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Protein structure prediction defines career

In 2001, Dong Xu, now the James C. Dowell computer science professor in the University of Missouri College of Engineering, and department chair, collaborated with then fellow researcher Ying Xu at Oak Ridge National Lab—now at the University of Georgia—to develop a set of computational tools for protein structure prediction and evaluation. Labeled PROSPECT, the […]

Mizzou Engineering researcher aims for a smoother ride

A Mizzou Engineering researcher is proposing to use wireless sensor technology to provide some relief to automobile drivers frustrated by traffic congestion and slowdowns. Computer Science Professor Yi Shang aims to use a new type of battery-powered sensor to create a traffic control system that would be more efficient and significantly less expensive than current […]

Cerner and MU-ACM host programming competition

University of Missouri computer science students recently were given a chance to show off their skills at an annual programming competition. Co-sponsored by Cerner Corporation, a healthcare information technology supplier, and the MU Association for Computing Machinery chapter the October 18 event attracted 35 competitors. “The competition helps to build strong programming skills, you get […]

Head of Informatics Institute works to build next generation searchable databases

“I came to the University of Missouri because of the opportunities for research with corporations, the University Medical School, Life Sciences, and other disciplines,” said Chi-Ren Shyu, who, in addition to heading University of Missouri Informatics Institute, is the founding director of the College of Engineering’s Medical and Biological Digital Library Research Lab. Shyu’s current […]

Research with corn phenotypes used to model data network

“The University of Missouri is one of the few places in the country that does interdisciplinary research well,” said Toni Kazic, the C.W. LaPierre professor in computer science. “It adds richness to the research, makes it easier to find solutions, and fosters a dialogue that will be ever richer’” added Kazic, who serves on the […]

Book links informatics and fuzzy logic

Properties and behaviors of biological systems and objects often behave randomly, and analyzing them with bioinformatics programs can present certain limitations. A new book written by University of Missouri College of Engineering researchers offers insight into how fuzzy set theory and fuzzy logic can provide tools to aid in solving some of these problems. Dong […]

Unlocking the secrets of protein mimics

“Our lab is developing computational methods that will rely on experimental and evolutionary data to determine structural information about protein complexes,” said Dmitry Korkin, a University of Missouri assistant professor of computer science, and a faculty member of he MU Informatics Institute. He explained that evolutionary data is novel data that, with the recent advancements […]

University IT program takes flight after win at Missouri Academy of Science competition

The University of Missouri College of Engineering’s Information Technology department captured their first student award, and the win has boosted more than just the competitors’ morale. Four MU students participated in the Missouri Academy of Science collegiate division paper competition last April at Southern Missouri State University. Undergraduate students from universities and colleges in the […]

Student Achievement

James Bryce, a senior in civil engineering, is one of 12 students nationwide to be selected for the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program this summer. The program introduces students to the impact they might have on public policy as professional engineers. Bryce wrote to faculty mentor Professor John Bowders from Washington saying, […]

3-D imaging research takes aim at autism

A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2007 confirmed what had become obvious to many health care professionals, specialists, and family support agencies: More children than ever before were being diagnosed with autism. Investigators called its prevalence an “urgent public health concern,” estimating that two to six in every 1,000 […]

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