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Acknowledgements

Harvard Business School's Division of Research and Faculty Development funded the prize money and supported K.R.L., E.L., C.B. and A.M. K.R.L. and K.J.B. were also supported by the NASA Tournament Lab, which is funded by the NASA Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. E.C.G. was supported by the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center (NCRR 5UL1RR025758 and 5UL1RR025758-S), and R.A.A. was supported by the Klarman Family Foundation. P.-R.L. was supported by US National Defense Science and Engineeering and US National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships.

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    • Karim R Lakhani
    • , Kevin J Boudreau
    • , Ramy A Arnaout
    •  & Eva C Guinan

    These authors contributed equally.

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  1. Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    • Karim R Lakhani
    • , Carliss Baldwin
    • , Eric Lonstein
    •  & Alan MacCormack
  2. Harvard-NASA Tournament Lab, Institute for Quantitative Social Science.

    • Karim R Lakhani
    •  & Kevin J Boudreau
  3. London Business School, London, UK.

    • Kevin J Boudreau
  4. Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

    • Po-Ru Loh
  5. TopCoder.com, Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA.

    • Lars Backstrom
    •  & Mike Lydon
  6. Department of Pathology and Division of Clinical Informatics, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    • Ramy A Arnaout
  7. Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    • Ramy A Arnaout
    •  & Eva C Guinan
  8. Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    • Eva C Guinan

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M.L. is employed by TopCoder.com. L.B. was a paid consultant to TopCoder.com at the time the contest was designed and executed.

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