A team of researchers at the University of Miami’s Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) has developed an application that uses machine learning and computer vision to identify various waste materials. The system would allow for Florida residents to scan an item and get photos and descriptions of what products are recyclable in which county and what receptacle to reduce excessive waste. Read more “AI-Enabled Robots may Increase Recycling and Workplace Safety”
Congratulations to Prof. Amin Sarafraz who was one of the authors of an article that recently appeared in the Frontiers in Psychology Journal, under the research topic “Empirical Research at a Distance: New Methods for Developmental Science.” As Covid-19 affected in-person data collection, this group found an approach for estimating gaze direction and duration collected remotely from webcam recordings by using a combination of OpenFace and machine learning. Read more “Frontiers in Psychology: Remote Data Collection During a Pandemic”
In early 2020, in-person data collection dramatically slowed or was completely halted across the world as many labs were forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Developmental researchers who assess looking time (especially those who rely heavily on in-lab eye-tracking or live coding techniques) were forced to re-think their methods of data collection. Read more “Remote Data Collection During a Pandemic: A New Approach for Assessing and Coding . . .”
After careful consideration, the Mapping the Vernacular Symposium previously scheduled for April 17, 2020, at University of Miami, is POSTPONED due to statewide precautions for the COVID-19 Coronavirus, and the State of Florida’s public health emergency declaration. Read more “Mapping the Vernacular Symposium-POSTPONED”
Congratulations to Jia Geng! A PhD student in the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Marine Ecosystem and Society program, Jia has been awarded an AI for Earth Microsoft Azure sponsored grant for his project on developing AI systems to automate live feed cultivation for fish hatcheries, entitled: “Developing an Artificial Intelligence System for Rotifer Bachionus spp. Culture to Support Fish Hatchery Technology.” Microsoft’s AI for Earth program awards support projects that change the way people and organizations monitor, model, and ultimately manage Earth’s natural systems.
Read more “Jia Geng Awarded “AI for Earth” Grant”
The shifting sands on the floor inside the Western Hemisphere’s oldest continuously operating synagogue Mikvé Israel-Emanuel in Willemstad, Curaçao posed some unique challenges to students and researchers. Read more “Drone Mapping Oldest Synagogue in Curacao”
In Washington, D.C., for a weekend getaway, graduate student Marissa Lisenbee stumbled on a most unexpected sight when she decided to explore the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History last Friday. There, on the first floor, her physical therapy teacher was demonstrating an ingenious device that employs music to help amputees learn to walk again.
“I knew he was working on prosthetics, but I didn’t know what his project was,” said Lisenbee, who is in her second year of UM’s physical therapy program. “And I had no idea they would be there. I was really proud to see UM in the American History Museum.” Read more “Celebrating Innovation at ACCelerate Festival at the Smithsonian”
As part of an HABS (Historical American Buildings Survey) effort to document the built environment, a University of Miami School of Architecture ARC 518 class took a small caravan of aircraft to North Eleuthera in the Bahamas to visit an historic site in disrepair, “The Residency” the former Governor’s mansion in Harbour Town. Read more “A.B.S. – Historic American Buildings Survey and the Integration of New Technology”
The Center for Computational Science offered two presentations at the cutting-edge technology and innovation event eMerge Americas held on April 17-19, 2016, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. One on Visualization, and one on Digital Mapping using drones and custom software created by our Software Engineering Team.