Grad students’ startup Filio makes it easy to capture and catalog worksite photos


It’s a problem many of us can relate to: You take a bunch of photos at an event or on a vacation and then never get around to organizing them.

A startup created by two School of Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate students aims to fix all that and make image management a snap.

Mahdi Roozbahani, now a School of Computatioanl Science and Engineering lecturer, and Fikret Atalay went live June 24 with a mobile and web app called Filio (pronounced FILL-ee-oh) that automatically tags photos with GPS coordinates and the direction the camera was pointing and allows the photographer to quickly caption the image with voice-to-text capabilities. 

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