Published on: 10-Sep-2019
Egwin Fan (left), Year 4 student from Public Policy and Global Affairs, poses with his award and prize money
Team Re:volution, made up of final-year students Egwin Fan, from Public Policy and Global Affairs, and Teng Shi Xuan, from Computer Science, emerged as the winning team at the ASEAN Data Science Explorers (ASEANDSE) 2019’s National Finals. Their project focused on solving waste management in ASEAN covering UN SDG 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities.
Team Re:volution is one of the three teams from Nanyang Technological University that have been crowned national champions at the competition. As the first winner, the team will represent Singapore in the Regionals Final in October 2019.The A Team, comprising Ruvendren Gunasekaran and Amal Lerroy Ashwin, and Team SCSE, comprising Pye Sone Kyaw and Josephine Agatha Hemingway, were named the Runner-up and Second Runner-up respectively.
“I felt that this was a very meaningful competition as it encouraged us to use data science to solve social issues in the region,” Egwin shared. “I'm excited to be representing Singapore and sharing our solutions with other students and policymakers in Bangkok.”
ASEANDSE is a regional programme by the ASEAN Foundation and SAP that aims to catalyse activism among university students in ASEAN. The competition in Singapore is one of ten ASENDSE 2019’s National Finals taking place across the region in September. The best ten teams from each member state compete for a spot to represent their country in the Regional Finals.
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