Thursday, November 15 2018
11:30am - 1:00pm
Technology Square Research Building, 1st Floor Ballroom, Atlanta, Ga
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GVU Center Brown Bag: Tucker Balch, "Track the Monkey!"


We report on an NIH-funded joint effort between Georgia Tech and Emory/Yerkes to study a group of 45 rhesus macaque monkeys housed in a 1/4 acre outdoor enclosure. The system we designed and deployed enables us to track the position of the monkeys in the enclosure to a resolution of about 20 cm at 30 hertz. The data we are collecting enables us to analyze the social structure of the monkey group and to identify important activities like illness, fighting and mating. In this talk I will report on the design of the underlying technology we have developed to support this research, some of the studies we have conducted already as well as anticipated next steps. Besides the speaker, our team includes: David Byrd, Scott Gilliland, Brian Hrolenok, Chanho Kim, Jim Rehg, Rebecca Roberts and Kim Wallen.

Speaker Bio:

Tucker Balch is a professor in the School of Interactive Computing. His research centers on the study of social animals and Machine Learning to Finance. 

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