Call for Participation: IEEE Brain Data Bank (BDB) Challenge – Los Angeles, California, USA

The IEEE Brain Initiative is partnering with the IEEE Big Data 2019 to host a Brain Data Bank (BDB) challenge in Los Angeles, CA. The Challenge provides an opportunity for graduate/post-doc researchers and other professionals to present and share their results regarding brain data analytics and usability with a chance to win cash awards.

IEEE Brain Data Bank Challenge at the Big Data Conference 2019
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, 404 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California, USA
Email questions to:

Dr. Nan Chu

Dr. Michael Fahy

Bruce Hecht

Brent Lunceford



As a Big Data Conference participant, you are welcome to attend the Brain Data Bank Challenge as a team contestant, or in the audience. The team presentation will be judged by a distinguished panel. Audience is also invited to score which can be considered by the official judges at their discretion.Keynote topics are planned for inspiration and guidance toward early commercialization based on insightful new-technology development experience.

Agenda – December 10, 2019

Time Activity Room
8:30 Big Data Conference Opening and KeynoteSan Francisco/San Jose, Sacramento
9:45 Coffee Break
California Foyer
10:00 Brain Data Bank Challenge - Introduction and Ordering of Team PresentationsSan Fernando
11:00 Challenge Opening Keynote: “Emerging Capabilities in Accessing Brain Activity
& the Future of Brain Data” – Bruce A. Hecht, Analog Devices, and IEEE Sensors Council, Boston, MA, USA.
San Fernando
12:00 Conference LunchSan Francisco/San Jose, Sacramento
13:00 Challenge Team PresentationsSan Fernando
15:00 Keynote: Neuroscience-based Entrepreneurship – Brent Lunceford, Memstronics, Austin, TX, USA
• “Big Data and Neurotechnology – What could be ready for entrepreneur's undertaking?”
• Remarks for each team’s presentation from a start-up perspective.
San Fernando
16:00 Coffee Break California Foyer
16:20 Challenge Closing Remarks: "Brain Data vs. Artificial Intelligence" San Fernando

December 11, 2019

19:00Winners’ Awards Announced at the Conference Banquet in the San Francisco/San Jose, Sacramento rooms.