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Academy Junior Poojit Hegde Presents Research

This past summer, Academy junior Poojit Hegde interned at Rutgers WINLAB with financial help from the Liberty Science Center Partners in Science Program.  WINLAB is a wireless research center with projects ranging from augmented reality to autonomous robots.  
Poojit's project fell under the realm of the Internet of Things, or IoT, which connects physical objects with electronics to collect useful data. His research project focused on the use of cameras and computer vision in order to create an indoor positioning system. He collaborated with fellow high school intern Avi Cooper of Bergen Torah Academy.
By the end of the summer, they designed and implemented a unique algorithm to detect, identify, and locate people in an indoors setting. Poojit presented the work in the form of a poster at Rutgers as well as at Liberty Science Center. In addition, the paper and poster were accepted for presentation at MIT IEEE Undergraduate Research Technology Conference.
The conference, held from November 4th to November 6th, featured talks, presentations, talks, and a design competition. Poojit delivered a technical paper presentation and a poster presentation at the conference, held from November 4th-6th. Top papers were selected by the IEEE Boston section, and Poojit's paper was awarded Second Place from among all papers presented. 
The research paper will be published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in its Xplore Digital Library.
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