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New York Times

The Eulerian Video Magnification system developed by a team of CSAIL researchers to amplify and allow for analysis of subtle movements and variations in color in ordinary videos has been featured on The New York Times.
“A 30-second video of a newborn baby shows the infant silently snoozing in its crib, his breathing barely perceptible. But when the video is run through an algorithm that can amplify both movement and color, the baby’s face blinks crimson with each tiny heartbeat,” writes Erik Olsen of the work.

New research by Professor and CSAIL Principal Investigator John Guttag and Professor Collin Stultz is featured in famed photographer Rick Smolan’s new book on big data. The Human Face of Big Data, which will be released in November, was formally announced last week. The book will feature numerous photographs, including one of Guttag and Stultz, depicting the ways in which the massive onslaught of new data being collected through websites, sensors and other channels is being used by scientists to gain new insight into human behavior. Guttag and Stultz developed a new software system that combs through a patient’s EKG data to predict a patient’s risk of death following a heart attack.