Privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) Prize Challenge

MIDAS members may be interested in participating in Track 2 of this prize challenge, “Forecasting to bolster pandemic response capabilities”.

The prize challenges have been developed as part of a joint effort between the United Kingdom and the United States.

The challenges have been led by the U.K.’s Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) and Innovate UK, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), in cooperation with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Innovators will bolster pandemic response capabilities in both the United States and United Kingdom by developing privacy-preserving federated learning solutions to improve forecasting. The COVID-19 pandemic – which has incurred an immense human cost and socio-economic impact across the globe – has demonstrated the importance of preparing for public health emergencies by harnessing the power of data through privacy-preserving data sharing and analytics.

Participants will work with datasets generated by the University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute.

For more information, eligibility and timeline:

The first deadline coming up is September 4, 2022.





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