Guttman Professor Wins Grand Challenge



January 14, 2019 | Academics, Awards, Faculty, Information Technology, Research

Dr. Dara Pir, Assistant Professor of Information Technology, achieved the 20th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI) 2018’s Top Performance in Eating Analysis and Tracking (EAT) Grand Challenge, Food Type Sub-Challenge. Dr. Pir was awarded with the Food Type Sub-Challenge Prize. His work is described in the ICMI 2018 Proceedings paper entitled “Functional-Based Acoustic Group Feature Selection for Automatic Recognition of Eating Condition.”

Dr. Pir holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Philosophy in computer science from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. His professional background includes design and development of software in small, mid-size, and large companies. Dr. Pir’s current research interests include signal-processing applications in computer science.