RANDOLPH, NJ – This past summer, Joseph Gatto of Morristown was the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant which allowed him to delve into the world of artificial intelligence.

Gatto, a computer science student at County College of Morris (CCM), was presented with a $5,000 grant through the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates program.  With the grant,  he was able to conduct research into machine learning at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). In addition, he was provided with free room and board at NJIT

 “If it weren’t for CCM, I would not have had the opportunity to participate in this research project,” says Gatto. “Its reputation for being a top community college in New Jersey helped me tremendously.”

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Along with nine other students from New Jersey and New York, Gatto spent 10 weeks working with NJIT Professor Usman Roshan on artificial intelligence. Gatto’s part of the project focused on deep learning algorithms that allow computers to understand images better.