Michelle is a physics major with a mathematics minor at the University of Minnesota, Morris and will be a junior this fall. She hopes to continue her studies and obtain her PhD. She holds interest in a variety of subjects, such as physics, mathematics, music, photography, and art. Michelle has been using Mathematica in her undergraduate studies for the past two years and enjoys having a tool with which to explore her interests. Physics fascinates her because it aims to explain the universe and what happens within it.
Project: Automatic Image Straightening
In photography, the straightness of an image is usually subjective. Text on pages is usually less subjective in the sense that text is aligned horizontally in documents. The purpose of the project is to detect key features of images in order to identify the deviation of the image from the axis and correct it.
The differences between text and landscapes can be detected by the Classify function. The straightening method will correspond to the key features within each type of image (text or landscape).
Favorite Outer Totalistic r=1, k=2 2D Cellular Automaton