Artificial Intelligence

Village Soup reports on Hahmann’s application of AI to predict urban flood damage

Village Soup picked up a University of Maine news release highlighting research by Torsten Hahmann, associate professor of spatial informatics, that seeks to predict the impact of flooding on specific neighborhoods, roads and municipal service sites and infrastructure. The project, Urban Flooding Open Knowledge Network (UF-OKN), is funded by the National Science Foundation. 

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Institute of Medicine highlights October webinars

The University of Maine Institute of Medicine fall seminar series continues 3–4 p.m. Oct. 23 with a virtual presentation by Somayeh Khosroazad, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maine.   In this presentation, The Application of Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Research from the Engineering Perspective, Khosroazad will provide […]

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Pen Bay Pilot highlights UMaine, Northeastern research collaborations

The Penobscot Bay Pilot picked up a University of Maine news release highlighting a new program established to support research collaborations between the University of Maine and Northeastern University. Through a rigorous review process involving peer faculty reviewers and research leaders at each university, five projects were awarded $50,000 in seed funding intended to support […]

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Debbie Bouchard

UMaine, Northeastern fund shared research projects of social, economic significance

The University of Maine and Northeastern University and its Roux Institute have jointly awarded seed funding to five collaborative research teams to address topics important to people in Maine and beyond. Broadly, the projects involve improving aquaculture vaccines, examining the link between pacifier use and sudden infant death syndrome, better understanding influenza A, creating an […]

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Media cover project seeking to identify, count birds with AI technology

Centralmaine.com, the Bangor Daily News and Fosters.com picked up a University of Maine press release highlighting efforts to develop technologies that can locate colonies of nesting birds and capture images with cameras mounted in unmanned aerial vehicles. Cynthia Loftin, associate professor of wildlife ecology, and Roy Turner, associate professor of computer science will collaborate to develop artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that […]

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Aerial image of birds on a Maine island

UMaine researchers team up to develop AI to count, identify birds in aerial photos 

Biologists count and identify birds in thousands of aerial photos when conducting wildlife surveys, a laborious task that consumes many hours. To reduce time spent analyzing images and the margin for error, University of Maine researchers endeavor to create artificial intelligence that will perform the task.  Faculty and graduate students from several units at UMaine […]

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DOE advances novel energy-storage materials research

The Department of Energy (DOE) shared a media release about two University of Maine researchers using artificial intelligence-aided design to develop new materials for improved batteries and supercapacitors. The research initiative led by Liping Yu, assistant professor of physics, and Yingchao Yang, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was one of 31 projects that were awarded a total […]

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Climate Change, AI, medicine and more featured at Maine Impact Week

The annual Maine Impact Week celebration includes a number of activities of interest from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2. All events will be virtual and are free and open to the public with registration required. Events include: Climate Change Forum UMaine AI Webinar UMaine Institute of Medicine Presentation Q&A with the VEMI Lab  Research Impact […]

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VEMI Lab founders featured in MIT podcast about automated driving

The founders of the VEMI (Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction) Lab participated in a podcast about automated driving hosted by MIT Technology Review.  “AI in the Driver’s Seat” featured a panel of experts that included Richard Corey, director of the VEMI Lab, and Nicholas Giudice, a professor with the School of Computing and Information Science […]

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