Science for Alaska Lecture, 'Protecting our Eye-dentity with New Methods for Information Security'

2012-06-07 by

What if your computer could recognize you without requiring a password? What if your computer could know that you are there and unlock itself for you (and could relock itself if you leave)?
What could happen if your computer knew what you were looking at on its monitor?

Although eye-tracking technologies have been around for 40 years, they are only just now becoming affordable and powerful enough to come to a computer near you.

In this presentation, UAA’s Kenrick Mock, associate professor of computer science, and Bogdan Hoanca, professor of management information systems, will introduce some of the many applications of eye tracking in marketing, psychology and graphic design, as well as new research on using eye-tracking for information security.

The Geophysical Institute, UAF and Alyeska Pipeline Service Co are sponsoring the lecture. This podcast was recorded on April 25, 2012 in Rasmuson Hall at UAA.

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Science for Alaska
Event announcement for talk
Science for Alaska
Kenrick Mock
UAA Complex Systems website
Bogdan Hoanca
News item on prior eye tracking talk

Relevant Research: Dr. Frank von Hippel on environmental justice incidents globally and in Alaska

2012-06-07 by

Dr. Frank von Hippel is a biological sciences professor at UAA. His lab studies problems in ecotoxicology, evolutionary ecology and conservation biology.

In this talk, a Relevant Research lecture supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. von Hippel explains the relatively new field of “environmental justice” and offers an overview of classic examples from around the world and in Alaska.

Complicating factors for Alaska include 700 active and abandoned military sites with buried contaminants; and Alaska’s northern location, allowing mobile contaminants to travel over the globe and distill over colder Alaska, thus affecting Alaska subsistence foods.

This podcast was recorded on April 13, 2012 in Fine Arts 150.

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Green & Gold news site
Relevant Research announcement
Dr. Frank von Hippel
UAA bio page
Dr. Frank von Hippel
Publications page

Steve Strom: 'Where is Anchorage's community college?'

2012-06-07 by

Steve Strom, UAA’s Community and Technical College associate dean of extended studies and workforce development, recently earned his doctorate in Education with a concentration in Community College Leadership from the Graduate School and College of Education at Oregon State University. In this talk drawn from his dissertation rsearch, he traces the history of the community college mission within the University of Alaska Anchorage.

This podcast was recorded on April 26, 2012 in Library 307.

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UAA's Community and Technical College
CTC website
Green & Gold News
'Where is Anchorage's community college?'