UC Research Institute Hosts First Annual Detection Festival

“The Alloy Series has shown us both the benefits and the appetite for this kind of cross-disciplinary community development here in Cincinnati,” Morehouse said. “One thing that struck me in particular about the Alloy series is this feeling that people come alive in the presence of new ideas. People who join our events often leave invigorated, with their heads full of new ideas.

“It’s not uncommon to hear someone days later say they’re still thinking about what was discussed…that sense of intellectual adventure and discovery is really what IRiS stands for , so it’s incredibly rewarding to feel this happening in real life and in real time.”

Keynote speakers at the Ignite event include Gymama Slaughter, Executive Director of the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics at Old Dominion University, who will talk about next-generation implantable glucose sensors for people with diabetes. Slaughter is the recipient of the National Science Foundation Career Award for Outstanding Research, Education, and the Integration of Education and Research.

Misha Sra, director of the Perceptual Engineering Lab in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will also talk about how technology can be used to break down traditional boundaries of perception and cognition.

In addition to the keynote speeches, the event will include a 15-minute lecture program, a poster session, an art exhibition and short performances.

General admission tickets for the two-day event are $25, $10 for students, and include free refreshment breaks and meal tickets for food truck lunches on May 25. Registration is compulsory for all participants.

Register here for UC’s IRiS Ignite event.

Top featured image: Abstract image of an eye.

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