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New NSF project on mapping mammalian retina.

News article about the VRL Camera network project

Information Hiding Workshop (IHW) 2008 (May 19-21).

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Workshop on Bio-Image Informatics 2008: Biological Imaging, Computer Vision and Data Mining.

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Anindya Sarkar and Emre Sargin were nominated to compete for a best student paper prize award in ICASSP 2007.

ICASSP 2007 Technical Committee have nominated Anindya Sarkar and Emre Sargin to compete for a best student paper prize award for their "SECURE STEGANOGRAPHY: STATISTICAL RESTORATION OF THE SECOND ORDER DEPENDENCIES FOR IMPROVED SECURITY" and "PROSODY-DRIVEN HEAD-GESTURE ANIMATION" respectively.

Luca Bertelli elected Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Electrical Engineering for 2005-06

The College ofEngineering has elected Luca Bertelli as Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Electrical Engineering for 2005-06.

Kaushal Solanki wins IBM Student Paper Award of the 2004 IEEE ICIP

VRL student Kaushal Solanki won IBM Student Paper Award of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) for the paper, "Estimating and Undoing Rotation for Print-Scan Resilient Data Hiding," authored with U. Madhow, B. S. Manjunath and S. Chandrasekaran. This award involves a certificate and a prize for supporting travel expenses to Singapore to attend the ICIP 2004.

Data Mining for Biomolecular Imagery

Project Director: Bangalore Manjunath, University of California, Santa Barbara

Collaborators: Carnegie Mellon University; University of California, Berkeley; MIT

Amount: $9.4 million

This project will harness advances in molecular imaging to develop next-generation intelligent systems for observing and understanding the function, distribution and relationships of proteins and complex molecules in living cells. Capturing and organizing vast volumes of such biological images, to be housed in a distributed database, will require new information processing techniques in pattern recognition, data mining and databases. The end result will lead to a more complete and integrated understanding of cellular structure, function and regulation. more...

Professors Win $6 Million in Science Grants

The National Science Foundation has awarded UCSB two new Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) grants, bringing UCSB's total to four - more than any other university in the United States. The grants are collectively worth $6 million.

NSF awarded a total of 18 grants, which are designed to promote interdisciplinary research and graduate training. Bangalore Manjunath, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Linda Petzold, professor of mechanical and environmental engineering, are the recipients of these new grants.

Manjunath is working on interactive digital multimedia, specifically in three research areas: multimedia systems, multimedia content and interactivity, converging the wide range of applications of digital multimedia. Departments participating in this project include, but are not limited to, computer science, art studio, psychology, geography, education, film studies, environmental science and music. Manjunath's main goal, however, is to train Ph.D. students. more...

Three College of Engineering Faculty Elected to Membership in Prestigious National Academy

Santa Barbara, Calif. --Three members of the College of Engineering faculty of the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), among the highest professional distinctions accorded an engineer. They are Chemical Engineering Professor Glenn Fredrickson, Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Sanjit Mitra, and Materials Professor, Shuji Nakamura, who was elected as a Foreign Associate.