University of Adelaide Team Wins Unearthed Hackathon

A team of students from the School of Computer Science has won the
inaugural Adelaide Unearthed Hackathon
(http://unearthed.solutions/events/unearthed-adelaide-2015/) . The
Hackathon brings together teams of students with experienced advisors
for 54 hours to solve challenging technical problems for mining
industry sponsors.

The winning team HyperSpecX worked with BHP to produce an innovative
machine-learning solution to extrapolate hyper spectral images of
drill core to greatly enhance the search for mineralisation. The
winning team members, Konrad Janica, Ravi Hammond, Jack Gerrits,
Tullie Murrell and Daniel Camilleri shared in a cash prize for first
place and the opportunity for a summer internship at BHP headquarters
in Perth.

 

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Team HyperSpecX being presented with their award by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis.

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