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Accepted papers in IEEE Transactions on Haptics for Anika Kao and Shan Xu

March 17, 2022
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Anika Kao, Chang, Xu, and Greg Gerling's paper “Using Digital Image Correlation to Quantify Skin Deformation with Von Frey Monofilaments” has been nominated for a Best Paper Award in the IEEE Transactions on Haptics Short Paper category at the upcoming 2022 IEEE Haptics Symposium.  In addition, Shan Xu's paper was also accepted to this same journal paper category, and is entitled "Subtle Contact Nuances in the Delivery of Human-to-Human Touch Distinguish Emotional Sentiment." These papers involve unique imaging technologies of skin deformation and human-to-human contact.

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Congrats to Bingxu Li whose 2021 IEEE World Haptics Conference paper is a best paper finalist!

June 3, 2021
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Bingxu Li and Greg Gerling's paper “Individual Differences Impacting Skin Deformation and Tactile Discrimination with Compliant Elastic Surfaces” has been nominated for the Best Paper Award at the upcoming 2021 IEEE World Haptics Conference.  This honor was accorded to the top ~15% of accepted papers based on reviews.

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Congrats to Bingxu Li and Merat Rezaei for successful MS degrees, next up PhD

May 19, 2021
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Both Bingxu and Merat also recently had papers accepted to the 2021 IEEE World Haptics Symposium. Looking forward to their presentation!

Li, B. and Gerling, G.J. “Individual differences impacting skin deformation and tactile discrimination with compliant elastic surfaces.” In: 2021 IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC), Montreal, Canada, 2021, in press.

Rezaei, M., Nagi, S.S., Xu, C., McIntyre, S., Olausson, H., and Gerling, G.J. “Thin Films on theSkin, but not Frictional Agents, Attenuate the Percept of Pleasantness toBrushed Stimuli.” In: 2021 IEEE WorldHaptics Conference (WHC), Montreal, Canada, 2021, in press.

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Talk at Rice Neuroengineering Initiative

May 19, 2021
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Thank you to all who could attend and for our great discussions!

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Congrats to Chang Xu on passing his PhD Proposal

May 11, 2021
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Next up is his thesis defense! Chang has made several very nice contributions, especially his recent 2021 PLOS Computational Biology Paper.  

Xu, C. Wang, Y., Gerling, G.J. “An elasticity-curvature illusion decouples cutaneous and proprioceptive cues in active exploration of soft objects.” PLOS Computational Biology, 17(3), (2021), pp. e1008848

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