University students compete in Gemastik competition from Kemeristekdikti

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Participants competing in the National Communications University Student Competition (Gemastik) organized by the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher-Education (Kemenristekdikti) (photo: ITS Doc.)

IO, Surabaya – The eleventh National Communications University Student Competition (Gemastik) organized by the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher-Education (Kemenristekdikti) enters its second day on Friday (2/11/2018) in the Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology Surabaya. Dozens of finalists fight to win in the eleven competitions being held, which include: Animation; User Experience Design; Network Security and System Information; Programming; Deep Learning; Gaming Application Development; Business Information and Communications Technology Development; Software Development; Smart Devices, Immersion Systems, and IoT; Smart City, and Scientific Papers on Information and Communications Technology.

The competition was created so that university students could be agents of change in progressing Information and Communications Technology and its usage in Indonesia. The utility of the innovations presented in the competition cover various fields. The Deep Learning competition tests the abilities of students in processing big data which is now a weapon needed in the business world, while Network Security and System Information is focused on putting participants against each other in system hacking.

“This competition was made with the goal of finding out the cracks in security systems so that with these hacking tests the security system’s weaknesses are uncovered,” said Soni, a Gemastik 11 organizer. The competition came about when hacking proved to be a major problem in business.

Entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Gemastik 11 also holds a competition in the wireless technology field with the Smart City competition. Though this competition, participants are challenged to come up with a system that supports the running of a city with dynamic and automated data access.

Participants from the ITS Department of Informatics (Luqman Ahmad, Syavira Tiara, and Andreas Galang) attempted to create a smart city that could identify the face of someone though CCTV footage. The trio tried to innovate CCTVs which currently only record video, into being capable of recognizing someone in CCTV footage and give a notification if a suspected person is in the area recorded.

Luqman explained that the system developed by his team could recognize in detail the face, place, time and activities achieved by the object recorded in a certain area. The technology could help increase safety by recognizing and finding terrorists or other criminals who are being pursued by law enforcement. If there are criminals whose faces have been released by the police, their photo could be inputted into the system which would then be integrated into all of the CCTV’s in the searching area.

“A notification would appear on the main operating computer meaning that security parties could immediately follow up,” said the student, who graduated in September this year.

Other than identifying criminals still on the run, city government could also use the technology to create and analyze data on the presence of government employees. “In line with the mission of building a smart city, we hope that this technology we are developing can create the most efficient and effective solution in improving city government performance,” he said.

With the development of this video face-recognition software, Luqman hopes that it can ease the job of the government and at the same time increase the safety of the populous. (ITS Public Relations)