For the 4th Year running, students from Makerere University College of Computing and Information Sciences have scooped the 1st spot in the International Imagine Cup and will be representing the East and Central Africa regions in New York on the 8th July.
The students, Joseph Lutaalo, Joshua Kaizzi and Joseph Kaizzi, designed a software, CRIMEX, that focuses on crime pattern analysis in developing countries. For business to thrive in a given area, it is important that the crime rate is low. Law enforcement and crime investigation units in East Africa are under-staffed with little or no experienced crime analysts. The crime departments resort to manual data analysis from field reports, and witness testimonies to predict patterns. CRIMEX provides a unique solution for law enforcers; ranging from crime pattern recognition to facial recognition capabilities and biometric analysis. CRIMEX can also be linked to international crime databases where need be. CRIMEX is in line with the 8th MDG i.e. a global partnership; particularly addressing the special needs of least developed countries. The rule of law in society is a key necessity in achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals.
This consistence in winning, has seen Microsoft approve the establishment of a Microsoft Innovations Center at the College, in a launch scheduled for July 2011. The Innovations lab will provide an opportunity for our students to work on more innovations...read more
Congratulations to the team.