The Renaissance Academic

Round Two

New students have arrived. The old are back. (Students, of course. Don’t call faculty old; that’s just rude.) Streets are filled with moving trucks and minivans. Even fall has returned, and thus the blanket to my bed. Old friends exchange greetings. New bonds are forming....

Leaving your comfort zone

Comfort Zone

It was a Saturday afternoon in April of 2013. My phone buzzed. A text message from an unknown number. I glanced at the preview and put the phone back down. I was practicing, uninterested in interruptions. I didn’t recall giving out my number to anyone....

MiddCreate Spotlight: Jason Grant

A blog post about my blog post 🙂 Wonderfully written by Nadine Dixon, a Middlebury ’20 undergraduate student majoring in computer science. MiddCreate Spotlight: Jason Grant MiddCreate Spotlight: Jason Grant Welcome back to MiddCreate Spotlight! This week we are highlighting a MiddCreate site created by a faculty member...

Congratulations! Jason Grant, PhD

Congratulations! Jason Grant, PhD — Department of Computer Science and Engineering Congratulations! Jason Grant, PhD — Department of Computer Science and Engineering Dissertation defense Source: cse.nd.edu/news/congratulations-jason-grant-phd

Analyzing Crowd Behavior from 400 Feet Above the Ground

Great article on my summer research project with Henry Mound, Middlebury ‘20.5, by Robert Keren . Always a good time when I get to fly the drone! -JG Analyzing Crowd Behavior from 400 Feet Above the Ground Assistant Professor of Computer Science Jason Grant and...

4th of July Celebrations in Burlington, VT

This year, I celebrated the birth of our country in Burlington, VT and the fireworks show was amazing! In addition to the fireworks, several food truck vendors parked along the bike path and live music preceded the main event. Most notably, I had no idea...

Faculty Profile: Middlebury Libraries Newsletter

This week, I was featured in the Middlebury College Libraries Newsletter Keywords! Faculty Profile — Jason Grant Faculty Profile — Jason Grant In each issue of Keywords, we profile a faculty member who makes innovative use of the library and/or academic technology.  This issue features...

Panel of Black Faculty and Staff Members Reflect on Life Experiences

During Black History Month, I participated in a panel discussion with several colleagues reflecting on my experiences as a student and professor as a person of color. A link to the news article can be found below. Panel of Black Faculty and Staff Members Reflect...

Dissertation Defense

May 4, 2018 8:00 am University of Notre Dame, 258 Fitzpatrick Hall Adviser: Dr. Patrick Flynn Committee Members: Dr. Kevin Bowyer Dr. Adam Czajka Dr. Ron Metoyer Title: “Analysis of crowd behavior based on optical flow clustering: detection, classification, and clustering” Abstract: Crowd behavior analysis, a subdomain...

Movin’ On Up: From the Back of the Class to the Very Front

As the doors of Middlebury College open to students on September 11, 2017, it commemorates the beginning of my career, journey, and exploration as an assistant professor in computer science. Today is also Patriots Day, a day which we remember the tragic events which took...

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