BHS student published in academic journal

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood High School Junior Abhimanyu Sailesh will present two papers at the prestigious peer-reviewed 2018 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence (CSCI’18) to be held in Las Vegas, Dec. 13 – 15.

The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering) Journal, which will publish Sailesh’s papers in the fall of 2019, describes itself as the most reputed world-wide academic publication in the fields of computer science, electrical and electronic engineering.

Sailesh’s two papers, “Comparison of two image enhancement techniques: Histogram Equalization and Gamma Method” and “High Frequency Emphasis Filter Instead of Homomorphic Filter”, were written in collaboration with Dr. Naima Naheed and two other undergraduate senior students in the department of Computer Science, Physics, and Engineering at Benedict College.

“My papers getting published is a great achievement because I spent the entire summer working on it,” Sailesh said. “I believe it opens a lot of opportunities for me because I have gotten it published in an adult scientific journal, and I can present it at various conferences.”

Sailesh has won numerous academic competitions and honors at BHS. He and fellow student Samuel Cathart were recognized at the State Fair last year for winning the IT-ology Innovation Challenge as the state’s top student innovators.

Sailesh and Cathart created a portable element synthesizer that runs on solar and or water power and can be used for tasks such as charging cell phones. The project was a class assignment, but students were encouraged to submit their results to the IT-ology Innovation Challenge.

Sailesh also finished as runner-up in the 2017 South Carolina State History Bee as well as the Bowl Championships at North Greenville University in February. Sailesh accomplished these fetes as a one-member team competing against four-member teams.