Chancellor Excited by HD Conferencing
In the October 2008 Alumni eNews Dr Alan Finkel AM, Monash's Chancellor spoke of attending a seminar presented by Prof Andrew McCulloch from UCSD over a high bandwidth HD Video Conference facility created within FIT under Prof Abramson's leadership. The seminar was about Multi-Scale Modelling of the Heart. In a word, Dr Finkel saw the enhanced distance interaction due to the high bandwidth and image/sound quality as "transformational"
Quoting Dr Finkel from eNews, he said:
"I was pleased to see that Monash is pioneering the use of technology to underpin international collaborations. This is not an isolated case – seminars such as this one are sponsored by the Monash eResearch Centre. Such international collaborations are consistent with our international identity that makes us unique among universities and positions us well to provide the kind of education our students need to work in a global environment"
The full text of Dr Finkel's remarks is at: