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Business analysts create logomaps in order to better understand and communicate trends in the world of business. Humans can intuitively make sense of these maps, while computers struggle to extract the same knowledge. Using computer vision and human-in-the-loop machine learning, this research aims to create tools and methods for automating knowledge extraction from graphical logomaps.
The Beltline Exploration App is a proposed location-based "walking tour" application aimed at increasing community engagement and participation on the Atlanta Beltline. The existing Atlanta Beltline app provides a wealth of information that can be improved with a more participatory interaction from the user and an element of user content creation. The goal is for the app to bring awareness to art, culture, and events along portions of the Atlanta Beltline that will introduce newcomers to the Beltline and promote repeat visits to the Beltline.
Lonely Mountain is a virtual reality adaptation of the movie The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. In this VR experience, Lonely Mountain has fallen into the claws of Smaug the Terrible. You will take the role of the Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. Your mission is to find and recover the Arkenstone, and unite the dwarf realms once more under the same banner to save Lonley Mountain. The scenario has Bilbo reaches the treasure room and picks up a tool to grab the Arkenstone from the claws of Smaug without waking up Smaug.

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