Junghyun Min is a third-year undergrad student from Busan, South Korea. He is currently pursuing a dual degree in physics and mathematics at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he is placed on the dean’s list. Outside of school, he has calculated the flux of muons at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik in Heidelberg, Germany (although with 300% error), and teaches SAT and AP subjects in Busan. When he isn’t wrestling with a problem set, he is a conlanger, leads a quasi-successful clan in Clash of Clans and passionately roots for the Busan Lotte Giants.
Project: Cartographic Identification: What on Earth Is This Map?
This project aims to identify the projection and location of a map input as an image. The algorithm processes input images using a series of image processing functions and then converts them into vectors using a neural network. Then another network graph processes the vector to associate with one of the six inhabited continents.
Once the represented continent is identified, the vector-converted map follows a similar process to identify its projection. The variety of detectable projections varies by continent; as one may have guessed, North America supplies the most, and South America and Africa the least.
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