Projet ANR


The Signal Processing Cup (SP Cup) competition is held annually and encourages teams of students to work together to solve real-world problems using signal processing methods and techniques. Each year, three final teams are chosen to present their work during ICASSP to compete for the US$5,000 grand prize!

Team Formation and Eligibility

Each team participating should be composed of one faculty member or someone with a Ph.D. degree employed by the university (the Supervisor), at most one graduate student (the Tutor), and at least three, but no more than ten undergraduate students. At least three of the undergraduate team members must hold either regular or student memberships of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Undergraduate students who are in the first two years of their college studies, as well as high school students who are capable of contributing, are welcome to participate in a team. A participant cannot be on more than one team.

Prize for Finalists

The three teams with the highest performance in the open competition will be selected as finalists and invited to participate in the final competition at ICASSP 2024. The champion team will receive a grand prize of $5,000. The first and the second runner-up will receive a prize of $2,500 and $1,500, respectively, in addition to travel grants and complimentary conference registrations.

Up to three student members from each finalist team will be provided travel support to attend the conference in person. In-person attendance of the physical conference is required for reimbursement.
Complimentary conference registration for the three finalist team members from each team who present at ICASSP. These complimentary conference registrations cannot be used to cover any papers accepted by the conference. If you are one of the three finalist team members from each team and wish to receive complimentary registration and/or conference banquet access, you must email Jaqueline Rash,, with this information once your team has been selected as a finalist.
The three finalist team members from each team will also be invited to join the Conference Banquet and the SPS Student Job Fair, so that they can meet and talk to SPS leaders and global experts. Please note registration to the Conference Banquet and Student Job Fair is limited and based on availability.


We gratefully acknowledge MathWorks, Inc. for their continued support of the IEEE SP Cup. Participating students are encouraged to download the complimentary Mathworks Student Competitions Software for use in the competition.

Important Dates

  • Challenge announcement: 1 November 2023
  • Dataset and evaluation protocol: 1 November 2023
  • Team Registration Deadline: 12 January 2024
  • Final submission due: 5 February 2024
  • Finalists announced: 14 February 2024
  • Final competition at ICASSP 2024: 14-19 April 2024