This is a special session dedicated to the top three teams of the 2018 DAC System Design Contest on Low Power Object Detection. The contest has attracted over 120 teams from more than 10 countries/regions. All contestants have received a large training dataset provided by DJI, a company renowned for drone technologies. The dataset contains over 14 GB of images with 100 different objects to detect. A hidden dataset will be used to evaluate the performance of the designs in terms of accuracy and power. Contestants compete in two different categories: FPGA using Xilinx PYNQ-Z1 and GPU using Nvidia TK2, and a monthly ranking will start from January.
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Total of 114 teams are registered for the contest (61 teams for FPGA and 53 teams for GPU).
The 2018 System Design Contest features embedded system implementation of neural network based object detection for drones. Contestants will receive training dataset provided by our industry sponsor DJI, and a hidden dataset will be used to evaluate the performance of the designs in terms of accuracy and power. Contestants will compete in two different categories: FPGA and GPU, and grand cash awards will be given to the top three teams in each category. In addition, our industry sponsor Xilinx and Nvidia will provide a limited number of teams successfully registered with a free design kit (on a first-come-first-served basis). The award ceremony will be held at 2018 IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference.
Contest Announcment: June 21, 2017
Registration: Registration is now closed
Ranking Update: The second Tuesday of each month
Contest Closes: May 28, 2018
Yiyu Shi, Chair
University of Notre Dame
Jingtong Hu, Co-Chair
University of Pittsburgh
Christopher Rowen, DAC Representative
Cong Zhao, Industry Liaison
Bei Yu, Publicity
Chinese University of Hong Kong
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