A student team from SRM Institute of Science & Technology, Kattankulathur has bagged the first place at Angelhack hackathon which was conducted as a part of Angelhack Global Hackathon series 2018 at the Microsoft campus in Hyderabad on June 3.
Ankur Agarwal and Krishna Maneesha Dendukuri from Next Tech Lab at the University, who were a part of this winning team, created an Artificial Intelligence-based application which helps resolve bottlenecks for machine learning practitioners. The problem of selecting the best algorithm to be applied on a given dataset in order to achieve the highest accuracy rates. These students decided to solve this issue by building a solution, which can predict the efficiency of 10 different algorithms without even running them, for a dataset given by the user and therefore, suggest the best one to be applied by saving the valuable resources like training time and GPU power.
The hackathon saw over 200 students, experienced Professionals and Entrepreneurs compete. After number of reviews and 2 rounds of extensive pitching sessions, the results were finally declared at the end of this 30 hrs long event. The Judging panel comprised of professionals from Microsoft, Amazon and major startups.
The theme of the hackathon was ‘Seeamless Technology”, giving developers the freedom to use any technology without restrictions to solve pressing problems concerning them and developers across the world.
By winning the hackathon, the student team has gotten the opportunity of attending the Global HACKcelerator Program 2018 where they will be connected with thought-leaders and experienced entrepreneurs to help them become more versatile while refining their ideas to build their hackathon winning prototype into a full-fledged startup.
Moving ahead, the Team is now looking to developing their hack into a service-based application company. The team is looking for investors and has already been approached by a few seasoned veterans.