Electrical and computer engineering professor Sen-Ching (Samson) Cheung, Ph.D., whose research into autism therapies using a “virtual mirror” was highlighted by The Chronicle of Higher Education last spring, recently received substantial funding for his research from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The four-year grant, totaling nearly $800,000, will go toward developing new display and image processing technologies for synthesizing self-model and mirror feedback imageries. The goal is to enhance the delivery of behavior therapy to individuals with autism and related disorders. Cheung will be the primary investigator, collaborating with Lisa Ruble from the College of Education, Ramesh Bhatt from the Department of Psychology and Dr. Neelkamal Soares in Pediatrics at UCLA as co-PIs.
Applying Engineering Innovation to Autism Therapies: http://www.engr.uky.edu/news/2012/03/samson-cheung/
The Chronicle of Higher Education Publishes Article on Samson Cheung’s Research: http://www.engr.uky.edu/news/2012/05/chronicle-of-higher-education-publishes-article-on-cheungs-autism-therapy-research/