Challenge: Use Lidar data of Puerto Rico (after hurricane Maria, 2017) and write an algorithm using AI to find and label on an image (more the better):

  • Damaged roads and buildings
  • Areas with high risk of landslide
  • Areas that are isolated (with no roads connection available in/out)
  • Areas in need of communication networks
  • Crops and relevant damage to agriculture
  • Other relevant features

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Prizes

$2,700 in prizes

1st Place

$1,200

2nd Place

$1,000

3rd Place

$500

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Requirements

The final submission will be a report containing:

  • Approach: the methods you used to identify different items on the lidar data;
  • Results: the final images with the labeled features;
  • The Script: a Github link to the code you developed and instructions on how to run it;
  • Teamwork: the logistics you used to work together while remote;
  • Team Composition: the members of your team and their university affiliations.

We will explain the submission with more details during the welcoming session on July 31st.

Judges

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo
Chair - IEEE GRSS Boston

Paolo Gamba

Paolo Gamba
Professor - Universita di Pavia

Chad Council

Chad Council
Technical Staff - MIT Lincoln Lab

Susan Meerdink

Susan Meerdink
Professor - University of Iowa

Nick Feuer

Nick Feuer
CTO & Co-Founder - Project Owl

Aaron Greenblatt

Aaron Greenblatt
Founder & CEO - Westlight AI

Carlos Lopez Martinez

Carlos Lopez Martinez
Associate Professor - Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

Daniela Giordano

Daniela Giordano
Professor of Computer Engineering - Universita’ di Catania, Italy

Veraldo Liesenberg

Veraldo Liesenberg
Ass. Prof. Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina

John Kerekes

John Kerekes
Professor - Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, USA

Rafael Lemos Paes

Rafael Lemos Paes
IEEE GRSS YP Representative, Brazil

Judging Criteria

  • Approach - 40%
  • Results - 30%
  • Teamwork - 20%
  • Team Diversity - 10%

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