IEEE CS PESU presents,

SILICON RUSH

Bangalore Level Hackathon

October 1st-2nd 2022

We Hope to see you next Time !!!

About

Silicon rush

Silicon Rush is the IEEE Computer Society’s upcoming 24Hrs hackathon this October. The hackathon is a chance for coders to unleash their creativity, innovate and test the limits of their skills and knowledge. If spending 24 hours coming up with ingenious ideas and create effective solutions for real-world problems sounds like the perfect way to spend your weekend, this is just the hackathon for you! Teams will be selected based on their problem statements, so think outside the box and give us your best!
At the end of the 24- hour hackathon, teams will be deploying their app and presenting it to the judges.

When and Where?

  • Dates - 1st and 2nd October 2022
  • Venue - MRD Auditorium, PES University RR Campus
  • Time - 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM (24Hrs)

Solve real-world problems

The problem statements are well curated so as to solve a real world problem

Prize Pool

60,000 Rupees

Sponsors

Supported By

Solve Real-World Problems

Problem Statements

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  1.   G-KnowMe

The digital era has become more of a norm than ever before, pushed further by the pandemic. Digital records of health reports enable an efficient tracking of medical history with ease allowing access anytime and anywhere, both for the individuals and medical professionals. Analysis of test results and data collection is faster if the medical records are digitized and tracked over a period of time.

Teams must compete to build a complete web application that delivers the utility of taking in camera images of medical reports and extracting the test results displayed, for example test name, measurements etc using image processing and OCR. The application should support cropping and alignment as well. Finally, the application displays them as a table. Extracting the PHI corresponding to Patient Name, Age, Gender and Date of collection fetches additional scores! DATASET WILL BE PROVIDED.

 2.   World is a Computer

When the COVID vaccine was being searched for, Folding@home started a program where you could "lend" your GPU for computations (to simulate protein dynamics). This would work like a GRID system, where user devices join in and are assigned a job to do. And all the results are sent back to a central location.

You will need to create a framework which runs the same user-defined function on multiple subsets of data parallelly, by sending the "function" to many “nodes”, each of which execute on a different subset of the data and return the result to the “central computer”. All data is important, so IF you can, make this “distributed framework” fault tolerant.

The end product should be a framework that a research lab may use to create an app that runs its “Covid protein analysis” on devices worldwide.

Reference link: developer.nvidia.com/foldinghome

 3.   Smart Traffic Management

Don't we all detest the congested streets in some parts of Bangalore? Our patience is put to the test, and it also makes us late for work. In addition to this, traffic also slightly raises fuel consumption, which directly affects vehicle emission rates and raises pollution levels. The best time to respond to and resolve this issue is now.

You are required to develop an intelligent traffic control system utilizing Deep Learning, IoT and Computer Vision technologies. The solution must be able to handle changing traffic conditions and respond appropriately.

  4.  Data Security 1

Ever growing internet requires Ever growing efforts on improving How we detect threats and how we protect data from spying. As it's said Data is the pollution problem of the information age, and protecting privacy is the environmental challenge.

Innovation in steganographic techniques, by making a steganographic technique of their own choosing, with the highest possible information density and undetectability. Product should contain a basic GUI accepting both message and carrier. You are free to choose encryption algorithms, and no of techniques is left to the choice (Note that Judges will judge according to the quality and not the quantity). You can choose their own ways to manipulate carriers.

  5.   Data Security 2

Ever growing internet requires Ever growing efforts on improving How we detect threats and how we protect data from spying. As it's said Data is the pollution problem of the information age, and protecting privacy is the environmental challenge.

Innovation in malware and spyware detection programs that detects malware and spyware on the application-level software (datalogger, keylogger, stealers etc). Expected outcome is to have basic GUI which can be used by any consumer who isn’t very technologically inclined, threshold constraints, how it should be used and how it should respond to certain malware found. Can be implemented using AI, Yara rules, Anomaly based, and Signature based detection.

  6.   Healthcare

Have we not all seen households where the children departed for work overseas while their aged parents were left alone in their homes? The issue becomes more delicate when we take into consideration the fact that a lot of them suffer from chronic health conditions.

You are expected to simulate a robot stationed in such a home to perform logistical tasks for partly mobile and immobile patients in a manner that follows the HL7 healthcare standard. Additional features for this domestic robot and will be judged based on its practicality.

  7.   The Big Bull

Blockchain is one of the growing technologies used for financial management systems. Financial data must be kept secure otherwise it can create a huge loss. So, whenever security features or technologies are developed, we must keep financial security as a priority. Stock market management is another area of the finance sector that works on two concepts, that is, minimize the risk and maximize the profit.

Imagine companies can register, issue and trade shares on a blockchain-based platform. What does it mean to you? In brief, you can buy company shares using digital currency.

Build an application with blockchain technology that can be used to buy and sell stocks. Real world stocks can be tokenized into digital stocks which can be easily transferred using peer-to-peer. These digital stocks act similar to digital currency whose price is real time and fluctuates. Stocks exchanged completely peer-to-peer could resolve many of the issues facing the stock market today, including high frequency trading and short sales.

