ProfNet Experts Available on Hurricane Insurance Claims, New iPhone

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EXPERT ALERTS

  • Hurricane Insurance Claims Process and Law
  • New iPhone Announcement/Face ID

MEDIA JOBS

  • Associate Editor – Newsela (CA)
  • Associate Books Editor – Wall Street Journal (NY)
  • Editor, Consumer Advice – U.S. News & World Report (DC)

OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES

  • 6 Ways Sports Journalists Are Growing Audiences With Social Media
  • Blogger Conferences: Top Events to Attend in September
  • Blog Profiles: Hand Lettering Blogs

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EXPERT ALERTS:

Hurricane Insurance Claims Process and Law
Jason Turchin
Hurricane Insurance Attorney
Law Offices of Jason Turchin
Turchin is available to discuss the claims process and law involving hurricane insurance claims, including homeowner claims, flood insurance claims, and automobile insurance claims from the legal perspective: “After a catastrophic hurricane, many victims are thrown into the uncertain world of insurance claims against large insurance companies and adjusters who handle claims for a living. It is important for them to know their rights under the law and their insurance policies.”
Based in Ft. Lauderdale and NYC, Turchin has handled more than 5,500 insurance claims, and is a #1 bestselling author of “My Attorney’s Guide to Understanding Insurance Coverage After an Accident.” He has appeared on the CBS Evening News, CNN, New York Times, Bloomberg News, Wall Street Journal, NBC Miami, CBS4, Sun Sentinel, Miami New Times, Fox News Naples, and many other print and TV media.
ProfNet Profile: www.profnetconnect.com/jason_turchin
Website: https://www.victimaid.com/hurricane-and-homeowner-insurance-claims.html
Expert Contact: Jason Turchin, jason@victimaid.com

New iPhone Announcement/Face ID
Marios Savvides
Director, CyLab Biometrics Center; Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Savvides, director of the CyLab Biometrics Center at Carnegie Mellon University, is an expert in facial recognition technology and is available to talk about the technology, which will likely be included in the latest iPhone model. Says Savvides: “Unconstrained facial recognition can match faces from current cameras (which are 2D) from any angle. To truly handle the facial pose issue, you need to have a 3D representation of the face so that you could do, for example, pose correction.”
Savvides is working on making facial recognition completely “unconstrained” — that is, achieving facial recognition using video footage or photos of faces captured at any angle, lighting condition, or occlusion scenario (e.g., person is wearing sunglasses, a hat, or other article blocking a portion of the face). The implications of Savvides’ research include increased accuracy (e.g., fewer false-positive matches) and increased convenience to consumers (e.g., they will not need to pose themselves in any particular way for the facial recognition to work).
Video on Savvides’ research: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpALtSd4r24
Bio: https://www.cylab.cmu.edu/education/faculty/savvides.html
Website: http://www.cmu-biometrics.org
Contact: Brianne O’Donnell, brianne.odonell@finnpartners.com

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  • Associate Editor – Newsela (CA)
  • Associate Books Editor – Wall Street Journal (NY)
  • Editor, Consumer Advice – U.S. News & World Report (DC)

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OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES:

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  • 6 WAYS SPORTS JOURNALISTS ARE GROWING AUDIENCES WITH SOCIAL MEDIA. Social media platforms like Twitter are a great way for sports journalists to engage with readers and come up with story ideas. Today, having a strong presence on social media is an integral part of being a stand-out journalist. There are several ways sports journalists use social media to engage with their audience. Here’s a look at some of the current trends: http://prn.to/2wNPTpM
  • BLOGGER CONFERENCES: TOP EVENTS TO ATTEND IN SEPTEMBER. Blogger Events is a monthly column of what’s happening in the blog world. Check out these events for bloggers for September: http://prn.to/2xbigi3
  • BLOG PROFILES: HAND LETTERING BLOGS. Each week, PR Newswire’s Audience Relations team selects an industry/subject and profiles a handful of sites that do a good job with promoting and contributing to the conversation. This week, they look at a few hand lettering blogs:http://bit.ly/2f9sAO2

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