Wednesday, May 16, 2012

From Garage Band to Facebook Game to PNAS Paper

Ian B. Murphy over at DataInformed wrote a great article charting the course of some interesting music research from electrical engineering here at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego. The story connects the dots from a garage band, to a Facebook game, all the way to a new paper in PNAS.

The Value in a Facebook Game: Training Machines to Characterize Music Selections

A related press release from the Jacobs School is here.

Cubic and the Jacobs School of Engineerint at UC San Diego to Collaborate On Next Generation Intelligent Travel Research

The San Diego Union Tribune ran news of the new research partnership between  Cubic Transportation Systems (NYSE:CUB) and the Jacobs School of Engineering here at UC San Diego. 

Cubic will contribute $500,000 over five years to the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering to fund research done by faculty, students and Cubic Transportation Systems staff.  The project aims to achieve a better understanding of the application and utilization of emerging technologies, with the ultimate goal of making transportation easier, more convenient, more economical and environmentally greener for transit operators and their customers.  

Read the press release on the Jacobs School website.