Posted: July 26, 2021

Cheer on the InsectEye team at this September's first annual AI for Good Expo.  IBC graduate student fellow Codey Mathis (Entromology) is part of the InsectEye student team and developing a new tool that harnesses cutting-edge machine learning technologies with a novel non-lethal insect trap to monitor the biodiversity of insect communities. As insects pass through the trap, an image is captured, and the algorithm recognizes and identifies them. Additionally, insect abundance records are correlated with an in-device weather logging system to better understand the behavioral influence of weather on insect activity. InsectEye is advised by IBC faculty members Christina Grozinger (Entomology), Harland Patch (Entomology), Vijaykrishnan Narayanan (Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering).

At the Expo, you’ll have the opportunity to see the work of the top teams in the 2021 Nittany AI Challenge, and the minimum viable products they've created using AI for Good. Challenge teams have created AI solutions that will have huge impacts in the areas of education, the environment, health, and humanitarianism. At the end of the evening, $25,000 in funds will be awarded to the winning teams. Don't miss it! Thursday September 9 from 5:00 - 7:15 in the HUB-Robeson Center - Heritage Hall.  Register here.