John at the LASER program
M-Labs own Templeton was accepted to the Leadership Advancing Socially Engaged Research Program (LASER) at the University of Notre Dame. The program is an experiential training program intended to develop leadership proficiencies and aptitude as well as to explore and build skills for socially engaged research yielding positive and tangible impacts on campus and/or in the broader community! (Learn more about LASER).
McCloskey Business Plan Winners
Members of the M-Lab were part of a team that won the 2013 McCloskey Business Plan Competition organized by the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Notre Dame. Team "Contect" focuses on the commercialization of a novel concussion detection technology developed in the M-Lab and won prizesin several categories in addition to the Grand Prize (see Notre Dame's official announcement).
Concussion Research Featured in South Bend Tribune
M-Lab's research and lead investigator Christian Poellabauer were featured in an article in the South Bend Tribune. In the article, Poellabauer describes the challenges faced by current concussion detection tools and how the lab's speech analysis software provides an opportunity for low-cost, portable, and fast concussion assessment. Read more about this research here.
M-Lab Receives Subaward for New RERC
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) has been awarded a new Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and the M-Lab partners with the RIC to use smartphone-based tracking to monitor and study the mobility and social interactions in individual within the community after a stroke. A news article about the new RERC can be found here.
HotPlanet Best Paper Award
Congratulations to students Shu and Lei and all other members of the NetSense Lab, M-Lab, and Sociology Department for winning the best paper award at the 2013 HotPlanet Workshop held in conjunction with SIGCOMM 2013 in Hong Kong! The paper describes insights from our multi-year smartphone tracking study at the University of Notre Dame. The program for the 2013 HotPlanet Workshop can be found here!