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Student Capstones Spring 2023 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Computer science students connect with local bakery for capstone project

Computer science students in the capstone group Pecan π Shop created a web application for bakery owners to manage all aspects of their businesses. The project was one of many that CS students worked on for their capstone course, a class that connects student groups with industry partners to solve a real-world problem.

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EECS department recognizes outstanding faculty, students

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) recognized outstanding faculty and students at a first-of-its kind awards ceremony earlier this month.

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Cheng developing software to predict protein function using generative AI

A Mizzou Engineer has received funding from the National Science Foundation to develop a tool that will predict how a protein functions based on its order of amino acids. Jianlin “Jack” Cheng envisions developing open source software that would allow a user to enter the sequence, then the system would predict not only how that string of amino acids will form into a structure but also the role it will carry out within a cell. Additionally, the system would pinpoint the specific site of the protein that carries out the function.

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Mizzou Engineering confers more than 400 degrees at Spring Commencement

More than 400 students graduated from Mizzou Engineering this past weekend, the largest class since 2019. Roseanna N. Zia, Associate Dean of Research and Wollersheim Professor, joined UM President Mun Choi to confer degrees at the Sunday, May 14, ceremony at Mizzou Arena.

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Build a community with Mizzou SASE

Wrapping up its first year of being an active student organization, Mizzou’s chapter of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) is looking forward to expanding programming and reaching out to more students in the Fall.

#MizzouMade graduates Katrina Brathwaite, Paul Hemingway, Jordan Hayes, Spencer Goldstein, Anusha Mishra and MIchael Stroud

Graduates reflect on time at Mizzou and look forward to the future

Each spring, Mizzou Engineering students bury their heads in coursework, try to enjoy the gorgeous weather and think about the exciting experiences that summer brings. For graduates, that routine changes as they look to their future careers, graduate school and new adventures.

Erika Zhou, a senior computer science student and treasurer and Stuart Aldrich, MUVR President (right)

Birds of a feather: VirtualHacks 2023 inspires flock of students to explore extended reality

Have you ever wanted to fly like a bird, complete tasks as a goose, or step inside the 2013 viral game, “Flappy Bird?” Extended reality (XR) makes it possible, as more than two dozen students demonstrated at a recent XR hackathon.

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‘Explainable AI’ can efficiently detect augmented/virtual reality cybersickness

Exposure to an augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR) environment can cause people to experience cybersickness — a special type of motion sickness with symptoms ranging from dizziness to nausea — and existing research to mitigate the severity of the symptoms often relies upon a one-size-fits-all approach. However, Khaza Anuarul Hoque, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a team of researchers are working to develop a personalized approach to identifying cybersickness by focusing on the root causes, which can be different for every person.

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Gregory Scholar, data science student studies augmented reality in advertising

Augmented reality (AR) can be an effective tool for brands to engage with consumers, so long as the features are useful, enjoyable and easy to activate. Those were some of Krutika Deshpande’s findings from her recent research project around the use of AR and storytelling by brands. Deshpande — a master’s student in data science and part of an interdisciplinary research program — presented the work at Show Me Research Week last month.

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Robotics Challenge, summer camps inspire younger students to study STEM

More than 150 elementary students from across Missouri built robots out of LEGOs and gained a better understanding of engineering during the Mizzou Robotics Design Challenge held in April.