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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

MU engineer lends water quality expertise to federal, state agencies

Baolin Deng, C.W. LaPierre Professor of civil and environmental engineering, will serve on the Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board’s Drinking Water Committee until 2018. He’ll also serve on a task force to update the Missouri Water Plan, an effort being undertaken by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

MU researcher probing deep learning’s possibilities

Tony Han, associate professor of computer science, currently is on a research sabbatical, working on cutting edge research in the field of deep learning.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Silver nanoparticle concentration too low to be harmful in water supply, paper finds

Silver nanoparticles have a wide array of uses, one of which is to treat drinking water for harmful bacteria and viruses. But do silver nanoparticles also kill off potentially beneficial bacteria or cause other harmful effects to water-based ecosystems? A new paper from a team of University of Missouri College of Engineering researchers says that’s not the case.

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Dean selected as fellow of Biomedical Engineering Society

Elizabeth Loboa, dean and bioengineering professor of the University of Missouri College of Engineering, was named a fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) at the society’s annual meeting held Oct. 5-8 in Minneapolis.

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Stem cell transformation research sheds new light on osteoporosis

The team used what’s called electrical cell-substrate impedance spectroscopy (ECIS) to monitor the process stimulated human fat, or human adipose stem cells (hASC), goes through to convert to bone cells.

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Food-ordering formula could lessen food waste in buffet-style eateries

Research found that optimal production levels decreased significantly for items that have a high environmental cost to produce, such as beef, with the environmental cost being calculated in terms of carbon dioxide emissions embodied in the creation of that food product.

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

MU researchers aim to increase accuracy of nanoscale simulations

The accuracy of such simulations requires using the right interatomic potential, or force field. Researchers with the University of Missouri College of Engineering are paving the way to make selecting the proper force field easier.

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).

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Office of Naval Research grants MU faculty funds for flow system research

College of Engineering faculty recently received an award from the Office of Naval Research Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) to purchase and assemble a particle image velocimetry (PIV) system.

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Alumna’s people skills inspire future faculty member

Mary Carlson, who in addition to making use of the engineering competencies mastered at MU, also has made a difference with her persuasive communication skills, both in her long career with 3M and as a mentor.

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Grad students win nanotechnology image contest

Ben Davis and Ryan Hines, graduate students in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, recently won the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office’s EnvisioNano student nanotechnology image contest.

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.

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Computer science collaboration leads to improvements in data transmission in disasters

Assistant Professor Prasad Calyam, Associate Professor Kannappan Palaniappan, Associate Professor Ye Duan and their respective labs collaborated on the study, which demonstrated a novel cloud resource management architecture for processing the wealth of needed data in disaster situations.

Monday, June 13th, 2016

MAE assistant research professor’s cryptopreservation work nets Fast Track Award

Xu Han, assistant research professor in MU’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, has been awarded one of the UM System’s 2016 Fast Track awards in support of his efforts to commercialize the transformative cryopreservation medium that he developed and MU has patented.

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Bio associate professor’s carbon-capture proposal nets Fast Track Award

MU bioengineering Associate Professor William Jacoby has been exploring the possibility of tackling the problem of effective and affordable carbon-capture and storage technology for fossil fuel power plants with the development of a high pressure, density-driven separator (HDS) in his lab, the Mizzou Carbon Recycling Center.

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Civil engineering grad student takes runner up at ITS Heartland poster competition

Graduate student Roozbeh Rahmani received a second place award for his poster, “Work Zone Safety Assessment Software” at The Heartland Chapter of the national Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) America group’s annual meeting.

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Education, engineering team up on retention study

Researchers from the University of Missouri College of Education and partner institutions are exploring how ethnic and gender variables affect retention rates, goal setting, and satisfaction among engineering students. The team has tapped engineering’s Heather Hunt to aid their efforts.

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.

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Assistant professor of computer science earns NSF CAREER Award

Rohit Chadha, assistant professor of computer science, earned a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for $436,035 in support of research on “Automated analysis of security hyperproperties,” for the next five years.

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