Last month, RASL director Dr. Nilanjan Sarkar was honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) with the Fellow distinction. Congratulations Dr. Sarkar!
Dr. Min Lei has returned home to Shanghai, China after a year in Nashville working in
our lab. Dr. Lei worked on machine learning algorithms for processing and understanding physiological signals. She will continue as a faculty member at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Jenny’s Wedding Party at Centennial Park
End of Summer Gathering at Dr. Sarkar’s Home
RASL lab member Jing Fan and lab director Nilanjan Sarkar were featured in the spring issue of Vanderbilt Nurse which you can read here.
The Belcourt Theatre will show the film WALL-E on Saturday, March 22 at 10:00 AM as part of their programs Saturday Kid Shows and Science on Screen: Connecting Cinematic Art with Hard Science. Following the screening, RASL’s very own humanoid robot Nao will have a chat and dance with those in attendance.
Below is a video of Nao preparing for the show with a dance.
A project involving humanoid robot Nao (a.k.a. “Russell”) for autism intervention in young children was featured on Science360‘s website.
Congratulations to Esubalew Bekele, Julie Crittendon, Zhi Zheng, Amy Swanson, Amy Weitlauf, Zachary Warren and Nilanjan Sarkar! Their paper Assessing the Utility of a Virtual Environment for Enhancing Facial Affect Recognition in Adolescents with Autism was accepted for publication in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
There are several new faces in the lab this semester. We are happy to have visiting professor Dr. Min Lei from the department of Mechanical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, two new graduate students and four new undergraduate students!
|Dr. Min Lei|
|Jing Fan||Lindsey Dean|
|Eric Young||Dale Sikkema||Jeff Gao||Taylor Harvin|