Alliance University B.Tech. Students Among the Five Finalists of Intel® Unnati Rapid Challenge
28 July, 2022
With an aim to help students master new and emerging technologies, Intel® has set up the Unnati Lab. The Lab helps them with a head start as they get set to begin their professional careers. As an initiative of the Lab, Intel® hosts the Unnati Rapid Challenge that provides students from leading engineering colleges the chance to put their newly acquired knowledge and technology skills to use to address and solve high-impact industry-relevant problems. Participants are tasked with finding solutions to specified industry-relevant problems, using the technologies that are the current focus of the Intel® Unnati Program.
The team from Alliance College of Engineering & Design of Alliance University comprising of students from the Computer Science Engineering (CSE) department were among the top 5 at the inaugural edition of Intel® Unnati Rapid Challenge. All teams were given industry-relevant problem statements with four weeks to solve the challenge. The Alliance Team was represented by students from the CSE department with Dr. Abraham George, HoD of Computer Science Engineering as the faculty lead. B.Tech. students from the 2019-23 batch of Alliance College of Engineering & Design, Utsav Pathak, Pragya Pandey, Eissa Faheem, Kazi Rizwan Zahidali and Manasa Adabala participated in the event. The team implemented an algorithm for “Fast data path prediction algorithm for caching in network, compute and storage”.
Some of the student participants had the following to share about their experiences at the Intel® Unnati Rapid Challenge.
Utsav Pathak found the Intel® Unnati Rapid Challenge as a great learning opportunity where he along with the team implemented an algorithmic solution to a network caching problem. Their solution was inspired from the Ant Colony Technique, and the whole experience was innovative and fun. The team had the opportunity to collaborate and work closely with Dr. Abraham George and learned a lot in the process.
Manasa Adabla shared that it was an enriching experience participating in the Intel® Unnati Rapid Challenge. It was a great learning opportunity, and she is glad that the team could make it to the top 5. She is looking forward to participating in more challenges and competitions like this.
Kazi Rizwan Zahidali mentioned that the team gained a lot of knowledge through the Intel® Unnati Rapid Challenge. Working with Dr. Abraham George, their faculty mentor, was also a great experience.
The team also received a consolation prize of INR 20,000. The Intel® Unnati Rapid Challenge had participants from multiple colleges / universities in India.