A scholar staff engaged on tech to extract data from movies took residence the 15th annual Madrona Prize Tuesday on the 2022 Annual Analysis Showcase on the Paul G. Allen College of Pc Science and Engineering.
The day of shows, talks and posters culminates within the presentation of the prize to the staff that greatest combines glorious analysis with business potential, awarded by Seattle’s Madrona Enterprise Group.
The successful staff labored on two tasks that construct on a system known as VOCAL that permits customers to extract text-based knowledge from massive portions of unlabeled data in movies with out pre-trained fashions. VOCAL (video group and interactive compositional analytics) allows customers to arrange their knowledge, construct fashions for particular functions, and seek for occasions. The 2 tasks had been Video Group and Exploration and Interactive Video Analytics for Compositional Queries, involving search expertise.
The tasks had been led by Ph.D. college students Maureen Daum, Enhao Zhang, and Dong He, who had been co-advised by Allen College professor and director Magdalena Balazinksa and professor Ranjay Krishna. The staff additionally collaborated with Brandon Hayes, an Allen College graduate now at Microsoft.
Since its founding greater than twenty years in the past, Madrona has funded 21 firms spun out of the UW, together with publicly traded Impinj and Turi, which was acquired by Apple. Extra just lately the enterprise agency backed A-Alpha Bio, Modulus Therapeutics, and OctoML, which received a Madrona Prize 5 years in the past and has raised $132 million in enterprise capital.
“The College of Washington and the Allen College particularly has grown to be not only a supply of unimaginable innovation for our area however one of many high universities on this planet,” mentioned Madrona Managing Director Tim Porter in an announcement asserting the award.
The showcase additionally featured three runner-ups for the Madrona award and two individuals’s alternative winners, famous under.
Madrona Award runner-ups
ClearBuds: Wi-fi Binaural Earbuds for Machine Studying Primarily based Speech Enhancement. The ClearBuds neural community allows real-time speech enhancement on an iPhone, and suppresses undesirable noises.
Crew members: Ishan Chatterjee, Maruchi Kim and Vivek Jayaram, suggested by Shyam Gollakota, Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman, Shwetak Patel and Steven M. Seitz.
Information Evaluation Techniques for Statistical Non-Consultants. This staff is enabling non-experts to generate statistical fashions via an interactive, no-code course of.
Crew members: Eunice Jun, suggested by Jeffrey Heer and Rene Simply.
Levity: Contactless Robotics and Automation for Artificial Biology. This staff is creating tech to droop and manipulate objects on the millimeter-scale utilizing ultrasound levitation.
Crew members: Jared Nakahara, suggested by Joshua R. Smith.
Individuals’s alternative award winners
Past WEIRDNESS of NLP. Crew members: Katharina Reinecke, Yulia Tsvetkov, Maarten Sap, Andrew Meltzoff, Ronan Le Bras, Jenny Liang and Rodolfo Barragan.
Distributing Belief and Establishing Transparency in Societal Scale Computing and Community Infrastructure. Crew members: Sudheesh Singanamalla, Matthew Johnson, Esther Han Beol Jang, Nick Durand, Abhishek Shah, Spencer Sevilla, Richard Anderson and Kurtis Heimerl.