Scientists and engineers from around the world met in Olympia, Greece, to participate in the first Olympiad in Engineering Science, where two teams representing NTNU were honored with Olympiad Medals.
In total, nearly 400 scientists contributed to 90 scientific papers selected for presentation at the conference. Out of these, five papers were designated as winners, with two originating from NTNU. The Olympiad committee, led by Professor Hojjat Adeli from Ohio State University, selected two NTNU papers for the esteemed Olympiad medals.
– I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for the honour of receiving the Olympiad Medal at OES 2023, says Tengjiao Jiang. Together with Gunnstein Thomas Frøseth and Anders Rønnquist, Jiang received a medal for their paper titled “A UAV and CNN-based bridge rivet inspection and diagnosis method.
– It is excellent teamwork, and I am truly grateful to my mentors and co-authors, whose invaluable contributions and unwavering support have been instrumental in the success of our research, Jiang continues. He extends his appreciation to NTNU, Jernbanedirektoratet, and Bane NOR for creating an environment that encourages innovation and for their continuous support. The recognition of their research motivates and inspires them to continue pushing the boundaries of knowledge and contributing to the infrastructure monitoring and inspections.
Yu Wang, Qingbo Wang, and Alexey Vinogradov from NTNU, along with Kumamoto University in Japan, were also awarded a medal for their paper titled “Ensembled multi-classification generative adversarial network for condition monitoring in streaming data with emerging new classes.”
– It is truly an honor to have participated in the 1st Olympiad in Engineering Science and to have been recognized with a medal, says Yu Wang. This experience has not only given me an opportunity to share my work, but also an unforgettable journey filled with learning and growth. I am grateful for the support and guidance I have received throughout this journey, and I look forward to continuing my pursuit in machine learning and engineering.
It was professor Dimitrios Pavlou from University of Stavanger who initiated the Olympiad.
– Now we look forward to repeat the success. The next Olympiad will take place in Stavanger June 2025,” Pavlou says.