Carnegie Mellon University

Machine Learning & AI Hackathon

The CMU/Emirates Innovation Lab brings the theme of inspiring insights and personalized customer experiences with data analytics driven by machine learning and AI. We expect participants to intersect data, which will be made available from Emirates Airline with other publicly available sources, and use their ingenuity to create innovative and feasible solutions that align with the theme. Get ready for a fast-paced event filled with some of the smartest and most creative hackers of Silicon Valley and Pittsburgh. Join an existing team or form your own to create new and innovative travel-centric applications that offer an exceptional travel experience.


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(Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2017)

  • Saturday

  • 8:30 AM

    Check in and Refreshment
  • 9:30 AM

  • 9:40 AM

    Welcome remarks
  • 10:00 AM

    Event brief
  • 10:30 AM

    Hackathon begin
  • 11:00 AM

    API coaching session
  • 12:30 PM

  • 2:30 PM

    API coaching session
  • 6:30 PM

  • Sunday

  • 2:00 AM

  • 8:00 AM

  • 9:00 AM

    Final Touch
  • 10:30 AM

    Submission deadline / Pre-screening
  • 01:00 PM

  • 1:45 PM

  • 4:45 PM

    Coffee Break
  • 5:15 PM

  • 6:00 PM

    Closing remarks


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*Terms & Conditions for Grand Prize from Emirates Airline
  • Maximum size of the team can be 5.
  • Maximum legs should be 4.
  • The ticket issued in exchange for the voucher is non-encashable, non-rerouteable, non–transferrable, non-endorsable and cannot be put up for sale. It can be utilized by the winner for travel on Emirates only.
  • Seat availability will depend upon the flight situation at the time of the reservation/ticket issuance.
  • Travel black out period during Eid, Christmas, New Year and Easter holidays.
  • Winner is entitled to normal baggage allowance as per existing regulations.
  • The ticket will not be eligible for Skywards Miles, Emirates Chauffeur Drive Service & Access to the Emirates Lounge.
  • Please note that the ticket request should reach us before 30 November 2017. Outbound travel must commence before or on 31 March 2018.
  • After the issuance of the ticket-one date change is allowed subject to the fare rules. No name changes or route changes are permitted.