Jonny Keane and Michael Conner took home the grand prize at the second annual Rosie Supercomputer Super Challenge for their Music Transformers project. They were awarded $5,000 and an NVIDIA GPU.

The Music Transformers project examined the automated state-of-the-art music transformer model created by Google Brain to improve how effectively the transformer generates its own music composition.

The Rosie Supercomputer Super Challenge required students to solve an interesting problem, answer a difficult question, go beyond their course work or improve an existing process using Rosie. The contest was judged by Dr. Dwight Diercks ’90, MSOE Regent; Nick Haemel ’02, MSOE Regent; and Dr. Derek Riley, MSOE computer science program director.

Congratulations to the winners:

  • 1st place: Music Transformers by Jonny Keane and Michael Conner
  • 2nd place: Prostate Cancer Segmentation by Nigel Nelson
  • 3rd place: Tornado Detection by Jordan Schlick and Ben Leisher

Honorable Mention:

  • Light Transport Simulation by Jonathan Paulick and Jonathan Phung
  • XprospeCT: CT From Xray by Ben Paulson, Joshua Goldshteyn, Sydney Balboni, John Cisler, Andrew Crisler, Natalia Bukowski, Julia Kalish and Ted Colwell

Viewer’s choice from the poster session:

  • Rosie Dashboard Project by Tyler Faulkner, Emma Straszewski, David Jin, Michael Salgado and Neel Desai