Beer lovers rejoice, an app mapping the universe of beer on its way to guide you

Beer lovers rejoice, an app mapping the universe of beer on its way to guide you
Kevin Jamieson is a working toward earning his Ph.D at the Electrical and Computer Engineering school at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

His research interests are focused on things like active learning, high-dimensional statistics and the realm of “machine learning.” You know, things we think about every day. While he works on his doctoral thesis, Jamieson has a number of other projects in the tiller and one of them is an apparent admiration for understanding the universe of beer.

The background to what got Jamieson to developing this application is predictable. He had tried a beer at a bar which had 40 beers on tap that he absolutely loved. However, he could not remember the name of the beer. He decided to return to the establishment where the bartender was able to narrow down the beer by having Jamieson sample only six different brews.

That motivated Jamieson to develop an application which can calculate the relationships between different brews of beer. The result is an app for the iPad called Beer Mapper. This app does not just take your input and spit out pre-programmed responses. Jamieson developed analytical algorithms that can actually reason through six-dimensions of criteria at once.

It is spatial simulation covering a beer universe of 200,000 brews. The app is targeted to be available for the iPad in late June. It may turn out to be the most comprehensive analysis of beer to find its way to an app. It is certainly destined to help even the most seasoned beer connoisseur explore the perfect brew.

source: Co.DESIGN


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5 Comments

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

A beer giveaway anytime soon?

2. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

One for me too!

3. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

This is my article! :')

4. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

It makes me want a IIPA right nowww

5. BeerMapperOfficial

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Happy to report the BeerMapper App is now available at the app store. Stay up to date at BeerMapperApp.com. Cheers!

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