NUST team from SEECS wins 1st
prize at Jazz SDG Hackathon held at National Incubation Centre, Islamabad for
their project named “Smart Shapewear for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer.”
Continuing the legacy of
winning laurels one after the other, NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science (SEECS) earned first prize at Jazz SDG Hackathon, organised from
December 7 to 9, 2018. Held at National Incubation Centre, the event was
jointly arranged by Jazz, Code for Pakistan and Open Islamabad. SEECS team
stood tall among teams formed out of 100 participants from various universities
to create prototypes addressing civic and social problems in line with the
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.
NUST team – comprising Software Engineering students, namely Burhan-ul-Tayyab,
Wajahat Hussain Khan and Wajeeha Yasin – presented their project “Smart
Shapewear for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer.” The shapewear having
several high-tech sensors sends real-time data to an android app, equipped with
Machine Learning, to determine the risk of having Breast Cancer.
The guest of honour for the closing ceremony was Hamza Shafqaat, Deputy
Commissioner Islamabad, who awarded a cash prize of PKR 150, 000 to the NUST
team as a token of appreciation.
December 7-9, 2018