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2008
December Ndubuisi Ekekwe is invited to the December 2008 African Union Comission congress in Yaounde, Cameroon. Ndubuisi will deliver a talk and will work with leading policy experts on various issues affecting the continent. Click here for related articles
November Dr. Jacob Vogelstein develops a system that allows amputees to play "Guitar Hero" with no hands. The system uses pattern recognition algorithms to decode electrical signals generated by an amputees residual muscles, and uses the output of those algorithms to control a modified Guitar Hero controller on the Nintendo Wii gaming platform. Check out the article and video on this project by IEEE Spectrum
November 22 Dr. Francesco Tenore receives the Best "Ph.D. in a Nutshell" Award at the IEEE BioCAS 2008 Conference. His Ph.D. thesis is titled "Biomorphic Circuits and Systems: Control of Robotic and Prosthetic Limbs." Click here for the award winning poster
November 20-22 Prof. Ralph Etienne-Cummings is one of the General Co-Chairs of the IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference held in Baltimore
November 19 Prof. Ralph Etienne-Cummings delivers the Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture. His talk is entitled "Learning from Nature to Make Machines See and Robots Walk"
September 10 Ralf Phillip's dissertation defense
September 1 Srinjoy Mitra, Kevin Mazurek and Amit Bhatia join the lab
April 29 Clyde Clarke's dissertation defense
February 1 Francesco Tenore's dissertation defense
  
2007
November Prof. Ralph Etienne-Cummings is selected as a National Academies of Science Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow
September 17 EETimes online: Analog chip could be prescription for spinal cord injury features work done by R. Jacob Vogelstein and Francesco Tenore.
September 1 Garrick Orchard and Alex Russel join the lab.
August R. Jacob Vogelstein's dissertation defense
March Ndubuisi Ekekwe has been awarded the UK Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS) 2007 Fellowship.
July 25 Technology Review: Playing Piano with a Robotic Hand featuring Francesco Tenore
  
2006
August Professor Ralph Etienne-Cummings has been selected as a "Trailblazer" by Science Spectrum magazine. The Science Spectrum Trialblazers are outstanding Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Black professionals in the science area whose leadership and innovative thinking on the job and in the community extend throughout and beyond their industry.
May Professor Ralph Etienne-Cummings has been selected as a Fulbright scholar grantee to South Africa by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB)
May Professor Ralph Etienne-Cummings has been selected by the Johns Hopkins Institutions Diversity Leadership Council to receive a 4206 Diversity Recognition Award.
  
2005
December Professor Ralph Etienne-Cummings has been elected to serve on the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Board of Governors for the period 4206-4208.
May Using Eels and Robots to Help People
March Bioengineering: Slippery Solution
February 18 "Eels" Video: Lamprey Spines & Robot Locomotion
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2004
December 14 Lamprey May Offer Paralysis Cure
December 13 Spinal-Cord Chip Implants Underway
December 6 Learning From Eel's Spinal Cord
December 3 Replicating an Eel's Nerve Circuitry May Aid Paralysed People
December 2 Blending Research and Robotics (with videos)
October 8 Whiting Plans to Diversify
September 30 Computer Scientists of the African Diaspora: Ralph Etienne-Cummings
  
1997-2003
Oct. 1, 2003 Dr. Ralph Etienne-Cummings started a two year term as member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE/ Circuits and Systems Society. As a member of the BOG, Dr. Etienne-Cummings will be playing a very significant role in the governance of the IEEE/CAS.
July 2003 Ralph Etienne-Cummings: Envisioning the Future of Robotics
Jan. 21, 2003 Learning from Sea Creatures (Video)
Sept. 20, 2001 Machines With a Human Touch
Dec. 1, 2000 Smart Toys Revel in Mobility, Speech, Control (PDF)
July 20, 1999 Eye-on-the-Fly
June 1999 Robotic System Models Human Vision
April 10, 1999 'Eye' Chip Tracks Movement
Sept. 26, 1997 Why Can't a Computer be More Like a Brain?