As I wrote in my post last week, this week I am going to highlight four technologies/teams at CMU that are looking to spinout to form a company, and are looking for a CEO. Project Olympus is helping to facilitate matches. And finally…
crono – This project originated with Manuela Veloso, a professor in the School of Computer Science. Two of her students, Liz Crawford – a PhD student who just completed her studies, and Jarun Ngamvirojcharoen, a Tepper MBA ‘09 – have teamed together to create crono, with Manuela serving as the technical advisor. Crono develops personalized software agents that facilitate meeting scheduling and booking services. Its basis is an intelligent agent running on a mobile platform like iPhone that acts on behalf of a user to negotiate meeting schedules and select the best available timeslot with other user agents based upon personal preferences as well as availability. Manuela and Liz have extensive experience designing novel algorithms for intelligent agents and engineering intelligent systems. They were involved in the recent DARPA PAL Program, and other funded R&D programs related to agent development.
Crono was accepted into AlphaLab last spring. They have applied for an NSF grant, and are applying for an SBIR grant.
I covered crono previously during their presentation at AlphaLab’s Demo Day.
You can learn more here at the Project Olympus site for crono.