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Fri Dec 11 08:00 AM -- 05:45 PM (PST)
Competition Track Friday
Hugo Jair Escalante · Katja Hofmann





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First session for the competition program at NeurIPS2020.

Machine learning competitions have grown in popularity and impact over the last decade, emerging as an effective means to advance the state of the art by posing well-structured, relevant, and challenging problems to the community at large. Motivated by a reward or merely the satisfaction of seeing their machine learning algorithm reach the top of a leaderboard, practitioners innovate, improve, and tune their approach before evaluating on a held-out dataset or environment. The competition track of NeurIPS has matured in 2020, its fourth year, with a considerable increase in both the number of challenges and the diversity of domains and topics. A total of 16 competitions are featured this year as part of the track, with 8 competitions associated to each of the two days. The list of competitions that ar part of the program are available here:

https://neurips.cc/Conferences/2020/CompetitionTrack

Opening - Competition Track Session (Intro)
Katja Hofmann, Hugo Jair Escalante
3D+texture garment reconstruction challenge design (data, metrics, tracks, etc) (Live oral presentation)
Hugo Bertiche
3D+texture garment reconstruction challenge results (Live oral presentation)
Meysam Madadi
Opening the L2RPN challenge @ NeurIPS2020 (Intro)
Antoine Marot
Winning the L2RPN challenge (Oral presentation)
Antoine Marot
A L2RPN Winning approach (Oral presentation)
Jixiang LU
The Best L2RPN wining approach (Oral presentation)
Bo Zhou
L2RPN Post Challenge open questions (Oral presentation)
Antoine Marot
Closing and ceremony award (Outro)
Antoine Marot
Introducing the Hide-and-Seek privacy challenge (Intro)
James Jordon
The importance of synthetic data (Oral presentation)
James Jordon
Synthetic data in the healthcare setting (Oral presentation)
James Jordon
What we learned from the Hide-and-Seek privacy challenge (Oral presentation)
James Jordon
Closing remarks (Outro)
James Jordon
Background on black box optimization (BBO) (Oral presentation)
Ryan Turner
BBO challenge platform with Valohai (Oral presentation)
Juha Kiili
Spotlight for 1st place (BBO challenge) (Oral presentation)
Ryan Turner, Alexander Cowen-Rivers
Spotlight for 2nd place (BBO challenge) (Oral presentation)
Ryan Turner, Jiwei Liu
Spotlight for 3rd place (BBO challenge) (Oral presentation)
Ryan Turner, Mikita Sazanovich
Opening the SpaceNet 7 Challenge @ NeurIPS2020 (Oral presentation)
Adam Van Etten
Introduction to SpaceNet (Oral presentation)
Jake Shermeyer
The SpaceNet 7 Dataset (Oral presentation)
Jesus Martinez-Manso
The SpaceNet 7 Metric (Oral presentation)
Adam Van Etten
The Winners of SpaceNet 7 (Oral presentation)
Adam Van Etten
SpaceNet 7 Closing and Future Plans (Oral presentation)
Adam Van Etten
introduction to the 2020 NeurIPS education challenge (Oral presentation)
Angus Lamb
Competition overview: motivation, impact, dataset, tasks (Oral presentation)
Angus Lamb
Competition results and insights (Oral presentation)
Jack Wang
Beyond the competition: what's next? (Oral presentation)
Jack Wang
Q&A and discussion (Outro)
Jack Wang, Angus Lamb
Traffic Map Movies - An Introduction to the Traffic4cast Challenge (Oral presentation)
Sepp Hochreiter
The Traffic4cast Competition Design and Data (Oral presentation)
Michael Kopp
The Best Traffic4Cast Submissions (Intro)
D Kreil
1st prize: Utilizing UNet for the Future Traffic Map Prediction - Traffic4cast highlight talk (Oral presentation)
Sungbin Choi
2nd prize: TLab: Traffic Map Movie Forecasting Based on HR-NET - Traffic4cast highlight talk (Oral presentation)
Fanyou Wu
3rd prize: Towards Good Practices of U-Net for Traffic Forecasting - Traffic4cast highlight talk (Oral presentation)
Jingwei Xu
Graph Ensemble Net and the Importance of Feature & Loss Function Design for Traffic Prediction - Traffic4cast highlight talk (Oral presentation)
Qi Qi
Uncertainty Intervals for Graph-based Spatio-Temporal Traffic Prediction - Traffic4cast highlight talk (Oral presentation)
tijs Maas
Traffic4cast Award Ceremony, Outlook, and Follow Up Challenges (Discussion panel)
D Kreil
The Hateful Memes Challenge: Competition Overview (Oral presentation)
Douwe Kiela
The Hateful Memes Challenge: Live award ceremony and winner presentations (Discussion panel)
Douwe Kiela