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.


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 - Defense round has closed

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

The leads developing this competition and final judges

Competition rules, overview, and eligibility

Instructions and files for the Attack and Defense Rounds

Top teams from CSAW'19 HackML competition