Challenge / Overview

There are so many distinct odors in everything we see or interact with. Our reactions to different smells are almost always instant and instinctual, not cultivated. A particular smell can sometimes trigger a specific memory too. Still, most of us would not know how our brain categorizes different smells from different sensory inputs. This challenge revolves around a dataset which contains the description of molecules (as its SMILES string), and the odors it possesses. The goal of this challenge is to focus on predicting the smell of a molecular compound by analysing it's molecular structure.

The competition consists of 3 separate Rounds

  • Round-1: September 8th, 2020 - October 27th, 2020
  • Round-2: November 23rd - Jan 10th, 2021
  • Round-3: Jan 15th, 2021 - Feb 15th, 2021

Challenge / Co-organizers

Sharada Mohanty

CEO & Founder, AIcrowd

Philippe Glénat

VP Digital Lab, Firmenich

Guillaume Godin

Scientific Director AI, Firmenich

AMLD EPFL 2021 / Challenges


With Sharada Mohanty, Erik Nygren & Florian Laurent

Round 1: February 16-March 15, 2021
Round 2: March 16-May 15, 2021

Learning To Smell Challenge

With Sharada Mohanty, Philippe Glénat & Guillaume Godin

Round 1: September 08-October 27, 2020
Round 2: November 23, 2020-January 10, 2021
Round 3: January 15-February 15, 2021

AMLD / Global partners