Science on Screen with Frank GuentherPublished on April 10, 2013
On April 22, 2013 the Coolidge Corner Theatre presents the latest installment of the Science on Screen program "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly with Frank Guenther, computational and cognitive neuroscientist."
Frank Guenther, a CELEST faculty member, will be speaking about brain-machine interfaces for locked-in patients prior to a screening of Julian Schnabel's 2007 film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Frank Guenther is a professor in the Departments of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, and CompNet member at Boston University.
The Science on Screen program pairs feature films and documentaries with science and technology experts. This is the eighth season of the monthly series, co-presented by the Museum of Science, Boston. Science on Screen programs are $10 regular admission, or $8 for seniors, students, and Museum of Science members. Members of the Coolidge Corner Theatre get free admission to these shows. The event is on April 22, 2013 at 7:00pm.
Reaching and grasping in a real world (from a virtual one!)Published on January 10, 2013
CELEST graduate student Byron Galbraith explore the primary objective of a project developing an adaptive robot that interacts with a human user, potentially paralyzed EEG-based brain-machine interface (BMI, in collaboration with the CELEST Neural Prosthesis Lab). Using a VE is a standard procedure in the Neuromorphics Lab, which allows to experiment ad libitum in software to, basically, get the model right, before dealing with physical limitation of robots. The following video shows a success story of this approach.
Read the full article on the Neuromorphics Lab website.
A CELEST Lab's Industry partner Adapteva raises over $900,000 in Kickstarter CampaignPublished on December 5, 2012
Adapteva, the industry partner of the CELEST laboratory the Neuromorphics Lab, raised over $900,000 on their first Kickstarter project. The Parallella platform is a massively multicore computer chip while drawing only 5 watts of electricity.
Read the Boston Globe article here.
Outreach impact: NSHSS Paper Award based on CELEST ResearchPublished on August 2, 2012
The paper by high school student Emily Hernandez, "Is it possible to create a computer that mimics human intelligence by replicating the way the human brain processes information?" was chosen out of nearly 1,000 entries to receive a National Society of High School Scholars Academic Paper Award.
For more information about the award, the IEEE Spectrum article, or the work of the Neuromorphics Lab, please visit the Neuromorphics Lab website.
Ajax Joshi receives a NSF Career AwardPublished on May 20, 2012
Boston University School of Engineering assistant professor and CELEST Faculty member Dr. Ajay Joshi received a NSF Career Award.
He is recognized for his work "researching how to make computing more energy-efficient, in particular by improving silicon-based data-sharing systems within and between computers. The abstract to his research says that with computers’ energy gobbling growing, it’s 'absolutely critical to develop energy-efficient solutions for computing systems.'"
For more information on the NSF Career Award and the work of Dr. Joshi, please see the Boston University Today website.