A Taste of Computer Science

A Taste of Computer Science
Photo: Graphic: Christine Daniloff
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Researchers at CSAIL are sampling the world of taste testing. Flavor companies would love to develop an accurate model for determining when a scent is appealing to consumers, but conventional methods of consumer testing are typically inaccurate and inconsistent.
The Swiss flavor company Givaudan asked CSAIL principal research scientist Una-May O’Reilly, postdoc Kalyan Veeramachaneni and the University of Antwerp’s Ekaterina Vladislavleva to help analyze the results of taste tests with advanced algorithms.  
Read more about CSAIL’s work with taste testing here.