The Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering has awarded four outstanding junior faculty at the University of Michigan with its 2022 Catalyst Grants.
“This year’s MICDE Catalyst Grants bolster junior faculty innovations in computational science,” said MICDE Director Krishna Garikipati, professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, and professor of mathematics in LSA.
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“Computer Vision Tools for Automatic Animal Behavior Classification in Complex Environments”
Ada Eban-Rothschild, assistant professor of psychology in LSA, and Justin Johnson, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science in CoE, will work to develop an accessible computer vision toolbox to automatically track multiple animals and classify their behaviors in complex social environments.
The researchers will harness state-of-the-art developments in machine learning and computer vision as well as a rich dataset of manually annotated video recordings.