EECS department hosts retreat around inclusivity, diversity, equity

EECS department hosts retreat around inclusivity, diversity, equity

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science hosted an Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity workshop on Oct. 18. The half-day event included panel discussions, breakout discussions and a keynote address from former EECS faculty member Gregory Triplett. During opening remarks, Dean Noah Manring reminded EECS faculty of the College’s mission of educational excellence. “We educate [...]
New protein prediction tool could accelerate biological discoveries

New protein prediction tool could accelerate biological discoveries

A Mol* (Sehnal et al. (2021)) visualization of interacting protein chains (PDB ID: 3H11). A Mizzou Engineering team has released new software that will allow computers to automatically predict protein interactions. At the heart of the DeepInteract system is the Geometric Transformer, an algorithm specifically designed for learning from 3D protein shapes, which in turn [...]
Mizzou Engineering team takes third at Guess the Age competition

Mizzou Engineering team takes third at Guess the Age competition

In one difficult example, the CIVALab AI software was able to estimate the age of each person correctly without error. Mizzou Engineers have developed a two-stage computational model that can accurately predict someone’s age based off a single facial image. The system earned the team third place at the Guess the Age contest, part of [...]
Spot In the Spotlight

Spot In the Spotlight

By Deidra Ashley / Show Me Mizzou Video gaming experience isn’t a prerequisite at the University of Missouri, but it turned out to be a valuable skill to have for junior Nate Beattie. When he came to Mizzou, the computer science major and Marching Mizzou tenor saxophonist never thought he’d be controlling a robotic dog [...]
Dean’s Advisory Council meeting focuses on student success

Dean’s Advisory Council meeting focuses on student success

Members of the Dean's Advisory Council pictured, from left: Jim Fitterling, Ray Kowalik, Christine Pierson, Jim O'Neill, David Payne, Associate Dean of Research Giovanna Guidoboni, Ron Wood and Dean Noah Manring. DAC members not pictured: Chih-Hsiang (Thompson) Lin, Mike Brown, Steve Edwards, Brian Howard, Kelly King, Sharon Langenbeck, Michael Melton. The group discussed student success [...]
Mizzou Engineer helps NASA streamline processes during internship

Mizzou Engineer helps NASA streamline processes during internship

A Mizzou Engineering student spent the summer working with NASA to help streamline processes across various space flight projects. Abigail Penfield, a junior in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, worked for Science Applications International Corp., which has a contract with NASA to perform work around safety and mission assurance. The virtual internship had her [...]
Mizzou Engineering hosts fall Career Fair

Mizzou Engineering hosts fall Career Fair

Mizzou Engineering brought employers and students together at its fall Career Fair, held Sept. 8 at the Student Recreation Complex (MizzouRec) on the MU campus. More than 150 organizations looking to fill jobs, internships and co-ops met with hundreds of Engineering students during the half-day event. Employers included governmental agencies, international corporations, Internet-based companies and […]

Student team devises way to control robotic arm using hand gestures

Student team devises way to control robotic arm using hand gestures

Figure (a) Flow of EMG signal from participant to robotic arm. Figure (b) Hand motions used and the corresponding motion of the robotic arm. A Mizzou Engineering team has devised a way to control a robot just by moving your hands. What makes the work especially unique is that researchers only used one pair of [...]

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