Archive for March 2011

Dr. Robert Erdmann helps count threads in Van Gogh canvas.

March 2011 - A Cornell electrical engineering professor is helping art historians do a little detective work by using computing algorithms to identify which of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings came from the same original rolls of canvas.

C. Richard Johnson Jr., the Geoffrey S.M. Hedrick Senior Professor of Engineering, is on leave from Cornell this semester to serve as an adjunct research fellow at the Van Gogh Museum and other museums in the Netherlands. Computer algorithms are allowing Johnson and colleagues to count the number of individual threads per centimeter in the canvases Van Gogh painted on -- tasks that would take multiple lifetimes to complete by hand.

Read full article: http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2011/03/professors-algorithms-unlock-van-gogh-mysteries
Further reading: http://people.ece.cornell.edu/johnson/annrep10.pdf

Women Engineers Shine at Innovation Day Showcasing UA Research

March 2011 - The March 29 event celebrates the UA's success in technology development and innovation by highlighting the research achievements of students, staff and faculty members.
On Tuesday, March 29, the University of Arizona will host its eighth annual Innovation Day at the UA.
The event celebrates the UA's success in technology development and innovation by highlighting the research achievements of students, staff and faculty members.
Innovation Day will open by highlighting the best of the University's research by showcasing "UA at the Leading Edge" in short video clips. The session will take place in the Gallagher Theater at the UA Student Union Memorial Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Full article

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