Destination Areas, along with related, smaller-scale Strategic Growth Areas, provide faculty and students with new tools to identify and solve complex, 21st-century problems in which Virginia Tech already has significant strengths and can take a global leadership role. The initiative represents the next step in the evolution of the land-grant university to meet economic and societal needs of the world. [http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html]

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  • Radiation Search Operations using Scene Understanding with Autonomous UAV and UGV 

    Christie, Gordon; Shoemaker, Adam; Kochersberger, Kevin; Tokekar, Pratap; McLean, Lance; Leonessa, Alexander (Virginia Tech, 2016-08-31)
    Autonomously searching for hazardous radiation sources requires the ability of the aerial and ground systems to understand the scene they are scouting. In this paper, we present systems, algorithms, and experiments to ...
  • Description of future drought indices in Virginia 

    Kang, Hynwoo; Sridhar, Venkataramana (Elsevier, 2017-07-20)
    This article presents projected future drought occurrences in five river basins in Virginia. The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) and the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) climate models were used ...
  • Costs of Using Unmanned Aircraft on Crop Farms 

    Ireland-Otto, Nancy; Ciampitti, Ignacio A.; Blanks, Mark T.; Burton, Robert O. Jr.; Balthazor, Travis (American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, 2016)
    Excitement is high about the potential uses of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in agriculture. We budgeted the costs of high-yield, non-irrigated corn production on two fields on a “representative” farm located in Northeastern ...
  • A collaboration workflow from sound-based composition to performance of electroacoustic music using «Pure Data» as a framework. 

    Tsoukalas, Kyriakos (Bauhaus Universitat Weimer, 2011-08)
    This paper describes a workflow for composers, engineers and performers to collaborate, using Pure Data (PD) as a framework, towards the design of electroacoustic musical instruments intended for live performances of ...
  • Sustainability-Based Flood Hazard Mapping of the Swannanoa River Watershed 

    Ahmadisharaf, Ebrahim; Kalyanapu, Alfred J.; Chung, Eun-Sung (2017-09-26)
    An integrated framework is presented for sustainability-based flood hazard mapping of the Swannanoa River watershed in the state of North Carolina, U.S. The framework uses a hydrologic model for rainfall–runoff transformation, ...
  • Land Cover Change in Northern Botswana: The Influence of Climate, Fire, and Elephants on Semi-Arid Savanna Woodlands 

    Fox, John Tyler; Vandewalle, Mark E.; Alexander, Kathleen A. (2017-10-25)
    Complex couplings and feedback among climate, fire, and herbivory drive short- and long-term patterns of land cover change (LCC) in savanna ecosystems. However, understanding of spatial and temporal LCC patterns in these ...
  • Extracting Behavioral Information from Electronic Storyboards 

    Forsyth, Jason; Martin, Tom (ACM, 2014-06)
    In this paper we outline methods for extracting behavioral descriptions of interactive prototypes from electronic storyboards. This information is used to help interdisciplinary design teams evaluate potential ideas early ...
  • Comparative Dimensions of Disciplinary Culture 

    Martin, Thomas; McNair, Lisa D.; Paretti, Marie C. (ASEE, 2015)
    Despite calls to promote creativity as “an indispensable quality for engineering” [1], the U.S. engineering educational system has been slow to develop pedagogies that successfully promote innovative behaviors. Engineers ...
  • Inner-Active Art: An examination of aesthetic and mapping issues in physiologically based artworks 

    Coghlan, N.; Knapp, R. B. (ISEA, 2009)
    Much art seeks to describe or stimulate the feelings and emotions of the viewer, through both abstract and literal representation. With the exponential increase in computing power over recent years we also seek new ways ...
  • Modeling and Simulating Electronic Textile Applications 

    Martin, Thomas; Jones, Mark; Edmison, Joshua; Sheikh, Tanwir (ACM, 2004-07-11)
    This paper describes our design of a simulation environment for electronic textiles (e-textiles) and our experiences with that environment. This simulation environment, based upon Ptolemy II, enables us to model a diverse ...
  • e-TAGs: e-Textile Attached Gadgets 

    Lehn, David I.; Neely, Craig W.; Schoonover, Kevin; Martin, Thomas L.; Jones, Mark T. (Society for Computer Simulation, 2004)
    The integration of wires and electronics into textiles (e-textiles) has many potential applications for wearable and pervasive computing. Textiles are an integral part of everyday life, from clothing we wear to the carpet ...
  • Affective Feedback in a Virtual Reality based Intelligent Supermarket 

    Saha, Deba Pratim; Martin, Thomas L.; Knapp, Benjamin (ACM, 2017)
    The probabilistic nature of the inferences in a context-aware intelligent environment (CAIE) renders them vulnerable to erroneous decisions resulting in wrong services. Learning to recognize a user’s negative reactions to ...
  • Electronic textiles for in situ biomechanical measurements 

    Martin, Tom; Lockhart, Thurmon; Jones, Mark; Edmison, Josh (Defense Technical Information Center, 2004)
    This paper describes the benefits of and issues in designing and building an integrated, body-worn electronic textile (e-textile) system capable of assessing a suite of biomechanical measures. Unlike laboratory based ...
  • Situativity Approaches for Improving Interdisciplinary Team Processes 

    Kim, Kahyun; McNair, Lisa D.; Coupey, Eloise; Martin, Tom; Dorsa, Ed; Kemnitzer, Ron (ASEE, 2010)
    Interdisciplinary teaming requires not only multiple levels of expertise but also social competencies gained through interactive contexts. In the classroom, a situativity approach that encourages student engagement can ...
  • Communications in Electronic Textile Systems 

    Nakad, Z.; Jones, M.; Martin, T. (2003)
    Electronic textiles (e-textiles) are emerging as a novel method for constructing electronic systems in wearable and large area applications. This new type of processing system merges textile and electronic technologies. ...
  • An Architecture for Electronic Textiles 

    Jones, Mark T.; Martin, Thomas L.; Sawyer, Braden (ICST, 2008)
    This paper makes a case for a communication architecture for electronic textiles (e-textiles). The properties and re- quirements of e-textile garments are described and analyzed. Based on these properties, the authors make ...
  • Biosignal-driven Art: Beyond biofeedback 

    Ortiz, Miguel; Coghlan, Niall; Jaimovich, Javier; Knapp, Ben (CMMAS, 2011)
    Biosignal monitoring in interactive arts, although present for over forty years, remains a relatively little known field of research within the artistic community as compared to other sensing technologies. Since the early ...
  • Lantern Field: Exploring Participatory Design of a Communal, Spatially Responsive Installation 

    Bortz, Brennon; Ishida, Aki; Bukvic, Ivica Ico; Knapp, R. Benjamin (NIME, 2013-05)
    Lantern Field is a communal, site-specific installation that takes shape as a spatially responsive audio-visual field. The public participates in the creation of the installation, resulting in shared ownership of the work ...
  • Creating Biosignal Algorithms for Musical Applications from an Extensive Physiological Database 

    Jaimovich, Javier; Knapp, R. Benjamin (NIME, 2015)
    Previously the design of algorithms and parameter calibration for biosignal music performances has been based on testing with a small number of individuals - in fact usually the performer themselves. This paper uses the ...
  • Multimodal Interaction in Music Using the Electromyogram and Relative Position Sensing 

    Tanaka, Atau; Knapp, R. Benjamin (NIME, 2002)
    This paper describes a technique of multimodal, multichannel control of electronic musical devices using two control methodologies, the Electromyogram (EMG) and relative position sensing. Requirements for the application ...

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