Tanya Yonit Berger-Wolf

    Email Address: tanyabw@uic.edu
    College: Engineering Department: Computer Science
    Secondary Department: Bioengineering
    Title: Professor
    Office: 1136 SEO M/C 152 Phone: 4138719
    Webpage: http://www.cs.uic.edu/~tanyabw
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Computational ecology, at its unique intersection of computer science, wildlife biology, and social sciences.Particularly in creating computational solutions to help answer biological questions of why do social animals (including humans) do what they do: from computer vision to identify individual animals in photos to social network analysis for understanding how leaders emerge and affect group decisions

    Two specific project:
    * Wildbook: a cloud-based system that starts from crowdsourced images and, using machine learning, computer vision, and data science, transforms them into information about animals. (wildbook.org)

    * Using sensor systems and network analysis to track, identify, and understand individual, pairwise, or group level behavior.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    At least one of the following (but not necessarily exclusively):
    * theoretical computer science background or mathematical combinatorial background
    * good programming skills in Python
    * good programming skills in Java or C or C++ and ability to evaluate different existing software to incorporate and modify it.
    * ability to understand existing computational methods and interface with scientists from other disciplines

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