Doctoral student gets awarded for his research on AI and inclusion

Congratulations to Rashid Mushkani, doctoral student at the UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape, for his two scholarships.

Rashid received the Guy-Desbarats Excellence Scholarship from the University of Montreal, and the renown Doctoral Training Scholarship by the FRQSC (Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture) valued at CAD 83,000 over the course of three years.

His research, done under the guidance of Prof.Shin Koseki, aims to develop “StreetReview,” an AI-based application for measuring streetscape quality. StreetReview explores the inclusivity of public streets in Canadian cities, particularly focusing on how these areas serve diverse populations. It employs an AI-based approach to analyze streetscapes in Montreal, developed through research that collaboratively involves groups from different ages, backgrounds, genders, and religious beliefs.