Competition Overview

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 design new, more powerful backdoor attacks on neural networks, and to develop novel defenses and detections.

Registration is still open! 

Please register to participate in either / both of the Attack Round and Defense Round! 


Early August: Competition guidelines released 

8 August 2019: Competition details released 

8 - 31 August 2019: Attack Round of Qualification Phase - Attack round has closed 

6 - 30 September 2019: Defense Round of Qualification Phase - Registration open through 30 Sept.

7 - 8 November 2019: In-person Final Round for advancing teams 

Faculty and student leads developing this competition

Competition rules, overview, and eligibility

Instructions and files for the Attack and Defense Rounds