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"I always found it funny that the rags used to wipe us down that were covered with moon dust were dropped in the ocean. So the poor underwater creatures got our moon germs instead. Maybe this is fodder for a Godzilla movie. I claim the movie rights!"
 
#TBT After splashdown and before the #Apollo11 crew went into quarantine we had to get into BIG suits - Biological Isolation Garments, so the lunar dust we brought back wouldn't give people on earth our moon germs. I always found it funny that the rags used to wipe us down that were covered with moon dust were dropped in the ocean. So the poor underwater creatures got our moon germs instead. Maybe this is fodder for a Godzilla movie. I claim the movie rights! 
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+Chris Korman, they haven't walked on the moon. They've done great things, but they don't have conspiracy nuts trying to tell them they didn't go into space at all. The moon landing astronauts had/have to deal with that a lot. If I were Mr. Aldrin, I'd probably turn off comments too.
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But... BUT... WHO am I going to call?!

[ #ghostbusters   #movies   #reboot  ]
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This ant animation, by +Eric Keller, is easily the best I've ever seen. And it's a great little educational video on the red invasive fire ant (RIFA). But even if you don't care about fire ants, check out the animation; it's fantastic.

You can find more of Keller's awesome arthropod animation work at: https://vimeo.com/bloopatone/videos

(H/T to +Seth Burgess for pointing out this video)

[ #entomology   #animation   #ants   #RIFA   #fireants   #fireant   #arthropods  ]
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+Eric Keller​ -- The Facebook and Twitter response was also very positive!
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Somehow +NPR​'s ATC and Morning Edition (and Neda Ulaby in general) got two myrmecologists to give a stamp of approval to the #AntMan movie despite the myriad problems. They finally acknowledge the major problem with calling female ants males, but they don't cover any of the other problems -- like bullet ants being shown as having extremely painful bites (which should have been stings), and carpenter ants sometimes being shown as Camponotus but other times clearly as Formica, and the fact that they used a fire-ant species name that has been deprecated since 1860... etc. etc.

[ #entertainment #biology #myrmecology #ants #NPR #ATC #fail #movies ]
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In Ant-Man, the latest Marvel Studios superhero movie, filmmakers had to portray the tiny insects as realistic, yet relatable. Two ant scientists weigh in on whether the attempt was successful.
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+Seth Burgess / +Eric Keller -- Holy crap! That's fantastic! Thanks for pointing this out!
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Well, that's... interesting. Maybe #Phoenix should try this with all of its #golf courses that have stopped returning a profit.

[ #solarpower #solar #power #Japan #sustainability #renewables #energy ]
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"[To] mathematicians who have never been in a laboratory in their life, I finally get their attention and say, ‘Look at this thing! There are real things happening here, and you can learn from them!'"

( via +WIRED​ and +Quanta Magazine​ )

[ #math #mathematics #physics #NavierStokes #fluiddynamics #science #modeling #complexity #Boltzmann #fluids #fluid #dynamics #multiscale #multiscalemodeling ]
A 115-year effort to bridge the particle and fluid descriptions of nature has led mathematicians to an unexpected answer.
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Phew! +Jeri Ryan will be so relieved.  #Trekkie #StarTrek #SevenOfNine   #STV   #StarTrekVoyager   #Voyager   #JeriRyan  
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Go Devils! The world's first white lasers brought to you by Arizona State University's +Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering​!

[ #ASU #laser #lasers #tech #technews #news #technology #whitelasers #white #Arizona #research +Arizona State University, Tempe Campus#engineering ]
More luminous and energy efficient than LEDs, white lasers look to be the future in lighting and light-based wireless communication.
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Well, it's not pretty yet. I definitely need some stuff on the walls. I also need to order a new computer. But at least it's ready to be worked in. #changeIsGonnaCome #ProfessorPavlic #BYENG314
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There’s a new player in the smartphone operating system space: the folks behind the KDE desktop environment for Linux-based desktop computers have just unveiled Plasma Mobile. Plasma Mobile is basically a mobile version of the desktop Plasma user interface. It’s free and open source software, and while there aren’t any phones that ship with Plasma Phone …
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Wow. This new image from the +NASA+Hubble Space Telescope​ of the sombrero galaxy deserves a sombrero-sized hat tip.

"Each of those little galaxies in the background of this image is roughly on the same scale as the Sombrero Galaxy, so think about how far away they have to be in order to appear so small in the background. Space is huge, and this image illustrates that beautifully."

[ #space #NASA #Hubble #sombrerogalaxy #HST ]
The Sombrero Galaxy is 50 million light years away, but it looks much closer in this detailed image from the Hubble Space Telescope.
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Education
  • Ohio State University
    Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2007 - 2010
  • Ohio State University
    M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2004 - 2007
  • Ohio State University
    Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1999 - 2004
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ECE/CSE/social-insect researcher, husband, Android enthusiast, and bringer of the science.
Introduction
Researcher (ECE/CSE/social-insect, CyberPhysical Systems, Freak-ology), husband, Android enthusiast, and bringer of the science.

See http://www.tedpavlic.com/facjobsearch/ for more information about my faculty/postdoc job search (CV, research statement, publications, etc.).

