Congratulations to LUCI grad students Sen Hirano, Jed Brubaker and LUCI faculty Don Patterson, and Gillian Hayes on having a paper conditionally accepted to UBICOMP 2013!
Detecting food type and cooking state with gas sensors during dry cooking
“In this paper, we describe the potential for using gas sensors to track food during the cooking process. Focusing on one cooking method–dry cooking–we collected gas emissions using a combination of 14 sensors during trials in which food was cooked to various degrees of doneness. Using decision tree classifiers, we were able to predict doneness for waffles and popcorn with 73% and 85% accuracy, respectively. We reflect on the potential reasons for this variation and the ways in which gas sensors might reliably be used in ubicomp applications to support cooking.”