Professor Karim Abdel-Malek of the UI College of Engineering will introduce UIRA members to the Virtual Soldier Research Program (VSR) on Thursday, 28 January 2-3:30 p.m. in the Iowa Memorial Union Theatre Room.  Parking is available in the IMU Lot.  The VSR is an independent research group within the Center for Computer Aided Design in the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa. The research is aimed at creating interactive, intelligent and predictive human models that operate in virtual, physics-based environments.  The program will introduce Santos™, a virtual human who stands at the center of the digital human modeling and simulation research.