BSSE student Aakash Agrawal is the winner of the Algonauts Challenge organized by MIT. The competition was to predict fMRI/MEG brain activity evoked by images. Aakash trained deep neural networks to predict these data, and his entry stood first in predicting MEG activity and 2nd in predicting fMRI activity. As the winner, Aakash gets funding for travel to MIT to present his results at the workshop later this month on July 19-20. This was entirely Aakash’s own initiative.
Visit http://algonauts.csail.mit.edu/challenge.html to read more about this.