Entries by Scott Robertson

Grad Seminar Guest: Chris Zimmerman

Graduate seminar, Thursday, Sept. 8, 4:30-5:30, POST 126 Space vs. Place: Comparing Space-based Movements and Place-based Experiences while Exploring the Digital Reverberations of City Spaces and Public Places Chris Zimmerman, Copenhagen Business School Abstract  This research applies urban informatics methods and techniques on big data generated from the concentrated environment of the second largest music festival […]

First Disrupt Army Hackathon Coming Up

Disrupt Army Hackathon The first of a series of Web Application Hackathons will be held on Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 at the Manoa Innovation Center. All students (17+) are welcome to join. For your hacking efforts there will be food, drinks and prizes! “@disruptarmy disrupts information systems by hosting hackathon events for students…” More information: http://www.disruptarmy.com/   […]

Robertson Highlighted in APS Observer

ICS Professor Scott Robertson has been highlighted in an article about unconventional careers for behavioral scientists. The article — Here, There, Everywhere —  appears in the September issue of the APS Observer. The Association for Psychological Science (APS) is a professional organization founded  “to promote, protect, and advance the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, […]

President Obama Tweets about Mars Simulation

President Obama posted a tweet congratulating the Mars simulation team and suggesting they get a shave ice. The fourth HI-SEAS mission has just been completed after a one-year stay in a habitat on the Big Island. ICS Professor Kim Binsted is the project’s principal investigator.

Grad Student William Wright Named ARCS Scholar

Graduate Student William Wright has been named an ARCS Scholar and received the organization’s Sarah Ann Martin Award in Information and Computer Science. Wright looks for clues about personality in people’s writing, such as what word choices and grammar structures say about how extraverted a person is. Potential benefits range from timely adjustments in teaching strategies and […]

HI-SEAS IV Mars Simulation Mission Completed

Six crew members exited from the Mars simulation habitat on the slopes of Mauna Loa on the Big Island after a one year mission. The Hawaiʻi Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) project is an international collaborative research program run by he University of Hawaiʻi. ICS Professor Kim Binsted is the project’s Principal Investigator.  Studies such as this help NASA […]

CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Awards

UHM has received funding from the National Science Foundation for three CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) awards. These awards will help us promote cyber security education at UHM and prepare students for the workforce in this area. The NSF CyberCorps SFS awards provide full scholarships for two graduate students and one undergraduate student to study cyber security. Initially the awards are for one […]

Blake Vilas wins best presentation at UROP Fall Forum for undergraduate research on 3D-printed prosthetic hands

ICS undergrad Blake Vilas won best presentation at the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Fall Forum on Friday, December 12th, for his research: 3D Printed Prosthetic Hands Project in Papua New Guinea Blake Ryan Vilas Information and Computer Sciences The 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hands Project (3DPPHP) aims to bring state-­of-­the‐art technology to the less fortunate, starting with the Wahgi […]