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The Department of Computer Science hosted their end of year showcase to celebrate their achievements and bring together a selection of final year student projects.

At the end of each academic year the Department of Computer Science celebrate the success of final year students to highlight their fantastic work. Students are invited to present their project work to other students, staff and employers, showcasing their achievements using state-of-the-art facilities to solve extracurricular challenges. Employers always have high praise for our students and their achievements, with their attendance at the showcase providing an opportunity for students to build their network and chat with high-profile companies during the round-table discussions.

There were 17 projects on display representing both Computing and IT and Engineering Students. Courses included BSc (Hons) Robotics & Artificial Intelligence, BSc (Hons) Software Engineering, BSc (Hons) Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Computing (Games Programming) and MEng (Hons) Intelligent Automation & Robotics.

Projects on display included robots, artificial intelligence, virtual reality games and apps. The top 3 voted projects from this year were:

Machine learning approach: parking bay occupancy detection.
Aiden Parker
BSc (Hons) Computing

Performance evaluation of micro-segmentation in software defined networks.
Alexander Jay
BSc (Hons) Computing (Networking, Security & Forensics)

Using image segmentation with deep learning on CT scans to perform a non-invasive approach to reconstructing root systems in 3D.
Joshua Burns-Black
BSc (Hons) Computer Science

The end of year showcase was a great experience. The feedback and questions asked by the guests was invaluable as it gave insight into my project that I didn’t have before. To have the opportunity to present my project really boosted my confidence in my public speaking ability. I found myself becoming more comfortable as the event went on as I was able to improve my conciseness while presenting from common questions that the guests asked. I would definitely recommend that other students should take the opportunity to showcase their project as it is an opportunity to show off your hard work in a fun atmosphere whilst developing your confidence in your speaking skills.

Joshua Burns-Black
BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Over 20 Industry experts attended the showcase from companies including BAE Systems, Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust , FIDO Tech Ltd, Matalan, Lancashire Constabulary  and Wigan Council who along with academics helped to judge the student projects.

“It was fantastic to see students embracing AI in a lot of projects and incorporating that with robotics and machine learning algorithms. It’s great to see that sort of forward thinking to help develop and push the boundaries of the future!

Edge Hill is certainly bringing itself into the future with the new range of courses and current material which will produce some industry leading students.

Congrats to all the students. It was a great showcase that I was happy to have attended.

Senior Product Security Engineer
BAE Systems

It was a great honour to be invited to attend the end of year showcase.

We were able to see such a high quality and diverse set of incredibly impressive projects and to talk to all of the enthusiastic, knowledgeable and motivated individuals. I’m sure they will all have bright futures ahead of them in their chosen fields, including hopefully in digital healthcare.

Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust

Dr Amr Ahmed, Head of Department of Computer Science, profile image

“I’m very proud of our students and pleased to have joined them in celebrating their successful and interesting projects, which they presented to our guests from industry as well as the academic community. It has been a nice and busy event that we’ll expand year on year”

Professor Amr Ahmed
Head of Department of Computer Science

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June 2, 2023