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Predicting How Materials Jam

Engineers predict the strain required to bring materials into a jammed state.

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Bug Exterminators

Researchers from Yale, Princeton, MIT, and the University of Pennsylvania aim to exterminate software bugs that open our lives to hackers and thieves.

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Cell Communication: Better in Groups

Cells can pick up chemical signals better when working with other cells — but only to a point.

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Quantum Technology on a Chip

Researchers have devised a process of nanofabrication to create a silicon chip that contains all the components needed for a quantum information processor.

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Xia Receives NSF CAREER Award

Xia will use the award to study the little-explored properties of graphene.

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Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science

Faculty Spotlight
Brian Scassellati
Professor of Computer Science & Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Brian Scassellati's research focuses on building embodied computational models of human social behavior. Using computational modeling and socially interactive robots, Scassellati's Social Robotics Lab evaluates models of how infants acquire social skills and assists in the diagnosis and quantification of disorders of social development. Other interests include humanoid robots, humanrobot interaction, artificial intelligence, machine perception, and social learning.