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BOOM 2019 Showcasing Over 40 Exciting Student Tech Projects


WHAT: Cornell BOOM 2019 student research showcase in digital technology

WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 4 to 6 pm

WHERE: Atrium of Duffield Hall on Cornell campus, Ithaca, NY

From robots playing video games to the next Uber competitor, over 200 of Cornell University’s brightest students will unveil their best work in cutting-edge technologies at BOOM 2019 – the showcase also known as Bits On Our Minds – on Wednesday, April 24, from 4 to 6 pm in the Duffield atrium on the Cornell campus. With the largest number of submissions in history, this BOOM is bigger and better than ever! The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Some of this year’s projects include:

• JASPR (Just A Stupidly Persistent Robot)– JASPR uses the combination of computer vision, convolutional neural networks, and Q learning to train himself to reach humanly impossible scores on popular smartphone games.

• Blockchain Enabled Agro-Economic Credit Scoring– This project uses blockchain-enabled digital valuation based on soil and other agroeconomic indicators to enable credit scoring for farmers.

• Mixtape – Playlist Collaboration– Mixtape allows friends with different streaming services (Spotify & Apple Music) the ability to create collaborative playlists.

• Carriage– Carriage provides paratransit with modern ridesharing technologies – an automatic ride scheduler, companion driver/rider web applications, and service management for dispatchers.

• Flourish– Just one of the many new video games available to play at BOOM, Flourish features players taking on the role of a plant attempting to grow in an environment with a scarcity of resources and a plethora of competition.

As part of BOOM’s K-12 outreach program, local middle schoolers will be participating in programming activities with CIS and the College of Engineering before viewing the projects at BOOM.

BOOM is sponsored by Disney, Goldman Sachs, Vista Equity Partners, Schlumberger, Workday, EY, Amazon, Sandia National Laboratories, and Air Liquide. This is the 21st year for the BOOM event, which is hosted by Cornell Computing and Information Science in partnership with Cornell Engineering.

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