Victor Chen, assistant professor of computer graphics technology, specializes in information visualization. He converts abstract data into images which are complex yet understandable. Each graphic Chen creates is as individual as its underlying data, with the resulting images resembling elegant, mechanical snowflakes.
Sangjun Lee, a graduate research assistant in Purdue Polytechnic’s Department of Computer and Information Technology, wants to keep hackers from interfering with your self-driving car. The National Institute of Justice is supporting his research.
Daniel Leon-Salas, associate professor in Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Engineering Technology, became an unlikely member of a study on fruit fly blindness when he designed and built an automated programmable containment system with a 3-D printer and laser-cut acrylic pieces.
With grants from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education project, Mark French, along with two dozen other college professors and high school teachers, integrated the building of guitars with lessons in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Teaching computers to understand jokes and humor is a funny business, according to Julia Rayz, associate professor of computer and information technology. Rayz is trying to help computers understand and interact with people as naturally as people interact with each other.
Jorge León, a graduate research assistant working with José Garcia-Bravo in the School of Engineering Technology, hopes to use hydraulic devices and fuzzy logic theory to maximize the energy efficiency in electric busses.
Greg Strimel, assistant professor of engineering-technology teacher training, Tanner Huffman, and Michael Grubbs have launched a research project titled “Advancing Excellence in P-12 Engineering Education (AEEE).”
The Universidad Nacional de San Agustin (UNSA) recognized Daniel Leon-Salas, associate professor of engineering technology in Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Engineering Technology, for his contribution to the development of knowledge and serving as a “distinguished example” of UNSA’s graduates.
A popular animated television series in Japan which featured twin brothers who play high school baseball inspired Lin Zhang's research into how robots perceive human motion.
Purdue Polytechnic welcomed new faculty members this year who have a wide variety of research interests.