Biomechanics experts sought for machine learning challenge to simulate gait

Round One Entries Due: October 13, 2019

Seungmoon Song and Łukasz Kidziński, postdoctoral fellows at Stanford University, are organizing a scientific challenge to develop a controller that enables a 3D human model to walk. Based on the OpenSim platform, this challenge is one of the official competitions at Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) 2019.

The challenge this year includes a separate track for the most novel biomechanics solution. Prizes include an Xsens 3D motion capture suit and software license. Winners will also be invited to submit their solution to the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation and publish with no fee, if accepted.

Details on how to participate, including information on free resources to get started, are available at the NeurIPS 2019: Learn to Move Challenge website. You can learn more about reinforcement learning and the challenge in our past webinar, Robust Control Strategies for Musculoskeletal Models Using Deep Reinforcement Learning.

Special Issue/ Book Released: Methods in Computational Biology

Special issue/book: Methods in Computational Biology has been printed. Many MSM researchers contributed to the issue, was edited by Ross Carlson and Herbert Sauro.


Webinar Date
Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 12:00am to Saturday, January 1, 2022 - 12:00am

MSM Meetings

The 10th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM BCB) is the flagship conference of the ACM SIGBio. ACM-BCB 2019 is the conference's tenth year anniversary, building upon the success of the first nine meetings in Niagara Falls, Chicago, Orlando, Washington DC, Newport Beach, Atlanta, Seattle, Boston, and Washington DC. ACM-BCB 2019 will be held in Niagara Falls, New York, September 7-10, 2019.


Meeting Date:
Saturday, September 7, 2019 to Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Meeting Location:
Niagara Falls, New York

SAVE THE DATES: Sep 17-18, 2019


Workshop on the “Neurocircuitry of Force-Based Manipulations”


Meeting Date:
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 to Wednesday, September 18, 2019

CompBioMed Conference 2019

We are delighted to announce that the registration for the CompBioMed Conference is now officially open. The conference takes place on 25-27 September 2019 at the Institute of Engineering & Technology, Savoy Place, London, UK. The dedicated website for the conference can be found

Meeting Date:
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 to Friday, September 27, 2019
Meeting Location:
London, UK

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