FAU I-SENSE Lands $339,984 National Science Foundation Grant

March 7, 2017
FAU I-SENSE Lands $339,984 National Science Foundation Grant

FAU I-SENSE Lands $339,984 National Science Foundation Grant

Florida Atlantic University’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE) has received a $339,984 grant from the National Science Foundation for a “Research Experiences for Undergraduates” (REU) program. Focused on sensing and smart systems, FAU’s REU site is designed to engage high-potential undergraduates in meaningful research activities in order to encourage their pursuit of graduate study in STEM (science-technology-engineering-math) disciplines, with an emphasis on interdiSsciplinary career paths. Closely related to the Internet of Things, smart systems represent an emerging class of distributed systems that provide real-time awareness of conditions, trends, and patterns to support improved decision-making, and often, automated control.

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Detecting emotions: USF lab pushes limits of facial recognition

February 24, 2017
Detecting emotions: USF lab pushes limits of facial recognition

Detecting emotions: USF lab pushes limits of facial recognition

– In a world where eyes are scanned, fingers are printed, and movements are monitored, the technology called facial recognition has exploded. What most people don’t realize is facial recognition is an old technology, it’s been around for years, and what’s happening now is mind-blowing.

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Company Boasting Nobel Prize Winning Tech Chooses Max Planck Florida as U.S. HQ

February 14, 2017
Company Boasting Nobel Prize Winning Tech Chooses Max Planck Florida as U.S. HQ

Company Boasting Nobel Prize Winning Tech Chooses Max Planck Florida as U.S. HQ

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) announced today that Abberior Instruments America LLC (AIA), a Max Planck Society spin-off company, has chosen the MPFI facility in Jupiter, FL for its U.S. headquarters. AIA manufactures and sells the most advanced version of Nobel Prize winning imaging technology that will be available for the first time in the U.S. The announcement was made at MPFI’s SunposiumTM, a Biennial Neural Research conference held this year at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

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Valencia College Kicks Off Year-Long Celebration of its 50th Anniversary

February 13, 2017
Valencia College Kicks Off Year-Long Celebration of its 50th Anniversary

Valencia College Kicks Off Year-Long Celebration of its 50th Anniversary

Orlando, FL – Valencia College is launching its 50th anniversary celebration this month – and plans a year-long series of events to commemorate the college’s anniversary.

From the start, Valencia was the little college that could. Although the state legislature approved the creation of a public community college in Orange County as early as 1961, political infighting in Orlando halted the progress for more than six years.

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