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Melanie Moses
Associate Professor of Computer Science

Computer Science professor awarded grant to study cooperative behavior

Melanie Moses, associate professor of Computer Science, will use iAnts - autonomous robots with iPhone brains that were built in her lab - to simulate how sensing, navigation, and communication behaviors affect collective search success in a variety of real world environments.

Cooperation is essential to a successful society. From children getting along on the playground to workers co-existing harmoniously on a job, without cooperation, not much would be accomplished.

Cooperation is also found in our bodies, with trillions of immune cells flowing through our blood vessels and crawling through our tissues, collectively fighting disease. It’s present in the ground we walk on, too, with millions of ants cooperatively searching for food to survive in their environment.

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2014 16th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference

16th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference


Registration for the National Institutes of Health 16th Annual SBIR/STTR Conference, Land of Achievement: Extending the Reach of Science, is now open! As you may already know, the UNM Health Sciences Center is hosting this national conference in Albuquerque from October 21-23, 2014.

The NIH Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs award more than $750 million annually to advance health sciences technologies and bridge the gap between basic science ans translation of science discoveries into tangible products and services. SBIR/STTR encourages collaborations between academic researchers and the private sector, promoting transformative medical therapies and health care delivery innovations.

This Conference, only the third to be held outside of NIH headquarters in Bethesda, MD, is an extraordinary opportunity to showcase UNM HSC's diverse and thriving research enterprise and partnerships with our state's growing technology sector. We anticipate 400-500 attendees from around the country, including researchers, NIH program officers, small business entrepreneurs and company representatives.

For Registration and Conference Details, please visit SBIR2014.com

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