Clog Loss: Advance Alzheimer’s Research with Stall Catchers is an online data science competition hosted on the DrivenData platform. The dataset comes from Stall Catchers, a citizen science effort created by the Human Computation Institute.
In this competition, participants will be given an image stack (a 3D image) taken from a live mouse brain showing blood vessels and blood flow. Each stack has an outline drawn around a target vessel segment and has been converted to an mp4 video file. The objective of this competition is to classify the outlined vessel segment as flowing—if blood cells are moving through the vessel—or stalled if any portion of the vessel segment has no blood flow. According to the researchers at Cornell University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, this task could help them find an Alzheimer’s treatment within the next year or two.
MathWorks supports this competition by providing complimentary software, MATLAB Benchmark Code, and a bonus award for the best score achieved using MATLAB and toolboxes.
Click here to sign up and compete.