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

Joshua Peeples

Joshua Peeples
PhD Candidate, University of Florida

Dieter Schuldt

Dieter Schuldt
Associate Staff - MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Sean Anklam

Sean Anklam
Research Scientist - MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Judging Criteria

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

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