Join the staff of Intel Research Pittsburgh (IRP) and researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, and UPMC as the Intel Lab hosts four distinguished lecturers and an open house highlighting results of its successful collaboration with the two universities and the medical center. See the progress of more than a dozen projects including "Diamond," a visualization system that can quickly sort through and compare thousands of images of skin lesions or mammograms to speed and improve cancer diagnosis. See Claytronics, a form of programmable matter made up of modules called catoms that integrate computing, sensing, actuation and locomotion mechanisms. An ensemble of Claytronics catoms can be programmed to organize itself into the shape of an object and visually take on its appearance.
IRP will also feature four distinguished lectures:
- 11 a.m Noon--Andrew Moore
Carnegie Mellon Professor and Director, Google Pittsburgh, speaking on Diseases, Asteroids and kD-trees: algorithms for fast statistics. New ways to exploit preprocessed views of data tables for solving big statistical queries. How new algorithms work in realms of detecting killer asteroids and unnatural disease outbreaks.
- Noon-1 pm--Art Levine
Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences and Dean, Pitt School of Medicine, speaking on defining the structure and function of the products of our genes and how this will lead to new ways of designing drugs.
- 1-2 pm--Rory Cooper
Pitt Professor and Co-Director, Quality of Life Technology Engineering Research Center, addressing the problem of creating independent mobility for thousands of people with disabilities.
- 2-3 pm--G. Daniel Martich
Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer, UPMC, speaking on how electronic health records can provide the automation to improve patient care, decrease costs and eliminate duplication.
When: Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006
Distinguished lectures: 11 a.m. -3 p.m.
Demo Showcase: 4-6 p.m.