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James Z. Wang

address: 313C IST Building
location: Engineering
phone: 814-865-7889
e-mail: jwang@psu.edu
department: Computer Science and Engineering

Projects

Intelligent Information Systems

Indexing and retrieval of large quantity of multimedia data is a highly challenging and growingly important research problem for the multimedia research community. Researchers in multimedia, databases, computer vision, machine learning, signal and image processing and statistics have worked on multimedia information retrieval for over a decade. A number of significant technological advances have been achieved in this field. Some of the techniques have been applied to real-world application areas. The research group of James Z. Wang (http://wang.ist.psu.edu, jwang@ist.psu.edu) aim at developing next-generation technologies for managing large-scale multimedia collections. Honors students are invited to work on a thesis under his group. Scholarships may be made available to outstanding students with excellent productivity and creativity.


Website: http://riemann.ist.psu.edu
Number of undergraduates needed: 2
Minimum qualifications: Excellent programming skills. Interested in problem solving for tackling real-world challenges. Good math skills a plus.



Modeling Composition, Aesthetics, and Emotions in Photos and Video

Understanding of visual composition, aesthetics, and emotions have a range of applications, including information retrieval, mobile photography, and robotics. The James Z. Wang Research Group (jwang@ist.psu.edu) initiated this line of research as early as in 2005. They are currently developing advanced technologies for future multimedia information systems, mobile cameras, and robots. Honors students are invited to work on a thesis under this group. Scholarships may be made available to outstanding students with excellent productivity and creativity.


Website: http://wang.ist.psu.edu
Number of undergraduates needed: up to 3
Minimum qualifications: Strong programming and math skills