A Huge thank you to WCBS News radio for covering the Sounds of New York City (SONYC) project! The SONYC project is a National Science Foundation funded research project in conjunction with NYU MARL and NYU Center for Urban and Science Progress that monitors NYC noise levels through a complex sensor network system and machine learning and listening techniques.
“The noise levels in the city are incredibly high,” says Charlie Mydlarz, the senior research scientist for the Sounds of New York City (SONYC) project at the NYU Center for Urban and Science Progress. “In certain locations they are at levels that the World Health Organization considers to be harmful to health.”
A huge thank you to NYU’s independent student newspaper, Washington Square News, for highlighting Music Technology’s Dr. Agnieszka Roginska and her team’s work on the Holodeck! The Holodeck is “a staging environment in which participants can engage with various virtual reality environments” that has received a multi-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation.
In this talk Prof. Belongie will provide an overview of his group’s research projects at Cornell Tech involving Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Human-in-the-Loop Computing. The talk will cover projects involving identification of plant and animal species (Visipedia) and learning perceptual embeddings of food (SNaCK). It will conclude with a preview of a new effort to build a projector-based, human-computer interaction apparatus that allows computers to point to physical objects in the real world (PointAR).
Serge Belongie received a B.S. (with honor) in EE from Caltech in 1995 and a Ph.D. in EECS from Berkeley in 2000. While at Berkeley, his research was supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. From 2001-2013 he was a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of California, San Diego.
He is currently a professor at Cornell Tech and the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University. His research interests include Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Crowdsourcing and Human-in-the-Loop Computing. He is also a co-founder of several companies including Digital Persona, Anchovi Labs and Orpix. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the MIT Technology Review “Innovators Under 35” Award and the Helmholtz Prize for fundamental contributions in Computer Vision.
The NYU Society of Women in Technology (SWiTCH) recently got the opportunity to record, engineer, and help produce 3 tracks for pop artist and singer songwriter Camille Trust over this past weekend!
From 8 am until 6 pm, SWiTCH members from all grade levels got together and set up microphones for band members and vocalists, patch up patch bays, run consoles, troubleshoot signal flow, run Pro Tools, and engineer a recording session with Camille Trust and her band.
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