Smailagic, Siewiorek, and Kanade Awarded SCS's Newell Medal


February 22, 2001

Asim Smailagic, Research Scientist, Institute for Complex Engineered Systems and Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Daniel P. Siewiorek, Buhl Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, have been awarded the 2000 Allen Newell Medal for Research Excellence from the School of Computer Science.

Smailagic and Siewiorek were cited "for revolutionizing hardware-software codesign through the creation and demonstration of task-specific wearable computers, for the development of a rapid prototyping methodology for such systems, and for demonstrating the military and industrial applications of wearable computers."

Takeo Kanade, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Robotics, was one of three to receive the award for developing HipNav, the first computer-assisted surgical navigation tool for hip replacement surgery. His research partners were Dr. Anthony DiGioia, head of the Center for Orthopedic Research at UPMC Shadyside Hospital and Branislav Jaramaz, a Research Scientist in Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute.