The three winners of 2018.

Urban Flooding Analytics Team (Winner 2018)

Business Case Title: Providing Real-Time Flood Data to Improve Climate Change Resiliency Efforts.

Team Members:

  • Nathaniel Zinda, Junior, Economics, Baruch College
  • Augustus Kaptko, Senior, Media Technology, New York City College of Technology
  • Sett Hein, Sophomore, Computer and Information Sciences, Baruch College

Click here to watch the video of the Winning Team presenting their Final Presentation. (1 minute video: Leveraging Watson AI to create crowdsourced flood maps for New York City.)

Minimizing R. I. (2nd Place Winner 2018)

Source. Reducing Recidivism

Business Case Title: Reducing Recidivism

Team Members:

  • Carlos Bibiloni, Senior, Public Affairs/Public Administration, Baruch College
  • Sohail Anwar, Senior, Computer and Information Sciences, New York City College of Technology
  • Christian Collazo, Senior, Computer and Information Sciences, Baruch College

1-minute video : Improving release program accessibility by automating the process and making it personalized to the individual.

 

Team Number: 53 CSI Devs (Third Place Winner 2018)

Business Case Title: Synthia: The SMS Census Assistant

Source – Slide of CSI Devs

  • Egor Semeniak, Sophomore, Computer and Information Sciences, Macaulay Honors College
  • Anthony Astarita, Sophomore, Computer and Information Sciences, Macaulay Honors College
  • Yuri Yurchenko, Junior, Computer and Information Sciences, College of Staten Island
  • Vincent Vitiello, Sophomore, Computer and Information Sciences, College of Staten Island

1-minute video : New Yorkers will have the option to text an AI named Synthia answers to the 2020 Census along with any questions they have.

The video of the Final Presentations and Award Ceremony can be watched at this link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnT7S5vIz_o&feature=youtu.be.

 

CUNY-IBM Watson Case Competition 2018

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THE WINNERS

Who won the CUNY-IBM Watson Case Competition 2018?

The Winner

Team Number: 37  Urban Flooding Analytics Team

Click here to watch the video of the Winning Team presenting their Final Presentation.

Business Case Title: Providing Real-Time Flood Data to Improve Climate Change Resiliency Efforts.

1 minute video: Leveraging Watson AI to create crowdsourced flood maps for New York City.

Team Members:

  • Nathaniel Zinda, Junior, Economics, Baruch College
  • Augustus Kaptko, Senior, Media Technology, New York City College of Technology
  • Sett Hein, Sophomore, Computer and Information Sciences, Baruch College

Second Place Winner

Team Number: 51  Minimizing R. I.

Business Case Title: Reducing Recidivism

1-minute video : Improving release program accessibility by automating the process and making it personalized to the individual.

Team Members:

  • Carlos Bibiloni, Senior, Public Affairs/Public Administration, Baruch College
  • Sohail Anwar, Senior, Computer and Information Sciences, New York City College of Technology
  • Christian Collazo, Senior, Computer and Information Sciences, Baruch College

Third Place Winner

Team Number: 53 CSI Devs

Business Case Title: Synthia: The SMS Census Assistant

1-minute video : New Yorkers will have the option to text an AI named Synthia answers to the 2020 Census along with any questions they have.

Team Members:

  • Egor Semeniak, Sophomore, Computer and Information Sciences, Macaulay Honors College
  • Anthony Astarita, Sophomore, Computer and Information Sciences, Macaulay Honors College
  • Yuri Yurchenko, Junior, Computer and Information Sciences, College of Staten Island
  • Vincent Vitiello, Sophomore, Computer and Information Sciences, College of Staten Island

The video of the Final Presentations and Award Ceremony can be watched at this link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnT7S5vIz_o&feature=youtu.be.

TEN FINALISTS

Congratulations to all the Teams for their hard work and making it this far in the CUNY-IBM Watson Case Competition 2018. After reviewing their submissions for Milestone#2, the following ten teams have been able to make it to the next round.

So the Ten Finalists are:

Team Number: 2  NYCapable

Business Case Title: NYCapable: Advocating for Mental Health in New York City

1-minute video : By analyzing Social Media posts, NYCapable will be able to identify Individuals who are struggling and provide them NYC mental health resources specific to their case.

Team Members: Lily Caplan, Yizoung Kuang, Sarah Ann-Mathew, and Noam Sohn

Team Number: 26  CivicAI

Business Case Title: The Fairer NYC Bail Algorithm.

1-minute video: CivicAI plans to reduce bias within the NYC Court System’s bail determination algorithm by using IBM Watson and modern data science tactics.

Team Members: Connor Rowland, Samuel Bouiss, Kaizhen Tan, Yingqiu Lin, Yinheng Li.

Team Number: 30  Barrier Breaker

Business Case Title: Barrier Breaker

1-minute video: A personal interpreter that breaks any language barrier for you anytime, anywhere.

Team Members: Yiu Chung Yau, Daniel Constantine, Shinan Liu, Liang Fang, Luis Rizo

Team Number: 34  Baruch Capital

Business Case Title: Utilizing IBM Watson in Addressing Child Abuse

1-minute video :Child abuse is a real issue that occurs with little to no hints, our project aims to utilize data science techniques alongside IBM Watson to identify and mitigate child abuse.

