The success of the Mycetoma MicroImage Challenge is driven by a dedicated team of organizers who bring a diverse range of expertise from academia and research. This team is responsible for the overall design, coordination, and execution of the challenge. Below is detailed information about the organizers and their roles:

Hyam Ali: A lecturer at the University of Khartoum and a researcher at the Mycetoma Research Center, Sudan. Hyam is the primary contact for the challenge. With a background in medical imaging and machine learning, she has spearheaded several initiatives to incorporate AI in diagnosing neglected tropical diseases. Her vision for the challenge is to create a platform that fosters innovation in medical diagnostics through international collaboration.

Sahar Alhesseen: A lecturer at the University of Khartoum, her expertise lies in mathematical modelling, computational techniques, and software development, . She coordinates the technical aspects of the challenge, ensuring that the data sets are accurately prepared and that the challenge infrastructure supports participants’ needs effectively.

Lamis Elkheir: Also, a Lecturer from the University of Khartoum, Lamis specialises in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and drug discovery for Mycetoma. She manages the logistics and participant engagement, facilitating smooth communication and support for all challenge participants.

Rachid Jennane: A professor at Orleans University in France, Rachid brings a strong background in medical image processing and analysis. He is responsible for the scientific integrity of the challenge, overseeing the evaluation methods and ensuring that they are robust and fair.

Ahmed Fahal: Professor at the University of Khartoum and an expert in Mycetoma research. He provides clinical insights that are crucial for shaping the challenge’s focus on practical and impactful medical applications.