Wining of Prestigious Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence for Earth Grant

A team of UET faculty members has successfully secured two of Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence for Earth Grants of US $15,000/- and US $10,000/- (Pak Rs 4.0 Millions) for the projects “A Multi-Modal Approach for Enhanced Crop Monitoring using Remote Sensing and Machine Learning” and “Using Artificial Intelligence to identify the soil types in Pakistan” respectively.  

AI for Earth supports organizations all around the world that are working on challenges in biodiversity conservation, climate change, agriculture, and water. This grant provide access to Microsoft resources to support projects that use AI to change the way people and organizations monitor, model, and manage Earth’s natural systems. The grant applications are reviewed by Microsoft employees who are directly involved in the AI for Earth grant selection process and determine the grant level to be provided. Microsoft AI for Earth also partners with other organizations to offer additional opportunities and resources that may be applicable to the project. 

Applications are evaluated on their scientific merit, innovative use of technology, and potential impact. The most important part of this funding is that the project proposal must address the environmental challenges and propose a technical solution with datasets used for analysis and has a strong potential impact. 

We congratulate this team and wish them best for the successful completion of these projects. 

Team Members: 

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shahbaz (Computer Engineering Department /Campus Coordinator, Narowal Campus) 

Prof. Dr. Shahzad Asif (Chairman, Department of Computer Science, New Campus) 

Mr. Zeeshan Ramzan (Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, New Campus) 

Mr. Yaseen-Ul-Haq (Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Narowal Campus) 

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