Evenings at Whitney Jan. 9

Evenings at Whitney Jan. 9

Published: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The next Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience will be January 9, 2020, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Multidisciplinary Approach to Quantify Behavior: From Fish Locomotion to Stroke Recovery”. Otar Akanyeti, Ph.D., Lecturer in Computer Science at Aberystwyth University, will be the speaker. This free lecture will be presented at the UF Whitney Laboratory Lohman Auditorium, 9505 Ocean Shore Boulevard, in St. Augustine.

Dr. Akanyeti studies how animals move and draws information for robotics. The first part of his talk will focus on fish locomotion and work that was started at Whitney Laboratory. He will then share a new project focusing on gait assessment and recovery in stroke patients.   

Dr. Akanyeti is a trained electronic engineer, moonlighting in artificial intelligence and robotics, with an interest in marine biology and human health. He is currently a lecturer in Computer Science at Aberystwyth University and was previously a Postdoctoral Associate in James Liao's Lab at Whitney Laboratory.

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