Congratulations to EE's Juniper Networks & Comcast Hackathon Team!
This year a team of three EE masters students represented Columbia University at the Juniper Networks and Comcast week long hackathon, coming in at an impressive second! Adeyemi Omololu Aladesawe, Garvit Singh, and Paarth Mahajan went up against seven other teams from NYIT, University of Massachusetts, and University of Connecticut, to name a few. A two day workshop was followed by a problem statement for which the teams had to create a design and solution implementation in four days. The problem statement was focusing on smart traffic engineering with software defined networking approach. The teams were scored on visualization of the network, use of RESTful APIs, traffic analysis and algorithms used for best path selection. For the purpose of the competition the teams were given access to the lab set-up and proprietary hardware/software of Juniper Networks. During the week long hackathon the participants had the opportunity to network with the judges and coaches, which included senior engineers and directors from both Juniper and Comcast. The three students took home GoPro Cameras for their win!
A video recording of the Columbia team's presentation is available here.