CS488 – Elevator Pitch

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Information informs our entire lives. Information shapes public opinion which shapes things like public policy, elections, the health and safety of the public, and more. No one is above the harm that can come from misinformation, which is why we … Read More

Elevator Pitch

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My senior project is to develop a technology that provides higher performance and security for target applications. It is called unikernel which is an optimized library operating system. Unikernel consists of the minimum set of components that a target application … Read More

CS 488 – Week 6

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— Elevator Pitch —  My project aims to use a sequence to sequence encoder-decoder model to make text-based advertisements more engaging and readable. This will help businesses get an edge over their competitors by attracting new customers as well as retaining … Read More

CS 488 – Week 7

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My project is an application used in a library to issue and return books using QR code. The primary usage of this app is in college libraries. Using personal smartphones, users can scan the QR code and check out the … Read More

Week 6

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I did not manage to get the foreground (the food) with zero user interaction. I have achieved pretty good success at picking just the food with minimal user interaction. I will try it with a pure white background next. I … Read More

CS 488 – Week 6

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This week I started working on writing the first draft of the paper. The models seemed to run probably when I tried to test with the small data set. However the accuracy was not what I wanted since there were … Read More

CS 488 – Week 6

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Completed the paper outline. Working on the first draft as per the feedback received on the outline. Plan to complete the draft this week and present the first version of the project next week. I am still working on the … Read More

CS488 Week 5

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This week, I focused on writing the outline of the paper. I also have been using NLTK to extract features from the text reviews. I need to figure out how to handle a review that has multiple sentences since my … Read More

CS488 Week 3

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For this week, I followed a tutorial from Educative about Natural Language Processing and followed for data preprocessing. I was able to load the dataset and I am in the process of preprocessing it. I ran into a problem of … Read More

CS488 Week 2

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For the past week, I was able to skim through the Amazon Review datasets and chose Clothing, Shoes and Jewelry, on the criteria that its size is not too much. I then researched and learnt how to use pandas to … Read More

CS 488 – Week 5

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This week, I focus on the writing parts including the outline for the capstone paper. I also start implementing some neural network models for the image data set such as MobileNet and EfficientNet. I will try to test the model … Read More

CS 488 – Week 5

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I finished writing my initial model and have trained it using a small sample dataset. The accuracy of my initial model is quite bad. I am currently researching how I can modify and improve the accuracy of my model as well as downloading … Read More

Week 5

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I am trying to succesfully detect the foreground object in the image, which will be food. While the initial idea was to use AI to detect the food in the image, this is not a completely solved problem yet. Since … Read More

CS 488 – Week 5

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User login and authentication is complete. New user is able to sign and save details in the database. Sample set of 20 books to be used as testing data. Currently I am figuring out QR code scanning and generating new … Read More

CS 488 – Week 4

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Last week I worked on collecting and preprocessing the data using Groupon API. I also started learning about and implementing my autoencoder model. So far the obstacle has been the learning curve but I have been extensively reading about neural … Read More

CS 488 – Week 4

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This week, I started the data preprocess for my image data. The steps include, resizing, cropping, normalizing and lastly change to tensor value so that it can be fit in a neural network. For the numerical data set, I started … Read More

Week 4

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I finished the ranking module. It take a folder of images, converts them to an array, passes the n best images to another function, which keeps processing the images, and then picking the best n again to be processed. There … Read More

Week 3

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I have started working on passing images to the ranking algorithm. I also have found some online food-photography courses I want to look at. Learning that will be helpful in knowing how to improve my images.

Update up to 2/5/2020

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This past month i have been mostly working with getting everything for my project working and fighting some major issues. The first issue that has been almost solved is that the NorthStar uses DisplayPort out while my computer only has … Read More

CS 488 – Week 3

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This week, I tried to implement some models and was hoping to get it on our Layout server with GPUs. However, the system admins were still working on that and I could not ssh to the server. Therefore, I created … Read More

CS488-Week3-Update

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I worked with possible ways of proving that non-contiguous Parks is NP-Complete, and found one good avenue for exploration. Over the week I produced a general technique to convert any instance of 3-SAT to an instance of the non-contiguous Parks … Read More

Idea 3

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Name of Project Automating laptop checkouts from CST front desk using image recognition What research topic/question your project is going to address? Although we need a human to address the needs of guests in the welcome desk of CST, it … Read More

CS 488 – Week 3

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I worked on the login page and setup and almost done with the forget password setup. I have to decide on the database for the login, whether it will be single data base or sql for the whole application. I … Read More

Week 2

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I have spent some time thinking about how to split up the timeline into more detail. I have met with Charlie, and decided that the program should take a bulk of images as an input rather than a video. The … Read More

CS 488 – Week 2

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This week I have looked at some papers of most recent models for classifying images to build for my dataset. I encountered some challenges while reading those papers since there were terms that were hard to understand. Next week, I … Read More

CS 388 Idea 2

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Name of Project Visual representation of nation’s development level What research topic/question your project is going to address? The goal of this project is to use the various world bank data that is available to evaluate different development metrics for … Read More

CSS 488 – Week 2

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Due to a lack of available usable datasets, after talking to my advisor and instructor I decided to modify my project to focus on readability and sentiment instead. I researched papers on readability and sentiment this last week and have … Read More

CS 488 – Week 2 – Updates

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I decided to change my modeling method to neural networks. I have read a paper called Text-Independent Speaker Verification Using 3D Convolutional Neural Networks and checked their resources on GitHub. I tried to run their demo but required packages couldn’t … Read More

CS 488 – Week 2

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Working on the login and sign up system. Reading existing papers that talk about such system. Sign up will be via Zimbra only since using Facebook and other applications could lead to fraud accounts. The home page would be ready … Read More

CS 488 – Week 1

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I go through the project again because it has been a while since I had CS 388 last Spring. I downloaded the data set and started doing some data manipulation and preprocessing. I will start looking at the models for … Read More

CS 488 – Week 1 – Update

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This week I worked on setting up Keras and completed a course on deep learning using Keras (Learn Keras: Build 4 Deep Learning Applications). As I prepped for implementing the project, one of the significant challenges I have encountered is … Read More

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