NCKU Digital Innovation Institute Experimental Project "Coding-X" Results Presentation Encourages Interdisciplinary Learning by-國立成功大學永續發展SDGs

NCKU presents 'Coding-X' experimental project results, fostering interdisciplinary student learning.


NCKU presents 'Coding-X' experimental project results, fostering interdisciplinary student learning.

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The "Coding-X" experimental project under the NCKU's Smart Innovation Talent Cultivation program is specifically designed to provide computer courses for non-computer-related discipline students, enhancing interdisciplinary learning. Now in its fourth year, the program includes intensive course training, interdisciplinary workshops, and seminars. Four teams stood out this year, presenting their project results to a panel of judges composed of faculty and industry professionals at the NCKU department of computer science on January 11th. This initiative aims to equip non-computer background students with knowledge in information technology, turning them into future talents.

The Coding-X course, held from July 12th to August 31st of the 111th academic year, includes foundational programming, computer science fundamentals, interdisciplinary project development, collaborative learning in information technology, and cross-disciplinary workshops or seminars. The course aims to enhance students' computational skills to realize innovation and creativity. Many participants have secured positions in prominent companies such as Foxconn, TSMC, UMC, Shopee, Momo, and Perfect Corp. Notably, one student from the NCKU department of industrial design, Yu-Hsun Wu, received the "2020 Kuo-Ting Li KT Science and Arts Award" in the interactive technology and art category, achieving the "Gold Award" through Leetcode proficiency testing.

During the course, professionals from NCKU's Tenth College and industry provide guidance to students, fostering deep interdisciplinary interaction, communication, and the development of projects that utilize their acquired knowledge. Following the summer course and selection process, students engage in a semester-long project development phase, culminating in the presentation of four projects: "I Can't Park, Help!", "Job Prosecutor",  "Smart Topic Generator", "Fashion Assistant" addressing various aspects of life including smart healthcare, digital payments, intelligent transportation, digital tools, and virtual tourism.

Dr. Yeim-Kuan Chang, director of the NCKU department of computer science, expressed satisfaction with this year's program, emphasizing its enhanced interdisciplinary learning and the involvement of multidimensional industry professionals. He encouraged students to combine their knowledge from various fields with computer science, fostering innovation and practical application. With the growing popularity of information technology, he welcomed students to apply for the department of computer Science in NCKU for further research and development.

Dr. Sun-Yuan Hsieh, project director and executive director of the NCKU research and development foundation, emphasized that the technical skills developed in the program take time to master, encouraging students to continue learning. He explained that "Coding-X" signifies interdisciplinary integration, with teams comprising students from various schools, including I-Shou university, Soochow university, and various departments at NCKU. He expressed his commitment to guiding teams to deepen their achievements and complete their projects, acknowledging the perseverance of the students.

At the project presentation, professional judges included Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs at NCKU, Ray-Bing Chen; Professor Ming-Long Yeh from the department of biomedical engineering at NCKU; Associate professor Yu-Yu Chang from the institute of international business at NCKU; Vice general manager Jing-Wei Lin from Aden Technology Co., Ltd.; CEO Yu-Sheng Chao from Playsure Technology Co., Ltd.; and Senior Manager Zhan-Chia Chang from the NCKU Branch of Bank SinoPac provided specific suggestions and feedback to each group, broadening the students' perspectives. 

The project "Can't Park, Help!" proposed by students from NCKU, I-Shou , and Soochow University aims to address the issue of insufficient training hours in Taiwanese driving schools, which result in poorly skilled drivers every year. They introduced a program to assist novice drivers in parking by utilizing an adjustable fisheye lens for environment correction, enabling drivers to identify parking conditions. The program also conducts three-dimensional spatial judgment and roadside parking algorithms, aiming to help drivers adjust their paths in real-time and increase confidence in parallel parking.

NCKU students Yun-Tzu Lu, Fang-Yao Lin, and Tzu-Chieh Lin, who participated in the "Fashion Assistant" project, discovered that on average, people spend 15 minutes each day deciding what to wear, with over 60% feeling anxious about their clothing choices. As a solution, they conceived a wardrobe system that allows users to upload photos of their clothing, which are then categorized and matched with styles using AI-based clothing recognition. The system further suggests outfit combinations based on the user's preferred style and the current weather conditions.

The "Job Prosecutor" project, conceived by Kai-Yi Shih and Chun-Chieh Niu, aims to combat job application fraud by using programs to block phishing websites and direct resumes to suitable companies. The "Smart Topic Generator," proposed by Yu-Ning Chiu, Yu-Ting Lai, Yun-Ting Hsieh, and Yu-Hsiang Chu, automates social media searches to find common topics for conversation.

In their presentations, the teams showcased their project planning and implementation, utilizing foundational Python, artificial intelligence, and software engineering knowledge acquired during the program. Despite not having mechanical or information technology backgrounds, they demonstrated their ability to think creatively and learn across disciplines within a short period.

NCKU's "Coding-X" program, under the Smart Innovation Talent Cultivation initiative, had four student groups presenting their learning outcomes through project presentations.

Students from NCKU, I-Shou , and Soochow University teamed up to propose the "Never Stop Parking" project, aiming to help novice drivers park.

Yeim-Kuan Chang, the head of the Computer Science Department at NCKU, encourages students to continue learning and delve deeper into their research.

Professor Sun-Yuan Hsieh from NCKU's Department of Computer Science thanks the students for their impressive learning achievements.

Today's presentation had professionals from different fields as judges. They gave specific suggestions and feedback after each group's report.

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