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September 2, 2010

DTC Professor Nikos Papanikolopoulos awarded a grant from the NSF

Nikos PapanikolopoulosTHE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION awarded $1,498,897, through the Cyber-Enabled Discovery Program, to a team led by Professor Papanikolopoulos (Computer Science and Engineering and DTC) to study algorithms that will assist with the early diagnosis of children at risk of developing psychiatric disorders. The core of the approach is the use of cameras to collect and analyze data regarding human movements. The proposed work is a unique partnership between the College of Science and Engineering, Medical School, and the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Minnesota. The Digital Technology Center handled the proposal preparation and submission. The Co-PIs and Investigators include Professor Guillermo Sapiro (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Professor Kelvin Lim (Psychiatry), Dr. Vassilios Morellas (Computer Science and Engineering), Professor Arindam Banerjee (Computer Science and Engineering), and Barbara Murphy (Institute of Child Development). The title of the award is: "CDI-Type II: Computational Tools for Behavioral Analysis, Diagnosis, and Intervention of at Risk Children."