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.
Martha Gahl will be working with Brain and Cognitive Sciences Associate Professor Josh McDermott and graduate student Andrew Francl on a project that involves building a computational model for auditory localizations — i.e., how our brain can tell where sounds are coming from.
Yasmin Kassim’s love of computer science has taken her to the brink of her Ph.D., led to multiple publications and awards and saw her selected to participate in the prestigious Computing Research Association Grad Cohort for Women recently.
Engineering’s Alex Johar, Journalism’s Zechang Fu, Rachel Thomas and Meiying Wu, and TSU’s William Fries created VeriPixel, which uses blockchain technology — similar to that used by cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin — to allow news organizations and news consumers to verify the authenticity of photographs sent over open networks.
The highlight of the week for the Mizzou contingent was finishing second in the Student Cyber Challenge, coming in just slightly behind the University of Alabama team. The team earned high marks for their project, “Compartmentalized and Extensible Security Framework for Securing Pre-Existing Systems.”
Hosted by MU’s Neural Engineering Laboratory, the 13th annual Robotics Design Challenge welcomed 325 participating K-8th graders to test the robots they had spent months creating.
Marge Skubic’s extensive and groundbreaking work in the field of eldercare and rehabilitation technology has earned several honors over the years. The latest comes from the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
Now, thanks to a new grant from the National Institutes of Health, members of the Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology will investigate tailoring the system to alert the patients themselves or family members, providing actionable data that’s easy for non-health professionals to use.
Four Mizzou Engineering seniors were selected for the excellent example of leadership they’ve provided MU in the last four years — Walta Abraham, Nolan Gromacki, Haydn Lock and Brandon Splitter.
The list of fellows of the American Physical Society reads like a who’s who of the physics world from the 20th Century to the present day. Mark Prelas, professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was elected in the most recent group of fellows of the APS.