Karim Abdel-Malek, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Computer-Aided Design, will be a guest panelist January 26 on

program recorded before a live audience for later broadcast on UITV, YouTube, iTunes, and the Public Radio Exchange. WorldCanvass guests will discuss what it means to be a research university from multiple perspectives when they gather at Iowa City’s FilmScene at 5 p.m. for the program called “Research to Real Life.”  The program is free and open to the public.

Abdel-Malek, one of three panelists, will explain how the ‘predictive dynamics’ of Santos, of the Virtual Soldier Research Program, allow a user to simulate soldier performance while carrying various loads and while conducting various tasks.

Dan Reed, professor of electrical and computer engineering and UI vice president for research & economic development, will open the discussion with examples of academic research that, either directly or indirectly, led to discoveries and technological innovations that have transformed each of our lives.

For more on WorldCanvass, go to http://international.uiowa.edu/connect/programs/worldcanvass.