PhD candidate Shawn O’Banion
has developed a brief survey to further his research, and asks for our help. He invites you to complete a very quick survey which involves identifying and ordering your personal interests as it relates to news content. The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes and contains two questions in which you are asked to to rank your interests in terms of high-level news categories (e.g. Sports, Politics, Technology) and specific topics (e.g. Chicago Cubs, Elections 2012, Entrepreneurship).
Shawn says, "The only requirement to participate in the survey is that you have a non-protected Twitter account, which you will be asked to provide. The data will be used for my graduate research and responses will be kept anonymous."
The survey: http://bit.ly/interestssurvey
All questions or issues can be shared with Shawn O'Banion at
Ken Forbus is serving on the Senior Advisory Board of the Symposium on Spatial Cognition for Architectural Design, to be held in November in New York City, co-sponsored by SILC and the SFB/TR8 Spatial Cognition Center (Germany).
The symposium addresses the theoretical and methodological achievements of the cognitive and computational disciplines in the domain of architectural design. A dialogue between scientists from design research and educational disciplines as well as professional architectural design practitioners is sought with the aim to identify how such interdisciplinary application of knowledge may provide real benefit for the theory and professional practice of architecture design. More information can be found at the symposium web page: http://www.sfbtr8.spatial-cognition.de/cosy/Events/SCAD-11/
was invited to Intel Microprocessor Technology Labs in Santa Clara, CA, where he talked about Future Directions in Multicore Processor Design.
, assistant professor in EECS, is the co-organizer behind two workshops this summer which spring from the EECS department's Economics Group
and Theory Group
Prem Kumar was an invited speaker at MIT last Wednesday where he presented his latest research on all-optical quantum switching as part of the Optics and Quantum Electronics Seminar Series, hosted by the Research Laboratory of MIT's Electronics and the EECS Department.
Aggelos K. Katsaggelos
gave a plenary talk entitled "Sparse and Redundant Representations: Theory and Applications" at the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), July 11-15, Barcelona, Spain. Five papers co-authored by him were also presented at the conference. Katsaggelos also gave an invited talk entitled "Mobile Visual Search" at the Multimedia Analysis Workshop organized by Telefonica in Barcelona, on July 11, 2011.
Center for Quantum Devices researchers have published an invited paper in Opto-Electronics Review 19(3), 0-0 entitled "Type-II InAs/GaSb photodiodes and focal plane arrays aimed at high operating temperatures". The authors are M. Razeghi, S. Abdollahi Pour, E.K. Huange, G. Chen, A. Haddadi, and B.M. Nguyen.
Professors Ian Horswill
and Larry Henschen
are among the 150 faculty members and 25 administrators selected for the 2010-2011 Faculty and Administrator Honor Roll. With 3600 entries, the field was competitive and held many exceptional candidates. An awards ceremony will take place on May 27th.
is the General Chair for the 18th ACM Computer and Communication Security
(CCS) 2011 conference, which hosted 530 participants this year, a record number. The conference was held in the Swissotel Chicago on Oct. 17-21.
CCS is the flagship annual conference of the Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control (SIGSAC) of ACM. This year CCS features a 60-paper program (14% acceptance rate) with 2 keynote speeches, 7 workshops and 4 tutorials, supported by 9 patrons.
's proposed research project "Super-Calibrator" has won support from NVIDIA Corporation for their next-generation Tegra mobile processor code-named "Kal-El", based on a competition at the IEEE CVPR conference: http://computervisioncentral.com/content/nvidia-hosting-tegra-project-proposal01681
In early August, NVIDIA will supply Tumblin with a specialized tablet/camera development system equipped the as-yet-unreleased mobile graphics processor (Kal El) and new support software. This outside consulting project aims to convert inter-linked camera-equipped tablets into a self-calibrating precision measuring instrument for small-scale museum artifacts.
gave an invited talk on "Parallel CAD: Nondeterministic Transactional Algorithms and Implementation" on the DAC Workshop on Parallel Algorithms, Programming, and Architectures on June 5 in San Diego, CA. His group also presented other research work on the ACM Design Automation Conference there.
will give two invited talks in the next two weeks. The first, "Overview of Activity at the Center for Quantum Devices (CQD) especially Toward Realizing High Power Semiconductor Terahertz Laser Source at Room Temperature for Sensing and Telecommunication," in Texas at
to be Keynote Speaker at Tel Aviv university, Symposium on Photonics in Communications, 21 Nov 2011.
The symposium program can be found here:
Aggelos K. Katsaggelos
traveled to Korea June 20-29, 2011, where he gave a plenary talk at the 26th International Technical Conference on Circuits/Systems, Computers and Communications (ITC-CSCC) in Gyeongju, entitled "Sparse and Redundant Representationsin Signal Processing". He also gave invited talks at Yonsei University, Chung-Ang University and Soongsil University, as well as Samsung Electronics, in Seoul.
Aggelos K. Katsaggelos
received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award for "outstanding contributions to the fields of image and video processing" at the Awards Ceremony of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing in Prague, Czech Republic, May 22-27, 2011. The Award consisted of a plaque and a check. He also co-presented two papers at the same conference.
, Henry & Isabelle Dever Professor of EECS, has been appointed as member of the International Program Committee of the IFAC Conference on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems (ADHS12) in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 6-8 June, 2012.