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Aravind Joshi
Understanding machines and the mind.

Dr. Aravind Joshi, GEE'58, GrE'60, has won the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence Research Excellence Award for 1997, the highest citation in its field. It is given every two years to a scientist who has carried out a research program of consistently high quality, yielding substantial results over a long period of time.
"It's really an honor," says Joshi, the Henry Salvatori Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science and Professor of Linguistics at Penn. "It's a recognition by your peers both here and abroad." He will accept his award and address the conference August 23-29 in Japan. Continued . . .


Kevin O'Brien

The burnout velvet scarves made by Kevin O'Brien, C'81, GFA'87, in his Philadelphia studio, are as much fine art as fine apparel. Viewed straight in front of a sunlit window, the raised velvet patterns of one creation form black sillhouettes against the transparent silk backing that are striking enoughflowers as big as your palms, with petals radiating out from their centers like spokes of a turning wheel. But start shifting the material around and shimmering colors seem to magically appear, change, and reappear: teal blue, moss green, aubergine, gold. Continued . . .


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