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Calyam leading efforts to establish zero trust cybersecurity approach for battlefield communications

A Mizzou Engineer is leading efforts to establish a new cybersecurity approach to better protect classified information and communications on the battlefield. Prasad Calyam — Greg L. Gilliom Professor of Cyber Security and director of the Mizzou Center for Cyber Education, Research and Infrastructure — is leading the project as Principal Investigator of a National Security Agency grant.

transportation workers fixing a road. Photo courtesy of the Missouri Department of Transportation.

University of Missouri establishes Missouri Work Zone Safety Center of Excellence

As the State of Missouri embarks on the expansion of Interstate 70, the vital east-west transportation corridor connecting St. Louis and Kansas City, researchers at the University of Missouri are preparing to leverage the institution’s 30-plus years of proven expertise in highway work zone safety research to help keep drivers and workers safe during the estimated five-to-seven-year project.

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Team devising methods to make computer chips more energy efficient, sustainable

A Mizzou Engineering team is devising a method to make computer chips designed to run deep neural networks (DNNs) not only reliable, but also energy efficient and sustainable.

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Wang receives funding to develop technology to study natural seeps

A thousand feet under the ocean, plumes of gases are rising out of plant and animal fossils. These natural seeps provide necessary food and energy for marine life. In rare situations, they could also pose challenges to oceanic exploration if they are massive in volume and could be releasing methane into the environment in shallow waters.

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Bridging the gap to graduate school: Spears gains research experience at REU over the summer

Before this summer, Nia Spears had never conducted research. Now, she says she feels prepared for graduate school, thanks to a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program funded by the National Science Foundation.

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Post-doctoral fellowship program provides transition to academia

Roberto Nunez is using the power of mathematics to ignite advancements in mechanical engineering this year as part of a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship at Mizzou. Roberto Nunez Preparing Future Faculty for Inclusive Excellence (PFFIE) is a selective program designed to help recent Ph.D. graduates transition to full-time faculty positions.

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Drivers, start your monitors: Inside the virtual world of the ZouSim Lab

Carlos Sun and his team have developed innovative vehicle technology becoming leaders in transportation.

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Ph.D. student awarded U.S. Department of Energy research fellowship

A Mizzou Engineer has been selected to participate in a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research fellowship program designed to support graduate students working on energy-related research.

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Mizzou Engineer improving algorithms that power self-driving vehicles

Artificial intelligence (AI) makes all sorts of decisions for us. Netflix recommends our next movie. Amazon suggests products based on what’s in our shopping cart. Facebook determines the content that shows up in our feeds. While we have a basic idea of how these algorithms work, most of us don’t need machines to further explain why they are making those conclusions.

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New tool provides greater accuracy for medical biosensors

A team of researchers developed a new method using nanopores — a nanometer-sized hole — to help scientists advance their discoveries in neuroscience and other medical applications.