AES Student Competition: MATLAB Hackathon

NEW INFORMATION  FOR 2023

10 AM EDT 26th, Oct. 2023

Entries Open

6 PM EDT 26th, Oct. 2023

Entries Close

27th, Oct. 2023

Judging

12 PM 27th, Oct. 2023

Results & Feedback

In 2023, the competition will be a Hackathon format, held as part of the New York AES Convention. Contestants may participate in person or through an online submission during the same timeframe.

The coding task will be announced at the event by an industry or research partner nominated by the AES. Participants will be provided access to supplemental materials such as test data, code baselines, or reference papers at that time. Participation in person is strongly encouraged but not required.

To indicate your interest and receive exclusive information and materials, please complete the form below:

https://forms.gle/q2UYFfXHipoF4JMt9

 

We strongly advise that students familiarize themselves with the following examples in preparation for the Hackathon. 

Basic compressor MATLAB code: https://github.com/HackAudio/textbookcode/tree/master/Ch_18

Several other examples of MATLAB code: https://github.com/HackAudio/textbookcode/tree/master/Ch_18

Getting started with MATLAB plug-ins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcBMgDdFOr8&t=1s

http://www.mathworks.com/videos/real-time-audio-processing-for-algorithm-prototyping-and-custom-measurements-121075.html?form_seq=conf672&s_v1=14267&elq_cid=45333

 

MathWorks and AES invite you to challenge both your signal processing skills and creativity! Design a new kind of audio production VST plugin using MATLAB Software and your wits

Dr. Christoph Thompson
Professor at Ball State University

Chair, AES MATLAB Competition

MathWorks and AES invite you to challenge both your signal processing skills and creativity! Design a new kind of audio production VST plugin using MATLAB Software and your wits

Dr. Christoph Thompson
Professor at Ball State University
Chair, AES MATLAB Competition

2023 MATLAB Hackathon, Rules + Info

Sponsored by MathWorks, the MATLAB Plugin AES Student Competition is an international contest for aspiring audio developers. For participating students, it constitutes an opportunity to learn, make connections with the industry, receive feedback from technical experts, and become an active part of the AES student community.

 

In 2023 the competition will take the form of a Hackathon, held as part of the New York AES Convention. Contestants may participate in-person or through an online submission during the same timeframe.

 

The coding task will be announced at the event by an industry or research partner nominated by the AES. At that time, participants will also be provided access to any supplemental materials such as test data, code baselines, or reference papers. Participation in-person is strongly encouraged but not required.

To participate in the MATLAB Plugin AES Student Competition, you must:

 

1.    Be a current Student Member of the Audio Engineering Society. Join at aes.org/join. Please note that fees vary by region.

2.    Be enrolled in a student program related to audio engineering or software design at the time of the event. If participating as a team, all members should also be students

3.    If submitting on behalf of a team, gain approval from the rest of the team as the sole representative

4.    Submit your project description electronically according to the submission guidelines prior to the deadline.

 

If a project is designed by a team of students all team members must, at minimum, also be enrolled students affiliated with a university audio program, which will be verified through the respective faculty advisers. To present as a team all team members must meet the complete eligibility criteria. Violation of these rules will result in disqualification. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstance.

October 26. 2023 10:00am Announcement of coding challenge

October 26. 2023 06:00pm Submission deadline

October 27. 2023 12:00pm Winner announcement on the AES Education Stage


Week of November 1st: Build debrief and feedback session for finalists with judges via zoom.Revea

The code along with all required documentation will be uploaded to a secure server. A link will be provided at the time of the competition.

Judging criteria will include, at the discretion of the organizing partner and judging team:

  • Fulfillment of coding challenge criteria
  • Technical merit
  • Degree of innovation and originality
  • Creative value
  • Execution and cleanliness of the code

First Prize $2000

 

Second Prize $1000

 

Third Prize $750

 

The competition is underwritten by MathWorks as the main sponsor. The winner will be announced at the 2023 New York AES Convention on the Education stage. The awards ceremony will focus on announcement of winners only. An in-depth technical feedback session with the judges and finalists will take place online approximately a week after the convention.