From left, Mehrdad Yazdani, Lev Manovich and Jay Chow. / UC San Diego News.

Undergraduate Alum Jay Chow mentioned in

The Happiness of Cities

Do Happy People Take Happy Images?

By Doug Ramsey for UC San Diego News on April 21, 2014

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego and The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) is one of only six groups to win one of Twitter’s inaugural #DataGrants....the winning team includes Nadav Hochman, a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh, who is currently working with Manovich as a visiting scholar at CUNY; and Jay Chow, web developer at the San Diego-based startup Katana Connect, who is also a UCSD alumnus (BA, ’12) from the Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts program, and a volunteer researcher in SSI at the Qualcomm Institute...

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SSI originated in the Qualcumm Institute, while Manovich was Visual Arts faculty. Manovich remains an academic participant with the Qualcomm Institute in addition to running a parallel group at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

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