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Principal Investigator David Laidlaw along with co-Principal Investigators Andy van Dam (Computer Science), Jan Hesthaven (Applied Mathematics) and George Karniadakis (Applied Mathematics) were awarded a National Science Foundation MRI (Major Research Infrastructure) research grant, in the expected amount of $2 million, to develop a next-generation interactive virtual-reality display environment for collaborative research and education.

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David Laidlaw was recently presented with the IEEE VGTC Visualization Technical Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding technical work in the area of multi-valued data visualization. His work, which visually portrays a lot of data simultaneously, has been presented at IEEE Visualization. The award was given by the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee on ...

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2008-0908.promotions.pngTop Row (L-R): Professors John "Spike" Hughes and David Laidlaw Bottom Row: Associate Professors Anna Lysyanskaya and Amy Greenwald

The Department is excited to announce the promotions of John “Spike” Hughes and David Laidlaw to Professor and Amy Greenwald and Anna Lysyanskaya to Associate Professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2008. “These faculty members are ...

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Brown University researchers are creating a technology that will allow doctors and scientists to do the seemingly impossible: See inside living humans and animals and watch their bones move in 3-D as they run, fly, jump, swim and slither. This high-resolution, high-speed imaging system will contribute to better treatments for knee, shoulder, wrist, and back ...

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Brown's Office of the Vice President for Research recently announced the 2006 Research Seed Funding Recipients.

Associate Professor David Laidlaw is co-PI on "Development and Verification of CTX Imaging for Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research" which was awarded $100,000.

The research team, which also includes zoologists and bioengineers, is collaborating on the development of ...

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We're delighted to report that David Laidlaw and coworkers Eric Ahrens (CMU), John Allman (Caltech), and Mark Bastin (University of Edinburgh) have been awarded a four-year, $2M+ grant from NIH, "DTI+MRI-based tools for analyzing white matter variation". In this multidisciplinary project, a team of investigators will design and apply software tools that ...

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David Laidlaw of CS, Kenny Breuer of Engineering, and Sharon Swartz of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology have just received a small collaborative NSF grant. The funding, together with a grant to workers at MIT, will be used develop a collaboration to use new methods to simulate more accurately how bat wings interact with air as ...

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ACM Student Research Award for Daniel Keefe

Daniel Keefe, a graduate student working with Prof. David Laidlaw, recently won second place in the graduate category of the ACM Student Research Competition at SIGGRAPH. His poster, entitled "A Haptic Interface for Creating Smooth 3D Curves with Varying Line Weight", advanced through three rounds of judging ...

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We’re happy to announce that Prof. David Laidlaw has received a grant of $100,000 in research seed funds from Brown’s Office of the Vice President of Research. The purpose of this seed funding, according to the OVPR web page, is “to help faculty develop competitive proposals for external support, principally for large-scale multi-investigator projects” ...

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David Laidlaw, together with Sharon Swartz (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) and Kenny Breuer (Engineering), has received a $20,000 Salomon Award for his interdisciplinary work on the aerodynamic mechanisms of bat flight.

Thanks to recent work from the Swartz lab, it is now known that the aerodynamics of bats in flight must include as yet ...