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Henry Helgen Thesis Defense


Congratulations to Henry Helgen on his thesis defense!

Human Computer Collaboration
in Ranking Images

Henry Helgen 

Computer Science Graduate Student


The general class of problem is how software can rank images. Artificial intelligence is still at the point where expert judgment has to be painstakingly programmed. Software can measure accurately a limited number of known conditions.  But the software cannot match the subjective judgment of a human over potentially limitless conditions. The task still requires human expertise to interpret most images efficiently.  This project leverages the best abilities of human experts and computers to sort images. Humans provide expert judgment. Computers provide randomization, access speed, calculation, and storage.  This software system provides a researcher with an efficient, repeatable method of assigning a numeric rank to each image of a set. Researchers can use this numeric rank to perform statistical
analysis on the images.

Author: cford


ProWest Intern Talk On Campus TODAY! 4/23/14


PROWEST & Associates
Full-time Internship Opportunity

Pro-West & Associates Inc., a GIS Consulting firm located in Walker, MN, is looking for students interested in a summer internship. A full-time position may be available to an exceptionally qualified candidate. Come see us at 2 UMD Events

Alumni Talk - by Lucas Scharenbroich, Senior Developer
Date: Wednesday, April 23rd
Time: 5:00 pm
Where: HH 216

Thursdays, April 24th
Time: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
CS Department Conference Room, HH 321

Apply In Advance @ GoldPASS

Pro-West & Associates, Inc. (PWA) has been providing highly specialized GIS Consulting and data management services to regional and national clients since its founding and as a partnership in 1987. PWA is one of the Upper Midwest’s longest-established private firms devoted to assisting public and private entities with the integration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. We have been an Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) business partner since 1990 and are Minnesota’s most senior dealer of ESRI desktop GIS software products. Our current staff is comprised of Consultants, Programmers, and Technicians, many of whom are certified GIS professionals (GISP’s).

Author: cford


Professor Dunham Featured in UMD Bridge Magazine


Professor Doug Dunham was featured in the Spring 2014 issue of the University of Minnesota Duluth's BRIDGE magazine. The article, "UMD Professor Creates Digital Art" can be found online at Be sure to click on the MORE INFO link at the bottom of the article to view more photos of Doug's work!

Author: cford


SciTech Experiene Scholarships


MN High Tech Association's
SciTech Experience Scholarships

SciTechsperience is an internship program specifically designed to connect college students in STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering, and math) with paid internship opportunities in small Minnesota companies.

 SciTechsperienceis a state-funded program that provides a matching grant to companies to cover half of the intern's wages. This match is a powerful incentive for companies to hire students through our program. There are no fees for students or the companies to participate.

We currently have about 70 summer internships posted on our job board. Many companies are hiring more than one student. Companies are located around the state in the following industries:
* Aerospace and Defense;
* Agriculture, Food, Forestry;
* Biotechnology & Life Sciences;
* Engineering Services;
* Fuels, Energy, Energy Management;
* IT/Computer Technology;
* Mining, Materials, Manufacturing and Processing

Undergraduates are eligible if the student is:
* A Minnesota resident or attending college in Minnesota
* 18 years of age or older
* In good academic standing (2.50+ GPA)
* A college junior or senior with 60 credits completed, or a technical/community college student in the second year of an associate's degree program
* Enrolled in an accredited U.S. college and pursuing a qualifying science, technology, engineering or math degree

Author: cford


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