Sailesh honored for academic papers

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood High School junior Abhimanhu Sailesh was honored by the Richland Two School Board recently for having presented two academic papers at the prestigious peer-reviewed 2018 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence that was held in Las Vegas, Dec. 13 – 15.

Abhimanhu Sailesh with Blythewood High School Principal Matt Sherman

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

Sailesh’s first paper, in which he is the first author, is titled “Comparison of two image enhancement techniques:  Histogram Equalization and Gamma Method” and was written in collaboration with Dr. Naima Naheed, an associate professor at Benedict College.  The second paper, titled “High Frequency Emphasis Filter Instead of Homomorphic Filter,” is also written in collaboration with Dr. Naheed and two other undergraduate senior students.

Sailesh has won numerous academic competitions and honors at BHS, and finished as runner-up in the 2017 South Carolina State Spelling Bee as well as the spelling bee Bowl Championships at North Greenville University last year. Sailesh accomplished these fetes as a one-member team competing against four-member teams.

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