Prizes & Judging
Best Concept: USD 500
2nd Prize: USD 300
3rd Prize: USD 150
Creative Concepts (10): USD 75 (each)
Grand Prize: USD 3,000
2nd Prize: USD 2,000
3rd Prize: USD 1,000
Excellence Awards (5): USD 200 (each)
Special Prize by NVIDIA (3)*:
1st Prize: NVIDIA Tesla C2070 GPU card
2nd Prize: NVIDIA Tesla C2070 GPU card
3rd Prize: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 card
* For Application Development round only. To be eligible for NVIDIA Special Prize, your Application entries must use the NVIDIA Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) and the CUDA(tm) parallel computing platform and programming model. See Resources
Special Prize by Microsoft Research**:
XBox 360 + Kinect
** For Application Development round only. To be eligible for Microsoft Research Special Prize, your Application entries must use the Microsoft Academic Search API. See Resources
All entries will be evaluated by a panel of qualified judges based on but not limited to the following criteria:
How novel is the submitted Concept/Application?
Does the Concept/Application use and integrate various data sources in an innovative way?
How easy is it to understand and use the Concept/Application?
Is the functionality obvious and intuitive?
How well does the Concept/Application address the problem(s) of target users which the team identified?
Does the Concept/Application add a clear value to the specific research discipline(s) other than workflow?
Participants of winning concept entries will be announced on the competition website on 05 June 2012. Participants of winning application entries will be notified via email or phone on 26 July 2012 and invited to present and receive awards at CFS Talk and Awards India on 29 July 2012.
Ramesh A. Mashelkar, FRS, Ph.D., CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow and President, Global Research Alliance
Akhilesh Pandey, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Founder and Director, Institute of Bioinformatics
Debnath Pal, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science
Debasis Dash, Ph.D., Scientist, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, CSIR
Ramesh Hariharan, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Strand Life Sciences
S. Krishnaswamy, Ph.D., Professor, Madurai Kamaraj University
Sanjeeva Srivastava, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
G. P. S. Raghava, Ph.D., Scientist and Head of Bioinformatics Center, Institute of Microbial Technology
Soumitra Kumar Nandy, Ph.D., Professor, Indian Institute of Science
Supratim Ray, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science
Siddhartha Gadgil, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science
A. Kumaran, Ph.D., Director of Applied Sciences and Head of Multilingual Systems Research, Microsoft Research India
Jaya Panvalkar, Senior Director, NVIDIA