUST, Saudi Arabia)
- First Runner Up: Allan Henrique Kamimura (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
- Second Runner Up: Chi Zhang, Zihao He, Yue Li (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China)
- Special Computer Society Award Winner: Fahmi Noor Fiqri (Universitas Pakuan, Indonesia)
- Audience Choice Winner: Bohao Liu, Zhenfei Luo, Lulin Liu (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China)
The IEEE Computer Society Global Student Challenge provides a platform for students from all over the world to create innovative solutions to big data problems. For this year’s competition, each student OR team (max three students) is required to present a solution to a pre-determined problem/issue statement. This year two challenge problems are being posed, both on topics of relevance today:
Challenge 1: Analyzing computer system usage and failure data from a university’s central computing system.
Challenge 2: Analyzing sentiments in tweets related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Submissions will be evaluated based on quantitative performance on predicting events in an unseen dataset, an oral presentation given by the teams to a team of international judges, and the novelty of the solution. The three winning teams will be facilitated virtually.
Register yourself or your team today and test and showcase your skills against other students from around the world.
Reasons to Participate | Competition Rules | Prizes
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Reasons to participate
- Showcase your technical skills.
- Exposure in front of an international team of judges
- Compete amongst a global community of students with an interest in Computer Science and Engineering.
Registration Now Closed
Each team must register for the competition. Participating teams will be invited to an onboarding session. Late registrants will receive a recording of the onboarding session.
Competition is Live: 1 May – 29 June 2021
Submission Deadline: 29 June 2021
Presentations by Shortlisted Teams: 14 & 16 September 2021 (8:30 – 10:00 AM ET)
Winner Determined and Announced: October 2021
The teams may use any resources at their disposal, though credit will be given for novelty of solution. Teams may not collaborate with other teams. The software submitted must be runnable in a Jupyter notebook.
1st place finisher: $1,000
First runner up: $800
Second runner up: $500
Audience choice winner: $300
Special CS Award Winner: $400
Sponsored by KAUST: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
For more information about the contest, contact Saurabh Bagchi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To participate as a sponsor, contact Regan Pickett at email@example.com.
Chair: Saurabh Bagchi, Purdue University
Co-Chair: Megha Ben, IEEE Computer Society
Technical Challenge 1 Chair: Amiya Maji, Purdue University
Technical Challenge 2 Chair: Xiangliang Zhang, KAUST
Ashraf Mahgoub, Purdue University
Rakesh Kumar, Microsoft
Qiang Yang, KAUST
Saiteja Goud Karingu
Waqas Ahmad Chaudhary
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