National University of Singapore announced as First Runner-Up in the Atos IT Challenge 2022

Atos IT Challenge is the first international student competition dedicated to technological innovation

Singapore – August 8, 2022 –

Atos announces that the National University of Singapore has won the second prize in the Atos IT Challenge, the first international student competition on technological innovation. The talented team of four made an impressive win beating 17 other shortlisted teams with ‘Lumo’, an app for firefighters who are on the frontline protecting life, property, and the environment. Leveraging the power of satellite communication and AI, ‘Lumo’ is set up to provide descriptive statistics, such as GIS maps and dashboards containing charts and reports, that deliver real-time analysis to mitigate the dangers of fires. The descriptive data from ‘Lumo’ delivers risk scores, quick charts, and dashboards of a fire. Additional functions give real-time information of a location vulnerability, simulated wildfires, and the possible spread, that collectively could mean life or death in these harrowing situations.

“The team from NUS has developed a solution that has a high use case in the region. Annually we battle fires due to climatic conditions, human error, and cultural practices. Our firefighters are in the thick of these situations, risking their lives to protect others. Now armed with critical data they could be well prepared to manage the fires even before they arrive at the scene.

We are proud that Singapore was well represented in this global competition. We congratulate our student team from NUS for a brilliant invention that is going to make a difference in all our lives.” saysNeville Smith, Managing Director, Southeast Asia, Atos

The Atos IT Challenge is in its eleventh year since its launch in 2011, gathering 19 of the best submissions from around the world and then whittled down to 13 and then the final3.

Winners from the National University of Singapore were: Manali Patil, He Ruoqing Vivien, Yeoh Yong Jie, and Yuvaraj Kumaresan. The team won €5,000.

“We are delighted to have won second place in the Atos IT Challenge”said Manali Patil, from the National University of Singapore,“We've never thought it would be something we would succeed in and participating in the competition was truly an amazing opportunity.”

The 2022 edition was themed ‘to the moon…to mars…and to the stars…’ which presented competitors with a wide range of topics to explore. This included simulation, communications, analysis of existing data (both imagery and from radio telescopes), object tracking, rocketry, astronomy, astrophysics, and more. The application of a variety of technologies and techniques was also available to support investigations of artificial intelligence and machine learning, analytics, image analysis, APIs, and platforms. The criteria for final submission was to develop a mobile or web application in the theme of space that would benefit society at large. The first prize was awarded to team Sargassum Detector, from the University of Orleans in France.

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 111,000 employees and annual revenue of c. € 11 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high-performance computing, the Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on Euronext Paris and included in the CAC 40 ESG and Next 20 indexes.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.

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