A student team from the School of Computer Science has beaten tough competition from Sydney and Melbourne to win a national competition aimed at helping to create a “smart city”. The three students – Alessandro Scarpantoni, Cuong Nguyen and Erfan Raygan – and their concept ConnectedParks won top prize at the Telstra Internet of Things Challenge, held in Melbourne. Under the guidance of Dr Damith Ranasinghe, the Adelaide team won against competition from Sony Ericsson, Deloitte, Melbourne University and Telstra. A second Computer Science team presented their concept SmartExpressions.
Both teams are pictured with Lorraine Tighe (Smart City and Innovation Program Manager, City of Melbourne)