NewsRover Team Won Two Major Challenges in Media Technologies
The NewsRover team won two major challenges sponsored by New York City Media Lab. In the Combine program sponsored by NYC Economical Development Commission, the team was selected with major funding to identify products and develop business plans impacting the media industry. As a result, a technology spinoff startup company has been created and attracted additional funding from industry and ventures. In the Verizon challenge, the team won cash prize to further develop prototypes in the new media area.
Sep 19, 2014
News Rover @ 2014 NYC Media Lab Annual Summit
The News Rover system was presented at the 2014 NYC Media Lab Annual Summit and won the second place demo prize. Click here to check the article from NYC Media Lab.
Aug 24, 2014
The News Rover team presented the News Rover system @ newsKDD
The News Rover team presented the News Rover system at newsKDD, a KDD workshop at Bloomberg in New York City.
Nov 4, 2013
News Rover @ November 2013 NY Tech Meetup
The News Rover system was presented at the November 2013 New York Tech Meetup alongside several other projects out from the academic sector at the beautiful NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts. It was exciting to present our revolutionary new way of getting context for your news! [Presentation]
Oct 25, 2013
Awarded ACM Multimedia 2013 Grand Challenge 1st Place Award
Work on News Rover presented in part at ACM Multimedia (MM) 2013 won the Multimedia Grand Challenge 1st Place Award in Barcelona, Spain. The work was entitled “Structured Exploration of Who, What, When, and Where in Heterogeneous Multimedia News Sources” and was submitted as a Multimedia Grand Challenge solution to the Technicolor Rich Multimedia Retrieval from Input Videos Grand Challenge. A demo of the work was also presented at MM’13 in a Technical Demo session.
Sep 20, 2013
Brown Institute “All Hands” Meeting @ Columbia University
Both halves of the Brown Institute met at Columbia University for its quarterly “All Hands” meeting. It was a day of exciting presentations and discussions. A full house, with Magic Grants and Brown fellows from both 2012-13 and 2013-14. News Rover closed off its year long Magic Grant project under the “Personalized Television News” project with its counterpart Eigen News.
Jul 26, 2013
News Rover @ ACM Multimedia 2013
Two paper publications on the News Rover system will be presented at ACM Conference on Multimedia (MM) this year in Barcelona, Spain on October 24-25:
- “Structured Exploration of Who, What, When, and Where in Heterogeneous Multimedia News Sources” as Grand Challenge Solution [Paper]
- “News Rover: Exploring Topical Structures and Serendipity in Heterogeneous Multimedia News” as Technical Demo [Paper]
Jun 14, 2013
News Rover wins Best Demo Award @ GNYMV 2013
The News Rover team attended and presented a poster/demo at the 3rd Greater New York Area Multimedia and Vision (GNYMV) workshop/meeting. And they won the Best Demo Award for their work: “News Rover: Exploring Topical Structures and Serendipity in Heterogeneous Multimedia News”
Feb 25, 2013
News Rover @ “Research, Three Ways”
The News Rover Team was at brainstorming session “Research, Three Ways” hosted at Hearst Corporation in Columbus Circle, NYC. Incredible opportunity to interface with journalists and technologists!