Cafe Scientifique Orlando is a gathering of scientifically-inclined people in Central Florida, who meet at a cafe, coffee house, pub, or nonacademic location to discuss events and ideas in the world of science. We enjoy beer and wine, and we use plain language to talk about extraordinary ideas.

Computer Mediated Dialogues

Full Title: 
Computer Mediated Dialogues: Puppets, People and Props
Presenter: 
Hughes, Charles
When: 
Wednesday, 1 February 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Taste
Where: 
Taste
Street:
717 W. Smith Street
City:
Orlando
,
Province:
Florida
Postal Code:
32804
Country:
United States

Charles E. Hughes, Ph.D. is a Pegasus Professor (the highest honor that UCF can bestow on a professor) and a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, of Digital Media in the School of Visual Arts and Design, and Director of the Synthetic Reality Laboratory. He received his graduate degrees from Penn State University. He currently has 14 active grants totally more than $5.4 million that involve mixed and virtual reality, human-computer interaction and computer graphics. These include: the Gates-Foundation-funded student-teacher education project with reactive avatars, an NSF project on whole body engagement to learn physics concepts, an NSF-sponsored grant using digital puppetry to reduce alcohol use among students, and a National Institutes of Health grant using mixed reality to help Latina middle schoolers develop skills to resist peer influences. He is a prolific writer with 44 journal articles, 112 proceedings, 6 books, and 16 chapters authored or co-authored from 2005 to mid-2011. He has received many honors from professional organizations and recognition in public media.

Future Café Scientifique Events

Our next scheduled topic is…

Cloud Computing

When: 
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
downtown library
Where: 
Orlando Public Library
Street:
101 E Central Blvd
City:
Orlando
,
Province:
Florida
Postal Code:
32801
Country:
United States

Join post-graduate researcher Amit Kumar for an exciting discussion on cloud computing and supercomputing based on his research experience. Dr. Kumar is currently a Research Associate in Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center, Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Central Florida.

Past Café Scientifique Events

Nanoscience 8 April, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Fire Ants 11 March, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Food Preservation 5 March, 2014 - 19:00 Eden Bar at...
Marine Mammals 11 February, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Bees 14 January, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Frankenfood 10 December, 2013 - 18:30 downtown library
Global Elemental Cycles 4 December, 2013 - 19:00 Downtown Credo
Weather 12 November, 2013 - 18:00 downtown library
Medical Geography 6 November, 2013 - 19:00 Taste
3D Printing 8 October, 2013 - 18:00 downtown library
Brain on a Chip 2 October, 2013 - 19:00 Taste
Search for Extraterrestrial Life 10 September, 2013 - 18:00 downtown library

Topics We'd Love to See

What are some topics you’d like to have? Tell us in your comments below. See our full schedule to know what we’ve had and plan to have, before adding something new.

Additionally, if you are a scientific expert interested in presenting a topic, please email us.

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