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CGCC Students Win Intel Global Artificial Intelligence Competition


Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) is proud to announce that a team of CGCC students won the grand prize at the first annual Intel Artificial Intelligence Global Impact Festival. Their project, entitled "Detecting Epilepsy Seizures using Brain Wave Data (EEG),"  was created by Jeremy Pemberton, Arnav Bawa and Wyatt Whitney. As acknowledgement for their innovative work this team of students received $5,000 in prizes including an Intel powered laptop and mentorship and internship opportunities with Intel professionals.

"This team worked on a very hard problem in AI, detecting epilepsy seizures from brain wave data," said Habib Matar, Engineering faculty at CGCC. "The solution they came up with was very impressive for first and second year students. It must have also showed to the judges. In the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AIM) program we are pushing the boundaries of what a first and second year student can accomplish in this field. This is just one example of many of the success stories to come."

"CGCC prides itself on the success and accomplishments of our students and the guidance that our faculty provide as they research, learn and apply knowledge to real world problems," said CGCC President Dr. Greg Peterson. "I am so proud of these scholars and innovators and can’t wait to see what comes next

CGCC and Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) in partnership with Intel and the Arizona Commerce Authority recently announced the launch of the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Program (AIM) that brings together cutting edge science and high demand skills across the spectrum of AI. This program teaches first and second year students about: computer vision, natural language processing, data driven automation, ethical implications of AI, and much more.

“This is another example of the amazing team at Maricopa and the incredible talent that Maricopa Colleges have on their campuses,” said Carlos Contreras, Sr Director of AI and Digital Readiness, Intel.

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