Recent University of Missouri research sponsored by the National Science Foundation titled “A Networked Virtual Reality Platform for Immersive Online Social Learning of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders” (NSF CNS-1647213) has been focused on understanding the benefits in the use of virtual reality to aid the special education of students with autism.
The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department had another busy summer, hosting its National Science Foundation-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates: Undergraduate Research in Consumer Networking Technologies and Summers@Mizzou Hacker Trackers program.
Jim Keller gave a keynote presentation, presented two research papers, was re-elected vice president of publications and participated in a panel discussion.
Mizzou Engineering recently received NSF approval on a Research Experiences for Teachers site for a three-year period starting in 2019. The program will focus on neural engineering, taking its cues from the efforts of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professor Satish Nair.
This past spring, faculty representatives from the College of Engineering developed a Faculty Honors Program to adhere to the campus guidelines for awarding faculty fellowships and honors.
In June, the College of Engineering played host to the third edition of its National Institutes of Health Brain Initiative Summer Course on Models and Neurobiology, attracting 24 attendees from across the country for a two-week, intensive course on utilizing computer modeling in neurobiology research.
EECS Professor Giovanna Guidoboni’s most recent breakthrough came when their theoretical predictions in the realm of glaucoma were confirmed by a population-based study of nearly 10,000 subjects.
MU Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professor Jianlin Cheng and Professor Amarda Shehu of George Mason University recently landed a three-year, $845,283 grant from the National Science Foundation to support their project, “Guiding Exploration of Protein Structure Spaces with Deep Learning.”
Syed Kamrul Islam took over as head of EECS effective July 1. Islam previously served as a professor, James W. McConnell Endowed Chair and associate head for Academic Affairs of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Most approved research grants have a very limited focus, with funding going toward achieving a very specific goal and that goal only. The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences wanted to turn that idea on its head by finding worthwhile bodies of research to fund.