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Romanian student wins Intel international contest

budisteanuIonut Budisteanu, a Romanian student has won the first prize of Intel’s competition ” Embeded System Design Contest”. Around 76 universities from 12 countries have participated in this contest, which was held in Shanghai, China.

On his blog Ionut Alexandru has stated that ” It was my first collegiate electronic contest and an amazing experience for me. First of all, we received 3-4 months ago a device manufactured by Intel which is a very powerful computer device board powered by an Bay-Trail – Intel® Atom™ Processor E3800 Product Family. We had to develop something on it, anything. I choose to develop a smart surveillance system that uses Artificial Intelligence to process the images in order to recognize the moving objects like pedestrians, cars, animals … anything that is not static and can be seen by the surveillance cameras.”

The contest was held both in Chinese and in English for foreign participants. Seven experts in electronics and Computer Science have judged the contest and have also given feedbacks.

Budisteanu has received a lot of appreciation for his work in the IT field,  being involved in more than 50 projects for the last 9 years. He has also received his fair share of awards. Budisteanu has won last year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, the Gordon E.Moore award for a project involving low cost self driving cars and an outstanding award from Yale university.

Ionut Budisteanu is also a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and has been ranked 9th most influential teens in the world by Times magazine in 2013.