Computer Science Colloquium: Matt Johnson '14

Tuesday, March 13 at 11:00am

VanderWerf Hall, 102 27 Graves Place, Holland, MI 49423-3617

Have you ever wondered how self-driving cars can successfully navigate public roads in real time, or how professional tennis can review shots with 90% accuracy? Take a dive into the world of Computer Vision, specifically being able to track a golf ball with nothing more than cameras and software. Learn the process and the challenges involved with accurately identifying a moving object from multiple video feeds and translating that into valuable data that you can visualize. 

Matt Johnson is a software development consultant for Open Systems Technologies (OST) in Grand Rapids. Over his almost four years at OST, he has worked on development projects for clients both small and large in a vast array of industries. Matt has gained experience on large teams and even on solo projects developing internal and public facing websites using the latest web development technologies. Matt started at OST after graduating from Hope in 2014 as a computer science and mathematics major. He was a sprinter and javelin thrower for Hope’s men’s track and field team, and still maintains a passion for sports. When the weather is warmer, you can find Matt running, longboarding or even car racing.

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Academics, Natural & Applied Sciences Division, Computer Science


“Keep Your Eye on the Ball – A Practical Application of Computer Vision for Ball Tracking” by Matt Johnson ‘14, software development consultant for Open Systems Technologies (OST) in Grand Rapids

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