U. of I. computer science professor and Beckman Affiliate Klara Nahrstedt was picked as chairman of one of the newest of the Association of Computing Machinery's famous special interest groups, this one focusing on advanced multimedia applications.
Beckman Institute faculty member Dan Simons reports on a driver distraction study that looked at how people compensate for distractions like dual task performance during naturalistic driving conditions.
Jean-Pierre Leburton's latest research breakthrough continues a path that began when he discovered the allure of physics as a teenager.
Chemist Jianjun Cheng, a visiting researcher at Beckman and professor of materials science and engineering at Illinois, used a chemical linker to attach camptothecins, a chemical derived from the Chinese shrub with cancer-fighting properties, to a polymer. The result was a dry powder that, when mixed with water, assembled into particles that were just the right size.
Institute faculty member Lillian Hoddeson has been named as the first Thomas M. Siebel Chair in the History of Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Hoddeson is a Professor of History, a Research Physicist, a Campus Honors Program Professor, and an affiliate faculty member at the Institute.
Cindy Fisher is a member of the Cognitive Science group whose experiments with young children power her research into how people learn their native language.