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David Frakes

David Frakes

Future mobile, wearable, and IoT devices require a scalable interaction paradigm that can be used across various devices and applications. Project Soli from the Google ATAP group will provide a universal interaction platform and interaction language that can be used across multiple device categories where a touchscreen is either not feasible or impossible to use.

At this School of Arts, Media and Engineering’s Digital Culture Speaker Series event, Associate Professor David Frakes will talk about the Soli mission and vision, and present the current state of the technology. He will also explore the broader Google ATAP model.

Digital Culture Speaker Series: David Frakes
Thursday, January 26, 2017

3 p.m.
Stauffer Hall B-Wing (STAUF-B) B125, Tempe campus [map]

About the speaker

David H. Frakes received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering, a master’s in mechanical engineering, and a doctorate in bioengineering, all from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

In 2008 he joined the faculty at Arizona State University (ASU) where he is a Fulton Entrepreneurial Professor and a jointly appointed associate professor in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering and the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering.

He received a 2009 ASU Centennial Professor of the Year Award, a 2012 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, a 2014 Innovator of the Year Award in the state of Arizona, and a 2014 World Technology Network Award in Health and Medicine.

His general research interests include computer vision, medical devices, and fluid dynamics. Frakes’ work is currently funded by Google, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Mayo Clinic, among others. Frakes is also currently serving as a Program Leader in the Advanced Technologies and Projects group at Google.

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