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UWinnipeg postdoc wins $20k Aquahacking Challenge

Tue. Nov. 10, 2020

Dr. Michael Beck
Dr. Michael Beck. Photo supplied.

University of Winnipeg postdoc Dr. Michael Beck’s team, Particuleye Technologies, have won first place – worth $20,000 in seed funding – in the Lake Winnipeg AquaHacking Challenge for their creation of an innovative tool to improve microplastics testing and analysis.

Beck is a postdoc in the Department of Physics and the Department of Applied Computer Science, where he is working in and combining the fields of machine learning, deep neural networks, high-performance computing, image recognition, phenotyping, and automated agriculture.

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