Perry Cook named Guggenheim Fellow
R. Cook, associate professor of computer science (also jointly
appointed in music), has received a 2003 John Simon Guggenheim
Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
fellowship project will be research for a new book on the
topic of "Technology and Vocal Expression," exploring
the interaction and influence of technology on the expressive
The research will
take a broad definition of technology as "any intentionally
fashioned tool or technique," and it will look at topics
as varied as megaphones, microphones, sound recording, loudspeakers,
radio, design of vocal performance spaces (from ancient Greek
and Roman theaters to modern opera houses), surgery and drugs,
telecommunications, and the computer.
was one of 184 people chosen by the Guggenheim Foundation
from among 3,200 artists, scholars, and scientists. Guggenheim
Fellows are appointed on the basis of distinguished achievement
in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment.
paper award to Professor Liu
Bede Liu, a professor
in the Department of Electrical Engineering, received the
2003 IEEE Circuits and Systems CSVT Transactions Best Paper
Award. This award, with Peng Yin *02, A. Vetro, and H. Sun,
is Professor Liu's third best paper award since 1992. The
paper, titled "Drift Compensation for Reduced Spatial
Resolution Transcoding," appeared in the November 2002
issue of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video
Professor Liu won this award with Andre Zaccarin *91 in 1992,
and again with Boon Lock Yeo *96 in 1994.
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