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This past fall semester, four students in KSU’s College of Computing & Software Engineering (CCSE) program, Harshitha Gamini, Estephanos Mekbib, Miche Isaac and Kannaraj Sadula, received mentorship from Go Studio’s team as they explored the theme “Retail of the Future,” working towards ideas featuring applications of computer vision and artificial intelligence that would enhance the shopping experience.
The students met regularly with Go Studio’s team during the capstone project, which was overseen by Dr. Ying Xie, their capstone advisor and professor of computer science at KSU. The 15-week project prepared students for careers in their chosen fields with hands-on industry experience while allowing them to enhance and apply their classroom skills and knowledge solving real-world business problems.
“This collaboration with KSU students is a great opportunity to exchange knowledge with the next generation of developers (and consumers) as they prepare to enter the workforce,” said Michael Parlotto, VP of Emerging Technologies and head of Go Studio. “We’re excited to continue our fruitful relationship with the successful completion of the capstone experience for this cohort, and we look forward to new projects in 2022.”
The partnership, established in 2020, aims to provide learning experiences for students through projects that explore the latest in emerging technologies. Since 2020, 12 students have collaborated with Go Studio’s team, focusing on computer vision, artificial intelligence, machine learning and other emerging technologies. In addition to the hands-on experience offered through the partnerships, Go Studio is funding scholarships to participants.
About InComm Payments
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About Kennesaw State University
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.