tinyML Challenge Finale: Smart weather station presentations and awards on December 15, 2022

We held tinyML Challenge Finale: Smart weather station presentations and awards. Thomas Basikolo from ITU, Marco Zennaro from the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Alessandro Grande from Edge Impulse presented Smart weather station presentations and awards on December 15, 2022.

The first edition of the tinyML Challenge (in 2022) is co-organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the tinyML Foundation to create a low-cost, low-power, reliable, accurate, easy to install and maintain weather station, with no mechanical moving parts for measuring all weather conditions with a focus on rain and wind, based on tinyML, that can be deployed locally.

The Challenge Finale is the final stage of the competition, where the top teams and individuals will showcase their solutions and compete for the top prizes. Participants will present their solutions to a panel of judges and a live audience. The judges will evaluate the solutions based on various criteria, such as innovation, impact, feasibility, and technical performance.

The winners of the 2022 tinyML Challenge will be announced at the end of the event, and will receive cash prizes and certificates to recognize their outstanding performance.

Thomas Basikolo works with the ITU coordinating and managing the AI for Good’s ML5G activities and as an advisor of the ITU-T Focus Group on Autonomous Networks. He received a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Yokohama National University, Japan. During his studies, he was awarded the Japanese Government (Monbukagakushō) scholarship. He was also a recipient of grants for Non-Japanese Researchers from the NEC C&C Foundation, and a visiting researcher at the NEC Data Science Research Laboratories. Prior to joining ITU, he worked as a Research Engineer in the Engineering Department of Microwave Factory Co., Ltd, Tokyo, Japan.

Marco Zennaro is a research scientist at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy, where he coordinates the Science, Technology and Innovation Unit. Marco co-chairs the tinyML4D working group. He received his PhD from the KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. His research interest is in ICT4D, the use of ICT for Development, and in particular he investigates the use of Internet of Things for Development (#IoT4D). He has organized more than 30 training activities on IoT in Developing Countries. Marco is a Visiting Professor at Kobe Institute of Computing (KIC) in Kobe, Japan. More info at: Marco Zennaro

Alessandro is a physicist, an engineer, a community builder and a communicator with a visceral passion for connecting and empowering humans to build a more sustainable world through the aid of technology. Alessandro is the Director of Technology at Edge Impulse and co-organizes the tinyML Meetups in UK and Italy. Prior to Edge Impulse, Alessandro worked at Arm as a developer evangelist and ecosystem manager with a focus on IoT and TinyML. While at Arm Alessandro launched a weekly live stream – Innovation Coffee with his colleague Robert Wolff. Alessandro holds a master’s degree in nuclear physics from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.


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