2008-04-22 - Asprey Lecture

Interpretation of Molecule Conformations from Drawn Diagrams

Dana Tenneson
April 22 5:00pm 105 OLB

Molecules are inherently 3D objects that chemists represent on paper and classroom blackboards with a system of 2D notations. Our project, ChemPad (http://www.chempad.org), allows chemists to sketch molecules in a quick and natural fashion on a Tablet PC and have the corresponding 3D models automatically generated.

Dana graduated from Vassar in 2000 with an A.B. Computer Science & Mathematics. He was the second recipient of the Holdeen-Adams Award for Excellence in Computer Science. He has since received his Sc.M. in Computer Science from Brown University and is currently finishing up his PhD (also at Brown).