February 5, 2007 (Vol. 5, No. 1)
Lehman Professor Tapped to Present Research at NSF Exhibit
Professor Delson's presentation, as part of the "Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences" category, will focus on the research he is conducting in collaboration with Professor Katherine St. John (Mathematics & Computer Science) and other faculty in the field. They are using digital technologies to map the evolutionary tree of primates.
His research team (the NYCEP Morphometrics Group) analyzes the shapes of primate skulls and skeletal bones (e.g., those of monkeys and humans) to reconstruct evolutionary trees, visualize the skulls of hypothetical common ancestors of evolutionary sublineages, and distinguish between the bones of similar species and individuals.
For more information on the exhibits that will be shown, visit the NSF site.