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2018 DAC System Design Contest


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. The contest detail can be found at DAC webpage. The contest supporting source code can be found here.


Yiyu Shi, Chair University of Notre Dame

Jingtong Hu, Co-Chair University of Pittsburgh

Christopher Rowen, DAC Representative Cognite Ventures

Cong Zhao, Industry Liaison DJI

Bei Yu, Publicity Chinese University of Hong Kong




The contest dataset is provided from DJI, captured by unmanned aerial vehicles(UAV). This dataset contains12 classes of images and 95 sub-categories. For each sub-category, 70% of the images are provided for training and30% are reserved for evaluation. in this dataset, most of the images have a object size 1-2% of the captured images (640x360), which is a main character of UAV-view images(ILSVRC with average object ratio 17%, PASCAL VOC with average object ratio 20%,).

The 70% dataset is open source and can be download here. A sample dataset can be download here.


First Place

TGIIF - Tsinghua University
Shulin Zeng, Weicong Chen, Tianhao Huang, Yujun Lin, Weizhe Meng, Zhenhua Zhu, Yu Wang

Second Place

systemsETHZ - ETH Zurich
Kaan Kara, Ce Zhang, Gustavo Alonso

Third Place

iSmart2 - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cong Hao, Yuhong Li, Sitao Huang, Xiaofan Zhang, Tianqi Gao, Jinjun Xiong, Kyle Rupnow, Huafeng Yu, Wen-Mei Hwu, Deming Chen

The detailed ranking can be found here


First Place

ICT-CAS - Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science
Hao Lu, Xuyi Cai, Xiandong Zhao, Ying Wang

Second Place

DeepZ - Zhejiang University
Jianing Deng, Cheng Zhuo

Third Place

SDU-Legend - Shandong University
Chuanqi Zang, Jie Liu, Yueming Hao, Shiqing Li, Miao Yu, Yanbo Zhao, Mingyi Li, Pengfei Xue, Xiaoyu Qin, Lei Ju, Xin Li, Mengying Zhao, Hongjun Dai

The detailed ranking can be found here

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