There’s a great number of interesting ideas in the UMASS CS department. Steve Willis has seen interesting wearable projects, blockchain ideas, innovative uses of ML for specific verticals, networking, education, etc. There’s interesting cross-over ideas with other departments.
In the past, he has helped projects based on crypto, category theory, ML, web analytics, SDN, PV, mortgage and payment systems, internet TV, cloud-based software testing and collaborative software development. You can find out more about Steve Willis here.
If you’re interested in talking about the commercial aspects of your research or just other startup ideas, you can sign up here https://goo.gl/x94ZTo. The meetings will be held in the Low Rise in A322.