Students won the 3rd prize at ESDC 2018 worldwide

      The Intel Cup Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest- Embedded System Design Invitation Contest is jointly hosted by the Higher Education Department of the Ministry of Education and the Personnel Education Department of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology; organized by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission and Shanghai Jiaotong University; and co-organized by Intel. This competition has risen worldwide to high level, with 164 teams from 77 institutions of 7 countries and regions, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Mexico, Brazil, the United States of America.
      ShanghaiTech University participated in the ESDC competition for the first time in 2018. For that, the students needed to overcome the difficulties associated with lack of experience and, in special, time constraints due to the exams in June. They did not give up, rose up to the challenge and plan their time reasonably. Finally, they finished their work and won the third prize.
      Under the guidance of Liu Chuang who is an electrician and electronics experimental teacher, Wang Xinchen, Zhang Jiakai and You Xiaowen chose "Multi-object Emotion Automatic Recognition and Analysis System" as the contest topic.
      An Identity-Aware Automatic Emotion Detection and Analysis System(IAAEDAS) is a system which can automatically distinguish between different person’s faces, assess certain emotions on the faces and finally record or analyze the corresponding emotion data. In terms of its structure, IAAEDAS consists of a sensory system, a real-time information processing system, a pre-training system and an information storage system. The combination of these four algorithms enables the embedded system to memorize people’s emotions like a human. The difficulty in the procedure is how to recognize and classify the information delivered by a face. Furthermore, understanding and responding to people’s emotions would be the next milestone for AI to communicate with people. Thus, the importance of emotion recognition and analysis is self-evident, and the prospect of this topic is brilliant.

Author  Liu Chuang  Photographer  Liu Chuang