A student, affiliated with the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST distinguished himself at the 2021 Marine and Fisheries Big Data Competition.
At the competition, which took place in August 2021, Yeong Jin Ko (School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, UNIST) won the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries Award. This award has been presented to Mr. Ko for proposing a model that can analyze the causes of marine casualties and incidents and predict the risk of marine accidents using the past marine accidents’ written judgments.
This competition has been hosted by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) and jointly organized by UNIST, the Ulsan Port Authority (UPA), the Korea Maritime Transportation Safety Authority (KOMSA), and the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI) with the aim of leveraging big data for business growth in the marine and fisheries sector. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and in light of health and safety, it was held virtually. A total of 10 teams, including 40 individual participants, took part in the competition, this year.
Yeong Jin Ko participated in a team, named NEXT, consisting of Yoojin Kwon (Kookmin University), ARum Dong (Inha University), JaeEun Jeong (Kongju National University). They worked remotely throughout the competition, yet won the Grand Award (MOF Minister Award), the highest honor of the 2021 Marine and Fisheries Big Data Competition.