The Brooklyn College Hackathon team.

The Brooklyn College Hackathon team.

CUNY Hackathon

Brooklyn College’s CUNY Hackathon team—Yvan Pangilinan, Kevin Cybura (Hunter College), Hui Lin (Queens College), Christopher Menedes, and Truth Opaleye—won three prizes:

  • Best Hack Using IBM Cloud Technology
  • Best Hack Using NYC Open Data
  • 1st Place Overall

The team designed a full-stack Web platform that provides centralized homelessness prevention services to those in need.

Two of our very own Brooklyn College WiCS students, Estefanía Barrón and Frances Shnaidman, won first place and $25,000 in the Standard Chartered Women + Tech4NYC Prize category of the Zahn competition for their app CakeWLK. The app connects college students with new friends via safe, reliable, publicly shared walking routes based on crime statistics. They are conducting experiments and consumer research, such as offering free walks, to find out if there is a need or want for their product.

Associate Professor Mandel with students.

Associate Professor Mandel with students.

Science Day

Associate Professor Mandel’s Students

  • Christian Sarcona: creating private voice recordings using acoustic echo cancellation
  • Oleksandr Loyko: beamforming with neural networks for multichannel speech recognition
  • Xiaowen Huang: extracting drum sounds from a song
  • Dzmitry Kasinets: concatenative resynthesis for extracting bass parts from songs

Assistant Professor Kletenik’s Students

  • Philip Gringer: ANTI-SET and Artificial Intelligence
  • Alyssa Caputo: Bias Against Algorithmic (AI) Music? This work was also accepted to the National
    Conference on Undergraduate Research.
End-of-Year Party.

End-of-Year Party.

End-of-Year Party

The Computer Science Club, Women in Computer Science Club, and CIS Department sponsored a well-attended and well-stocked End-of-Year Party for graduating seniors on May 15 in the Student Center. The students planned the evening, and it was quite a fun time, with CIS faculty joining in.