Speech Group Researchers Finalists at the ACM Multimedia Grand Challenge

October 25, 2010
For the second time in the two years the contest has been held, Speech Group researchers were finalists at the ACM Multimedia Grand Challenge, sponsored by companies like Google and Yahoo! Eladio Martin of UC Berkeley, Speech researchers Gerald Friedland and Oriol Vinyals, and Professor Ruzena Bajcsy of UC Berkeley were recognized for developing the first application for Android smart phones that uses WiFi and audio to accurately estimate where the phone user is inside a building. Their project, Using Android and Indoor Localization for Diaries, was one of two finalists in the Google Diaries competition. Dr. Friedland, with other ICSI researchers, won Yahoo's 2009 challenge with Joke-O-Mat. Friedland will also co-chair the Grand Challenge in 2011. Read more about the group's project

"Precise Indoor Localization Using Smart Phones"

E. Martin, O. Vinyals, G. Friedland, and R. Bajcsy

Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM Multimedia 2010), Florence, Italy, pp. 787-790

October 2010