  8.   Immersive Learning Experience

As the world becomes increasingly technologically driven, traditional classroom based learning where a teacher, lecturer or trainer stands at the front of a class is increasingly becoming a thing of the past. Creating a participatory environment where educators are facilitating active, immersive learning can be hugely beneficial to a learner’s development; enriching their knowledge base and practical skills.

Could immersive learning not only hold the key to addressing the challenges of the digital age, but significantly improve education and skills development by harnessing the power of technologies such as virtual, augmented and mixed reality?

Develop an AR/VR or Metaverse solution to assist in resolving this issue.

  9.   Know Your Customer

KYC processes are the backbones of a financial institution’s anti-money laundering efforts. With a whopping amount as this being spent on making KYC processes better, it is easy to assume that the process would be unhackable and issues-free. But in spite of the importance of the process, KYC continues to operate inefficiently.

Clenched by labor-intensive and time-consuming tasks, the high scope of effort duplication, and the risk of error, it is estimated that 80% of KYC efforts go on gathering information and processing while only 20% of efforts are assessing and monitoring focused. While the current KYC process is failing to serve its purpose on the financial institution front, the tiresome, long, and repetitive process is creating an annoying experience for customers.

How might BLOCKCHAIN assist in resolving these issues? Create a blockchain based solution to address these problems in a practical way.

  10.   Disaster Management

Disasters, including man-made ones, are an ever-present threat and are occurring at an increasing rate worldwide. Disaster response is one of the critical phases in the Disaster Management System life cycle. Disaster response is defined as actions taken in anticipation of, during, and immediately after an emergency to ensure that its effects are minimized, and that people affected are given immediate relief and support. Planning, organizing, directing and controlling are the key management functions that help to manage the disaster response phase effectively to minimize any potential impacts.

UAVs for Disaster management when disasters happen, are useful, and are helping in the recovery after the disaster, but most require individual pilots, who fly the unmanned aircraft by remote control. That limits how quickly rescuers can view an entire affected area, and can delay actual aid from reaching victims. Autonomous smart drones with integrated image processing APIs and can relay real time analysis of images to remote locations will help in early detection and adequate mobilization of resources.

  11.   Smart home infrastructure

Smart homes can be defined as a home setup where appliances and devices are connected over the internet and can be remotely controlled using a mobile or any internet-enabled device. Enabling people to control their home appliances (temperature, lighting, television, AC etc.) has been one of the most convenient technological advancements of the recent past.

This cutting-edge technology is not very user-friendly for elderly people. For example, not everyone knows how to control their home appliances from a mobile application. Not everyone can understand why the desired output is not seen even after following every procedure properly.

Come up with a solution that eases the end user’s part in a smart home infrastructure. Consider working with actual hardware (Microcontroller, sensors and actuators) and open source cloud services like Firebase, Thingspeak, AWS, etc. An application from which the appliances can be controlled. Try to build a prototype that can be scaled enough to be implemented in an actual household scenario.

ROADMAP

Hackathon Timeline

Registration

    1 October 2022
    9:00 am

  • The Hackathon begins at 10:00 am!
Hackathon Phase 1

    1 October 2022
    10:00 am

  • Phase 1 Review at 12:30 pm
  • Lunch Break at 2:00 pm
  • Sponsor Addressal upto 5pm
Hackathon Phase 2

    1 October 2022

  • Phase 2 Review at 6:00 pm!
  • Snacks at 6:30 pm
  • Dinner at 9pm
  • Musical Performance at 10pm
Hackathon Phase 3

    2 October 2022

  • Interactive Games
  • Midnight Snacks at 2:00 am
  • Phase 3 Review at 4:00 am
  • Breakfast at 8:00 am

  • Final Review at 9:00 am

Finals!

    2 October 2022

  • Top 10 teams announced at 10:00 am
  • Final Presentations at 11:00 am
  • Winners announced at 12:30 pm
  • Closing Ceremony at 12:45 pm

FAQs

Looking for answers?

When and where is the Hackathon going to be held?

Oct 1st and 2nd 2022, MRD Auditorium, PES University RR Campus

Is there a registration fee for the Hackathon?

To Be Declared.

Do I need a team? What is the team size for the hackathon?

A team may consist of 3-4 members.

Do I need to have any prerequisites? Do I require any skills?

None! While experience in coding and programming is a huge plus, your idea will carry you through the hackathon. Your final product can be built using any language and any open-source APIs.

Why should I participate in this hackathon?

This hackathon will give you exposure, teach you about new tech stack and will help you network and connect with peers. You will be given the chance to build résumé-worthy projects and interact with industry experts. Not to mention the eye-catching cash prize.

Is the event open to everyone?

Absolutely! Students of all branches (BTech Engineering) and years are welcome to participate.

How many rounds do I have to go through?

There will be a preliminary round before the hackathon where participants will be asked to submit their ideas. We will pick 30 teams and they will be expected to make a working model of their idea on the day of the Hackthon.

Have any questions?

Don’t hesitate to email us at ieee.cs.rr@pes.edu. Do DM us on instagram @ieee.cs.pesu and we will try to reply to your questions as soon as possible!