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Abul Musa searches the Loop for errant Wi-Fi signals for a study to improve mobile devices. Zebras at the Ol' Pejeta conservancy in Kenya where in January 2010 UIC computer science students joined Princeton biology students in a unique field course in computational population biology (co-taught by Professor Tanya Berger-Wolf). Among other projects, students studied zebra social behavior and designed software for automatic identification of individual zebras by stripes. EVL's Interactive RainTable was featured at the Field Museum in 2009 as part of Water: H2O= Life, and has travelled with the exhibit to the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland. 1st place in UIC Image of Research 2011: Mayank Lahiri's StripeSpotter, a program for automatic identification of individual zebras from photographs. Mayank Lahiri, a PhD student in the Computational Population Biology Lab, has received the Provost's Award for his project on automatic identification of zebras from photographs, a project he has started in Kenya as a student in the Field Computational Population Biology course this semester. He will use the award to go back to Kenya to validate, fine-tune, and deploy the system where it is most needed: in the field, so the nature conservancy staff, field assistants, researchers, and scouts can use it to do their job studying and saving zebras. The CAVE2™ Hybrid Reality Environment can display both 2D and 3D data simultaneously. (Photo: Lance Long, UIC/EVL)

 
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