The Smart Foodie

Faculty Member

Richard Sowers

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City governments try to be as efficient as possible with our tax dollars.  We have about 19,000 records of restaurant inspections from Champaign.  Can we use machine learning to predict if a restaurant will have food safety issues, and in the process help food inspectors to their job more efficiently?  This project is in collaboration with George Heintz of the Health Care Engineering Systems Center.


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Undergrad Prerequisites


Interest in machine learning and food required.  Students with a GPA of at least 3.0 preferred.