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Kristina Collins joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHfC)

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Kristina Collins has joined the The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS). She says:

I am a PhD candidate in electrical engineering at Case Western Reserve University, where I specialize in professional amateur radio and its application to ionospheric physics. I organize citizen science campaigns, usually during solar eclipses, in which people throw signals at the ionosphere and some of the signals bounce off of it, become all scrunched up, and land in other people’s radios. My masters work, also at CWRU, was on space laser robots for NASA and featured an entire chapter about LEGO. In my copious free time, I can be found looking for hair ties or messing about in boats.

Kristina Collins, MA, LFHCfS
Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University,
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Nadiya Slobodenyuk joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHfC)

Friday, November 12th, 2021

Nadiya Slobodenyuk has joined the The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS). She says:

For a while, I researched why we have a subjective experience of being able to initiate actions and control our bodies (until it’s time to get out of bed and exercise…). I have also researched why high-pitched sounds are sweet and sour, rounded shapes smell like vanilla, and darker colors feel more adhesive. Currently, I teach cognitive science students about human, animal, and machine minds, and how to conduct research.

Nadiya Slobodenyuk, Ph.D., LFHCfS
Cognitive Science InstructorDepartment of Cognitive Science, Carleton University
Ottawa, Canada

Janne Cadamuro joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHfC)

Friday, November 5th, 2021

Janne Cadamuro has joined the The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS). He says:

I endeavored a medical career ending up in a hospital laboratory as the tech/lab geek I am. As such I am evaluating laboratory diagnostic algorithms, including the use of artificial intelligence, still struggling to find a better way of diagnostic healthcare. My vision: Scotty’s medical tricorder. Until then I will continue researching improbable ways of making the patients path through this awkwardly complex medical system hopefully a little easier.

As additional field of research I am investigating the impact of three kids on the mental health of an Austrian/Italian/Swedish married couple (n=1, study period so far: 5016 days and counting).

Priv. Doz. OA Dr. Janne Cadamuro EuSpLM, LFHCfS
Uniklinikum Salzburg / Landeskrankenhaus
Universitätsinstitut für Medizinisch-Chemische Labordiagnostik und medizinische Mikrobiologie der PMU
Salzburger Landeskliniken
Salzburg, Austria

Peter Drake joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHfC)

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

Peter Drake has joined the The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS). He says:

I have a BA in English from Willamette University, an MS in Computer Science from Oregon State University, and a PhD in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from Indiana University, Bloomington. My dissertation was on how very young children come to understand numbers. After arriving at my current institution, Lewis & Clark College, I worked on creating artificially intelligent programs to play the classical Asian game of Go. (My work was cited in the AlphaGo paper.) With that problem conquered (not solved — that has a technical meaning), I have since moved on to using deep convolutional neural networks to analyze photos of clouds and creating video games to teach people about earthquake preparedness.

I am now the chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Fortunately, due to my work as faculty advisor for the college’s Fire Arts club, I have experience juggling flaming knives.

My hair used to be much shorter, but I have grown it out during the pandemic. When a student mistook me for Steven Pinker, I knew it was time to join the LFHCfS.

Peter Drake, Ph.D., LFHCfS
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Lewis & Clark College
Portland, Oregon, USA

Joseph W. Brown joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHfC)

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

Joseph W. Brown has joined the The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS). He says:

Pithy statement (in limerick form):

There once was a student hirsute,
Phylogenetics became his pursuit.
With all vim and muster,
He overloaded the cluster,
‘Twas lucky he did not get the boot! (^_-)≡☆

Please note that I am the person on the left side of this photograph.

Joseph W. Brown, Ph.D., LFHCfS
Research Fellow
Department of Ornithology, Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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