The Aricent Group Announces the Winners of the Nationwide “Bright Minds” Innovative Technical Paper Contest

Jun 18, 2012, 02:02 ET from Aricent Group

BANGALORE, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The Aricent Group, a global innovation and technology services company, has announced the result of its annual innovation competition - 'Bright Minds' Technical Paper Contest. The Bright Minds contest was an initiative rolled out by the company in 2010 to foster a culture of innovative thinking among engineering students in India, and to offer them a platform to present their original and innovative ideas. As part of the contest, every year, the company invites technical papers from engineering students across the country on topics such as Computer Science, Telecom, Electronics & Engineering, and Information Technology. The company receives thousands of original and innovative ideas and the papers are evaluated by a panel of domain experts in the relevant fields.

The first three winners were given a certificate and an Apple iMac, an iPad, and an iPod Touch, respectively, in an event held at Hotel Park Plaza in Bangalore on 15 June 2012.

Speaking about the contest, Aricent Group's Assistant Vice President of HR, Satish Chandra said, "The idea behind the Bright Minds contest is to foster a culture of innovative thinking among Indian engineering students. In today's business environment, engineering colleges and students in India need to focus more on research and innovation to meet the growing demands for innovation across industries. The Bright Minds contest was developed keeping this in mind."

"Every year we receive thousands of innovative technical papers from engineering students across the country. We have a rigorous process for selecting the winners and only the most innovative minds win." Mr.Chandra concludes.

The winners of the contest are:

  • Udhay Shankar. P from P S G College of Technology, Coimbatore won first prize for his paper titled "Sensor Actuator Camcorder Router Enabled Device for Human Enshrinement Avocation and Recalcitrant Tracking".
  • Swathika S from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai won second prize for her paper titled "Enhancing E-Payment Security through Biometric- Based Personal Authentication Using Steganography Scheme".

    • Akshit Mahajan, from Chitakara Institute of Engineering and Technology, Himachal Pradesh won third prize for his paper titled "Software based Automatic Vehicle Identification aided by OCR for License plate Recognition using ANN and Multilayer Perception."

    About The Aricent Group

    The Aricent Group is a global innovation and technology services company that helps clients imagine, commercialize, and evolve products and services for the connected world. Bringing together the communications technology expertise of Aricent with the creative vision and user experience prowess of frog, the Aricent Group provides a unique portfolio of innovation capabilities that seamlessly combines consumer insights, strategy, design, software engineering, and systems integration. The client base includes communications service providers, equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, device makers, and many other Fortune 500 brands. The company's investors are Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, Delta Partners, and The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.

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