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This challenge is no longer accepting new submissions.

DARPA CHIKV Challenge

Building predictive models to outpace the spread of infectious disease

Department of Defense

Total Cash Prizes Offered: $450,000
Type of Challenge: Scientific
Submission Start: 08/15/2014 04:00 AM ET
Submission End: 02/01/2015 05:00 AM ET

This challenge is externally hosted.

You can view the challenge details here: http://www.innocentive.com/DARPAChikvChallenge

Description

DARPA desires novel approaches to predictive modeling of vector-borne infectious diseases to forecast when and where the Chikungunya virus will spread in the Americas. There are numerous sources of potentially useful data that could be incorporated into a forecast, but its difficult to predict which will be most informative. DARPA expects that successful teams will bridge disciplines such as public health, mathematics, meteorology, entomology, computer science, and bioinformatics.