A team of five IUPUI graduate students won three contests at the Tech to Protect Challenge at Carnegie Mellon University in January. The National Institute of Standards and Technology sponsored the competition.
Swarnamouli Majumdar, Mayur Srivastava, Aamir Khan, I Ting “Tiffany” Tseng and Bhavani Prasad Rao Ejanthkar, pictured above left to right with advisor Sonny Kirkley, won all three contests in which they participated, winning over $25,000.
The Tech to Protect Challenge consists of 10 separate contests for which teams must design and develop a possible solution. Each contest is designed to develop new, creative technologies to address issues faced by fire, law enforcement and EMS emergency responders. The challenge is held in multiple cities throughout the year and culminates in a national competition in Boulder, Colorado.
The multidisciplinary IUPUI team worked on and presented three products in Pittsburgh: ZENEXT, an AI-enabled hands-free technology for law enforcement; ALIKE, a cloud services application for fire departments and homeowner use; and SECURE MATRIX, a UX/UI 360-degree dashboard for network security.
More information about the students and their experience in the Tech to Protect Challenge is available on the IUPUI School of Informatics and Computing’s website.