That assured City of the advantage heading into the return at the Etihad Stadium, but fallout from a clash they were expected to win comfortably could rage for some time.The main talking point was Schalke’s equaliser after Otamendi was adjudged to have handled, with play held up for around three minutes.It was unclear whether it was intentional and it also seemed the referee’s pitchside monitor was broken.It was a breathless encounter. Schalke, 14th in the Bundesliga, had largely been written off before the game and they began as if their only ambition was damage limitation.Chances duly arrived for City with Aguero having one charge halted by Ralf Fahrmann and then having a header saved by the goalkeeper.Kevin De Bruyne also drove a shot straight at Fahrmann and Aguero, looking menacing, had another couple of efforts deflected wide.Schalke contributed to their own downfall as City grabbed the lead after 18 minutes, with David Silva robbing Salif Sane and squaring to Aguero for a simple tap-in. Raheem Sterling was Manchester City’s hero 4 Nicolas Otamendi is sent off for a second bookable offence Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling struck late on as Manchester City overcame VAR controversy and a sending off to secure a dramatic 3-2 win at Schalke.The unfancied Germans turned the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on its head when they were awarded two penalty kicks in the opening half, the first after a lengthy and farcical VAR stoppage.Both were confidently struck home by Nabil Bentaleb, cancelling out Sergio Aguero’s opener, but Sane’s stunning leveller against his former club revived City’s hopes after Nicolas Otamendi was sent off. Sterling then stole in for a remarkable last-minute winner. Man City players question the referee’s decision to award a penalty Having been told there may have been a clear and obvious mistake, referee Carlos Del Cerro Grande should have had the option to review the incident himself.Yet while debate raged over whether Otamendi’s handling had been intentional, it was reported the pitchside monitor was broken and the Spanish official was told to award the penalty.The whole affair was farcical but Bentaleb did not complain. He accepted the gift and blasted home the penalty before repeating the trick a few minutes later after Fernandinho was adjudged to have fouled Salif Sane.Otamendi and Fernandinho were booked over those incidents, ruling them out of the second leg even before the Argentinian went on to have that rubber-stamped by getting sent off after the break.Sterling, De Bruyne, Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan all had good efforts early in the second half and Bernardo Silva wanted a penalty but nothing was given.City’s night took a dramatic turn for the worse in the 68th minute when Otamendi was booked for a second time for a poor challenge on Guido Burgstaller and had to leave the field. 4 4 Sergio Aguero celebrates his opener for Man City 4 De Bruyne fired at Fahrmann again as City sought a second but the visitors showed signs of sloppiness as Mark Uth seized on a loose ball and curled a shot wide.Schalke’s highly contentious equaliser also came after another City mistake as De Bruyne lost possession to Weston McKennie, who then released Daniel Caligiuri.Caligiuri’s long-range shot was deflected wide by Otamendi and initially a corner was given. Caligiuri, however, protested furiously that the City defender had handled and VAR eventually agreed after a delay in which there was much frustration and confusion. It seemed City were running out of ideas when Sane, sent on to replace Aguero after 78 minutes, levelled with a brilliant free-kick five minutes from time.City had been saved and they went on to snatch it when Sterling took advantage of poor defending to seize on a long ball and score.
AddThis Share3David [email protected] [email protected] wins Defense Department’s Vannevar Bush FellowshipCompressive-sensing pioneer wins 5-year grant for ‘blue sky’ researchHOUSTON — (March 30, 2017) — Rice University compressive-sensing pioneer Richard Baraniuk has won one of the Defense Department’s most coveted basic research awards: a five-year fellowship worth up to $3 million for “blue sky” basic research that could produce revolutionary new technologies.Baraniuk is one of 13 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows announced March 29 by the department. The fellows program provides extensive, long-term financial support for basic research by distinguished U.S. university scientists and engineers. It was launched in 2008 as the National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship program and renamed this year in honor of Vannevar Bush, an American engineer and inventor who headed U.S. scientific research during World War II and later helped found the National Science Foundation.Richard BaraniukBaraniuk, Rice’s Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is one of the world’s leading experts on compressive sensing, a branch of signal processing based on mathematical techniques developed in 2004 that enables engineers to glean useful information from far fewer data samples than would typically be required.Baraniuk holds 28 U.S. patents and six foreign patents in signal processing and acquisition, including a dozen related to compressive sensing. For example, in 2006 Baraniuk and colleagues used compressive sensing to create the world’s first single-pixel camera and they followed that up in 2015 with FlatCam, a lens-less camera thinner than a dime that can be fabricated like a microchip.“There are nearly 1 trillion Internet-connected sensors on Earth, and the resulting deluge of data from all those sensors stresses our capability to process, understand and make decisions in real time, all of which are important for national security,” Baraniuk said.“Compressive sensing is one of most exciting new approaches for solving these problems, but there are still misunderstandings and misconceptions about it,” he said. “Compressive sensing is not a panacea, but it does afford opportunities to profoundly rethink signal models, dimensionality reduction and recovery algorithms. Our Bush Fellow research program will explore, characterize, optimize and introduce new sensing trade-offs that aim to broaden the applicability of the concept, improve its performance in the wild and enable radically new sensing and processing capabilities.”Baraniuk and the class of 2017 Bush Fellows join an elite group of 58 scientists and engineers previously recognized by the National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellows program. These include Rice nanophotonics pioneer Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of chemistry, of bioengineering, of physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering.Baraniuk joined Rice in 1992. In addition to his research in signal processing, he’s a well-known pioneer in open education. He founded Rice-based Connexions in 1999 to bring textbooks and other learning materials to the Internet, and in 2012 founded Rice-based open textbook publisher OpenStax, whose freely available textbooks have been used by more than 1.8 million college students.Baraniuk is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), been thrice recognized as a Thomson Reuters’ Highly Cited Researcher, is a three-time winner of Rice’s George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching and the winner of Rice’s 2014 Presidential Mentoring Award. His other honors and awards include the 2012 Compressive Sampling Pioneer Award and the 2008 Wavelet Pioneer Award, both from the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE); the 2015 IEEE James H. Mulligan Education Medal; and the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Best Paper (2015), Technical Achievement (2014) and Education (2010) awards.-30-A high-resolution IMAGE is available for download at:http://news.rice.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/0805_OSX-K12-rich-lg.jpgCAPTION: Richard Baraniuk (Photo by Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)Related compressive sensing research from Rice:Random DNA + high-tech math = ‘universal microbial diagnostic’ — Sept. 28, 2016http://news.rice.edu/2016/09/28/random-dna-high-tech-math-universal-microbial-diagnostic/No lens? No problem for FlatCam — Nov. 23, 2015http://news.rice.edu/2015/11/23/no-lens-no-problem-for-flatcam/Rice tapped for role in computing research center — Aug. 18, 2009http://news.rice.edu/2009/08/18/rice-tapped-for-role-in-computing-research-center/Single pixel camera has multiple futures — Oct. 14, 2008http://news.rice.edu/2008/10/14/single-pixel-camera-has-multiple-futures/Rice’s single-pixel camera takes high-res images — Oct. 2, 2006http://news.rice.edu/2006/10/02/rices-single-pixel-camera-takes-high-res-images/This release can be found online at news.rice.edu.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNewsLocated on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. 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