Two Ateneo teams emerged as winners in the recently concluded Smart Wireless Engineering and Education Program (SWEEP) Innovation and Excellence Awards held last March 12-14, 2009 at SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 2. The Smart PasaGoods?? team, composed of Carlos Miguel Lacson(5-BS ECE), Aldrin Khan(5-BS ECE), Marc Ericson Santos(5-BS ECE) and Marty Peterson Tan(5-BS ECE) and mentored by Mr. Ronell Sicat(ECCE faculty), bested all ten finalists. Smart PasaGoods?? is a system for gathering relief goods through the use of social networking, Smart SMS and Smart Money transfer. It allows advanced collection, easy donation transactions and donation monitoring.

Receiving second runner up is Smart Iwas Baha, a system which allows subscribers to get flood information on public roads through SMS or MMS. Data is collected from actively participating community members and is archived for analysis and other applications. The system was developed by Paulo Olayres(5-BS ECE), Dale Derrick Dy,(5-BS ECE) Grace Benedicto(5-BS ECE) and mentor, Engr. Rod Michael Coronel(ECCE faculty).

The winning teams received 500,000 and 150,000 respectively. Aside from the cash prizes, the school will also receive the same amount in the form of a grant from Smart Communications.

Smart SIGHT and Smart SWAVE, two other teams from Ateneo, were also among the ten finalists. Smart SIGHT is a forecasting system that notifies its subscribers of a disastrous condition due to a typhoon using Smart's BTS combined with a sensor suite based on the radiosonde technology. The team is composed of Luis Antonio Aguja(5-BS ECE), Stephanie Tan(5-BS ECE) and Mark Baldwin Martinez(5-BS ECE) and mentored by Engr. Jimson Ngeo(ECCE faculty). On the other hand, Smart SWAVE is an accelerometer-based weather forecast system designed to monitor wave levels and determine if vessels can pass through certain areas in the ocean. The system can also serve as a tsunami detector. The team is composed of Daniel Lagazo(5-BS CoE??), Jeuz Ser Aragon(5-BS CoE??) and Zyra Landrito(5-BS ECE) and mentored by Mr. Ronell Sicat(ECCE faculty).

All projects were supported by the SWEEP laboratory under the supervision of Engr. Ma. Leonora Guico and the Electronics, Communications and Computer Engineering Department.

Ateneo de Davao won first runner up and received 300,000. Bulacan State University, Systems Plus College and the University of San Carlos (Cebu) also had teams among the ten finalists. Non-winners received 30,000 pesos as consolation prizes.

-- RonellSicat - 06 May 2009

Topic revision: r1 - 06 May 2009 - 04:43:08 - RonellSicat
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