Research interests ("freak-ology"):
  • Agent-based modeling
  • Hybrid-state and hybrid-time systems
  • Complex systems
  • CyberPhysical Systems
  • Distributed algorithms
  • Amorphous computing
  • Autonomous systems and vehicles
  • Control and communications theory
  • Behavioral ecology
  • Cooperation
  • Optimization
  • Game theory
  • Parallel computation
  • Robotics
  • Informational architectures of emergence (of life, cancer, multicellularity, eusociality)
  • Bio-mimicry and bio-inspiration
  • Engineering education
You could group a lot of that into the broad area of intelligent control. However, I've tried to combine science and engineering and contribute to both.
Bragging rights
abs( log( batting average ) ) = very high
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Research Scientist (Bio-inspired Engineering, Bio-mimicry, Social Insects, Complex Adaptive Systems)
Skills
analytical and computational modelling, complex adaptive systems (CAS), mathematical modelling for theoretical biology (optimal and nutrient-constrained foraging, distributed decision making, cognitive psychology), autonomous multi-agent systems with myriad applications (robotics, distributed power generation, sustainable resource allocation for the built environment), software engineering, software verification and validation, analog electronics and micro-electronics, intelligent control systems
Employment
  • Arizona State University
    Associate Research Scientist, School of Life Sciences, 2014 - present
    Bio-inspired Engineering, Bio-mimicry, Social Insects, Complex Adaptive Systems, Origins of Life
  • Arizona State University
    Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Life Sciences, 2012 - 2014
    Bio-inspired Engineering, Bio-mimicry, Social Insects, Complex Adaptive Systems, Origins of Life
  • Ohio State University
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Computer Science and Engineering, 2010 - 2012
    Cyber-Physical Systems research related to autonomous urban vehicles in mixed-autonomy environments.
  • Ohio State University
    Graduate Fellow, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2004 - 2010
  • National Instruments
    Hardware R&D Intern for Multifunction DAQ, 2003 - 2003
  • National Instruments
    Hardware R&D Intern for Multifunction DAQ, 2002 - 2002
  • IBM
    Core Systems Software Developer for FlexNAS, 2001 - 2001
  • CallTech Communications
    Information Technology Systems Engineer, 1997 - 2001
  • MegaLinx Communications
    Web Developer and Support Representative, 1995 - 1997
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Dublin, OH - Columbus, OH - Research Triangle Park, NC - Austin, TX - Westerville, OH - Cincinnati, OH - Tempe, AZ
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Back from the Moon, Apollo Astronauts Had to Go Through Customs
www.space.com

Apparently moon visitors are subject to the same procedures as others who leave the country.

Researchers demonstrate the world's first white lasers
phys.org

More luminous and energy efficient than LEDs, white lasers look to be the future in lighting and light-based wireless communication.

New method of quantum entanglement vastly increases how much information...
phys.org

A team of researchers led by UCLA electrical engineers has demonstrated a new way to harness light particles, or photons, that are connected

Images in the air: Researchers turn to femtosecond lasers
techxplore.com

Say the word 'display' and one easily anticipates an image on a screen or on a table surface or within a next-gen box enclosure. Last year,

New nanogenerator harvests power from rolling tires
phys.org

A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers and a collaborator from China have developed a nanogenerator that harvests energy from

Injectable electronics holds promise for basic neuroscience, treatment o...
phys.org

It's a notion that might be pulled from the pages of science-fiction novel - electronic devices that can be injected directly into the brain

Team develops camera that uses sensors with just 1,000 pixels
phys.org

Thanks to the `megapixel wars', we are used to cameras with 10s of megapixels. Sensors in our cell phone and SLRs are made of Silicon (Si),

Physicists make first observation of the pushing pressure of light
phys.org

(Phys.org)—For more than 100 years, scientists have debated the question: when light travels through a medium such as oil or water, does it

Droid Life
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No one does Android news like we do, especially when it involves pink.

Self-folding robot walks, swims, climbs, dissolves
techxplore.com

A demo sparking interest at the ICRA 2015 conference in Seattle was all about an origami robot that was worked on by researchers. More speci

Incentivizing Quality and Impact in Computing Research | May 2015 | Comm...
cacm.acm.org

Developing consensus on how the computing-research publication culture should be changed has proven to be exceedingly hard. The Computing Re

Pompeya - Music on Google Play
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Pompeya is a four piece indie pop and rock band based in Moscow, Russia. Their music is often described as bright and breezy, a mix of 70s D

Giant Whales Have Super-Stretchy Nerves
phenomena.nationalgeographic.com

“Hey, look at this,” said Bob Shadwick. He and his team were working on the dissected remains of a fin whale, the second largest animal on t

A molecule from plants and trees could make our roads and roofs 'greener'
phys.org

Construction crews may someday use a plant molecule called lignin in their asphalt and sealant mixtures to help roads and roofs hold up bett

Bioasphalt with lignin in Zeeland
phys.org

Bioasphalt for roads in Zeeland, a Dutch province, is being developed by Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research, the Asfalt Kennis Centrum (

Announcing Insects Unlocked
www.myrmecos.net

A while back I wrote a feature for Ars Technica on the dysfunctional online copyright landscape. The piece was personal. My photographs aver

Whales on the Wrong Side of the World
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In May 2010, a whale showed up on the wrong side of the world. A team of marine biologists was conducting a survey off the coast of Israel w

PolyClock™ World Clock - Android Apps on Google Play
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The world-class world clock. Day, night, and timezones at a glance on digital & analog clocks, map and globe. Timezone troubles solved with

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