A few weeks ago, Marshall Asch, one of the undergraduate members of my lab joined several other School of Computer Science students at McMaster’s Delta Hacks hackathon. The annual hackathon brings together students from different disciplines to develop innovative tech solutions to a variety of challenges.
Marshall is a research assistant working with the community of Rigolet to develop the community-led eNuk health and environment monitoring tools, and he is also one of the Mitacs researcher assistants exploring the use of Mobile Mesh Networks for bridging the digital divide in Canada
. He will also begin his Master’s in Computer Science this fall.
As part of the Delta Hacks event, Marshall and his peers – Lindsay Elliott, Devon Miller, and Lucas Giancola – developed an Android application that uses machine learning to diagnose potential malignancies or skin diseases based on an image a user has taken with their phone of a mole or skin blemish.
The team won the ArcelorMittal Dofasco – Transforming Tomorrow Challenge. Congrats to Marshall, Lindsay, Devon, and Lucas!
For more information, check out this post here.