Do you want to meet the people behind the presentations and papers? Then join the IIIM at the annual Visindavaka Festival (Researchers’ Night) on Friday, September 28th. Come and visit us in Háskólabíó to learn more about our work and projects, or ask questions about the field and its opportunities.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if your shadow had a life of its own? Reykjavik University Aperio students Gunnar Steinn Valgardsson and Hrafn Thorri Thórisson introduced the LivingShadows project to discover just that. The LivingShadows program scans a person’s outline and transforms it into an interactive figure. Rather than being a mere projection, it is its own entity. The shadows act independently so that people can interact with their own shadows, and their shadows can interact with other shadows. “Most of the other presentations are scientifically motivated,” explains Dr. Kristinn Thórisson, “but this one plays on the border of technology and art.” Continue reading Video Presentation from IIIM and CADIA’s Open Day-The Day My Shadow Left Me
It is a pleasure to announce a new member of our research staff, Deon Garrett, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Memphis in 2008, where he worked on metaheuristics for multiobjective optimization. His work was primarily in building algorithms that can learn to detect and exploit structures in multiobjective search spaces. Dr. Garrett has also worked in machine learning and computer security. He has served as a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), the Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), and has served on the Program Committee for the SpringSim Annual Simulation Symposium.
It is a pleasure to introduce a new member of staff, Laura Nesaule, who is taking over from Heiða Helgadóttir as our Administrative Assistant. Laura is from Latvia; she received her B.A. in Communication Science and Public Relations from Riga Stradin’s University in Latvia. During her studies she was awarded a Erasmus Exchange Program grant to spend a semester studying at the University of Akureyri. Laura also spent a year in London studying English. She gained significant experience in public relations while working for Hill & Knowlton in Latvia, especially marketing communication, sales and project support.