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Larry Arnstein, Research Assistant Professor, has a B.S. in Computer
Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1981; an M.S. and Ph.D. in
Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1993. He joined the UW in 1999
as an Affiliate and in 2000 as Research Faculty.
Larry Arnstein's interests are in computer-aided design of digital systems, and most recently in applications and technologies for ubiquitous computing. The Labscape project, within the Portolano Expedition into Invisible Computing, seeks to fundamentally change the economics of how information is created and applied in the context of a biology laboratory. The key to solving the problem of information loss in the biology laboratory is to record basic laboratory activity in a form that can be directly used in collaboration, automation, and scientific applications. Laboratory environments are frequently reconfigured with many “borrowable” devices and work areas, and with people on the move. The lab worker’s experience must remain consistent in this dynamic environment, without the need to own, reconfigure or reprogram devices. At the same time, we must discover a paradigm for human-computer interaction that is appropriate for experiment capture in a smart laboratory environment. The Labscape project is in close collaboration with the Cell Systems Initiative of UW's School of Medicine, with Pharmaceutical Companies, and with the Department's Portolano Program.
In his spare time Larry enjoys ultimate, snow sports, sea kayaking and camping.
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