Ujjwal Verma, a young scientist born in Bihar, has been appreciated by Forbes Business Magazine in their latest winter edition for his unique innovation for France based startup company ‘Cleed’- a Fashion assistant company. Ujjwal Verma, with his eight other French and Indian scientist colleagues, has created the shopping assistant system which helps its customers to find suitable clothes. It works by the association of Fashion expertise and Artificial Intelligence.
Ujjwal Verma’s fatherRanjit Kumar Verma is currently the vice-chancellor of Munger University and also worked as pro-VC in Patna University. After getting his M.S. (Research) in Signal and Image Processing from Telecom Bretagne Rennes, Ujjwal did his PhD from Telecom ParisTech, University of Paris-Saclay, Paris (France). He then joined Karnataka-based Manipal Institute of Technology as an Assistant professor in the Electronics and Communication department and was later promoted to Assistant Director of Collaboration and Consultancy. He is also the in-charge of the computer vision team which is designing Artificial Intelligence solutions for Cleed.
The team has created the shopping assistant system which would learn the preferences of the users and use it to give them recommendations for the clothes; they like or need. It’s like a system where various websites and applications give us recommendations about the songs or videos we would like to watch. The recommendations are the outcome of data of what our needs are.
Similarly, according to our need; size, favourite colour or design this artificial intelligence system will help the customers finding suitable options. It would be beneficial for the customers as a lot of time can be saved. As Artificial Intelligence seems to be the future of technology, this shopping assistant system has a great scope in the market. Forbes termed it the ‘Spotify’ of the fashion world.
Last year, Ujjwal Verma had received the “Young Scientist Award” in the 105th session of Indian Science Congress, held at Manipur. Najma Heptulla, the Governor of Manipur, herself gave him the award. This award carries a certification of merit and a sum of Rs. 25000.
Ujjwal was also the convenor of the third International Conference on Electrical Circuits and Robotics, VLSI, and Distributed Computing held at Manipal Institute of Technology. He has also been working on the application of Computer Vision in Biological domains.
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