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CWSF 2017 - Regina, Saskatchewan

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I am a student currently studying at Pretty River Academy who is interested in physics, engineering and origami. In my spare time, I work on projects that allow me to learn new skills and concepts. My project for the CWSF is inspired by a member of my home stay family. He complains about the difficulty of determining the color of traffic lights, because he is colorblind. So I decided to develop a traffic light detector. I wanted a program that could help colorblind people identify traffic light color while they are driving by using deep learning and convolutional neural network technology. Currently, I have been accepted to the physics program at UCD, which is well known for their background in the rules and laws of the universe, and their development of new technologies in this field. It is my first time at CWSF, and I am really looking forward to meeting the brilliant minds there!

Ben Xie

A Computerized Traffic Light Detector
Region:Simcoe County
City:Collingwood, ON
School:Pretty River Academy
Abstract:This science fair project involved the development of computer algorithms that use deep learning and a convolutional neural network to analyze pictures from automobile data recorders. This computer program detects a traffic light and determines its color, in order to assist drivers who are color blind. It can also be used as a sensor for a self-driving car.

Awards Value
Excellence Award - Senior
Silver Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Dalhousie University Faculty of Science Entrance Scholarship
Senior Silver Medallist - $2500 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Dalhousie University, Faculty of Science
$2 500.00
UBC Science (Vancouver) Entrance Award
Senior Silver Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: The University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
$2 000.00
University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship
Senior Silver Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Ottawa
$2 000.00
Western University Scholarship
Silver Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$2 000.00
Total$8 500.00