Aman Mendiratta and Sugam DhallaMaster of Applied Computing students Aman Mendiratta and Sugam Dhalla consider a coding challenge during the Hacking Health Windsor-Detroit competition.

Computer science students hack their way to health

Two teams from UWindsor’s School of Computer Science took home prizes at the fourth annual Hacking Health Windsor-Detroit event at St. Clair College on April 13 and 14.

More than 200 participants converged on the St. Clair College South Campus for an event that brings together creative and collaborative professionals and students from both sides of the border. Coders teamed up to create design solutions to healthcare challenges.

As the event unfolded, six challenges were revealed, giving 38 teams just 24 hours to produce a solution. UWindsor students won two of the 10 awards. Around 40 computer science undergraduates, masters students and students from the Master of Applied Computing program participated, along with faculty mentors Pooya Moradian Zadeh, and Stephanos Mavromoustakos, and organizer Phillip Olla.

The “joinIN” team won the Green Shield Canada Design Challenge:

  • Kayla Bondy
  • Rida Mehdi
  • Marcus Leung
  • Jonathan Krehling
  • Nikola Zagorac

The “SOS Locate ME” team won the People's Choice Award:

  • Miso Pijic
  • Ankit Angra
  • Sugam Dhalla
  • Daren Zaborek
  • Dalibor Loncarevic

Hacking Health Windsor Detroit was co-founded in 2015 by TechTown Detroit and Windsor’s WETech Alliance as the first cross-border hacking health chapter in the world. The association of leaders from across multiple sectors; healthcare, technology, design, and business, work together to improve healthcare and foster collaborative innovation.

Sara Elliott

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