A new master's degree track in Wearable Computing explores the latest trend in the computing industry.
Case Western Reserve and the expansion of think[box] were highlighted at the first national Maker Faire
Data Science at Case Western Reserve University
ARPA-E leader
Fire Science and Engineering Master's Degree Track
New master's degree in Translational Health Technology
b
b

CTSC/Coulter grant awarded to biomedical engineering, medicine faculty

Anant Madabhushi, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and investigators at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, including Lyndsay Harris, professor of medicine-hematology and oncology, and Hannah Gilmore, assistant professor of pathology, were awarded a one-year Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative and Case Coulter Translational Research Partnership grant for their proposal titled, “Computerized Histologic Image-based predictor of recurrence in breast cancers following treatment.”
 
Additional key personnel included Ajay Basavanhally, research associate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
 

CSE’s Gary Wnek takes entrepreneurship education to the Philippines

Gary Wnek, the Case School of Engineering’s associate dean of academics, recently traveled to the Philippines as the first visiting professor under the PhilDev Innovation Development through Entrepreneurship Acceleration (IDEA) program.
 
The program brings U.S.-based faculty experts in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering and math—to work with partner institutions in the Philippines to help promote innovation and entrepreneurship.

CWRU grants exclusive license to Folio Photonics

Folio Photonics LLC, a start-up company spun off from research in the Center for Layered Polymer Systems at Case Western Reserve University, received an exclusive license from the university to commercialize products for a large and evolving archival optical data storage market.
 
Folio Photonics is developing an optical data storage disc with terabyte scale capacity, said company founder Kenneth D. Singer, the Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics. The license, through the university’s Technology Transfer Office, is for the length of the patents, at least 20 years.

Civil engineering technical committee honored by ASCE Geo-Institute

The Committee on Engineering Geology and Site Characterization (EG&SC), chaired by Xiong (Bill) Yu, associate professor of civil engineering at Case Western Reserve, has been selected to receive the Technical Committee of the Year award by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Institute.   
 
The award recognizes the contributions of technical committees to the mission of ASCE Geo-Institute in the form of member engagement, leadership and quality of services. The winning committee is selected from around 20 national technical committees of the Geo-Institute. The public announcement was made during the Geo-Congress 2014 Geocharacterization and Modeling for Sustainability, the annual conference of ASCE Geo-Institute, held in Atlanta in February.
 

Madabhushi team awarded patent in digital pathology, cancer detection

Anant Madabhushi, associate professor of biomedical engineering and a member of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been awarded U.S. patent 8718340, titled “System and method for accurate and rapid identification of diseased regions on biological images with applications to disease diagnosis and prognosis.”
 
The invention relates to a method and system for detecting biologically relevant structures in a hierarchical fashion, beginning at a low resolution and proceeding to higher levels of resolution.