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Presentation of Awards and Closing Ceremony

Friday, June 26 | 10 to 11 a.m.

Join us in celebrating a successful Hackathon and the achievements of our research teams, especially our award winners, whose research into COVID-19 covers the entire biomedical research spectrum and is driven by data and data science tools developed or curated at UAB.

The UAB Informatics Institute invites you to join us in celebrating the innovative and important work of researchers who participated in the UAB COVID-19 Data Science Hackathon. The COVID-19 Hackathon Presentation of Awards and Closing Ceremony will be Friday, June 26, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. over Zoom.

Zoom Meeting ID

Meeting ID: 927 3396 1922
Password: 454887

The UAB COVID-19 Data Science Hackathon was a two-day intensive coding event held on June 15-16, 2020. During the Hackathon, diverse teams of interdisciplinary biomedical scientists, trainees, software engineers, and faculty investigators met virtually through Zoom to leverage on both public and UAB-specific COVID-19 data sets and perform data analysis on the new UAB Biomedical Research Information Technology Enhancement Commons Program (U-BRITE). Hackathon teams who were selected as finalists to compete for the top three awards of the Hackathon presented their research findings at the at the recent COVID-19 Data Science Hackathon Showcase June  19, 2020.

COVID-19 Data-Driven Medicine Competition

Wanted: Your expertise and innovative ideas on using data to combat COVID-19.

The UAB Informatics Institute is hosting a hackathon June 15-16, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to bring together teams of scientists to address problems related to COVID-19 through the use of biomedical and health data. The focus will be on ways to access and analyze data available through the U-BRITE COVID-19 portal. Collaborate and learn with other researchers to help tackle the greatest challenge of our generation. All from UAB are welcome, including trainees, faculty, and staff in biomedical, bioinformatics, computer, and data sciences. We can match individuals with teams based on your background and interests.

The hackathon will take place online over two days (June 15 - 16th). Hackathon topics will be made openly available prior to the event, check out the information below to propose an idea. Actual coding, analysis, and research will not start until the first day of the hackathon. The hackathon will take place virtually through Zoom meetings and breakout rooms. The event will be guided by a panel of UAB experts consisting of faculty geneticists, virologists, clinicians, informaticians, epidemiologists, and other educators, who will serve as either mentors or judges. All teams will be invited to a short Hackathon presentation on a special UAB Informatics Institute PowerTalk event afterward. After the Hackathon, the winners will be announced.

The hackathon represents a culmination of the recent UAB COVID-19 data science initiative, a project jointly supported by the UAB Informatics Institute, UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and the UAB AI.MED lab since mid-March 2020. The initiative has been built on a UAB biomedical data science infrastructure called U-BRITE and collaborated on by more than 70 researchers, informaticians, trainees, and scientists across campus. The aims of the COVID-19 data science initiative are to curate rapidly accumulating public data sets, software tools, and research articles, build a COVID-fight multi-disciplinary knowledge curation team and join the fight against COVID-19 with ‚Äúdata-driven medicine."

Visit the COVID-19 Hackathon Webpage for more details

For information on current registrants, hackathon guidelines, project ideas, full schedule of events and more visit the COVID-19 Hackathon page on the COVID-19 portal at the link below. 


The registration deadline has been extended to Wednesday, June 10 at 11:59 p.m. You can register for the Hackathon at the link below.