This past August DCS held a video competition for the undergraduate summer research students. The competition was part of the Undergraduate Research Showcase. This annual event allows students to present the research and development projects they’ve been working on at DCS. The students presenting their projects are part of either NSERC’s Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA), University of Toronto Excellence Awards (UTEA) or the Undergraduate Toronto Research Experience (UTRECS) program.
The video competition was created to encourage students to present their summer research assignments in an exciting way and to make the projects accessible to a wider audience. Seven student videos were submitted, and judged by a committee of seven faculty members and 6 graduate students, only the three best videos were chosen.
Here are the winners:
First place, Seyed Kamyar Seyed Ghasemipour
Seyed Ghasemipour is a specialist in the Computer Science: AI program at U of T, he is currently in second year.
Project Title: Unsupervised Word Sense Disambiguation with Images and Videos
Supervisors: Sven Dickinson, Afsaneh Fazly, Sanja Fidler, Suzanne Stevenson and
Mentor: Tom Lee
Second place, Michael Layzell
Layzell is a student at the School of Computing at Queen’s University, he is currently in third year.
Project Title: Crowd-Sourcing Computing
Supervisor: Marsha Chechik and Mentor: Rick Salay
Third place. Chris Cremer
Cremer has a Bachelor of Science from McGill University, he will be starting his MSc at U of T this fall.
Project title: Implementing a New Wireless Protocol
Supervisor: Peter Marbach
Congratulations to all the winners!
See all the competing entries of the DCS Undergraduate Research Video competition here
Visit the DCS Youtube channel here