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DARPA DMACE Challenge

(Digital Manufacturing Analysis, Correlation and Estimation)


Leader Board: Final Challenge



DMACE Challenge Final Results:

Here are the official rankings for the DMACE Challenge. Listed are the teams and individuals that have submitted their estimations to the Final Challenge questions, ranked by how close they came to correctly answering those questions, using a sample Mahalanobis distance (SMD).

An explanation for this formula in general terms can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahalanobis_distance (see normalized Euclidean distance formula).

The lower the SMD, the closer the competitor's estimations were to the correct answer, and the higher their ranking on this board.

The formula used for the Final Challenge was: SMD = ( ( ( (Competitor Sphere Estimation – Average for the Final Sphere Configuration tests) / Standard Deviation for Final Spheres) ^2) + ( ( (Competitor Cube Estimation – Average for Final Cube Configuration tests) / Standard Deviation for Final Cubes) ^2) )^1/2

where the average compression load for the Final Spheres is 30879.44 newtons with a standard deviation of 820.41 newtons. The average compression load for the Final Cubes is 58678.61 newtons with a standard deviation of 2733.34 newtons.

Congratulations to UCSB for winning the DMACE Challenge and the $50,000 prize!

Thank you to all of the competitors who took part in the DMACE Challenge, especially for the innovative model summaries and descriptions you provided.

Thank you to the scientists and technicians at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Naval Postgraduate School who built, tested and organized the sphere and cube data (respectively) used in the DMACE Challenge, and for all their other personnel who put together the media displayed on the DMACE website.

Thanks to for all of the guidance and support from DARPA's Defense Science Office, Support Services Office and especially the very hardworking team in the Information Technology Services Office.

Also, thank you from the eight-member DARPA Service Chiefs Fellowship team (Fourth Quarter 2010) to DARPA for giving us this opportunity to orchestrate the DMACE Challenge and meet some of the finest minds working in the defense of our nation during our brief time here.

And, with heartfelt gratitude, thanks to our spouses and families who endured the absence caused by our travels and time working during this fellowship. We couldn't have done this without you.

Rank Display NameCubeSphereSMD
1UCSB61806.431120.951.18157
2kondor00257275.7229415.581.85665
3Dan53688.2129316.382.63879
4Jacob Simmons51996.4828601.273.69965
5kj98901851463286983.74684
6oyku.asikoglu62045270254.85692
7Johannes_de_Silentio61518.0726891.54.97066
8SnowballsChance45160.5232007.55.13320
9JamMetalJam45728.03291765.17298
10LamarRed45193283955.78898
11swi40617.9130808.886.60811
12bgraybill78866.431428.017.41596
13JR4230026740.367.83321
14Jay83392.3533620.19.63896
15Eccentric Crushers30176.1827196.0411.35314
16sfdez388052306511.98292
17GRC2574430950.112.04951
18pschauppner65271.3121067.2712.20081
19PAM - Predictive Additive Manufacturing341782375012.48452
20Team Cavanaugh13789.1324947.7817.94398
21danielelyrankin163184.529506.4938.27034