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Fulbright award will take computer scientist to France for advanced research
As one of this year’s Fulbright Scholars, ASU computer science professor Arunabha Sen will have an opportunity work with some of Europe’s leading experts in his field. Read the article.
In the news
Sustainability: climate change warning (“Horizon” KAET-Channel 8)
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently issued an updated report on global climate change that warned about the potential long-term affects of high emissions of greenhouse gases into atmosphere due in part to human activity. ASU engineer James Anderson was interviewed about the report on the public affairs television program “Horizon” on the PBS-affiliate station in Phoenix, KAET-Channel 8. Anderson is a research professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy. His expertise includes climate change impacts. In the interview he stressed that the UN report showed it is critical to develop strategies to cope with those impacts. Watch video of the interview.
ASU professor is brain behind new imaging technology (The State Press)
Rosalind Sadleir is leading research aimed at developing ways to produce a more precise picture of brain activity at its most fundamental level. She’s exploring techniques that promise to provide deeper understanding about the brain’s inner workings and how various parts of the brain connect to one another. Sadleir is an assistant professor in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering. Read the article. Read more about her research.
Beyond human: exploring transhumanism (ASU News)
ASU researchers in diverse areas of expertise have been exploring the concept of transhumanism for a decade. Among them is Brad Allenby, a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environmental. Allenby is quoted throughout an article looking at the idea of transhumanism from the perspectives of history, religion, science, engineering and biology. Allenby points out the complexity encountered in trying to define a dividing line between human and transhuman. Read the article.