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MU’s Xu lands unique NIH grant

MU’s Xu lands unique NIH grant

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.

Computing the right fit

Computing the right fit

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.

College’s first Research Day showcases strengths

College’s first Research Day showcases strengths

Posters covering a wide array research topics and more filled a large room near the College’s library in the late afternoon, followed by four brief TED-style talks on subjects related to each of Mizzou Engineering’s four Pillars of Pursuit.

Mizzou showcases cyber security strength at SEC Academic Conference

Mizzou showcases cyber security strength at SEC Academic Conference

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.”

MU researchers identify new genes for autism research

MU researchers identify new genes for autism research

We all carry thousands of genes in our genome and have millions of unique genetic pairs. On the surface, trying to narrow down which genes and/or genetic pairs cause a neurodevelopmental disorder such as autism can seem like a “needle in a haystack” endeavor. By using big data analytics, a University of Missouri research team […]

Research facilitating research

Research facilitating research

The University of Missouri’s unique Data Science and Analytics master’s degree program boasts concentration areas in geospatial analysis, biotechnology, high-performance computing, data journalism/strategic communication and human-centered design for data. These areas are tailor-made for professionals looking to expand their horizons or companies looking to stay on the cutting edge of data science. The curriculum and […]

Survey app aiding study into alcohol-impaired driving

Survey app aiding study into alcohol-impaired driving

Yi Shang has worked for years on perfecting a customizable mobile survey app to allow researchers to pair specific survey questions with data collected from wearable technology to unlock new methods of data collection. Now, his work will help break new ground in alcohol-impaired driving research. Shang, a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science […]

Grading health of open-source projects on Goggins’ radar

Grading health of open-source projects on Goggins’ radar

Today, more than 80 percent of the software in any technology product or service is open source. And this trend is growing. According to a recent study by Sonatype, every day the supply of open source across all ecosystems increases by about 1,100 new projects and 10,000 new versions. This raises important questions about which […]

MU’s Shyu co-chair of two key IEEE conferences 

MU’s Shyu co-chair of two key IEEE conferences 

Being chosen to chair an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference of any kind is both a great honor and massive undertaking, one entrusted only to the most prolific researchers in the field. Mizzou Engineering’s Chi-Ren Shyu is set to chair two in the span of a calendar year. Shyu, Paul K. […]

TigerHacks takes on new name, new aim

TigerHacks takes on new name, new aim

This year’s event brought a new partnership with the Reynolds Journalism Institute Student Competition, which meant the projects were created with a journalistic bent in mind.

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