The Institute of Advanced Research in Artificial Intelligence (IARAI) is proud to announce the winners of the Traffic4cast 2020 core competition. The goal of the competition is to predict traffic in multiple big cities of different culture and economy based on industrial-scale real-world traffic data. Traffic4cast is chosen again this year for the prestigious Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), the leading event in machine learning. Three top-ranked teams in the core competition leaderboard, selected by rigorous statistical analysis, will receive highly competitive awards.

The winners are:

1st prize: Sungbin Choi. Award: 10 000 USD value and 12 month Research Fellowship at IARAI, covering stipend and expenses.

2nd prize: TLabV2 team represented by Fanyou Wu1, Yang Liu2, Zhiyuan Liu2, Xiaobo Qu3, Rado Gazo1, and Eva Haviarova1 from 1Purdue University, USA, 2Southeast University, China, and 3Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. Award: 5 000 USD value and 12 month Research Fellowship at IARAI, covering stipend and expenses.

3rd prize: LDS Group represented by Jingwei Xu1, Jianjin Zhang2, Zhiyu Yao3, and Yunbo Wang1 from 1Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 2Microsoft, Beijing, China, and 3Tsinghua University, China. Award: 2 000 USD value and complimentary registration for NeurIPS 2021.


Each of the winners will give a highlight talk at the NeurIPS 2020 conference. Traffic4cast Scientific Committee has selected two additional highlight talks from the submitted abstracts based on their exceptional scientific input.

The selected presentations for the Traffic4cast session at NeurIPS 2020 competition track are:

1. “Utilizing UNet for the future traffic map prediction“, Sungbin Choi.

2. “TLab: Traffic Map Movie Forecasting Based on HR-NET“, Fanyou Wu, Purdue University, USA.

3. “Towards Good Practices of U-Net for Traffic Forecasting“, Jingwei Xu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

4. “Graph Ensemble Net and the Importance of Feature & Loss Function Design for Traffic Prediction”, Qi Qi.

5. “Uncertainty Intervals for Graph-based Spatio-Temporal Traffic Prediction”, Tijs Maas, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  1. Dominik Kaufmann 3 years ago

    Hi there! I have a short question. I would like to learn from the Winners of the Traffic4cast 2020 Core Competition‘s work. So the question thus is are and if so where are the works of the participants to be looked at.

    Thank you in advance!

    Dominuk K.

  2. Aleksandra Gruca 3 years ago

    Hi Dominik,

    Please, look at our Traffic4cast Special Session website where you can find the links to the extended abstracts submitted by the participant of the Traffic4cast Competition.

    In the next days we will share the slides and we will provide links to the code.
    Also, the recording from the Traffic4cast Special Session will be available soon, so please check out news.

    Best wishes,

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