Swinburne Sarawak students bag prizes in innovation contest

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KUCHING: Students from the School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak won two prizes in the Innovate Malaysia Design Competition (IMDC) 2021 recently.

The IMDC is the largest design competition in Malaysia, open to students studying engineering, ICT, science and mathematics.

Participants were involved in various technology tracks, namely AWS, Intel, Keysight, Microsoft, SilTerra/CEDEC/Intel, and design challenges such as CREST, DHL Express, and Sarawak Energy.

“A total of 215 teams from 27 universities nationwide participated whereby 36 teams were shortlisted as finalists to compete for multiple prizes offered by industry partners as well as professional bodies.

“Two teams supervised by Swinburne lecturers from the School of ICT won prizes worth RM3,500,” Swinburne Sarawak said on Tuesday (Aug 17).

The first team consisting of Dennis Lim Chia Yin, Darrell Lai Vui Kiat and Gabriel Kong Qi Hao won the DHL Express Design Challenge award with their project titled ‘DHL AI-Driven Chatbot Assistant to Improve Customer and Employee Experience’.

The team was supervised by Dr Brian Loh Chung Shiong and Dr Vong Wan Tze and  the project aimed to support DHL Express in maintaining quality customer service after working hours.

The second team under the supervision of Dr Lee Sue Han and Dr Joel Than Chia Ming comprised Thon Pun Liang and Paul Cornelius Bong, and they won the consolation prize in the Intel track.

The team had proposed ‘The Development of Smart On-Road Surveillance System’ that focuses on creating a mass public solution to prevent car thefts and provide on-road real-time surveillance using state-of-the-art deep learning architectures and imaging processing techniques.

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