2 JMI Students Win Regional Round of Facebook Contest for Software Developers

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Mohammed Azhan and Mohammed Ahmed of Jamia Millia Islamia.

A total of 2,422 participants/teams from across the world participated in the challenge.

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NEW DELHI — A team of two Jamia Millia Islamia(JMI) students, Mohd Ahmad (B.Tech Electronics & Communication Engineering 4th year) and Mohd. Azhan (B.Tech Electrical Engineering 4th year) won the Regional-Level Developer Circles Community Challenge hosted by Facebook.

The tech giant had invited developers and creators to put an innovative spin on technical education by creating tutorials that showcase the capabilities of Facebook technologies.

A total of 2,422 participants/teams from across the world had entered the challenge.

The team has been awarded US$2,000 as a cash prize for their project ‘Transfer Learning Model hosted on Heroku using React & Flask’, a way to create their own text classifier which can be used to check whether the sentiment a sentence carries is positive or negative. The implementation of this deep-learning model is based on RoBERTa, which is a Robustly Optimised BERT Pre-training approach.

The JMI duo as well as 20 others from across the world will now be invited to make further enhancements to their projects by November 30 for a chance at the global prizes to be announced in mid-December.

The Facebook Developer Circles is a group of communities of innovators, where aspiring and experienced developers receive free tools to build new skills, grow ideas and boost their careers. They invite participants to go one step beyond creating software solutions by creating tutorials on the code they have created.

JMI Vice Chancellor Prof. Najma Akhtar congratulated both students for the achievement and wished them good luck for future endeavours. With the scientific research by the university researchers getting world attention, she said that more emphasis would be given by the varsity on this front.

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