JKUAT Students Triumph at Global Huawei ICT Competition

Philip Oyier, Anne Wanjiku, David Osodo and Patrick Muema (with the Kenyan flag) during the award ceremony in China/photo courtesy

Three students from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) have showcased their remarkable talents to emerge victorious at the prestigious Global Huawei ICT Competition.

Anne Kariithi Wanjiku, David Rodney Osodo, and Patrick Kisio Muema secured the top position in the Innovation Track with their groundbreaking invention, the Cardio Intelligent Monitoring System.

The Global Huawei ICT Competition is a renowned international event that brings together talented students from across the globe to compete in various technology-related disciplines. It provides a platform for young innovators to showcase their skills and solutions, fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing among participants.

According to their mentor, Philip Oyier; Anne, David, and Patrick’s success in the Innovation Track is a testament to their creativity, ingenuity, and dedication. Their invention, the Cardio Intelligent Monitoring System, impressed the judges with its potential to revolutionize healthcare.

The system utilizes advanced artificial intelligence algorithms to monitor and analyze vital signs, providing real-time feedback to healthcare professionals and facilitating early detection of cardiovascular abnormalities.

“The team’s innovative approach and practical implementation earned them the well-deserved victory in their category,” attests Oyier, who is also a Lecturer in the School of Computing and Information Technology.

Terence Omondi Otieno (right) is joined by their instructor from JKUAT, Jonathan Mwai (left)/photo courtesy

In addition to the winners of the Innovation Track, JKUAT students Tyler Wanjiru Mercy and Terence Omondi Otieno, also made their mark in the competition. Tyler secured an impressive 3rd place in the cloud track, highlighting her proficiency in cloud computing technologies, while Terence, on the other hand, showcased his expertise in networking and secured 3rd place in the networking track.

Congratulating the students, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, said their accomplishments demonstrate the high level of technical skills and knowledge possessed by JKUAT students.

“The remarkable achievement of these JKUAT students at the Global Huawei ICT Competition reflects not only their individual talents, but also the institution’s commitment to nurturing and supporting innovative thinkers in the field of technology,” said Prof. Ngumi.

The Global Huawei ICT Competition serves as a significant platform for participants to network with industry professionals, exchange ideas, and explore potential career opportunities. By excelling in their respective tracks, these five students believe that they have not only gained recognition but have also enhanced their prospects for future endeavors in the technology industry.

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