Picture perfect plates

Whether they are surfing the web in search of surf and turf, or browsing for the perfect grass-fed beef burger, more than 90 percent of U.S. consumers search online for restaurants, according to a study by market research firm Chadwick Martin Bailey. Helping tech-savvy, would-be diners get a better picture of what might actually end up on their plates was the aim of a group of students in the computational science and engineering master’s program offered by the Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS) at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. They worked with TripAdvisor to make the travel website’s restaurant photos more relevant for visitors. Virgile Audi, S.M. ’16, Crystal Lim, S.M. ’16, Reinier Maat, S.M. ’16, and Leonhard Spiegelberg, S.M. ’16, collaborated with…


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