Lee Hollaar Professor
John Hollerbach Professor
Lee A. Hollaar received his B.S. Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1969, his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Illinois in 1974 & 1975 and was a Non-matriculated student at the University of Utah College of Law, 1989-1993. During his 1996-97 sabbatical, he was a Committee Fellow at the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he worked on patent reform legislation, database protection, and what eventually became the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. He was also a visiting scholar with Circuit Judge Randall R. Rader at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His past research was on hardware and software tradeoffs in system design, particularly as they apply to systems handling large text databases. He is the co-inventor of a new method of rapidly searching text stored and was the primary architect for perhaps the first distributed, workstation-based information retrieval system. He also worked on avionics and navigation systems. He was Director of Campus Networking during the development of the University’s campus-wide data communications network, and remains interested in distributed systems and telephony. Prior to coming to Utah, he designed and supervised the construction of the first campus-wide data network at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Professor Hollaar’s current research interests center on intellectual property and computer law. He is the author of “Legal Protection of Digital Information,” which covers copyrights and patents for computer software and other digital works, published in 2002 by BNA Books and available on the Internet at no cost.
Publications Brief of Professor Lee A. Hollaar and IEEE-USA as amici curiae to the Supreme Court of the United States in Bilski v. Kappos, September 1, 2009. (Lee wrote the brief, and IEEE-USA joined it.)
John M. Hollerbach received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Michigan in 1968, his M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1969, his S.M. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978.
Publications Refereed Journals, Conference and Workshops Grieve, T., Sun, Y., Hollerbach, J.M., and Mascaro, S.A., “3-D force control on the human fingerpad using a magnetic levitation device for fingernail image calibration,’’ World Haptic Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, March 18-20, 2009, pp. 411-416. Kulkarni, S., Fisher, C., Pardyjak, E., Minor, M., and Hollerbach, J.M., “Wind display device for locomotion interface in a virtual environment,’’ World Haptics Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, March 18-20, 2009, pp. 184-189. Sun, Y., Hollerbach, J.M., and Mascaro, S.A., “Estimation of finger force direction with computer vision,’’ IEEE Trans. Robotics, 25, 2009, pp. 1356-1369. Grieve, T., Lincoln, L., Sun, Y., Hollerbach, J.M., and Mascaro, S.A., “3D force prediction using fingernail imaging with automated calibration,” Haptics Symposium, March 25-26, 2010, Waltham, MA, pp. 113-120.
Invited Talks & Presentations September 10-11, 2010: “The Year(s) of the Robot,” invited lecture, Mike Brady Symposium, University of Oxford, UK June 18, 2010: “Finger force measurement by imaging the fingernail,” keynote lecture, 7th International Conference in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2010), Madeira, Portugal October 4-6, 2009: “Medical robotics,” invited presentation, Science and Technology for Society Forum, Kyoto, Japan
Professional Participation Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Robotics Research, 2000-present
Vice President for Technical Activities, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, 2010-2011
International Foundation of Robotics Research, USA Regional Officer, 2002-present
photo credit: Yong Wan
2009 & 2010 REPORT