University of Kentucky professor gets $800,000 grant for autism therapies

September 20, 2012 

University of Kentucky electrical and computer engineering professor Sen-Ching "Samson" Cheung recently received an $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for his research into autism therapies using a "virtual mirror."

The four-year grant will go toward developing new display and image processing technologies that allow people with autism disorders to see a virtual image of themselves doing things they need to learn, such as social interactions or sitting still.

Cheung will be the primary investigator, collaborating with Lisa Ruble from the College of Education, Ramesh Bhatt from the department of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Neelkamal Soares at UCLA in California.

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