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The FireWatch Team from SJSU, blending expertise in Software and Aerospace Engineering, clinched 2nd place among 147 teams at the Silicon Valley Innovation Competition. Their innovative project combined GIS, engineering, computer vision, and drone tech for advanced California wildfire modeling, earning widespread praise. With support from SJSU’s College of Engineering, the Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, and the GIS & Drone Society, their success highlighted the power of cross-disciplinary collaboration. Team members Sofia Silva, Jose Betancourt Jr. Huizar, and Nha Alvarado, advised by Dr. Bo Yang, showcased their project’s potential for significant real-world impact. Project Firewatch stands as a testament to their dedication, marking a significant advancement in AI, machine learning, drone, and GIS technology. #ProjectFireWatch #SVIC2023 #AI #MachineLearning #Drone #CuttingEdge #GIS #LearningAndGrowing

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