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Team of CS Graduate Students take 2nd place in international competition.


Team ML-IDS members with their supervisor Dr. Nashid Shahriar.

Left to right in photo: Md. Shamim Towhid, Nasik Sami Khan, Dr. Nashid Shahriar, and Md Mahibul Hasan

A team of graduate students from the Department of Computer Science received the Runner-up award of 300 Swiss francs (about 460 Canadian dollars) in the 2023 Internatioal Telecommunication Union (ITU) Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) in 5G Challenge dealing with the problem of "Intrusion and Vunerability Detection in Software-Defined Networks (SDN)".  Team ML-IDS placed 2nd in a field of 27 teams.  Details of the problem that they solved can be found on the Challenge website:

The ML5G Challenge, (see the website at ) "connects participants (students and professionals) from more than 100 countries, with industry and academia solving real-world problems using AI/ML in communication networks".

There were a total of 12 problems posed in the 2023 Challenge, each carefully curated.  Paticipating teams were given access to real-world and simulated data, technical webinars, mentoring, and hands-on sessions.  As part of their competition for international recognition and prize money, teams gained experience with ITU standards by mapping their solutions to the standard specifications.

Team ML-IDS, from the University of Regina, participated in the international challenge from Regina between May 28, 2023 and August 25, 2023.  The team then submitted the implementation of their solution and a report describing it. The details of the submission can be found in this public repository:

After evaluating submissions form all teams, top teams were invited to a webinar presentation on October 25, 2023.  At the end of webinar, they announced the results:

The ML5G Challenge was part of the activities surrounding AI for Good Global Summit, the goal of which is to identify practical applications of AI, scale solutions for global impact, and accelerate progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The AI for Good Global Summit is the leading action-oriented United Nations platform promoting AI to advance health, climate, gender, inclusive prosperity, sustainable infrastructure, and other global development priorities. AI for Good is organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – the UN specialized agency for information and communication technology – in partnership with 40 UN sister agencies and co-convened with the government of Switzerland.