School of Computing collect two awards at President’s Award for ​Innovation 2018

Student Innovation Winners 2018DCU School of Computing collects two awards at this year's President’s Award for ​Innovation. Two third year CA groups where joint winners in the Student Category and the Adapt team who put together DCU Fuse won a special award for Innovation.

In the student category, Russell Brady and Cathal Hughes from Computer Applications 3rd Year where joint winners for their Skin Condition Classifier App. This app uses image analysis, deep learning and artificial intelligence to develop an app for diagnosis of common skin conditions.

James Gallagher, also from Computer Applications 3rd Year was the other joint winner of the student category with his GiveBack.ie project. This project is an online platform that enables Irish consumers to help society's most vulnerable simply by shopping onli​ne.​

A special award for Innovation was presented to the Adapt team responsible for DCU Fuse. Prof. Andy Way, Yoris Vreeke, Orna Duggan and Daniel Turner developed this project to provide a modern forum software for  purposeful and effective discussion within the DCU community on the strategic direction of DCU.

The proprietary platform behind DCU Fuse is based on an open source discussion platform used by the likes of Twitter, Sitepoint, Github and Cisco.  ADAPT researchers created a robust application that could connect the university with its stakeholders in a dynamic way, supporting multiple parallel online conversations and analysing the data gathered during the 24 hours exercise.

Adapt Centre - DCU Fuse Team