New this week on Full Circle
Palestinian prime minister greets ASU leaders at training program launch
With a shared goal of advancing global renewable energy solutions, Arizona State University has partnered with An-Najah National University in the West Bank to offer the Renewable Energy Leadership Training Program. The inaugural event took place Nov. 17 in Nablus, West Bank, and was attended by Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, officials from the Palestinian Energy Authority and representatives from both partner universities. Read on Full Circle
In the news
When Algorithms Grow Accustomed to Your Face (New York Times)
Win Burleson, assistant professor in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, is quoted in this article about the potential uses of facial recognition software.
Bacteria lurking in your home plumbing (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
This article reports on research by Morteza Abbaszadegan and Peter Fox, both are professors in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. Although unnamed in the story, their research concerns the ability for soft water to prevent microbial contamination in plumbing.
ASU team uses computer science to aid lives of the disabled (AZCentral.com)
Researchers continue to push the boundaries of computer science at a research lab dedicated to aiding the lives of people with disabilities at Arizona State University, the program’s creator said. The Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing focuses on health care, rehabilitative and assistive technologies. Sethuraman Panchanathan, the lab’s director and ASU’s senior vice president for Knowledge Enterprise Development, created the lab in 2001.