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August Schiess, CSL
Emotion recognition technology from ADSC

We laugh, we cry, we grimace, we smile—our emotions are communicated through our expressions, and up until recently, humans were the only ones who could accurately interpret and analyze them. Now, through a newly developed technology by Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC) researchers, these expressions can be tracked, in real time, and measured on a spectrum of emotions. Read more.

Bill Gropp 
Laura Schmitt, Computer Science
An internationally recognized expert on high-performance computing, CSL Professor Bill Gropp recently co-chaired a National Academies study that guides the National Science Foundation’s future directions in advanced computing. The study’s recommendations aim to maintain America’s leadership in science and engineering, ensure that resources meet community needs, aid the scientific community in keeping up with the revolution in computing, and sustain the infrastructure for advanced computing. Read more.

Do you know how to listen effectively as a professional? Can you tell when you've established rapport? Do you notice the effect you have on people? In Course One of the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics (NCPRE) Coursera specialization, learners investigated what is important to them and grappled with some of the basic pitfalls and strategies for tackling them. Now, NCPRE is offering learners material for the next level of advancement skills, in Course Two: Shaping Your Professional Brand. Read more.

Ampotech installation 
Katie Carr, CSL

Researchers at the Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC) have developed a technology that allows facilities to monitor their electricity usage in finer granularity without making major modifications to a space’s electrical distribution panels. As a result, building owners could avoid the cost and disruption that would occur from rewiring or replacing components, particularly in older buildings. Read more.

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CSL technical reports have transitioned from hardcopy publication to electronic distribution on IDEALS, which is the university’s digital archive of research results and other scholarly work.

CSL personnel who are considering publishing tech reports should be aware of two new tech report policies.

First, in most cases, theses and dissertations can no longer be republished as CSL technical reports. Second, if a report is deemed obsolete, or for some other reason the authors no longer want it to be distributed, it is not feasible to remove the report completely from IDEALS.

Read more about these policies.

Research Grants/Gifts
  • Olgica Milenkovic, CIF: Small: Coding for DNA-Based Storage Systems, 3 Years, $500,000, National Science Foundation.

  • Negar Kiyavash, A comprehensive Approach to Inferring Foundational and Statistical Dependencies, 3 years, $319,835, Office of Naval Research.

  • Venu Veeravalli, Dynamic Data Driven Information Fusion For Situational Awareness, 3 years, $237,000, Air Force Office of Scientific Research. 

  • Tamer Başar, Adapt: An analytical Framework for Actionable Defense Against Advanced Persistent Threats, 5 years, $1,000,000, Office of Naval Research.