EMS wins Xilinx OpenHardware Design Contest for the second time in a row.
The anual Xilinx Open Hardware Design Contest enables young researchers to demonstrate their technical and creative skills. Unlike last year there were two project categories in 2016: Embedded Design and Digital Design. In each category two awards were assigned to the best projects of an undergraduate student and a PhD student respectively. Each award comes with a prize money of 1500 Euro.
Out of 15 finalists and over 100 overall projects Vladimir Rybalkins project has won in the category "PhD Embedded". In a video Vladimir Rybalkin presents his work: a hardware implementation of a novel recurrent neural network for optical character recognition.
An Overview on all finalist projects can be found here.