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IMAGE:  Kyle Min (MSE EE '18), will soon enter PhD study advised by Professor Jason Corso.

Kyle Min, a master’s student in electrical and computer engineering about to begin PhD study, was recently awarded the Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement by the College of Engineering.

Min works with Jason Corso, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, on improving computer vision.

Specifically, Min is employing computer vision to review video from law enforcement body cameras.

“Body camera media is very hard to analyze because there are many viewpoint changes and very active scenes,” says Min. The videos are analyzed for media summaries and scene understanding. There is currently little existing computer vision research on body camera footage.

I really love our school's positive and productive research environment.Kyle Min

Min, who dreamed of becoming a robotics engineer in grade school, decided on researching computer vision as a way to improve artificial intelligence. He chose to pursue computer vision at the University of Michigan due to its diversity and atmosphere. “I really love our school’s positive and productive research environment,” Min adds.

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