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.
The Illinois at Singapore Pte. Ltd. Board of Directors have announced the election of Dr. Phyllis Wise as board chair, effective immediately. Members of the board elected Wise, who is succeeding University of Illinois Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate College Debasish Dutta as the chairperson. Wise is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign chancellor.
Two ADSC faculty members, Deming Chen and Ravishankar Iyer, have been awarded IBM Corporation Faculty Awards for their contributions in their field of research.
Continuing the working relationship between Singapore and the University of Illinois, ADSC has extended its agreement with Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), to provide an additional three years of funding to the research center.
Illinois associate professor Minh Do, along with researchers at ADSC, have developed a software called Intelligent Scribbles, which allows for an object in an image to be etched out in real time. The software has been licensed by SnapClip, which is commercializing the technology.
According to the Washington Post, only about 50 percent of new businesses are still open after four years and during 2013, ADSC proved that it deserves to be in that top group after four years of remarkable growth and significant accomplishments.
ADSC and ECE Associate Professor Minh N. Do has been announced as an IEEE Fellow for 2014. Do was recognized for his contributions to image representation and computational imaging. In addition to his position as an associate professor of ECE, Do has a full-time appointment with the Coordinated Science Lab, a part-time appointment with the Beckman Institute, and an affiliate associate professorship with the Department of Bioengineering.