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Computing student Ryan wins top tech talent award

Published on 3 November 2021

Ryan Anderson a Computing Science student at the University of Dundee has been awarded the Best Engineering Award for his gyroscope- based offline calibration and stabilisation for first person view (FPV) drone videos.

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Ryan Anderson (right) with his Best Engineering Award

To make drone footage smoother, Ryan has developed various algorithms that successfully stabilise videos being filmed by drones by calculating a smooth camera path without harsh movements or shaking. He is continuing to make improvements to the product to deliver a commercially viable solution for professional videographers.

“One of my main hobbies is building and flying FPV drones, which is what pushed me towards this project”, explains Ryan.

“I have enjoyed experimenting and finding out how they work for about as long as I can remember. This passion made my decision to study computing an easy one and is now pushing me towards a career in embedded software engineering.”

The Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards are organised by ScotlandIS, the trade body and cluster management organisation for Scotland’s digital tech sector, and presented during their annual ScotSoft conference. Each university submits the best final year undergraduate software engineering project from amongst their students, and the awards are given to the best projects from across all students studying computing science and software engineering in Scotland.

Karen Meechan, CEO at ScotlandIS, said: “The YSE awards are an annual reminder of the great innovation and dedication of our up-and-coming tech talent in Scotland. The work done by this year’s winners and runners up will make an impact in a range of industries, and it’s a delight to recognise them for their contributions.”

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