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SPIE conference leaders, authors at center of new innovation model  

17 August 2009

Leaders in new technology-driven economic innovation models examined in a New York Times article include a long list of SPIE members, symposium and conference chairs, program committee members, and authors.

The article looks at crowdsourcing and other models of open innovation that have been enabled by the internet, and cites the Hewlett-Packard (HP) grants awarded annually for collaborative projects among universites, start-ups, buisness partners, and government labs.

Among this year's HP grant winners are SPIE Members John Bowers (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara), Thomas Huang (Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champign), and Alan Willner (Univ. of Southern California).

Willner is on the program committee for upcoming conferences on Free Space Laser Communications and Photonics of Quantum Computing at SPIE Photonics West 2010 (PW10), and has served as chair and committee member for serval other SPIE conferences.

Brian Wandell (Stanford Univ.), author of nearly 30 SPIE papers, is among several HP grant winners who are authoring papers for IS&T-SPIE Electronic Imaging 2010 in February. Others include Huang, Elke Rundensteiner (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Daniel Keim (Konstanz Univ.), and Ming Ronnier Luo (Univ. of Leeds).

HP research fellow Raymond Beausoleil, also cited in the NYT article, is an author of several PW10 papers and on the committee for the conference on Slow and Fast Light.

Luo has authored approximately 25 journal or proceedings papers for SPIE, Huang more than 40, and Bowers more than 50.

Read the New York Times article on "The Corporate Lab as Ringmaster".

Read about the 2009 HP Innovation Research Awards.