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Computer Science Department

Team Advances to Microsoft Imagine Cup United States Finals
(Spring 2013)

As described on the DePauw University web site, a team of DePauw students
is among 13 groups that have advanced to the 11th annual U.S. Imagine
Cup finals. The Imagine Cup is Microsoft's premier student technology
competition and honors student technology innovations that address the
world’s toughest problems.

The DePauw team, pictured here, consists of senior Michael Osborn and sophomores Rajat Kumar and Tao Qian. Dave Berque, professor of computer science, serves as the team's faculty advisor.

According to Microsoft, "The team developed a Windows Phone 8 app ("WeAssist") that allows a user to share their location and share a message in an emergency. WeAssist also has an optional location tracking service called WeFind, which runs in the background and uploads the user’s location history to the cloud." The DePauw team advances to the U.S. Finals Demo Day, which will take place on May 13 in Silicon Valley. One team will be selected to represent the U.S. at the worldwide finals in Russia, July 8-11,
2013.