We are thrilled to announce that the second marathon match officially opens for submission today!

The Differential Privacy Synthetic Data Challenge entails a sequence of three marathon matches run on the Topcoder platform, asking contestants to design and implement their own synthetic data generation algorithms, mathematically prove their algorithm satisfies differential privacy, and then enter it to compete against others’ algorithms on empirical accuracy over real data, with the prospect of advancing research in the field of Differential Privacy.

Anyone is welcome to participate in Match 2, regardless of whether or not you participated in Match 1. If you’re not a differential privacy expert, and you’d like to learn, we’ll have tutorials to help you catch up and compete!

For more information on this data challenge funded through Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) at NIST, or any federal government challenge, go to Challenge.gov.

We are also hosting a webinar on Tuesday, Jan 15 at 12:30 pm ET (New York). This will be a great opportunity to meet the sponsors, learn more, and ask any questions. You can register for the webinar here.


Head over to the Topcoder Challenge Page to view the full details