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Computer approaches human skill for first time in brain challenge

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU research team for the first time has developed a computer algorithm that is nearly as accurate as people are at mapping brain neural networks — a breakthrough that could speed up the image analysis that researchers use to understand brain circuitry.

HRS training at your convenience

If you miss a professional development session coordinated by Human Resource Services, there’s a good chance you can view the video on your computer at your convenience.   HRS coordinates nearly 400 professional development workshops each year. More than one-third are provided in collaboration with AMS/WECN videoconferencing services.   Employees outside Pullman can participate via […]

Supplemental budget request itemized

Following is an overview of the WSU Supplemental Budget Request for 2008, approved Sept. 28 by the WSU Board of Regents. Operating Budget • Under funding of salary increases               $1,388,000 The 2007 Legislature mandated special salary increases for state employees.  Systems or formatting problems with our data caused many of our job titles for bargaining unit, […]

Prof’s expertise gives new life

Brett Atwood, clinical professor of journalism, knew he was in an alternate universe when he showed up to interview for a consulting job last spring and got teleported to an undisclosed and secure location. Well, he didn’t get teleported; his avatar, or online persona, in Second Life, an online 3-D digital world with 9 million […]