Best paper award

Firas Al-Ali of the school of digital technologies has been working on an artificial intelligence (AI-on-Chip) project with a Swedish university. As part of his 2019 MIT Strategic Research Funded project work, Firas recently presented a paper, titled 'Benchmarking a Machine Vision Image Classifier Implementation on FPGA Using Binarized Neural Networks' at the 10th CITRENZ 2019 conference in Nelson resulting in the being awarded the 'Alison Young Best Paper Award & Golden Trophy.' The other co-authors of the paper include, Hewa Nanayakkara and Thilina Gamage (Graduate Diploma students of the school of digital technologies), Dr. Sayan Ray (Academic Leader-Research of digital technologies), and Dr. Farhad Mehdipour from Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus. All five authors of the paper have their names engraved onto the chalice which is currently held at MIT's school of digital technologies. The photo below shows Firas Al-Ali accepting the chalice from Dr. Emre Erturk, Editor-in-Chief, CITRENZ.