We are pleased to welcome the new member of Software Studies Initiative: Alexander Avrorin.
Alexander is a student at Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute (MIFI) - one of three top science universities in Russia. His fields of research is AI. During the summer 2010 he is working with Software Studies Initiative on developing new clustering and visualization techniques for Manga project and other cultural data sets.
Wikipedia article about MIFI
Scatter plot matrix of 4 clusters produced by running fuzzy k-means algorithm over visual features extracted from 13,000 pages of Naruto Manga (1999-2009). The colors show pages cluster membership.