March/April 2002
Volume Two - Issue Two


In Memoriam
Ken Westerberg

KEN WESTERBERG MEMORIAL BLOOD DRIVE TO BE HELD ON APRIL 9

On Tuesday, April 9, ICES will sponsor a blood drive from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Singleton Room in Roberts Hall. This blood drive is being held in memoriam of Ken Westerberg, son of Art Westerberg, Swearingen University Professor of Chemical Engineering and ICES. Ken died in January of 2001 of Leukemia at the age of 35. Prior to his death, he expressed extreme interest in recruiting donors to aid this cause.

Furthermore, the Pittsburgh area is currently experiencing a "state-of-emergency" due to extremely low blood supplies. If more donations are not received during the next several weeks, many area hospitals will be forced to cancel elective surgeries.

Participation in this blood drive is open to the entire campus community. To reserve a time slot to donate blood, please contact Dana Hilinski at hilinski@andrew.cmu.edu. Walk-ins are welcome, but those without an appointment may experience an extended waiting period.


CALL FOR PROPOSALS: DOWD ENGINEERING SEED FUND FOR GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP - DEADLINE APRIL 15

Faculty members from the College of Engineering are invited to submit proposals for the Dowd Graduate Student Fellowship program. Proposals should be submitted via email to Cristina Amon, Director of ICES, by Monday, April 15, 2002. Fellowship selections will be announced in June to start in July or September of this year. If you have any questions regarding this call for proposals please contact Professor Amon at 8-4343 or at camon@cmu.edu.
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PITA'S ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECTS COURSE: BRIDGING EDUCATION WITH INDUSTRY - COURSE PROJECT PRESENTATIONS ON APRIL 30

As you may or may not be aware, the ICES Education Laboratory hosts several courses each semester for the College of Engineering. Course 39-605/6, the Engineering Design Projects course, is one of four courses currently taught by ICES faculty members.
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ICES COMMUNITY MEETING ON APRIL 12: ICE CREAM INCLUDED!

The entire ICES community is invited to attend a general information meeting on Friday, April 12, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in 2224 Hamburg Hall. Information will be provided on timely issues such as:

  • Hamburg Hall Emergency Response/Disaster Relief Plan
  • Human Subject Protocol (studies & experiments)
  • Expense Report Handouts (for those not certified)
  • ICES Spring Happy Hour
  • iNews demonstration
  • Question/answer time for any administrative concerns

Ice cream and snacks will be provided. Please RSVP to Tiffany Booth at tbooth@andrew.cmu.edu by Wednesday, April 10. All ICES members are urged to attend.


ON-LINE PHONE DIRECTORIES NOW AVAILABLE

Verizon recently developed an on-line telephone directory to wean the public away from traditional bulky phone books. This will significantly reduce the amount of paper directories distributed on campus. The Carnegie Mellon campus community is encouraged to use this new feature. To access Verizon's on-line directory go to www.superpages.com.


CASOS SUMMER INSTITUTE, JUNE 15-20
Location: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

The CASOS summer institute provides an intense and hands-on introduction to computational analysis of social and organizational systems. The focus is on social network analysis, complex adaptive systems, designing and evaluating computational models, multi-agent systems, virtual experiments, and docking. Illustrative models such as VDT, ORGAHEAD, CONSTRUCT, and ORGCON will be discussed. Network tools such as NETSTAT and UCINET will be used. Sessions will be split between lectures and labs.

No prior programming experience is assumed. Attendees will be given readings and selected software. This institute is supported in part by the National Science Foundation, IGERT program. Ph.D. students who are U.S. residents can apply to the Carnegie Mellon IGERT program for scholarships to help cover part of the cost of attending this workshop. Simply mark on the application that you are interested in a scholarship and send email to kathleen.carley@cmu.edu. Additional information is available on www.casos.ece.cmu.edu/.
Registration forms are available on line.


ICES INTRANET

A new website, IRIS, has been designed to accommodate the needs of the ICES community. ICES Request Information System (IRIS) is the central information system for users to submit problem tickets, request software, hardware and systems, view the ICES phone list, general ICES announcements and current server backup information. IRIS also offers online discussion groups giving users a forum to communicate with their group mates and advisors.

Currently, IRIS is restricted to computers on the SCS network and can be found at http://www.ices.cmu.edu/help

IRIS is supported by ICES Facilities Management and all requests are sent directly to the Facilities Management office. Many thanks to Justin Kulla for creating the new ICES intranet.

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Ken Westerberg Memorial Blood Drive to be Held on April 9

Call for Proposals: Dowd Engineering Seed Fund for Graduate Student Fellowship

PITA's Engineering Design Projects Course: Bridging Education with Industry

ICES Community Meeting: Ice Cream Included

Online Phone Directories Now Available

CASOS Summer Institute

ICES Intranet

Cristina Amon named Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Phil Koopman receives tenure in ECE Department

Asim Smailagic appointed Associate Editor of new IEEE journal

Sarah Petricca, BHE Graduate Student

Wearable and Pervasive Computing: Seamless Computing Environment, Asim Smailagic, LINCS Director

 

ICES Calendar

PITA Symposium Harrisburg, PA, March 25

AIS Open House on April 4

Annual Spring Happy Hour ~ Salsa Style: Club Havana, Shadyside, Wed. April 24

ICES Seminars

Volunteers Needed for Expanding Outreach Activities

 

30-Day Travel Expense Reimbursement Policy

Rich Hoff: Prism Magazine

Kacey Marra: TEQ Magazine

Cristina Amon, PITA Symposium: Pittsburgh Business Times

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