The work of our student Sofia Drozd won the absolute victory at the ACM Student Research Competition 2024

Master’s student of our department Sofia Drozd won the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) as part of the international symposium ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC2024)!
Her research “Detection of War-Caused Agricultural Field Damages Using Sentinel-2 Satellite Data with Machine Learning and Anomaly Detection”, conducted under the supervision of Professor Natalia Kussul, was recognized as the best among all works presented at the SRC, for which Sofia received a gold medal and monetary reward in the amount of $500.

The competition consisted of several stages: first, Sofia’s work was included in the top seven, which gave her the opportunity to present her work at a poster session. After the assessment, Sofia’s poster made it to the top three, thanks to which the student made it to the finals. In the final, Sofia demonstrated her research in the format of a presentation to the jury and the audience, which brought her the victory.
It is worth noting that the SRC competition is held every year and provides young participants with a unique opportunity to share their ideas and receive feedback from leading experts in the field.

The SAC2024 symposium was held from April 8 to 12, 2024 in the city of Ávila (Spain) and brought together scientists from around the world to discuss cutting-edge research and innovation in the field of computer science, highlighting the importance of scientific meetings for the exchange of ideas and the development of the international scientific community.
We are proud that Sofia, representing our department, was able to prove herself at such a prestigious international forum and demonstrated the high level of scientific training provided by our department.

We sincerely congratulate Sofia, her manager, and wish her great success and new victories!