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  • DW graduate Ron Edelen honored with Gator100 Award

    Ron Edelen, one of Digital Worlds’ first graduate students, was a recent honoree on the UF’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation’s Gator 100 list for his work as a co-founder of Myjive, a digital agency based out of Charlotte, North Carolina. The Gator100 honors the 100 fastest-growing, Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world. Ron and his business partner, Albert Banks, visited the Digital Worlds Institute while on campus.

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  • National Endowment for the Arts funds new work by DW Composer James Oliverio

    Digital Worlds Director and Professor James Oliverio is working with faculty, staff and students at Martin Luther King’s alma mater, Morehouse College, as part of an interdisciplinary project aimed at sustaining the impact of Dr. King’s life’s work into the 21st century. The “World House Concerto” will bring together soloists from the top tier of American trumpet artists with orchestras and communities across the country as part of a series of premieres in 2016.   

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  • Barmpoutis’ Java for Kinect Library aids Research Efforts at a Global Scale

    Digital Worlds associate professor Angelos Barmpoutis and students helped develop a J4K (Java for Kinect) library used to implement a Java interface for the Microsoft Kinect. First offered online in October 2013, the J4K library serves as a generic Java library that users can utilize for any project involving the Kinect, such as Barmpoutis’ recent transportation research analyzing drivers’ body motion in traffic.  After one year of the J4K library’s launch, more than 1,000 users signed the J4K terms and conditions, and current active users hail from more than 50 countries worldwide.

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