Team Members: Yoel Aryeh, Cristine Chen, Nelson Lai, Chun Li

 Team Number: 36  WatsonER

Business Case Title: WatsonER: Augmenting Triage Process in NYC Health + Hospitals

1 minute video: The WatsonER system will revolutionize New York City hospitals, creating a more efficient, enjoyable experience for both patients and medical personnel.

Team Members: Andrea Abarentos, Fariha Islam, Nicole Sandoval, Nora McCarten, Shaun Daniel

Team Number: 37  Urban Flooding Analytics Team

Business Case Title: Providing Real-Time Flood Data to Improve Climate Change Resiliency Efforts.

1 minute video: Leveraging Watson AI to create crowdsourced flood maps for New York City.

Team Members: Nathaniel Zinda, Augustus Kaptko, Sett Hein

Team Number: 41  Four C & J

Business Case Title: Introduction to QuickTransfer (QT)

1-minute video : “Our platform, QuickTransfer, is an interactive tool built on Watson AI, designed to assist university faculty and students streamline the transfer credit process.”

Team Members: LinWei(Jeff) Ren, YanXing(Esther) Gao, Jiarui(Jessica) Shao, Ruitian(Ray) Qian, XiaoLong(Shawn) Wei

Team Number: 51  Minimizing R. I.

Business Case Title: Reducing Recidivism

1-minute video : Improving release program accessibility by automating the process and making it personalized to the individual.

Team Members: Carlos Bibiloni, Sohail Anwar, Christian Collazo

Team Number: 53 CSI Devs

Business Case Title: Synthia: The SMS Census Assistant

1-minute video : New Yorkers will have the option to text an AI named Synthia answers to the 2020 Census along with any questions they have.

Team Members: Egor Semeniak, Anthony Astarita, Yuri Yurchenko, Vincent Vitiello

Team Number: 61  WatPlace

Business Case Title: Wator – Virtual Mentor for College Students

1-minute video : Virtual mentor that guides students in the right path by finding their strengths, recommend suitable extracurriculars and jobs, and protecting mental health.

Team Members: Brian Chew, Seung Ah Choi, Stacy Oppenheimer, Meng Shi

 

BOOT CAMPS

Stan Litow, VP Emeritus of IBM Corporate Citizenship addressing the participants of the CUNY-IBM Watson Case Competition 2018 during the Boot Camp 1 on 23rd March.

Boot Camp was organized on March 23rd and 24th, 2018, at ACS – Children’s Center, 492 First Ave, New York, NY 10016.

Video of Boot Camp 1 is available here.

 And the video of the Boot Camp 2 is available at this link  .

 

COMMUNICATIONS WORKSHOP

Workshop 3. Communications – Preparing an Impactful Presentation: released on March 14, 2018

Professor Denise Patrick, Baruch College

Watch this video on preparing an impactful presentation by Professor Denise Patrick from Baruch College.

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CASE STATEMENT WORKSHOP

Will Ross of IBM Corporation conducting the workshop on Preparing a Case Statement at Baruch College.

The Case Statement workshop on March 9th, 2018 covered the materials on how to work on project-specific Case Statement. The workshop was conducted by Will Ross from IBM Watson.

Available:  Video of the workshop (starts from the fourth minute).

Presentation Slide from the workshop.

Examples of Case Statements from prior finalists.

Photos from the workshop.

 

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DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP

Artour Parmakian from IBM conducting the Design Thinking Workshop at Baruch College.

This workshop on March 2nd, 2018 was held from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at Room # 301, Baruch College,135 E 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

This workshop provided students a unique opportunity to work with IBM professionals on developing a plan for carrying out your project to completion. The workshop helped refine teams’ projects’ problem statement, identify stakeholder who might be impacted by the projects and other topics related to successfully completing the competition. The focus of the workshop was on helping teams “plan for success”.

Teams came prepared to discuss their project and submitted prior to the workshop a copy of the statement to the competition organizers at cunywatson@baruch.cuny.edu.

Available:

Video of the workshop

Presentation by the IBM team

Photos from the workshop.

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OUR CONTACTS

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Facebook: @CUNYIBMWatsonCaseCompetition2018

Twitter: @CUNYcompetition

Our blog site: https://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/ibmwatson/

Email: cunywatson@baruch.cuny.edu

INFORMATION SESSION

The Orientation/Information Session on the 15th of February on CUNY-IBM Watson Case Competition 2018 went extremely well with over 130 students attending, from multiple CUNY campuses.

Dr. Stan Altman, the director of the CUNY-IBM Watson Case Competition speaking to the participating students during the Orientation.

During the event, Patrick and Helen Lam from IBM Corporation gave a presentation on Watson AI and Cloud Services. Likewise, Youssef Kalad and Jeremy Goldberg from NYC Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer gave a presentation on proposed Census 2020 project. The representatives from IBM and the City were so energized by the queries raised by the highly motivated participating students.

 

Youssef Kalad from NYC Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer presenting at the Orientation at Baruch College.

Thank you so much for attending the Orientation. In case you have missed it, click here to watch the entire video of the event.

Meanwhile, as you prepare your ideas for the competition, please join ‘CUNY IBM Watson Case Competition’ group on LinkedIn. Please use this page to connect with other participating students and form Teams.

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