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Recent work has shown that neural networks can contain stealthy backdoors, much like traditional software that allow attackers to trigger malicious behavior. The HackML competition will challenge teams to develop novel, more powerful backdoor defenses and detections.

competition timeline

Competition Details & Registration Opens:

1 September 2020

Submission Deadline:

extended to 18 October 2020

Finalist Notification:

by 20 October 2020 

Virtual Final Presentations & Demos*:

5 - 7 November 2020

Award Ceremony:

8 November 2020

*Presentation details to be released at the point of Finalist notification if not earlier.  

participating regions

US-Canada + international participation

competition details

competition organizers & judges

The HackML competition is organized by Professors Siddharth Garg and Brendan Dolan-Gavitt, and doctoral student researchers of the NYU Center for Cybersecurity.

Email the Organizers

2019 winners & finalists 

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