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Huan Ning wins the USGIF/NVIDIA GPU essay challenge

Geography graduate student Huan Ning will receive two NVIDIA Titan XP GPUs

Geography graduate student Huan Ning was recently announced as one of three winners of the USGIF/NVIDIA GPU Essay Challenge and received two NVIDIA Titan XP GPUs. Organized by the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation and open to the 14 GEOINT accredited universities, the challenge asked applicants to describe which problem they would choose to solve if given access to to an NVIDIA GPU-powered supercomputer. Ning's winning essay, submitted with USC Geography professors Zhenlong Li and Cuizhen "Susan" Wang, was titled "Tagging the Earth with High Resolution Imagery and Deep Learning."

In announcing the winners, Dr. Camelia Kantor, USGIF’s Director of Academic Programs, noted that the winning entries "stood out because they made a strong case for using the GPUs for the benefit of their students."

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