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New Research Applies Computing to Detecting Autism

A team of researchers in eight universities has just won a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create new computing techniques for measuring and analyzing the behavior of children. The goal is to create new ways to identify those at risk for autism and other developmental delays.

The team, led by the Georgia Institute of Technology, also includes scientists from Boston University, Carnegie Mellon, Emory University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Southern California, as well as collaborators from several autism research centers.

The research will tap computational behavioral science, a new discipline that uses the fields of computer science and psychology to develop innovative ways to study human behavior.

Read more here: New Research Applies Computing to Detecting Autism — Campus Technology.

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