One of Malaysia’s brightest young minds shares how Taylor’s field grew in her talent
Decoding Techniques for the Good of Mankind, Taylor University Bachelor of Computer Science graduate, Roschen Maghan, 24, has been dubbed as one of Malaysia’s brightest young minds.
The self-taught programmer was named by Dcoder and HackerRank as one of the best – number one in Malaysia and top one percentage in the world respectively – in the field of coding.
Living in a multi-ethnic and multilingual country such as Malaysia, Roschen realized that one of the everyday challenges faced by local people is understanding each other, especially in interactions between friends and colleagues or in a work setting.
After reminding his colleagues to speak in English during meetings so that he could continue or follow up on the conversation, Roschen began his technical journey of building his own Google Pixel Buds, without any Burn the hole to resolve your conflict. his pocket.
“I studied Google Pixel hardware information to understand how the device worked and built software with the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology to support my real-time Earbuds Translator device, which is compatible with all operating systems.” was favorable.
“Not only was the device able to remove barriers to conversation, but it could also help the deaf community read and follow any conversation. This is because when the AI feature captures the communicated sentence, the device The translation process will also display the text,” said Roschen, who was also a recipient of a full scholarship at Taylor.
Currently, they have developed over 30 websites, nine phone applications, 12 web games, and over 18 in-house computer software.
His innovation is more remarkable in his Tesla-MyV project with an initial investment of only RM200.
He was able to control his car using a smartphone and named the function the summon feature. Roschen’s innovations include remotely locking and unlocking the car, turning the car on and off, opening and closing windows without playing music inside, as well as moving or moving the vehicle with a single touch on your smartphone’s screen. Back was involved. ,
He then continued to make his own version of Google Home, where he automated his home fans, TVs, air conditioners and home gates, etc.
“Most of the times, the motivation for these projects is usually either to solve a problem I’m facing or to learn and test my knowledge in a certain domain. Having invented and developed them, I am my own researcher, solution architect and developer,” he said.
He said that Taylor’s journey since his foundation has molded him to build upon such innovations in recent years.
He said that Bachelor of Computer Science program director TV Jing Taylor was his on-site father figure and mentor during his college and university days.
“T was an academic who was very encouraging and ensured that I made the most of my university experience in the midst of the pandemic through my degree studies.
“He inspired me to actively participate in many competitions and hackathons and guide my team and me on how to improve my pitches to impress the judges along with feedback. Was an inspirational teacher to many people,” he said.
Roschen participated in several competitions called the ImagineHack Hackathon in 2016, where she and her team created an event within 24 hours and was awarded second place and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Apps Challenge in 2017, Where he and his team built a social networking service application in 48 hours and won the category.
In 2019, Roschen ranked top five in the Big Data Challenge for AI and Data Engineers Hackathon.
“As a result of my participation in major competitions, I not only gained experience, but also exposure to people in the tech industry in Malaysia and the technical gaps that we are trying to solve,” Roschen said. Taylors were an important element of the region’s ecosystem within the university that added value to them.
“It really gave me a solid understanding of some areas of the tech industry that I didn’t know about before.
“One of the key qualities I gained in my university experience was to be a better team player, as I had the opportunity to work with many different people on assignments, projects, hackathons and many other faculties,” he said. Told.
With Taylor’s curriculum structure, Roschen had the opportunity to take the Brand Management Studies elective, which was offered under the Faculty of Social Sciences and Leisure Management.
“The opportunity to mix and match modules allowed me to step out of my comfort zone of technology and learn something new. My brand management lecturer and classmates were welcoming and helpful.
“Also, during my final year project, I was given the opportunity to work with Taylor to automate their customer service on their website via the chat box feature.
“I then gained real-world industry experience regarding stakeholder management, expectations and timelines,” he said.
Roschen is now a skilled software engineer at Bank Negara Malaysia and is one of the key members contributing to the development of COVIDNow – the open data initiative that provides data and insights on COVID-19 in Malaysia.
He is responsible for handling the backend aspect of the project, working with other developers to be able to interpret the data published by the Malaysian Ministry of Health.
Within the ecosystem of the Taylor Region, curated by the University of Taylor, students are nurtured on the basis of the three wisdoms of intelligence, practical knowledge and craft.
In addition, students are also given the opportunity to experience multidisciplinary projects, life skills and mentorship.
Therefore, students are asked to be well-rounded with not only gaining academic knowledge and job skills, but also essential life skills and social networks, to share what they have learned and to find solutions to real-world problems. effect is called for. their community.
In addition, TaylorSphere aims to ensure that graduates are secure for the future, as it enables students to undertake entrepreneurial and impact-driven projects with embedded social innovation modules, multidisciplinary projects, access to laboratories, and campus-wide makerspace and technopreneurship track options. encourages convenience. in selected degree programs.
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