The primary mission of the ACM Student Chapter at Georgia State University is to provide a series of lectures, events, and field trips throughout the regular school year to promote the education and professional development of students as well as faculty members.


Off the Beaten Path: Utilizing Unlikely Places for Research
Speaker: Dr. Mehdi Mousavi
Affiliation: Aquabyte
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (doors open at 2:45 pm) - Student Center West, Room 466/468

Imagine using video game tech to push the boundaries of AI research—that’s where my journey began. I wanted to see how a game engine experiment could shape the future of AI. Today, Unreal Engine is a pivotal tool in developing state-of-the-art generative AI systems like Sora and Midjourney. The first part of my talk will walk you through how these “unlikely places” can become hotbeds for cutting-edge experiments. I will then discuss how to find an industry job related to your research experience and how the connections you make in grad school can be your golden ticket to internships and jobs in your research field. I’ll share my own story of moving from academia to industry, working on underwater computer vision and landing an R&D role at Aquabyte AI.

NOTE: Seating is limited for this event, so you must RSVP in PIN in order to be admitted.
RSVP: https://pin.gsu.edu/event/10003043

About the Speaker: Dr. Mousavi is a GSU alumnus. During his studies, he worked on training machine-learning models in photorealistic simulations using modified physics and light transport in underwater computer vision, leading eventually to underwater image processing. After earning his Ph.D., he joined Aquabyte, a market leader in aquaculture AI, where he continues his research by developing models trained on synthetic data that process hundreds of thousands of underwater images per hour, serving thousands of customers across the globe. He has developed solutions to remove image turbidity from underwater images and to detect and forecast rare skin conditions on fish. He has also built a 3D photorealistic replica of underwater environments that is used for analysis and development of new technologies that require dense 3D information.

Everyone welcome!
Free refreshments!

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