Call for SAMHAR-COVID19 Hackathon : Fight Covid19 with HPC-AL Solutions for India


 

Deadline: 8 May 2020

Describtion

Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) under the aegis of the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), a Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) and Department of Science & Technology (DST) initiative, in association with NVIDIA & OpenACC, announces the SAMHAR-COVID19 Hackathon.

Pandemic outbreak such as Coronavirus outbreak can create huge challenges for the Government and Public Health Officials to gather information quickly and coordinate a response. In such a situation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) can play a huge role in predicting, minimizing and stalling its spread of the virus.

C-DAC has embarked on a program SAMHAR-COVID19 (Supercomputing using AI, ML, Healthcare Analytics based Research for combating COVID19). This opportunity will provide researchers to find solutions for Identifying, Tracking, and Forecasting outbreaks of COVID19 and Facilitating Drug Discovery as well.

The intention behind this hackathon is not just to solve the current Covid-19 situation but to prepare the research community to make use of HPC-AI tools and keep ready to predict outbreaks like this. The hackathon is open to Researchers, Academicians, MSMEs, Startups, and Industries with an objective to bring out Innovative and Implementable Ideas for Prediction, Forecasting, and Building Healthcare Models that could revolutionize the way we interpret the science of pandemic outbreaks using AI technology on Supercomputers.

The problems related to COVID19 that will be solved during this Hackathon are as follows:

  • Drug Discovery and Genome Sequencing
  • Medical Imaging
  • Contactless Monitoring
  • Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Forecasting
  • Data Mining

 Benefits

  • In Round-1, the selected Innovative Implementable Idea (I3) Award entry (irrespective of the number of members in the team) will be rewarded with Cash Award of Rs. 10,000 (Rs. Ten Thousand) each and a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’.
  • In Round-2, the Top 6 Innovative Implementable Idea (I3) Awards will be given away by C-DAC under NSM as described below:
    • Outstanding Innovative Implementable Idea (One Award):
      • Award will consist of a ‘Citation’ +
      • A Cash award of Rs. 2,00,000.00 (Rs. Two Lakhs only) +
      • Free 500 Hours* of CPU-GPU Computing Credits along with up to 200TB Storage on PARAM Series of Supercomputing facilities established under NSM and the 100 AI PF PARAM Siddhi-AI Supercomputer connected through NKN;
    • Excellent Implementable Idea (Two Awards):
      • Award will consist of a ‘Citation’ +
      • A Cash award of Rs. 1,00,000.00 (Rs. One Lakhs only) +
      • Free 300 Hours* of CPU-GPU Computing Credits along with upto 100TB Storage on PARAM Series of Supercomputing facilities established under NSM and the 100 AI PF PARAM Siddhi-AI Supercomputer connected through NKN;
    • Promising Innovative Implementable Idea (Three Awards):
      • Award will consist of a ‘Citation’ +
      • A Cash award of Rs. 50,000.00 (Rs. Fifty Thousand only) +
      • Free 200 Hours* of CPU-GPU Computing Credits along with upto 50TB Storage on PARAM Series of Supercomputing facilities established under NSM and the 100 AI PF PARAM Siddhi-AI Supercomputer connected through NKN;

 Eligibilities

The hackathon is open to Researchers, Academicians, MSMEs, Startups and Industries having an Indian establishment.

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