College News 2010

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signs two Renewable Energy Bills on campus
August 17, 2010On 8/17/2010 Illinois Governor Pat Quinn came to UIC to sign House Bills 6202 UTILITIES-NET METERING and HB 5429 HOMEOWNERS SOLAR RIGHTS ACT. Both Bills deal with Renewable Solar Energy and UIC was selected as the venue for this press conference and bill signing at the recommendation of Socor Energy, who installed the solar panels on the roof of Lincoln Hall. The Dean of the College of Engineering, Peter Nelson, talked about the importance of UIC leading the way in using Renewable Energy on campus and developing the next generation of green technologies. The UIC College of Engineering has many outstanding research and education programs related to renewable energy.View VideoView Photos
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New Course Announcement IE 494: Haptics & Augmented Reality
Are you interested in learning a cool 3D-touch technology?The MIE Department introduces the UIC’s first hands-on course on haptics (or the sense of touch) and augmented reality. You’ll learn how to successfully combine high-level 3D graphics, haptics, collision detection and physics-based dynamic simulation for a more realistic interactive experience. You’ll be able to easily develop virtual reality applications to visualize and feel holographic-like virtual objects for engineering, medical, dental and scientific simulation and training.Multiple SensAble Technologies’ Omni haptic devices and PC workstations will be available for the students to develop the projects.Time: MW, 4:30 PM – 5:45 PMPlace: 3290 SELInstructor: Cristian LucianoPre-requisites: NoneRecommended for: Grads and undergradsFurther information: clucia1@uic.edu
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PROJECT LIFELIKE RECEIVED FIRST PLACE IN THE UIC IMAGE OF RESEARCH 2010 COMPETITION
April 6, 2010Sanyoon Lee, a PhD student in the UIC Department of Computer Science and a Research Assistant in the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL), won first place in the 3rd annual UIC Image of Research contest for his creation of a realistic avatar as part of EVL’s “Project LifeLike.”Lee’s research aims to design and develop a visually compelling digital version of a real human, Dr. Alexander Schwarzkopf, a long-standing program manager at the National Science Foundation (NSF). This representation, or avatar, will serve as an interactive interface to an intelligent decision support system that intelligently responds to user questions about his NSF program via spoken language, with realistic inflection and visual expressions.While many people are familiar with avatars from movies…
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CS wins best paper award at DASFAA 2010
April 5, 2010DASFAA, an annual international database conference which showcases state-of-the-art R & D activities in database systems and their applications has selected a paper submited by the department of Computer Science for Best Paper Award.The paper is entitled "Detecting Leaders from Correlated Time Series", by Di Wu, Yiping Ke, Jeffrey Xu Yu, Philip S. Yu, Lei ChenA brief description of the paper: Nowadays, the WorldWideWeb is full of rich information, including text data, XML data, multimedia data, time series data, etc. The web is usually represented as a large graph and PageRank is computed to rank the importance of web pages. This paper studies the problem of ranking evolving time series and discovering leaders from them by analyzing lead-lag…
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UIC in Princeton Review’s Top 50 Undergraduate Game Design Programs
February 28, 2010The February 28, 2010 issue of USA TODAY reported that the Princeton Review and GamePro magazine selected the best institutions in the USA and Canada where students can go to study game design. They chose 50 programs based on a 2009-2010 survey of administrators at institutions offering game design coursework and/or degrees. UIC is one of the distinguished institutions that made the overall Top 50 list -- and we can only presume it is because of the UIC Computer Science "Video Game Design and Development" class taught by EVL Director Jason Leigh.Selection criteria for the Undergraduate Game Design Program list included the quality of the curriculum, faculty credentials, facilities and infrastructure as well as data on scholarships, financial…
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In Memoriam Robert Bryant, CME professor
CME PROFESSOR ROBERT H. BRYANTThe Memorial Service is Sunday 01/17/2010 at 2:00 PM at Robert's church,North Shore United Methodist Church 213 Hazel Ave. (corner of Greenleaf and Hazel Avenues) Glencoe, Illinois 60022Robert Bryant "was a cornerstone of the department." From UIC News, Paul Francuch Robert Bryant, 72, a leading structural engineering consultant and emeritus faculty member in civil and materials engineering, died Jan. 6.“He was a cornerstone of the department,” said Farhad Ansari, professor and department head who first met Bryant as a UIC graduate student.Chien Wu, professor of civil and materials engineering, remembers Bryant as “such a special, yet ordinary man, who was most dedicated to his work and family.”Longtime colleague Donald Lemke, associate professor of civil and materials…
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