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ECE Students Build, Deploy Bunny Bot for 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Blue

Image of four people with the robot bunny on the Boise State blue turf during the Easter Egg Hunt on the Blue eventApril 6, 2016 – More than 10,000 eggs were scattered across the blue at Albertsons Stadium for kids to gather for Easter.   This year, a robot joined Buster Bronco and the Easter Bunny…
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Photo of the Week

Image of the robot bunny at the Easter Egg Hunt on the Blue eventMarch 29, 2016 – The fourth annual Easter egg hunt on The Blue attracted hundreds of kids and one student-built “bunny” bot. It was created by engineering students…
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“Turtlebot” Doles Out Easter Eggs

Image of four people with the robot bunny on the Boise State blue turf during the Easter Egg Hunt on the Blue eventMarch 28, 2016– Elisa Barney Smith was quoted in a story at KTVB.com about the fourth annual Easter egg hunt on the Blue held at Albertsons Stadium…
View more about Elisa Barney Smith and the robot bunny.


Building Research Collaborations in China

Image of Elisa Barney Smith speaking with a man while in ChinaFebruary 17, 2016 – Elisa Barney Smith was in China in early February on a research collaboration tour in Nanjing. She toured research labs, gave a presentation…
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KIVI TV Interview

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November 9, 2015Elisa Barney Smith was interviewed by KIVI TV about her research project in Germany on image processing of WWI-era Feldpost postcards.
Read more about the WWI-era postcards.


Letters from Home: Unlocking Secrets from Fading WWI Postcards

Image of Elisa Barney Smith with Gernot Fink in GermanyWork by Boise State electrical and computer engineering professor Elisa Barney Smith is helping researchers better understand an important piece of the past…
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Demystifying the Subject of Memristors

Image of Elisa Barney SmithSeptember 21, 2015 – Elisa Barney Smith helped demystify the subject of memristors during an interview for HOT Radio in Phoenix, Arizona. Memristor chips…
Read more about Smith’s interview and listen to it.


Papers presented in Nancy, France.

Image of Elisa Barney SmithSeptember 13, 2015 – Elisa Barney Smith recently presented three papers in Nancy, France. These are some of the products of her recent sabbatical and collaborations…
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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Image of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Ambassadors 2015-16June 10, 2015Elisa Barney Smith has been selected by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as a Research Ambassador for study and research…
Read more about the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).


Microgravity Team Touches Down in Houston for Flight Week

Image of the Microgravity Team 2014 (Carl Barcroft, Scott Warren, Janos Cserna, Roxanne Stone, Libby Stewart, Jill Hettinger, Elisa Barney Smith, Don Peterson)June 9, 2014 – Boise State University’s Microgravity Team has arrived at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, to participate in NASA’s Microgravity University Flight Week…
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Grant to Aid Research Into Herman Melville’s Work

Image of Herman MelvilleApril 10, 2014 – Steven Olsen-Smith, professor of English, and Elisa Barney Smith, professor of electrical and computer engineering, have been awarded a $12,000 grant…
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IEEE Recognizes Engineering Professor Elisa Barney Smith

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January 9, 2014Elisa Barney Smith, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named the winner of the Outstanding Leadership…
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Boise State Team Selected for Microgravity University

Image of a Boise State student giving the thumbs up while in the Zero-G aircraft at Johnson Space StationJanuary 3, 2014 – For the sixth straight year, a Boise State University student research team has been accepted into NASA’s prestigious Microgravity University program….
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International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition

Image of the U.S. capitol buildingAugust 26, 2013 – Elisa H. Barney Smith, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is in Washington, D.C., at the International Conference on Document…
Read more about Smith’s trip to Washington, D.C.


Researchers Building a Computer Chip Based on the Human Brain

Image of a human brain and a memristorAugust 14, 2013 – Today’s computing chips are incredibly complex and contain billions of nano-scale transistors, allowing for fast, high-performance computers…
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Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)

Image of the SPIE logoJuly 8, 2013Elisa Barney Smith, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected to the grade of Senior Member by the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers…
Read more about Smith’s Senior Membership with SPIE.


Microgravity U Team Set to Take Flight

Image of the Microgravity getting ready to take flight on the Zero-G aircraftJune 4, 2013– Flight suits? Check. Experiment loaded? Check. Cell plates prepped? Check. Boise State’s 2013 Microgravity University team is ready to fly their bone cell…
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Microgravity U Team Prepares for NASA Zero-G Experience

Image of the Microgravity University logoMay 23, 2013 – Boise State University’s 2013 Microgravity University team is gearing up for a nine-day adventure and experiment at NASA’s Johnson Space Center …
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Koelsch Elementary Students Blast-off into Learning

Image of a Microgravity team member helping children with their schoolwork May 20, 2013  – Three-two-one…blast off! With those words, students at Koelsch Elementary School launched their Alka Seltzer-fueled rockets into the air …
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Boise State Team Selected for Microgravity University for Fifth Year

Image of a Microgravity team member experiencing weightlessness on the Zero-G aircraftDecember 19, 2012 – For the fifth straight year, a Boise State University student research team has been accepted into NASA’s Microgravity University program…
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Engineering Students Finish in Top Fifth in Global Competition

Image of Team Zeal who competed in the IEEEXtreme 6.0 programming competitionNovember 6, 2012 – Chances are, when someone mentions “extreme challenge,” your first thought is not computer programming. But that’s exactly what Boise State College of Engineering students found themselves in the middle of…
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Boise State Students Prepare for Flight Aboard NASA’s ‘Weightless Wonder’

Image of the Microgravity TeamJune 1, 2012 – Eight Boise State University students will venture to Ellington Field at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on June 7 to conduct experiments…
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Osher Institute Members Award Grants to Faculty Researchers

Image of Greg Kaltenecker holding an owlApril 23, 2012 – The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Boise State has announced the recipients of the first Osher Institute faculty grants. The grantees and their projects …
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Application of image processing to track twin boundary motion in magnetic shape memory alloys

Image of detected TB in magnetic shape memory alloysFebruary 7, 2012 – Elisa Barney Smith, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and student Adrian Rothenbuhler attended the Electronic Imaging…
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Current practices to “clean up” digital images and pictures

Image of the HPICS logoNovember 21, 2011 – Elisa Barney Smith, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, was the keynote speaker at Hewlett Packard’s corporate-wide conference…
Read more about Smith’s lecture at HP’s image processing conference.


Image Processing Research at Boise State University

Image of Elisa Barney SmithNovember 4, 2010 – Elisa Barney Smith, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, gave two invited talks in China recently, one at Nanjing Normal University and one at Fujitsu in Beijing…
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New metric describes edge noise in bilevel images

Image of a bilevel imageOctober 21, 2009 – An article by Elisa Barney Smith in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering was posted Oct. 13 in the online newsroom of SPIE, an international society for optics and photonics that advances light-based technologies…
Read more about Smith’s article on bilevel images.