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Matt Franchi

academic things (and short writings).




Fingerprinting New York City's Scaffolding Problem with Longitudinal Dashcam Data

We use 29 million dashcam images from August 2023 to January 2024 to build a longitudinal model of NYC sidewalk sheds. Press coverage in The Economist.
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Scaffolding distibution in the Upper West Side, Manhattan



Doctoral Candidate

I am a second-year Computer Science PhD Candidate at Cornell University. I study at Cornell's New York City campus, Cornell Tech. Before that, I was an undergraduate student at Clemson University, where I completed a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (during the pandemic, unfortunately).

My research interests include computational social science, particularly in issues pertaining to societal inequity; fashion & design; applied computer vision; and human-AI interaction, especially generative-AI-based applications.

Musician, Pianist

I play classical and neoclassical piano music, and write my own 'peaceful piano' compositions since 2020. My compositions are available on Spotify, YouTube, and Apple Music. Streaming services are listed in order of personal preference. I am beginning to score sheet music for my compositions, which can be found here, free to access and download.



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