Thapar team wins Infosys Chandigarh Digital Makeathon

October 31, 2018 05:53 PM

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala won Digital Makeathon which was held at Infosys Chandigarh Development Center (DC). The team including Dr. Harpreeet Singh, Anant Agarwal, Himashu Bansal, Mohammad Nomaan and Pulkit Chugh, presented a solution to detect Real Time Fraud Analytics and received a winning trophy and a gift voucher of INR 20,000.

Digital Makeathon is a competition aimed at bridging the gap between industry and academia on emerging disruptive technologies.

The first runner-up team was from Delhi Technogical University, Delhi and second runner-up team was from Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology, Delhi.

The nine teams from the top engineering colleges in North India participated in the competition. Each team comprised one faculty member and four students. The participating teams engaged in expert talks, walk-throughs of pre-defined use cases on AI, IoT and Blockchain and solution design discussions, followed by a theme-based competition. Participants were allowed to select any of the three themes depending on their area of interest and expertise.

Dr. Sarit K Das , Director, IIT Ropar was the Chief Guest at the event. The event jury included; Joseph Jude, CTO, Net Solutions and Abhishek Goyal, vp  and DC head-Infosys Chandigarh and other senior executives from Infosys who evaluated the solutions on pre-defined parameters and identified the winner.

During occasion, Abhinav Dhall, assistant professor, IIT Ropar also delivered an extert talk on ‘Emotional Artificial Intelligence’.

Meanwhile competition provided a unique platform for developers, designers, ideators, architects and mentors to come together, brainstorm, and create innovative theme-based solutions on three focussed technologies - Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain.

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