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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Partners in a first-of-its-kind medical college on the University of Illinois’s Urbana-Champaign campus are advancing to the next phase of development, having completed a key administrative step today.
ADSC researchers are in the process of developing an intelligent eyewear, InSIGHT, which is designed to help the blind or visually impaired detect obstacles above waist level and identify people in their vicinity, where a walking cane cannot help.
The College of Engineering has announced that ten faculty members have been named Donald Biggar Willett Scholars for 2015, including ADSC's Deming Chen.
Klara Nahrstedt is the new Director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory, according to an announcement today from College of Engineering Dean Andreas Cangellaris.
It looks just like a pair of sunglasses but it would actually help the blind avoid dangers. Called inSIGHT, the glasses will be a device that the blind or visually impaired can wear to help them detect obstacles hanging from above.
ADSC's AutoScout technology was featured in a clip during the October 4 Illinois football game.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is partnering with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore to develop higher education’s next crop of leaders into more ethical and evidence-based decision-makers. With a $2.7 million grant, Illinois is collaborating with NTU to conduct research, develop curricula, provide guidance and create tools to train current and future executives of major research universities as part of a new NTU academy focusing on leadership, expected to launch next year.
In line with its mission to promote high scientific and economic impact of cutting-edge technologies, ADSC collaborated with NVIDIA to help co-organize the GPU Technology Workshop (GTW) South East Asia 2014, which took place in Singapore on July 10. GTW continues the tradition of delivering great content for domain scientists, researchers, industry professionals and developers in Southeast Asia, building onto its big sister, the GPU Technology Conference, which gathers hundreds of GPU computing experts each year.
Posting selfies to Instagram and Facebook has been popular among teens and young adults for many years now, but ADSC researchers are now upping the selfie-game with their development of an app that allows people to take a short video clip and alter the background using pre-designed animated templates to create a Hollywood style mini-movie in seconds.
Professor William H. Sanders is ECE ILLINOIS’ new department head, Engineering at Illinois Dean Andreas C. Cangellaris announced Thursday. His appointment is effective August 16, 2014.