22 Dec 2020

Best Project Award to Our Cameroonian Student

Istanbul Technical University Informatics Institute Computer Sciences Department master’s student Beltus Nkwawir Wiysobunri was given the 2020 International Student Academy Award.

News: İTÜ Media and Communication Office

The project titled “An Ensemble Deep Learning System for the Automatic Detection of Covid-19 in X-Ray Images” by our Cameroonian student Beltus Nkwawir Wiysobunri, who is pursuing his master’s degree in the Computer Sciences Department, was chosen the best project in the Science category of 2020 International Student Academy Awards Competition.

“The World After the Pandemic” was the main theme of the competition organized for all international students in Turkey by the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB) responsible for the annual financial support and placement of thousands of international students into different universities in Turkey. A special theme of the competition was “YTB’s 10th Year Anniversary”.

İTÜ Informatics Institute Computer Sciences Department master’s student Beltus attended the competition with his project titled “An Ensemble Deep Learning System for the Automatic Detection of Covid-19 in X-Ray Images”. The study conducted by Beltus under the supervision of our faculty members Dr. Hamza Salih Erden and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Behçet Uğur Töreyin was chosen the best project in Science category.

Commenting on the award, Beltus said, “I never believed I could win such an award in my life because I wasn't confident in my abilities and I lacked the knowledge to produce such an award-winning research project. However, after enrolling at Istanbul Technical University, I was fortunate to meet with world-class professors. I'm grateful especially to my supervisors Dr. Hamza Salih Erden and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Behçet Uğur Töreyin, who saw the potential in me, supported me and encouraged me to do my best every day, and to Istanbul Technical University and the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities for making my education and stay in Istanbul a memorable one.”

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