2020 IEEE Brain Data Bank Challenge – Final Round


The 2020 IEEE Brain Data Bank Challenge has been targeted to expose, discuss, and accelerate on-going brain research from around the world.  Please see IEEE BDBC 2020 website for details on the events held in Taiwan, Boston, and Russia — with the finale in Silicon Valley.


The Taiwan BDBC Challenge was held on September 22, 2020

The Boston BCBD Challenge was held on November 5, 2020.

The Saint Petersburg BDBC Challenge was held on November 9, 2020 


Final Round: originally planned for Silicon Valley, will be hosted online, due to the pandemic
Date: December 5, 2020 9am – 1:30pm PDT

Registration: Here

Contacts: Joseph Wei (joseph.wei@ieee.org), Dr. Nan Chu (narisa.chu@ieee.org)


Final Round Challenge Agenda: 9:00 – 13:30 US Pacific Time

(15 minutes)        Introduction – IEEE Santa Clara Valley and local supporting chapters and BDBC: Joseph Wei, and Dr. Nan Chu

(30 minutes)        Keynote: Neurotechnology for Aging Brain and funding opportunities from National Institute on Aging (NIA): Dr. Yuan Luo,                                              Program Director at NIA Division of Neuroscience (Abstract)

(135 minutes)      Team presentation (winning teams from each previous competition)

(75 minutes)        Panel: Codesigning with the End-user: An Emerging Neurotechnological Research Paradigm!

Moderator:  Troy McDaniel, Arizona State University, USA
Justin Yerbury, University of Wollongong, Australia 
Rebecca Monteleone, University of Toledo, OH, USA (Abstract)
Katina Michael, ASU, USA & UoW, Australia (Abstract)

(15 minutes)        Announcements

– BDBC Finale Awards – Judge Panel Announcement

– Acknowledgment of Impactful Contribution to BDBC, 2017

13:30                   Closure of BDBC-2020


IEEE BDBC 2020 Sponsors


Speakers: (download agenda and speaker bio pdf)

Dr. Yuan Luo (bio)Troy McDaniel Justin Yerbury (bio)Rebecca Monteleone (bio)Katina Michael (bio)