Monday, December 19, 2011

End-of-year roundup

A few end-of-year items:
  • I was in York (that's York, UK) a couple of weeks ago to attend Bionetics. I presented the following paper, in which we move beyond analysis of active transport molecular communication, and get into channel design:
    • N. Farsad, A. W. Eckford, and S. Hiyama, "Channel design and optimization of active transport molecular communication," in Proc. 6th International ICST Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems, York, UK, 2011. [PDF]
  • Early in the new year I'll be attending this workshop at BIRS. It looks even more tempting than the January skiing in Banff, and I'll try to blog about it if I find the time.
  • The EE program proposal, part of York's rapid engineering expansion, is grinding away -- it's about to go up for approval by the School of Engineering. Meanwhile, here's our first job ad. We're focusing on electronics, power, and medical devices in this round, but we plan to add signal processing and communications spots later (and maybe now, if we get a truly outstanding candidate). Tell your friends!
Happy holidays / Joyeux fĂȘtes, and I'll see you in 2012.