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Indonesian engineer combatting bird flu by CDMA
posted by admin on 27/03/07

Bandung institute of Technology's Ph.D student, Ria L. Moedomo has been one of grant recipients from Qualcomm

It's a good news. Instead of negotiating a contract to sell the Avian flu virus samples to an American vaccine company, an Indonesian engineer creates a new technology to combat against bird flu and awarded an international grant from Qualcomm, a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies.

The statistics indicates that bird flu has infected 81 people in Indonesia, killing 63, since the first human case was identified here in July 2005. Globally, there have been 165 fatalities from 271 human infections.

Bandung Institute of Technology's Ph.D student, Ria L. Moedomo, has successfully created the application provides a system to assist in processing and analyzing the poultry sales and distribution process to track and combat against Avian Influenza.

She has been one of grant recipients from Qualcomm, each receiving USD 100,000, who plan to develop a variety of advanced BREW applications with the support of Qualcomm's funding program.

Bandung Institute of Technology's Ph.D student, Ria L. Moedomo, Jeffery A. Jacobs, Executive Vice President and President, Global Development Qualcomm and Indonesian Information Minister Sofyan Djalil

Jeffery A. Jacobs, Executive Vice President and President, Global Development Qualcomm in Jakarta recently said, the USD 1 million fund is designed to increase the availability of useful wireless applications in countries around the world.

The other grant recipients in these schemes are Dr. Arun Pande (Tata Consultancy Services, India), Lenny Zhang, chief executive officer (Beijing InfoQuick SinoVoice Speech Technology Corp.), Shahin Bakhshandeh and Chris Ungson, Sarah De Young (BeWell Mobile Technology Inc.) and Dr. John Canny (University of California, Berkeley).

"The grant winners in Qualcomm's Wireless Reach BREW Application Funding Program have shown an exceptional understanding of the challenges faced by developing regions," said Shawn A. Covell, senior director of international affairs for Qualcomm and head of the Wireless Reach initiative.

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