Aviroop wins IEEE BR41N.IO Hackathon!

Post date: Jun 4, 2018 11:16:26 PM

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Congratulations to Dr. Aviroop Dutt-Mazumder!! Avi participated in the BR41N.IO a Brain Computer Interface Designers Hackathon 2018 in Pacific Grove, CA sponsored by IEEE Brain and hosted by the Brain Computer Interface (BCI) society. The Hackathon warranted 24 hours of non-stop coding challenge. He and two of his team members successfully implemented a P300 BCI to fly a DRONE and control the flight path using EEG signals. The team competed against various groups from Europe, Latin America, Asia, including acclaimed institutes such as MIT (USA) and INRIA (FRA).

His team was awarded a cash prize of $1200 by the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) program officer, and has been invited to present their work at IEEE Conference later this year at San Diego, CA.

Avi is currently being mentored by Dr. Krishnan (NeuRRo Lab) and Dr. Huggins (DBI Lab) at the University of Michigan.