Taylor Recognized with Inventor of the Year Award

taylor inventor of the yearDr. Russell M. Taylor II, a research professor in the Department of Computer Science, was recognized on Thursday by the UNC Office of Technology Development (OTD) with its 2014 Inventor of the Year Award.

Taylor, a joint professor in the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the Curriculum on Applied Sciences and Engineering, was recognized for his contribution to innovation at UNC. Taylor was honored at the Celebration of Inventorship, an annual event hosted by the Office of Technology Development to celebrate UNC innovators who have had patents issued during the previous calendar year.

Following the presentation of the Inventor of the Year Award, Taylor shared an overview of his work and his experience in commercialization of technology, including wisdom gained through his involvement in several technology start-ups, including 3rd Tech and Rheomics.

Taylor’s research interests include scientific visualization, haptic display, virtual words, and interactive 3D computer graphics. He serves as co-director of the Computer-Integrated Systems for Microscopy and Manipulation NIH Resource (CISMM) and visualization lead on the Models and Data Analysis Initiative (MADAI).

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