Collaboration between an architecture professor and an avant-garde fashion designer could influence how cities of the future might look. Phillip Beesley of the School of Architecture is working with Iris van Herpen, a fashion designer based in Amsterdam who has created work worn by Lady Gaga. Two exhibits are on display in France through the summer. The unconventional collaboration sees the introduction of architectural elements to Van Herpen's clothes. [home page story]
Vijay Ganesh, an assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering, is the recipient of funding from the Google Research Awards program for his proposal entitled From Functional Regressions to Security Testing.
The Google "unrestricted gift" awards support the work of faculty members at top universities around the world. Ganesh is planning to use the funds that come with the award to hire master's and doctoral candidates to assist him with his research into computer security testing.