ERC starting grant awarded to Dr. Subramanian for his project INTERACT

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30 November 2011

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The European Research Council starting grant has been awarded to Dr. Sriram Subramanian a Reader at the Computer Science Department of the University of Bristol for his project ‘INTERACT’.

The grand challenge of his project is to develop integrated multi-point surfaces that include multiple touch points and reconfigurable ‘true-3D’ content for a walk-up and use scenario.

The knowledge generated from this project can be applied to a wide range of applications from entertainment to medical and life-sciences. Dr. Subramanian and his collaborators Prof. Mervyn Miles and Prof. Raimondo Ascione will merge their expertise to investigate for the first time the the added value of this multi-point surface system integrated within the workflow of stem-cell expansion and differentiation for cardiovascular repair. The ultimate goal is to demonstrate that the multi-point surface can allow better visual and mechanical characterization of biological regenerative processes.

The European Research Council award has been given under its Physical Sciences and Engineering programme. The awards are made under a Europe-wide scheme that supports researchers who have the proven potential of becoming independent research leaders.

The INTERACT project commenced in November 2011 and will continue till 2016. New videos and publications that emerge from this project will be made available through the Bristol Interaction and Graphics group’s website at