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Cheng Receives $1.37M NIH Grant to Predict Protein Structures

Cheng Receives $1.37M NIH Grant to Predict Protein Structures

Using artificial intelligence technologies, Thompson Professor Jianlin Cheng is devising a way to predict 3-dimensional protein structures. The method translates a protein sequence into a 2-dimensional map to predict the structure. Knowing the three-dimensional structure of proteins—such as the shape of the spike-like protein that injects coronavirus into our cells—can help us treat illnesses. That’s [...]
Improving Workflow in an Intensive Care Unit

Improving Workflow in an Intensive Care Unit

A hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) can be a very busy place. Time is of the essence when treating patients, yet time is a limited commodity for ICU nurses. They treat patients, fill out paperwork, talk with patients’ families and much more every day. But time spent not treating patients hinders patient care. And in […]

Senior Health Data Sensors Now Available to Private Homes

Senior Health Data Sensors Now Available to Private Homes

Skubic When a Mizzou Engineer began using sensors to track senior health data in assisted living facilities more than a decade ago, the goal was to someday take that technology into private homes. COVID-19 is forcing that someday to be today. “We can’t get into assisted living facilities right now because of COVID-19 restrictions, so [...]
Meet Giovanna Guidoboni

Meet Giovanna Guidoboni

  Do you have to be good at math to be an engineer? Not necessarily. But it helps to have a good mathematician working alongside you. Meet Giovanna Guidoboni, Mizzou Engineer, mathematician and interdisciplinary researcher. Guidoboni—who became a tenured professor on Sept. 1, 2020—has joint appointments in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science [...]
Students Gain Industry Experience During Internships With Siemens Healthineers

Students Gain Industry Experience During Internships With Siemens Healthineers

Mizzou students participate in a virtual meeting as part of their internships with Siemens Healthineers. Five graduate students from the electrical engineering and computer science department have wrapped up summer internships with Siemens Healthineers, where they’ve applied deep learning methods to research and development in healthcare. As part of the strategic alliance between Mizzou and [...]
Locally Made Shields Protect MU Health Care Workers

Locally Made Shields Protect MU Health Care Workers

In April, a volunteer group led by University of Missouri College of Engineering professor Kevin Gillis, DSc, met with MU Health Care leaders. The goal was to figure out the best ways to harness the talent of a cross-campus team of problem-solvers to make medical equipment to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. They decided the […]

A ‘Corny’ Solution to Help Fight the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus

A ‘Corny’ Solution to Help Fight the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus

  Inside the Mizzou Asphalt Pavement and Innovation Lab at the University of Missouri College of Engineering, Bill Buttlar normally leads a research team developing innovative ways to build better roads and stronger bridges. However, he’s recently converted his lab to also produce an ethanol-based hand sanitizer for use during the COVID-19 pandemic to help […]

Engineering Shop Finds Innovative Solutions to COVID-19 Issues

Engineering Shop Finds Innovative Solutions to COVID-19 Issues

During the COVID-19 outbreak, we have become accustomed to washing our hands frequently, sanitizing surfaces we come in contact with and wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the virus. Still, as the virus continues to spread and the prospect for a vaccine is likely months away, going to the grocery store or simply […]

Avoiding food contamination with a durable coating for hard surfaces

Avoiding food contamination with a durable coating for hard surfaces

In the future, a durable coating could help keep food-contact surfaces clean in the food processing industry, including in meat processing plants. A new study from a team of University of Missouri engineers and food scientists demonstrates that the coating — made from titanium dioxide — is capable of eliminating foodborne germs, such as salmonella […]

Keller Receives Top Award from IEEE

Keller Receives Top Award from IEEE

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professor Jim Keller gave a keynote talk at the International Symposium on Information Technology Convergence in Jeju Island, South Korea, in 2018. Jim Keller—an emeritus professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science—has received a top award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the world’s largest [...]
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