Matthew Chen is an undergraduate student at Carnegie Mellon University. His major is electrical and computer engineering with a concentration in software systems and hardware systems, and he is also pursing a second major in computer science. He knows some C/C++ and a little about the Wolfram Language, Java, Python and Swift. He has won some awards in math competitions, such as the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament and the Stanford Math Tournament. In his spare time, he loves playing table tennis.
Project: OCR for Unicode Characters
Goal of the project:
OCR (Optical Character Recognition) for all Unicode characters
Summary of work:
OCR supporting eight major writing systems: Latin, Chinese, Arabic, Devanagari, Cyrillic, Japanese, Korean and Greek
Results and future work:
90% accuracy recognizing handwritten characters; train on more fonts, support more writing systems and ultimately all Unicode characters