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His father Ram Kishore is a doctor and mother Hema Sinha a consultant for a nonprofit organisation
Subhigya with DBMS principal Rajani Shekhar in Jamshedpur.
Subhigya with DBMS principal Rajani Shekhar in Jamshedpur.
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Our Correspondent   |   Jamshedpur   |   Published 28.01.20, 06:45 PM

A schoolboy gamer who found it tough to download games with limited data, Subhigya Priyansh did not sit and crib. He worked out a solution.

Now, this 14-year-old student from DBMS English School will present his solution at the prestigious International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) to be held at Anaheim in California, the US, in May this year.

Class IX student Subhigya worked on the subject “Enhanced loss-less data compression using logistics context mixing and predictive analysis” in the category of computer science.

“In simple terms, a mobile app can compress data better than the existing algorithms, and once transferred to the device of choice, can decompress the data to its original size,” Subhigya explained to The Telegraph.

Subhigya’s solution was selected in the final of IRIS (Initiative for Research & Innovation in STEM) National Fair held in Bangalore between January 22 and 24 where 100 finalists were judged by top scientists of India. IRIS National Science Fair is a public-private partnership initiated by Intel Technology India Private Ltd (Intel) with the department of science and technology, government of India, and the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF).

Subhigya’s project won the grand award in his category to represent India at the global science fair.

In all, 15 budding scientists from India, including Subhigya, will present their ideas in California.

But before he flies off to California, Subhigya and the others have to attend three national camps in Bangalore, Pune and New Delhi to learn more about the ISEF, polish their ideas and their presentation skills to present them before a global audience.

“So far, Bangalore camp dates have been fixed on February 8 and 9,” Subhigya said.

Subhigya is the second student from Jamshedpur to participate in this prestigious competition after Prashaant Ranganathan from Carmel Junior College in 2015. Prashaant later won the ISEF.

Subhigya added that he was proud that he would be representing his school, town and country. “I have been working on my idea past three years. Back then, I had only one GB of data and found it really tough to download games. So then I thought, why not compress your files and decompress it to their original size after transfer? I thought it should work,” Subhigya said.

His father Ram Kishore is a doctor and mother Hema Sinha a consultant for a nonprofit. Do his parents scold him for gaming? He grinned.

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