Inside this issue you can learn about a novel experiment that studies pedestrian distraction using the CAVE; find out how researchers use the Office of Technology Management for intellectual property protection and technology transfer; and you can get to know Beckman researcher Rohit Bhargarva, a member of the Bioimaging Science and Technology group.
ISL, Researchers Create Unique Experiment for Innovative Pedestrian Distraction Study
Find out how researchers use the Office of Technology Management for intellectual property protection and technology transfer.
Get to know Beckman researcher Rohit Bhargarva, a member of the Bioimaging Science and Technology group.
U. of I. chemistry professor and Beckman researcher Ken Suslick and a graduate student examine the so-called Wint-O-Green Lifesaver effect.
"Semantic memory is relatively resistant to the effects of aging," says Beckman researcher and U. of I. psychology professor Arthur Kramer.
A paper by Beckman faculty member Tom Huang and his students Yun Fu, Zhen Li, and Xi Zhou received one of two DoCoMo USA Labs Innovation Awards at IEEE's International Conference on Image Processing held in San Antonio last month. More than 1,800 papers were submitted at what is considered the most important annual conference in the field of image processing. The Beckman researchers' paper "Laplacian affinity propagation for semi-supervised object classification" was selected from the 299 that were accepted for oral presentations.
To some the colorful, eye-catching big screen displays that will be appearing in the atrium this fall may seem like a case of art meeting technology, but the wall-sized screens are first and foremost real-world examples of what can result from research that takes place at the Beckman Institute.
Helen J. Neville, a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Oregon in Eugene, will be the featured speaker at the SmithGroup lecture Friday at the Beckman Institute.
The next Beckman Institute Graduate Student seminar will be held on Wednesday, October 24 at Noon in Room 1005 at the Beckman Institute. The following presentations will be featured: "Mechanoluminescence Induced by Acoustic Cavitation" by Nathan Eddingsaas; "Remembering Words Not Presented in Sentences: How Study Context Changes Encoding Strategies" by Laura Matzen; and "Spiropyrans as Color-Generating Mechanophores" by Doug Davis. The hour-long seminar is open to the public and lunch will be served.
Jeff Moore has had great success in his career as a researcher and professor but gets much of his satisfaction as a Beckman Institute faculty member from the relationships he has with his collaborators.
A paper by four faculty members and three graduate students from the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports on research that used an innovative, fast optical imaging technique for studying neuronal activity associated with language processing in ways that weren't possible before.
When aging hampers memory, some people's brains compensate to stay sharp. Now scientists want to know how those brains make do - in hopes of developing treatments to help everyone else keep up. "We need to understand how to defer normal cognitive aging ... the way we've invested in fighting heart disease and cancer," said psychology professor Denise Park of the Beckman Institute and director of the U. of I.'s Center for Healthy Minds.
A presentation in June at the nation's capitol highlighting the Imaging Technology Group's Bugscope educational outreach program helped promote diversity in science and brought Bugscope to a wider audience.
Beckman Institute faculty member Art Kramer will be one of the nationally prominent cognitive aging researchers taking part in today's Foundation for the National Institutes of Health-sponsored Congressional Reception at the Rayburn House Building in Washington D.C.
Heated atomic force microscope tips designed and fabricated by a group led by William King, a Beckman researcher and professor of mechanical science and engineering at Illinois, are key to a new technique for nanolithography developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Chilin Shih is using cutting edge technology and innovative teaching methods in her research into second language acquisition.
By combining electrically induced fluid flow with nanoscale nozzles, a team of researchers at Illinois have established new benchmarks for precision control and resolution in jet-printing processes. "We have invented methods for an electrohydrodynamic jet (e-jet) printing process that can produce patterns and functional devices that establish new resolution benchmarks for liquid printing, significantly exceeding those of established ink-jet technologies," says John Rogers, Beckman researcher and a professor of materials science and engineering.
The Beckman Institute welcomes William King as a new faculty member. King has joined the 3-D Micro- and Nanosystems group at Beckman.