CSE Students and Staff Take First Place in Windows Contest

CSE graduate students Zhigang Chen (5th year PhD student) and Xin Hu (1st year PhD student), and CSE research programmer Scott Gifford took first place in the newly-created Windows for CE Shared Source contest, a national competition sponsored by Microsoft and WindowsForDevices.com.

Calling their project, “Smart Cameras for Smart Conference Rooms,” the team used location sensing technology along with Berkeley motes (wireless sound sensors) to detect motion and sound in a large conference room. Cameras then automatically follow what is happening in the meeting, and then stream the video over the internet.

Chen has worked with TinyOS for the past three years, Hu is currently working on a handset security project, and Gifford works on location awareness technologies. Chen and Xu work with Prof. Kang Shin.

Additional information about the team's project

Contest announcement and summary