Published on 26 Jan 2023

DeStigma Win

#NTUEEE students Lai Fu Jun (IEM Yr 2), Frederik Hanson and Hardik Madan (EEE Year 2) and Melise Poon (CSE) were declared Asian champions at the 2023 Microsoft Imagine Cup Epic Challenge. The quartet - “deStigma" - won USD1,000 and a direct path to the World Finals, and are now preparing to face-off against competition from teams from North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa in the finals in March. DeStigma’s project is an AI-powered application that aids psychiatrists in the detection of autism spectrum disorder in children. The team's app data equip psychiatrists with empirical statistics and analysis on their patients, empowering them to make data-driven decisions


Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is a global technology competition that empowers students to create applications that shape how we live, work, and play. Every year, teams from around the world compete for the chance to showcase their work, win free travel, mentorship from Microsoft experts, priceless networking opportunities, and other great prizes.