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CompNet News

  • American Academy of Audiology Online Seminar

    May 7, 2014

    As part of their eAudiology Web Seminar series the American Academy of Audiology is presenting an upcoming online seminar on Selective Auditory Attention on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

    The seminar will be presented by CompNet members Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, PhD; Hari Bharadwaj, MS; Inyong Choi; Hannah Goldberg; and Scott Clarke Bressler.

    Seminar details including the abstract, presenter biographies, and registration information can be found on the American Academy of Audiology website.

  • Samantha Michalka receives Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Award

    May 5, 2014

    CompNet Member Dr. Samantha Michalka has received the first place award for the Graduate Program for Neuroscience at the 20th Annual Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day. The award honors students who have distinguished themselves not only as gifted researchers in their mentor’s laboratory but also as dedicated members of their department, program, or surrounding community.

    For more information about the award please see the Boston University Medical Center's website.

  • A musical interlude, director Shinn-Cunningham’s solo performance with the Concord Orchestra

    May 5, 2014

    Barb Concord Orchestra Pops

    The Concord Orchestra's Spring 2014 event "Eat, Drink, and Be Merry" includes CompNet Director Barbara Shinn-Cunningham performance of the solo piece The Swan of Tuonela by Jean Sibelius on English horn. A member of the Concord Orchestra, Shinn-Cunningham has received a special spotlight for her upcoming performance:

    Each year at Pops, one of our members steps out to play a solo with the orchestra. This year, Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, English horn, will perform The Swan of Tuonela by Jean Sibelius [...] The Swan of Tuonela is a tone poem by Jean Sibelius based on Finnish mythology. It is the second section of his Lemminkäinen Suite of four tone poems. The swan is a mystical being that swims around Tuonela, the island of the dead in the underworld. "It's a very haunting, very emotional piece,"said Barbara.

    The "Eat, Drink, and Be Merry" event takes place Friday, May 16 through Sunday, May 18. For more information about the Concord Orchestra website.

  • Dr. Paul Lipton Appointed as Director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

    April 22, 2014

    CompNet Member Dr. Paul Lipton, director of the Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience at CAS, was recently named the next director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). Previously the director of the Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience at CAS, Dr. Lipton was chosen after a University-wide search by the College of Arts and Sciences.

    For more information see the Spring 2014 College of Arts and Sciences Newsletter.

  • Pankaj Mehta wins first annual Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family Innovation in Teaching with Technology Award

    April 15, 2014

    Physics Department Assistant Professor and CompNet Faculty member Pankaj Mehta is one of the four winners of the first ever Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family Innovation in Teaching with Technology Award.

    The Gitner Award, which will be conferred annually, recognizes the faculty member or team that best exemplifies innovation in teaching by use, development, or adaptation of technology that results in positive learning outcomes for undergraduate students and that is recognized or adopted by faculty colleagues within or outside Boston University.

    For more information see announcement by the Boston University Office of the Provost.

  • Acoustical Society of America Mentoring Award

    March 29, 2014

    Acoustical Society of America (ASA) Vice President-Elect and CompNet Director Barbara Shinn-Cunningham has been awarded the 2013 Acoustical Society of America Student Mentorship Award.

    The Student Council Mentoring Award "is designed to recognize a person who has demonstrated exceptional ability in guiding the academic and/or professional growth of his/her students and junior colleagues. Any ASA member, other than those currently serving on the Student Council, may submit a nomination for this award."

    For more information see the Acoustical Society of America Student Mentorship Award website.

  • Music and Brain Symposium featured in BU Today

    March 27, 2014

    The upcoming Music and Brain Symposium is featured in the Thursday, March 27, 2014 edition of BU Today. The online newspaper article details event organizer Kameron Clayton's hard work to create and organize the event. CompNet is proud to be a sponsor of the event.

    For more information see the article on the BU Today website.

  • Dr. Michele Rucci Earns Full Professorship

    March 19, 2014

    Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Biomedical Engineering and CompNet Member Dr. Michele Rucci is one of thirteen faculty members to earn full professorship at Boston University.

    According to BU Today, "Rucci marries computer and engineering science with experimental psychology to study the role of eye movements in perception. He has written extensively on the links between visual perception and action, is credited with discoveries in visual neurophysiology, and is director of the Active Perception Laboratory. His research is funded by both the National Institutes of Health and the NSF."

    Read the full article on the BU Today website.

  • NASA Research Featured in New Scientist Article

    February 21, 2014

    The work of the CompNet affiliated Neuromorphics Lab is featured in an article on New Scientist by Hal Hodson, "processors used in gaming and supercomputers could give robots much more human-like minds, enabling them to navigate the skies and explore Mars autonomously."

    Read the complete article on the New Scientist website and visit the Neuromorphics Lab website for more information on the article and their research.

  • Three Neuromorphic Lab Members Granted Patent for GPU Computing

    February 11, 2014

    The U.S. Patent Office officially issued to Anatoli Gorchetchnikov, Heather Ames, Fabrizio Santini, and Massimiliano Versace a patent that covers brain-based computational models running on graphic processing units (GPU).

    Gaining national attention, Lab Director, Neurala Founder and CompNet Member Max Versace says, "we see this invention as an important foundation for real-time artificial intelligence and robotics applications." The patent details and future implications are featured on the Boston Biz Journal article.

    See the Neuromorphics Lab website for more information and view the patent on the USPTO website.