UConn’s Center for Voting Technology Research (VoTeR Center) and the Office of the Secretary of the State of Connecticut jointly applied for and won a competitive 2010 Voting System Pre-Election Logic and Accuracy Testing & Post-Election Audit Initiative grant from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). The VoTeR Center is operated by Drs. Alex Shvartsman, Alex Russell, Laurent Michel and Aggelos Kiayias – all faculty members in UConn’s Department of Computer Science & Engineering. The EAC grant totaled $230,000 (the maximum permitted), and Connecticut was one of just 12 contenders to receive funding for “logic and accuracy testing,” and one of just four states to receive the maximum level in funding. Read more about the VoTeR Center here.
Dr. Jeff McCutcheon, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering, was invited to become a founding member of the Connecticut Nanotechnology Network, an organization that will centralize and coordinate nanotechnology activities across Connecticut. Corporate sponsors of the network include Fuss & O’Neill EnviroScience; Brenner, Saltzman & Wallman; and Day Pitney – Nanotechnology Practice Group.
An invited paper written by Drs. Bahram Javidi, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Inkyu Moon, Mehdi Daneshpanah and Arun Anand appeared as the featured cover story in the June 2011 issue of Optics & Photonics News (OPN). The paper was entitled “Cell Identification with Computational 3-D Holographic Microscopy.” Dr. Moon is a faculty member at Chosun University in South Korea, UConn alumnus Dr. Daneshpanah (’10) is now working with GE Global Research, and Dr. Anand, who was a visiting professor at UConn, is a faculty member at MS University of Baroda, Vadodara, India.