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Dhiraj K. Pathak ( is planning an early Spring defense of his thesis in machine learning, cognitive modeling, and integrated architectures. He joined the Robotics program at CMU after receiving degrees in EE from IIT Delhi and CMU. Dhiraj says he also has a keen interest in politics and people.

Kurt Christensen reports that Apeiron ("ap-e-ron") has developed a heterogeneous-network programming language as Phase I of a NASA SBIR project. The company is now looking for industry interest and Phase III matching funds. Apeiron's approach uses an iconic object-flow language (compatible with Prograph) for representing programs. Compiled code modules are made available for automatic task distribution on heterogeneous networks. Phase II will address multiplatform implementation, with priority for platforms of industrial partners. Contact Kurt Christensen (, P.O. Box 8005, MS-220, McKinney, TX 75069; (800) 743-6602 or (214) 423-2276.

-- Ken