No matter how you analyze it, the situation isn't good for both parties because of the pesky democratic election next year in Taiwan.
Time-lapse photography often provides fascinating visualization of long-term changes in the world. However, while there are many methods that allow one to create time-lapse videos of short-term changes (hours to days), observing much longer changes requires a camera that is focused on a single target over a period of months or years.
But what if you could use publicly available images that were taken over many years to construct long-terms time-lapse sequences that document things like environmental change, city growth, or even geological processes?
In Time-lapse Mining from Internet Photos (http://goo.gl/sFrrku), to be presented at SIGGRAPH 2015 (http://goo.gl/mRje1W), University of Washington Graduate Student , Google Software Engineer David Gallup, and University of Washington Professor / Google Technical Staff Member introduce a completely automated approach for synthesizing time-lapse videos of popular landmarks from large community photo collections.
Their system discovered 10,728 time-lapses that show how the world’s most popular landmarks are changing over time, employing structure-from-motion and stereo algorithms to compensate for viewpoint variations, and a simple but effective new temporal filtering approach to stabilize appearance.
Check out the video below, and learn more on the project webpage at http://goo.gl/KoECXf
Given that the wireless impact-sensing chest protector  that I helped developed many years ago is now used in the Taekowndo Olympic event (started in 2012), I hope to see our prototype/product on display in the WTF museum some years in the near future.
 Ed H. Chi, Jin Song, Greg Corbin. 'Killer App' of Wearable Computing: Wireless Force Sensing Body Protectors for Martial Arts. In Proc. of 17th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, pp. 277--285. ACM Press, October, 2004. Santa Fe, NM.
 YouTube Video of 2004 demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfywpJL2x5Q
 Real TrueScore demo video later:
- University of MinnesotaB.S., minor in Math, 1992 - 1994
- University of MinnesotaM.S., minor in Scientific Computation, 1994 - 1996
- University of MinnesotaPh.D., 1996 - 1999
With 20 patents and over 80 research articles, his most well-known past project is the study of Information Scent --- understanding how users navigate and understand the Web and information environments. Most recently, he leads a group of researchers at PARC to understand the underlying mechanisms in online social systems such as Wikipedia and social tagging sites. He has also worked on information visualization, computational molecular biology, ubicomp, and recommendation/search engines. He has won awards for both teaching and research. In his spare time, Ed is an avid Taekwondo martial artist, photographer, and snowboarder.
In 2012, Ed was the Technical Program Chair for ACM CHI2012 conference, the premier conference on Human-Computer Interaction research.
- Staff Research Scientist, 2011 - present
- PARCArea Manager and Principal Scientist, 2007 - 2011
- Xerox PARCSr. Research Scientist, 1999 - 2006
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