Thursday, March 18, 2010

Centre for Innovation in Information Visualization and Data-Driven Design (CIV-DDD)

Congratulations to York University and the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) for establishing the CIV-DDD with the help of a $11.5-million investment from the Ontario Research Fund and industrial and academic partners. A (very) small part of this is the BSL's commitment of manpower to help develop and understand ways of making sense out of the huge biological, biomechanical, and clinical datasets that are flooding labs like ours (not that we're complaining :-)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Amir Manbachi wins Lorne Phenix Award

Congratulations to BSL Master's student Amir Manbachi, for receiving this year's Lorne Phenix Award from UofT's Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Program (CSCP). Most of the students participating in the CSCP have their thesis projects on cardiovascular physiology or biology, and so it was a pleasant surprise that Amir's work on common carotid artery geometry and flow characterization stood out (in a good way).