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Student Hackathon


The Computer & Information in Engineering (CIE) Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) held two hackathon events at the IDETC/CIE 2020 and 2021 Conferences. These 24-hour hackathon events provide students and engineering practitioners with a unique opportunity to learn how data science and machine learning techniques can be leveraged to solve real-world engineering problems.

Given the previous resounding successes, the CIE Division will hold the ASME-CIE Hackathon again at the IDETC/CIE 2022 Conference, for the first time in-person, as a pre-conference event from Aug. 13-14, 2022.

Register Here

  • Limited to 45 participants
  • $35 for Hackathon event (can be done as a conference add on or stand-alone)
    • This will be a hybrid event. If unable to attend in person, please contact the organizers at bottom of the page for more details how virtual participation will work.

Important Dates:

  • Sign up Deadline August 4th 11:59pm EDT
  • August 13, 2022: Hackathon Kick-off
  • August 14, afternoon: Due for Hackathon deliverables
  • August 14, evening: Awarding ceremony

*By registering for the Student Hackathon, you agree to allow your information to be shared with other registrants and volunteer leaders for the purpose of communicating event information and intra team communication.

Problem Sets

  • Problem 1: Toward segmentation and optimization of medical images for digital twin in healthcare
  • Problem 2: Digital manufacturing cybersecurity strategies for protecting valuable information in design files
  • Problem 3: Characterizing similarity from computer-aided design (CAD) Assemblies


Date Time (CDT) Agenda (Times are subject to changes and will be finalized closer to the event)
DAY 1, August 13 1:00 – 2:00 pm In-person registration, online check-in, and virtual platform testing
  2:00 – 3:15 pm Hackathon kick-off, introduction of topic areas, and opening refreshment
  3:15 – 4:15 pm Team formation and meeting with your mentors
  4:15 – 6:30 pm Problem formulation and proposal submission (Q&A session will run in parallel from 5:30 to 6:30 pm)
  6:30 – 7:30 pm Dinner
  7:30 – 9:30 pm Hackathon continues; pitching ideas based on the preliminary proposal/project plan (Q&A session will run in parallel from 7:30 to 8:30 pm)
DAY 2, August 14 7:00 – 8:00 am Breakfast
  8:00 – 8:15 am Day 2 kick-off and judging criteria recap
  9:45 – 12:00 pm Hackathon pitch time
  • Q&A session will be available from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Morning break with refreshment from 9:45 to 10:15 am
  12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
  1:00 – 4:30 pm Hackathon pitch time
  • Q&A session will be available from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
  • Afternoon break with refreshment from 03:00 to 3:30 pm
  4:30 – 5:00 pm Project submission
  5:00 – 5:15 pm Break
  5:15 – 6:30 pm Project presentations
  6:30 – 7:00 pm Judge discussion and deliberation
  7:00 - 10:00 pm Dinner & Awards and closing ceremony

Award Information

For each problem:

  • First Place: $1,300
  • Second Place: $800 and
  • Third place: $400

Note: Teams will be judged in each problem tropic area, and awardees will be selected separately.


Both students and non-students (e.g., researchers from national labs, professionals from industry, etc.) are welcome to attend the Hackathon and experience the exciting competitions. Participants can register for the event as (1) a student or (2) a non-student. Note: non-student groups include any group with a non-student member, even in the case when several members of the group are students. Per the funding objective, non-student participants are not eligible for travel awards and prizes. Each group category will be independently assessed and will receive their own rankings within the group category.


Hackathon is a teamwork. You do not need to have all the skills – that's what TEAMWORK is for! Please join us if you have:

  • Creative or innovative ideas
  • Business or marketing talents
  • Data science or statistics concepts
  • Domain knowledge and critical thinking
  • Computational linguistics skills
  • Programming skills

Hackathon Organizers

Hyunwoong Ko, Zhenghui Sha, and Yan Lu.