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DecMeg2014: the 1st prize is awarded to Alexandre Barachant

News date: 
Tuesday, 26 August, 2014

At the International Conference on Biomagnetism, Halifax (Canada), Emanuele Olivetti assigned the prizes of DecMeg2014 (Biomag2014, data analysis competition 1) during the awards ceremony. The ceremony concluded the competition that ran from April 21st to July 27th, 2014.The first prize was assigned to Dr.Alexadre Barachant, that applied concepts of information geometry and transfer learning for the data classification.

The second prize was assigned to team of Tampere University (Finland) of Dr.Heikki Huttunen, Oguzhan Gencoglu, Johannes Lehmusvaara, Teemu Vartiainen and in collaboration with Aalto University and Helsinki University. The third prize was assigned to Nathan Hammes, M.Sc. candidate in Computer Science at Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis (USA). The competition, organized by NILab, attracted more that 300 participants from all over the world, who submitted more than 5000 solutions. During the extent of the competition, the main web page of DecMeg2014 was accessed by more than 25000 unique visitors.