Public Education: CameraWatch
Problem Statement: Given publicly available webcams, construct methods that: (1) find URLs of publicly available webcams; and, (2) captures images from publicly available webcams.
Description: As a contribution to (1), Dr. Sweeney built semantic learning algorithms that automatically mined about 10,000 URLs of publicly available webcams. The images below are from some of the webcams found. Some images (e.g., cars on the road) were expected, but others (e.g., an office reception desk) were not. She then constructed one of the first repositories of links to publicly available on-line webcams. 41 Her current work on (2) involves making a publicly available repository of historical images captured from the webcams in given time periods.
Other Achievements: 12