WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Humanity United today announced the winners of the Model Challenge, the final round of the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention. Run in collaboration with the Harvard-NASA Tournament Lab, the NASA Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation and TopCoder, the Model Challenge asked innovative problem solvers to create algorithmic models that can help forecast when and where mass atrocities are likely to occur. Read more about Innovative Thinkers from Around the World Create New Technologies for Predicting Mass Atrocities
Unlike TCP(Transmission Control Protocol), RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol), or UDP (User Diagram Protocol), the new protocol needs to be able to handle all kinds of disruption without losing data or security.
You can also join us for a Google hangout! Albert Lin, National Geographic Emerging Explorer and UC San Diego Research Scientist, Karim Lakhani, Lumry Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, and Jason Crusan, the Director of NASA's Advanced Exploration Systems will discuss the challenge in detail at 1:00pm EDT on Friday, September 13th . Learn how crowdsourcing and open innovation can be applied to create machine learning algorithms that accelerate historical discoveries and how NASA assesses satellite imagery.
Algae are natural components of marine and fresh water flora performing many roles that are vital for the health of ecosystems. However, excessive growth of algae becomes a nuisance to users of water bodies for recreation activities and to drinking water providers. Excessively dense algal growth could alter the quantity and quality of light in the water column. Some types of algae may also cause harm through the release of toxins. Read more about EPA Cyanobacteria Predictive App Challenge
NASA's experience in crowd-sourcing and open-sourcing projects has enabled NASA to launch the Center of Excellence. The CEOCI initiative aims to enable acceleration of US Government implementation of new models of problem solving using collaborative innovation methodologies such as crowd sourcing and open innovation to meet agency requirements.
This is your chance to ask questions about what it’s like to apply your computational expertise in these “high-octane” and intellectually stimulating organizations. Chat sessions will run throughout the day. We will have a random drawing for NTL t-shirts for all who participate in the chat.