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.

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