2009 IEEE ICDM Data Mining Contest
ICDM 2008 Contest
2009 IEEE lCDM Conference on Data Mining
The competition involves applying data mining to map the "cables of the human brain" mapping ~300,000 fiber streamlines into 20-50 cables or tracts. It involves two challenges:
Supervised learning to match the categorization of an expert
Unsupervised learning of within and between subject segmentation
Figure 1. Major fiber tracts that are the target for the competition
A short YouTube presentation details the competition including illustrations of the fiber tracts. Details of the competition are available at the web site www.braincompetition.org. All entrants will be able to compare their scores relative to all the other completed entrants. Awards will be announced at the ICDM 2009 Conference, December 2009.
Awards will include:
- Supervised Learning Match Expert Award $2000 (US);
- Unsupervised Learning Within and Between Subject Award $2000 (US);
- and possibly a Contest Crown Award (if a group scores top in both award categories), including $1000 (US) and an option to have the team leaders have their brain scanned to create a fiber map of their brain (which is expensive!).