From ASEE’s daily update: The Washington Post (7/18, de Vise) reports that Michael Nelson, a computer science professor at Old Dominion University in Virginia, “and some colleagues at Old Dominion and the Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a sort of Internet time machine called Memento” that lets users “search for a Web site as […]

From ASEE update: Popular Science (6/16, Dillow) reports on Kilobots, small robots designed by Self Organizing Systems Research Group at Harvard that according to the article “demonstrate some interesting swarm behaviors, even if they’re not necessarily ‘doing’ anything yet.” The article features a video of the small robots performing a variety of tasks. The robots […]

UBC mathematician Michael Ward has been awarded the premier research prize by the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society. The CAIMS Research Prize recognizes innovative and exceptional research contributions in an emerging area of applied or industrial mathematics. The citation recognizes Ward’s significant successful combination of singular perturbation techniques and numerical methods to analyze boundary-value […]

From ASEE daily update: Mining Weekly (6/2, Hill) reported, “The shortage of skilled people – a top concern for mining companies during the boom years leading up to mid-2008 – is once again bubbling up as a major issue facing the sector.” Experts say that worldwide, “record prices for many commodities, coupled with cheap and […]

A new oximeter measures blood oxygen level by plugging into mobile phones. The PhoneOximeter, developed by UBC’s Electrical & Computer Engineering in Medicine, can detect signs of low blood oxygen levels, thereby preventing brain damage or death from an overdose of anesthesia. The device, which clips onto a finger to link to a clinician’s phone, […]

From ASEE daily news digest: The International Business Times (5/17) reports that researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in a study funded by the Federal Aviation Administration and Air Force Research Labs, found that “biofuels may pollute the environment much more heavily if the process used to make them isn’t done in the right […]

Here is a podcast of a lecture by Carlo Rubbia who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984 with Simon van der Meer, recorded a couple of years ago by Kevin Lindstrom and myself here in UBC: Future of accelerator driven neutrino oscillations? More info about this lecture and the slides presented by Prof. […]

UBC mining engineering professor Rimas Pakalnis has been named Fellow of Engineers Canada for his noteworthy achievement and service to the engineering profession. Pakalnis is an expert in developing geotechnical design methods for underground openings. His research areas include applied mine design and design under consolidated backfill. He has consulted/researched more than 100 mines around […]

Hats off to ASEE daily alert service: USA Today (4/1, Acohido) reports “spear-phishing attacks, which often enlist social-media tools to meticulously wedge into corporate networks, are increasingly used in computer thefts that pinpoint valuable corporate data, according to a report released today by IBM’s X-Force cybersecurity team.” Cybercriminals are working through “search engines and social […]

In November 2010, the PSPB approved changes to Section 8.1.9 of the IEEE PSPB Operations Manual that more clearly define for IEEE authors which version of their papers are appropriately available for their own reuse. These policy revisions enable IEEE to exercise better control over its intellectual property, while still offering authors substantial rights to […]

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