The Human Media Lab was featured on the BBC, TechCrunch, Kingston Herald, Gadgetify, and other publications this week with their rollable tablet phone – MagicScroll. The device can be rolled like a Rolodex to select contacts and unfurled to get a better view or to type.
Faculty, staff, students, and friends gathered at the University Club on Thursday afternoon to celebrate Selim Akl, his achievements, and his service to the School.
“I would like to thank everyone who attended last Thursday’s event,” Akl said. “It was wonderful to see all your smiling faces on this happy occasion. Your presence meant a great deal to me. Thank you also to those who sent regrets for the kind thoughts they expressed.”
Speakers at the event included Tom Bradshaw, Alex Wojaczek, Roel Vertegaal, and current Director Hossam Hassanein, who presented Akl with a gift from the School. We wish Selim all the best in his future endeavors.
Photos by Doug Martin
On Wednesday, incoming dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science Barbara Crow, along with Associate Dean Nick Mosey, visited the School for a tour of the Perk, Medical Informatics, Human Media, and EQUIS labs.
“I appreciated the breadth of your areas of study and commitment to Computing,” Crow said. “I was very impressed with the Labs and how articulate the students were about their participation in research projects.”
Congratulations to the Perk Lab and the Human Media Lab on a very successful and impressive show during Mayor Paterson’s visit last Thursday (Aug 10).
Double Congratulations to the Perk Lab for hosting the visit of MPP Sophie Kiwala on same day, where a COGECO film crew shot an episode for the TV series “Conversations with Sophie”; quoting Ms. Kiwala, “a show featuring some of Kingston’s most inspiring people.” The episode concentrates on NaviKnife, a collaborative project between the School of Computing’s Perk Lab and the Department of Surgery.
The mayor’s visit was also covered in the Gazette.
The most recent issue of the Queen’s Alumni Review features a number of stories by and about people in the School and the work they do. The issue includes articles about our very own Wendy Powley and undergraduates in the Sudo community initiative (Annabel Kramer, Karina Kim, Jessica Dassanayake, Melissa Mangos, Daisy Barrette, Cara Falcon, Callum Tomkins-Flanagan, Emily Crawford, Omar Toutounji, and Shubhi Sharma); an article by Director Selim Akl about natural computing; and, of course, a cover story about the Human Media Lab.
Check out the whole issue on the Alumni Review website.
The Queen’s School of Computing is pleased to announce that Professor Vertegaal (Director, Human Media Lab) is in the news today:
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