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I-CAP New Technologies Workshop – June 6-7, 2013

Project Overview

The third installment to the I-CAP workshop series will kick off in the Beckman CAVE to consider possibilities of virtual assessment of physical activity in young children using this exciting innovative venue.  This event will include speakers Dr. Normand Paquin, Dr. Klara Nahrstedt, and Dr. Jonathan Fan. Dr. Paquin and Dr. Nahrstedt will be presenting on their work with tele-emersion, virtual gaming, and cell phone capture of physical activity. Dr. Fan will present on flexible electronic technology and prospective uses for technology developments to asses physical activity in young children.

The workshop will be held on June 6 from 3:30-6:00 p.m. and June 7 from 8:30 a.m-2:00 p.m. It will be held at the Beckman Institute for Advances Science and Technology,405 North Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801

Registration now open - spaces are limited! To register visit: I-CAP New Technologies Workshop Registration.

Featured Speakers

Dr. Normand Paquin

Dr. Normand Paquin is co-founder and President of 4D Teleport Technologies, Inc. Dr. Paquin’s career spans over twenty years divided between the high technology private sector and academia. Prior to his current position, he served as a director and assistant dean in Illinois’ College of Business MBA program and as a director and assistant dean the College of Engineering. He has helped formulate and launch major interdisciplinary initiatives and continues to work on a part -time basis in support of such major initiatives.

Dr. Klara Nahstedt

Dr. Klara Nahstedt is a full professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Computer Science Department. Her research interests are directed toward multimedia systems and networks, quality of service (QoS) management in mobile networks, QoS-aware resource management, 3D tele-immersive applications and systems, and real-time security in mission-critical systems. She is the co-author of widely used multimedia books ‘Multimedia: Computing, Communications and Applications’ published by Prentice Hall, and ‘Multimedia Systems’ published by Springer Verlag. She is the recipient of the IEEE Communication Society Leonard Abraham Award for Research Achievements, Ralph and Catherina Fisher Professor chair, University Scholar, Humboldt Fellow, and elected Chair of ACM SIG Multimedia. She was the general chair of ACM Multimedia 2006, general chair of ACM NOSSDAV 2007 and the general chair of IEEE Percom 2009.

Klara Nahrstedt received her Diploma in Mathematics from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany in numerical analysis in 1985. In 1995 she received her PhD from the University fo Pennsylvania in the Department of Computer and Information Science. She is the ACM Fellow and IEEE Fellow.

Dr. Jonathan Fan

Dr. Jonathan Fan is currently a Beckman Fellow at the University of Illinois where is he working with Dr. John Rogers on new materials systems for electronics and photonics. He was formerly a postdoctoral research associate in the Capasso group at Harvard University. He received his doctorate in applied physics from the Capasso Group in 2010, where he was an NSF Graduate Fellow and did plasmonics research in colloidal systems and in quantum cascade laser waveguide design. He received his BS with highest honors in electrical engineering from Princeton in 2004. He has authored or co-authored 21 papers.

Funding Partners

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health

Contact Information

Meghan Fisher, Project Coordinator,
Telephone: 217-300-2205



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I-CAP Project Overview

The Illinois Early Childhood Activity Program (I-CAP) project workshop series plans to advance the field of physical activity research by developing methods of assessing activity in preschool age children which can be used in natural environments. The research team cuts across both the Urbana and Chicago campuses, and will combine scholarly expertise in computer engineering, social media, kinesiology, community health, family health, neuroscience, child development, child care, health disparities, parks and recreation, and public health. The NIH R13 funded project will feature four workshops that will be held over the next two years to help integrate theoretical frameworks across disciplines.

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