From Reality to Virtual Reality: Digitally Preserving Nepal’s Ancient Swayambhu Temple
Perched atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, the ancient Swayambhu Temple proudly reflects Nepal’s rich cultural tapestry. In a groundbreaking initiative this past October, Religious Studies Professor Lauren Leve and Computer Science Research Scientist Jim Mahaney traveled to Swayambhu to start the long process of capturing the data needed to create an accurate 3D model of the entire temple complex.
Working with a team at Microsoft Research, Carolina computer science professor Mohit Bansal and his student Zineng Tang, a Microsoft intern, created the CoDi AI system — a model capable of generating any combination of outputs (e.g, text, images, videos, audio) from any combination of inputs. Microsoft Research featured the project on its website last summer, and a few months later, the team presented the revamped CoDi-2 to much fanfare.
Stanley receives $219k NIH grant to analyze relationship between stimulations and responses in immune cells
Assistant Professor Natalie Stanley received an NIH grant worth $219,366 to develop new, fully automated bioinformatics techniques to identify and characterize clinically predictive intracellular signal responses elicited through ex vivo stimulation.
Researchers from UNC Computer Science took part in the 2023 Women in Security and Cryptography Workshop in Bochum, Germany, sharing knowledge via a keynote lecture and building professional connections with women from 11 other countries.
Breaking cross-modal boundaries in multimodal AI: Introducing CoDi, composable diffusion for any-to-any generation
In a recent paper: “Any-to-Any Generation via Composable Diffusion,” Microsoft Azure Cognitive Service Research and UNC NLP present CoDi, a novel generative model capable of processing and simultaneously generating content across multiple modalities.
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