February 16, 2023

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You’ve got to have heart: Computer scientist works to help AI comprehend human emotions

For Computer scientist Aniket Bera, an associate professor of computer science in Purdue University’s College of Science, smart devices need to be heart-smart, not just head-smart. With applications that include virtual therapy, autonomous vehicles and rescue bots like a robot dog, his lab works at the intersection of artificial intelligence and human emotion and behavior.

Media contact: Brittany Steff, bsteff@purdue.edu

White Family Foundation commits $50 million to new Daniels School of Business

The Dean and Barbara White Family Foundation has committed $50 million to Purdue University to name the undergraduate institute in the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business. The commitment represents the lead gift to establish the school and the largest monetary contribution ever made to Purdue’s School of Management/Business.

Media contact: Derek Schultz, dcschultz@purdue.edu

Purdue’s Shandey Malcolm promotes positive health behaviors in at-risk adolescents

Shandey Malcolm, an assistant professor of epidemiology in the Department of Public Health in Purdue University’s College of Health and Human Sciences, leverages her expertise in epidemiology to find disease determinants, distribution and frequency of disease to prevent health problems.  

Media contact: Derek Schultz, dcschultz@purdue.edu

Get to know ‘guitar lab,’ the Purdue class that’s changing students’ paths

Get to know “guitar lab,” the experimental learning class at Purdue that’s shaping college experiences for Boilermakers from a variety of majors. The class, officially named MET 34900, is led by Mark French, professor of mechanical engineering technology in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. Students create musical instruments to understand not only manufacturing, but also project management and problem-solving.

Media contact: Trevor Peters, peters237@purdue.edu

Purdue Extension studies Indiana commercial solar and wind county ordinances

Purdue Extension’s Land Use Team collaborated with the Indiana Office of Energy Development to publish two renewable energy reports to help aid in the discussion of renewable energy land-use regulations.

Media contact: Abby Leeds, mayer36@purdue.edu

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