Mr. Primesh Pathirana and Mr. Thilina Senarath (Team Genesis), final year undergraduates of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa, were awarded the winning team of INTELLIHACK2. Intellihack2.0 is the first-ever Machine Learning hackathon in Sri Lanka. It is one of the year’s most anticipated, exciting, and electrifying events that innovative minds look forward to. The hackathon was conducted as a virtual event hosted by the IEEE Computer Society Student Branch Chapter of the University of Colombo School of Computing and sponsored by IFS, London Stock Exchange Group, Dialog Axiata, Global Market Technologies, and Google Developer Group Sri Lanka. This hackathon consisted of a preliminary round and a 01-day final round. It was held from November 2021 to January 2022 with the participation of undergraduates from local universities. The delegates were challenged to propose and implement solutions to a real-world problems using machine learning. Team Genesis from CSE, UOM, proposed E-Gaze, a novel retail customer shopping behaviour analysis system using human eye
gaze estimation technology. The proposed novel solution used computer vision and machine learning technologies to track and identify customer gaze on retail products and equip retailers with customer behaviour information to improve sales and profitability. This was based on their final year project supervised by Prof. D Meedeniya. At the end of the preliminary round, the top 10 teams were shortlisted for the final round based on the novelty and impact of the proposed solutions. Team Genesis was selected for the final round as the top-scoring team from the first round. The top 10 teams were given one month to implement a prototype of their proposed solutions. Out of the ten teams, the top 03 teams were selected based on the technical implementation soundness and business presentation at the final hackathon day held on 09th January 2022 as a virtual event. Team Genesis won first place in the IntelliHack2 Competition 2022. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering congratulates Mr. Primesh Pathirana and Mr. Thilina Senarath for this great achievement and extends wishes for a bright future.