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Semantic Sommelier Evan Patton 13 who is in the Accelerated B.S.Ph.D. Program in computer science and psychology has been focused lately on wine. Yes you read that right. He is working with Professor Deborah McGuinness on a project called the Wine Agent. Professor McGuinness has been developing this wine recommender system for years using Web ontology languages to create a virtual sommelier that can help users pick wines that pair well with entre choices along with other applications. As part of his Ph.D. research Patton is helping to bring the Wine Agent into the mobile space on both the iPhone and Droid platforms. Diving In Eric Rozell 13 a computer science major spent a good deal of his time at Rensselaer exploring the ways that people interact with data. His background in research with TWC pointed him toward internships during two consecutive summers with Microsoft Research he now works full-time for Microsoft Online Services Division. As an undergraduate he was also awarded a prestigious Summer Student Fellowship from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution becoming the first such student to be brought on to work specifically in the general domain of informatics. Rensselaer has a great undergraduate research program said Rozell. Had I not been exposed to such willing professors who let me dig into real research at a young age and an early stage I might have just gone into the work world without experiencing research. Im allergic to sulfites and that fact shows up in my Web data. The Wine Agent will tell me which wines I should have and which I should avoid. breaking boundaries 19