Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF (CZI), a donor-advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, recently awarded a grant to the University of Texas at Austin to support the work of Assistant Professor Danna Gurari. The project titled, “Video Analysis: Efficiently Tracking and Detecting Life Cycle Phase Transitions for Live Cells,” aims to design frameworks and systems that close the gap between computer vision (CV) algorithm and human performance for analyzing living cells observed in videos.
Texas iSchool Senior Lecturer Karen Pavelka traveled to Puerto Rico in January to assess damage and provide technical assistance to cultural institutions affected by Hurricane Maria.
The Category 4 storm hit the American territory in September 2017, devastating the island and crippling its infrastructure. In addition, many of Puerto Rico’s libraries, museums and archives experienced catastrophic damage.
On Sept. 20, Texas iSchool Assistant Professor Jacek Gwizdka took part in a meeting with President of the Republic of Poland Mr. Andrzej Duda at the Kościuszko Foundation in New York City, where they discussed how to increase and improve scientific and scholarly exchanges at all levels between the United States and Poland.