The U.S. National Science Foundation award will allow for the creation of a Venture Lab to connect UCF researchers with local industry, investors and entrepreneurs.
The researchers behind UCF-101, a challenging action recognition dataset, are being awarded for their impressive collection of 13,320 clips across 101 action categories. The dataset has been cited over 4,000 times since its creation.
Four UCF faculty and 32 doctoral students attended the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference in New Orleans this summer.
The Army Research Lab-funded project will help ground vehicles navigate complex terrain when GPS is not available by using computer vision and artificial intelligence.
The university joins Carnegie Mellon University as the only institutions in the nation to offer the specialized computer science discipline.
The new UCF co-developed algorithm can accurately identify COVID-19 cases, as well as distinguish them from influenza.
FY2020’s record-breaking performance is up 40 percent since 2016 despite challenges, which include two federal government shutdowns, less research and development funding and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The competition included teams from IBM, MIT and Carnegie Mellon University.
Mubarak Shah is the university’s 13th NAI fellow, the highest professional accolade given to academic inventors.