FIU COVID-19 Datathon offers solutions to the challenge of campus repopulation.

An AI powered wearable device, a plan to supply personal protection equipment and a solution to optimize class scheduling took the top prizes in the FIU ATOM COVID-19 Datathon, held from July 24 to August 2,2020.

The competition, hosted by the FIU Business ATOM Think Tank to develop technology-driven solutions for repopulating the campus, attracted 51 students from throughout FIU. A total of 15 interdisciplinary teams, all connected virtually, were tasked with developing a solution to enhance the “new normal” for students, faculty and staff.

“We wanted to harness the best minds from FIU to see what ideas and innovations they could come up with in the course of a week,” said Karlene Cousins, chair of the information systems and business analytics department and founder of the ATOM Think Tank.

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