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Driving innovative solutions for advancing use of ‘plastic’ roads

In partnership with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), researchers from the Mizzou Asphalt Pavement and Innovation Lab (MAPIL) recently created a real-world test road using recycled materials like scrap tires and plastic waste along a portion of Interstate 155 in the Missouri Bootheel.

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Longtime AI researcher stays grounded as new bots turn field upside down

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) systems such as ChatGPT can provide a lot of convincing answers to user queries. What these models can’t do so well is explain how they derived their result and how confident they are in the output.  And large language models (LLMs) aren’t the only machines making decisions that impact us. Professor Derek Anderson has been studying complex issues around AI for 20 years.

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Ma recognized with Donald Q. Kern Award for pioneering, ongoing research

Hongbin “Bill” Ma is being recognized this month with the Donald Q. Kern Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) for his pioneering work around heat transfer processes and oscillating heat pipes.

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Mizzou Engineer develops method to break down PFAS left on water treatment filters

In a recent study, Feng “Frank” Xiao and colleagues at the University of Missouri demonstrate an innovative method using thermal induction heating to rapidly break down PFAS left on the surface of two solid materials — granular activated carbon and anion exchange resins — after these materials have been used to filter PFAS from municipal water systems.

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Mizzou Engineering team develops video retrieval system based on captioning

t’s not hard to search for a cute cat video on the internet. But if you want to find a video of a cat chasing a dog down a street on a sunny day, it gets trickier. Now, a Mizzou Engineering team has developed a novel system that relies on image captioning to find video clips of specific objects and scenes.

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Mizzou Engineer outlines system to customize blood supply chain solutions

Blood supply chains can be complicated. On one hand, healthcare providers must make sure they have enough to meet demands, which can be unexpected. On the other hand, roughly 20 million donated platelets are discarded each year because they expire before they’re needed.

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Industrial Engineering students present at national conference

Industrial Engineering students and faculty traveled to New Orleans last month to present research projects at the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) annual conference.

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Civil Engineering team develops realistic artificial data set for road safety studies

A Mizzou Engineering team is hoping artificial intelligence (AI) can be leveraged to prevent vehicle crashes in the future. To that end, they’ve developed realistic artificial data sets (RAD) that can be used to train machines to predict the factors that cause wrecks. These data sets are now available through the U.S. Department of Transportation. The three-year $1.1M project was supported by the US DOT’s Exploratory Advance Research Program.

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AI software can predict ‘roadmap’ for protein location, biological discoveries

Recently, Dong Xu, Curators' Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Missouri, and colleagues updated their protein localization prediction model, MULocDeep, with the ability to provide more targeted predictions, including specific models for animals, humans and plants.

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Mizzou team uses EMG signals to assess movement in osteoarthritis patients

An interdisciplinary research team at Mizzou has demonstrated a way to use non-invasive electromyography, or EMG, signals to assess lower body movements in osteoarthritis patients.