Using blockchain to streamline supply chains

Using blockchain to streamline supply chains

A Mizzou Engineering researcher is part of team proposing a new way to use blockchain technology to streamline supply chains. Blockchain is a decentralized database that allows multiple stakeholders to access and share information in a secure, transparent manner. Users can provide information to the decentralized database; however, they cannot tamper with data once it [...]
Mizzou Engineers Using Twitter to Track COVID-19

Mizzou Engineers Using Twitter to Track COVID-19

Mizzou Engineers are taking to Twitter to track COVID-19 and analyze the virus's impact on individual health. Yijie Ren, Jiacheng Xie and Lei Jiang are using Twitter’s built-in programming interface to search tweets for key phrases such as “I tested positive.” From there, they’re delving deeper into the Twitter user’s account to log symptoms and [...]
Professor Helping Develop Better Way to Diagnose COVID-19

Professor Helping Develop Better Way to Diagnose COVID-19

A Mizzou Engineer has teamed up with a company to help develop a better way to diagnose COVID-19. Dong Xu, Shumaker Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is working with a company applying nanopore sequencers to test DNA samples for the virus. Xu will then help develop a system to analyze the DNA data. [...]
Mizzou Engineers, Physicians to Help Rural Missouri Plan Ahead for Pandemic: Geospatial Big Data is Key

Mizzou Engineers, Physicians to Help Rural Missouri Plan Ahead for Pandemic: Geospatial Big Data is Key

This image from Professor Chi-Ren Shyu's work shows the distance between rural Missouri communities and nearest hospitals. Planning ahead for a pandemic—or any disaster situation—is costly and complex. Now, Mizzou researchers are hoping to take the guesswork out of it for Missouri’s smaller communities. The catalyst for the research is COVID-19. In spite of a [...]
Genome Sequences Could Be Key to COVID-19

Genome Sequences Could Be Key to COVID-19

The secret to surviving COVID-19 could be locked in our DNA. Researchers are analyzing genome sequences to find clues about why some people are more susceptible to the virus. Right now, doing that work comes with a hefty price tag. But Praveen Rao is developing a way for more scientists to unlock that information for [...]
Flu researcher brings team together to tackle COVID-19

Flu researcher brings team together to tackle COVID-19

Henry Wan studies flu viruses and is now part of research tracking COVID-19. | Photo by Roger Meissen, Bond Life Sciences Center Professor Henry Wan has studied flu viruses for years, and he can assure you, coronavirus is not the same. It’s trickier. Less predictable And for many, deadlier. But there are insights scientists can [...]
In the Fight to Contain COVID-19, MU Makes its Own Testing Swabs

In the Fight to Contain COVID-19, MU Makes its Own Testing Swabs

The new 3D printers at the University of Missouri College of Engineering have been given colorful nicknames, ranging from the enticing PiquantPelican to the down-and-dirty FreshSlug. The nicknames are fitting, because the printers are cranking out a product that is highly coveted for an unpleasant task — coronavirus testing swabs. Demand exceeds supply for the […]

CELDi Symposium Goes Virtual

CELDi Symposium Goes Virtual

As the University of Missouri campuses began preparations to move to remote teaching and telework in March due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Professor Jim Noble in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) was preparing for the Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDi) spring meeting and research symposium. Noble is the […]

Site Connects Users to Reliable Information About COVID-19

Site Connects Users to Reliable Information About COVID-19

A new website developed by Mizzou Engineers provides reliable information about COVID-19. Looking for reliable information about COVID-19? Want to access articles quickly without having to sort through hundreds of journal articles? You’re in luck. Graduate students at Mizzou Engineering have developed a tool to help you sift through resources fast. KnowCOVID-19 is a website [...]

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