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Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Top students honored at Engineering Awards Banquet

Each department in the MU College of Engineering honored its top students at the MU College of Engineering Awards Banquet on March 17 in Columbia.


Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

MU Engineering bestows annual alumni, faculty, staff awards

Two outstanding alumni, three brilliant faculty members and a pair of dedicated staff members were honored with top awards at the MU College of Engineering Awards Banquet on March 17 in Columbia.


Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Engineering trio part of leadership team for new AAU grant

The University of Missouri is one of 12 universities to receive a grant from the Association of American Universities (AAU) to further existing efforts to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.


Monday, March 13th, 2017

Robotic technology creates cost-effective method to study Missouri crops

A two-pronged robotic system pioneered by University of Missouri researchers, including the College of Engineering’s Gui DeSouza, is changing the way scientists study crops and plant phenotyping.


Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Symposium award seeds $150,000 each into up-and-coming Mizzou research

The first-ever AOI Sensing Symposium was a unique example of what is possible when industry, research and education collide in search of engineering solutions for critically important global challenges.


Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

MU team takes first place at regional hackathon

The University of Missouri team of computer science undergraduates Mohammed Ferris Dweik and Christian Cmehil-Warn, alongside Elijah Sharpe of Lincoln University, beat out teams from Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis to take first place in the Booz Allen Hamilton “Rate Your Wait” hackathon.


Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Intel opens platform for EECS researcher’s groundbreaking work

Bill Harrison, an associate professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, will have the opportunity to do groundbreaking research on Intel’s most advanced hardware, beginning in February.


Monday, December 12th, 2016

MU developers make semifinals of national app competition

The team developed Mood Toolkit to provide mental health researchers with a configurable real-time, context-based method to monitor patients’ daily emotional well-being. The idea was good enough to earn them a top-five finish out of approximately 70 teams in the national Mood Challenge competition, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

A ‘sixth sense’: Researchers patent device that can increase affordability, portability of chem-bio sensing

A new patent by a University of Missouri College of Engineering researcher is poised to make chemical and biological agent […]


Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Faculty, grad student co-authored textbook lands atop Amazon best-seller list

Mark Prelas, professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and five of his graduate students — Matthew Boraas, Fernando De La Torre Aguilar, J.D. Seelig, Modeste Tchakoua Tchouaso and Denis Wisniewski — wrote Nuclear Batteries and Radioisotopes, published by Springer Press in its prestigious “Lecture Notes in Energy” series earlier this year. The book spent time as the No. 1 new release in Nuclear on Amazon.


Friday, October 28th, 2016

Third annual SHPE panel promotes heritage, provides guidance

At Mizzou, the College of Engineering’s SHPE chapter celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month, which occurs annually between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15, with a panel discussion with Latino and Latina academians in STEM fields.


Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Coulter Program continues unique support of biomedical research

The University of Missouri College of Engineering and School of Medicine once again received approximately $500,000 to cover five grants for cutting edge biomedical innovations from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.


Friday, September 16th, 2016

MU officials rename Engineering Building West ‘Naka Hall’ after MU alumnus, donor

Officials at the University of Missouri today announced that Engineering Building West, located on Sixth Street on the MU campus, has been renamed F. Robert and Patricia Naka Hall after MU alumnus and donor F. Robert Naka and his wife, Patricia.


Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

$12 Million Federal Contract to MU Will Establish Education Program for National Intelligence Agency

The University of Missouri College of Engineering has just been awarded a five-year, $12 million contract to deliver a comprehensive data science education program that will provide cutting-edge analytical training for the NGA workforce and potentially other members of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).


Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Sensors increase ability to predict senior citizen falls

A sensor system developed and used by researchers at the University of Missouri produces images and sends automatic e-mail alerts that can be used to predict a fall within a three-week period.


Thursday, August 25th, 2016

MU Engineering researchers develop improvement in topic modeling

Chao Chen, a recent MU Engineering doctoral recipient; Alina Zare, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; and Tory Cobb of the Naval Surface Warfare Center put together a paper, “Partial Membership Latent Dirichlet Allocation (PM-LDA) for Image Segmentation.”


Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

IEEE society’s new vice president for publications aims for consistency

Jim Keller, a Curators’ Distinguished Professor and R.L. Tatum Professor with both the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science departments, recently won an election to be named vice president for publications for the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.


Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Professor co-authors computational intelligence textbook

Vexed by a lack of comprehensive textbooks on computational intelligence, three of the field’s leading minds — including University of Missouri College of Engineering Professor Jim Keller — decided to put together one of their own.


Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

NSF selects College of Engineering professor as program director

The NSF recently hired Shubhra Gangopadhyay, C.W. LaPierre Endowed Chair Professor of electrical and computer engineering, for one of its program director positions through its Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA).


Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Transcription app earns students seat at Silicon Valley table

Recordly, a mobile service that allows journalists to use the Apple Watch to transcribe, track and highlight interviews recorded on their iPhones, won the ninth edition of the annual competition that partners students from the College of Engineering and School of Journalism as well as some students from the College of Business to create innovative new iOS applications.


Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Catching them before they fall: MU gait study aims to predict fall risk in elderly

Marjorie Skubic, MU professor of electrical and computer engineering, said the study found that the speed of a person’s walk translated to how likely they are to fall.


Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

MU researchers monitor health with bed sensors

Marjorie Skubic, MU professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the MU Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology, said the bed sensors’ purpose is to detect any possible health problems while helping patients to “age in place” in the comfort of their own homes.


Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Collaborative effort leads to high-resolution imaging breakthrough

The research illustrated how fabricating a relatively inexpensive plasmonic grating can create a platform that allows for higher resolution imaging down to 65 nanometers.


Monday, June 13th, 2016

Professor’s algorithm may lessen stress on wireless networks

Professor Dominic Ho and Mohannad Al-Ali developed what’s called an underlay to allow users to utilize other users’ bandwidth who don’t currently need it instead of using bandwidth from the spectrum itself, thus optimizing the experience for both users.


Thursday, June 9th, 2016

MU professor develops new applications for platinum nanoparticles

MU electrical and computer engineering Professor Shubhra Gangopadhyay and her research group have been investigating applications of platinum nanoparticles, recently publishing a pair of papers on new ways to utilize the materials.


Monday, June 6th, 2016

Thermal management research earns top award at Spring forum

Ten students in College of Engineering were honored for their undergraduate research at the 2016 Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum in late April. Senior Joon Woo Kim received the award for excellence in the Engineering category.


Friday, May 27th, 2016

Alum’s dream leads to successful company, generosity

ECE alum Thompson Lin is president, CEO and chairman of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AOI) based in Sugar Land, Texas, a company he founded in 1997. AOI designs, develops and manufactures optical devices, components and subsystems; laser transmitters; and fiber optic transceivers.


Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Research relationship leads grad student to campus honor

Andrew Buck earned the Donald K. Anderson Graduate Research Assistant Award, recognizing his outstanding contributions on the basis of demonstrated excellence; lasting impact in research; promise as a researcher; originality; imagination and mentorship of others.


Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

ECE teaching assistant earns campus award for TAs

Adel Alturki of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department received a Teaching Assistant Choice Award from the Missouri Students Association (MSA).


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Collaborative effort leads to unique informatics program

MU’s College of Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Medicine see the need for a new breed of well-rounded researchers, and a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help the University of Missouri pave the way in health informatics.