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Archive News - 2008


Dec. 18, 2008 - Ranu Jung, PhD, gave talk on “Promoting Neuroplasticity”, National Brain Research Center, Manesar, Gurgaon, Haryana, India. Read more

Dec. 14, 2008 - Ranu Jung, PhD, speaker and panel member on “Pervasive Health Monitoring” at International Congress on Pervasive Computing and Management, Delhi, India. Read More

Nov. 20 – 22, 2008, at 8PM - Robbia Hendrix, a student member of the ANS Center, will be performing in "The Pursuit of Harmony". Robbia is in the Barretts Honors College and double majoring in Biology and Dance. The performance is directed/choreographed by Jodi James, one of ASU Dance Department's MFA candidates, as her thesis project. The performance strives to understand what harmony means to us as individuals-if it means anything at all, and how we experience it in our lives-both dramatic and subtle. The show is located outside, in Galvin Plaza, directly east of the ASU Art Museum and right next to the Fine Arts Center and Music buildings.

Nov. 15 – 19, 2008 - Devin Jindrich, Ranu Jung, Sharmila Venugopal, Brian Hillen, Danielle Protas and Mini Kurian presented at Neuroscience 2008 in Washington, DC. Read more

Nov. 7, 2008 - Oliver Graudejus, PhD will be presenting a seminar jointly hosted by the Center for Adaptive Neural Systems and Harrington Department of Bioengineering. Read more

Nov. 2008 - Brian Smith has joined the Center as a software technician with his background at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Read more

Oct. 17, 2008 - Eric Hartman, President of customKYnetics, Inc, to give an ANS seminar that is joint with HDBE. Read more

Oct. 2008 - Ranu Jung will be a participant on a panel in San Francisco, CA for Neurotech Reports. Read more

Oct. 2008 - Sharmila Venugopal, PhD has joined our Center as a Postdoc.

Oct. 2008 - Sambhavi Subbramanian, a Bioengineering graduate student, has joined as a new member of Center for Adaptive Neural Systems.

Sept. 21st – 25th, 2008 - James Abbas attended and presented at the 13th Annual IFESS 2008 in Freiburg, Germany. The topic for presentation was “On the Use of Adaptive Control in Stimulation-Assisted Neuromotor Therapy”. Read more

Sept 2008 - Dr. Oliver Graudejus has joined the Center as an Associate Research Professor. Read More

Sept. 2008 - Dr. Oliver Graudejus received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the University of Giessen in 1996. In 1996, he received an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship and joined the research group of Prof. Neil Bartlett at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1999, Dr. Graudejus joined Novellus Systems, a supplier of equipment to the semiconductor industry. He worked on chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition and atomic layer deposition. Since 2006, Dr. Graudejus has been a member of Prof. Sigurd Wagner’s group at Princeton University. He has developed a program of research that improves the reliability of the stretchable interconnect technology and extends it to different biomedical applications, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and osteopathic manipulative medicine.

Aug 2008 – The Center for Adaptive Neural Systems welcomes Jeremy Burton, an Assistant Research Technologist, Charla Lindley, a new graduate student, and Neicea Orozco and Kristine Boyer, undergrad students.

Aug 14, 2008 - Congratulations to Andrea Downing, who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation entitled "Force Production and Control in Children with Cerebral Palsy". We are proud of Dr. Downing's work and we wish her all the best!

Aug. 2008 – Congratulations also goes to ASU/NASA Space Grant Intern Kristen Boyer, ASU/NASA Space Grant Intern Jared Bartell, and ASU/NASA Space Grant Intern Robbia Hendrix for being awarded an undergraduate research internship award from the "ASU/NASA Space Grant Program."

July 2008 - Danielle Protas got accepted as one of six people to a Mayo Medical School Summer Internship program this summer. This two week experience will be comprised of shadowing , some volunteer work in any of their medically based settings , i.e. blood bank, and professional skill development , i.e. public speaking, interviewing. There will also be social interactions with medical students and trainees, and information on the medical school application process.

May 2008 - CONGRATULATIONS!!!! The Center for Adaptive Neural Systems is proud to announce the graduation of three students, members of our Center, in the spring of 2008. Joe Graham received his PhD and Alex Pacanowsky received his MS degree in Bioengineering, and Ashley Diamond received her BS degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.

March 2008 - Largest Physics Meeting of the Year, in New Orleans. Ranu Jung presented at a session on 'Artificial Neurons'.
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February 2008 - Dr. Narayanan Krishnamurthi in collaboration with Prof. James Abbas received a grant award from Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Research Foundation for a study to improve orthostatic tolerance in persons with spinal cord injury.


Aug 16, 2008 – ScienceNews featuring Devin Jindrich - Built for Speed - Animals would prove fierce competitors at the Olympics — if only they would stay in their lanes.
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Aug 2008 - Built for Speed - Animals would prove fierce competitors at the Olympics — if only they would stay in their lanes.
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March 14, 2008 - The Center for Adaptive Neural Systems - Best Paper Award at BodyNets 2008  went to the short-paper  “The SmartCane System: An Assistive Device for Geriatrics  by Winston Wu, Lawrence Au, Brett Jordan, Thanos Stathopoulos, Maxim Batalin, William Kaiser, Alireza Vahdatpour, Majid Sarrafzadeh, Meika Fang, Joshua Chodosh, University of California, Los Angeles” .  The award  was  presented by Dr. James Abbas. 

March 2008 - The Brickyard Bulletin: The Time is Right for Engineering. Ranu Jung leads a multi-investigator on a new project to develop an advanced prosthetic system.
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February 2008 - Neurotech Reports features Center Research. "Adaptive Control Methods Transform Neuroprosthetics"
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