Xu named Curators’ Distinguished Professor

Xu named Curators’ Distinguished Professor

Curators Distinguished Professor Dong Xu Mizzou Engineering’s Dong Xu has been named a Curators’ Distinguished Professor, the highest recognition bestowed by the University of Missouri System. “I feel honored and humbled,” said Xu, Shumaker Endowed Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). “I’ve been working here since 2003. At the time, I did not [...]
Graduate Samantha Sample off to NYC to Work as Software Engineer

Graduate Samantha Sample off to NYC to Work as Software Engineer

With two internships at Google, research experience and a Mizzou Engineering education behind her, 2021 graduate Samantha Sample is headed to New York City to work as a software engineer. Sample is receiving a bachelor’s in computer science and will be among the 300-plus undergraduate engineers participating in commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 15. Following graduation, [...]
Meet Dong Xu

Meet Dong Xu

Computational capabilities, medical breakthroughs and biological advancements are accelerating at lightning speeds. A Mizzou Engineering researcher is keeping up. Meet Dong Xu, a bioinformatics expert whose fingerprints can be seen across Mizzou Engineering and the MU campus. Xu is Shumaker Endowed Professor in Bioinformatics in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. He’s also an [...]
A New Way to Visualize Mountains of Biological Data

A New Way to Visualize Mountains of Biological Data

This is a general example of a type of visual that a graph neural network can create with provided biological data.   By Eric Stann | MU News Bureau  Studying genetic material on a cellular level, such as single-cell RNA-sequencing, can provide scientists with a detailed, high-resolution view of biological processes at work. This level [...]
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, USGS Create Tool to Test Oil in Water

Mizzou Engineers, USGS Create Tool to Test Oil in Water

Researchers are creating a tool that would allow oil in water to be tested using a portable device, smart phone and sample vial. Those responding to oil spills could soon have an easier way to determine the environmental impacts. A Mizzou Engineer is helping develop a tool to analyze water samples and measure oil levels [...]
IT Faculty Welcome New, Returning Students

IT Faculty Welcome New, Returning Students

The Information Technology Program at Mizzou Engineering is a tight-knit community. That was one take-away from a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, Aug. 20, welcoming new and returning IT students. “It’s an interesting semester with current restrictions, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find ways to interact,” said Director of Undergraduate Studies Brian Maurer. [...]
SFS Scholarship Provides Full Funding, Access to Top Researchers

SFS Scholarship Provides Full Funding, Access to Top Researchers

Lin, Shyu, Xu, Jiang Students selected for a prestigious SFS scholarship at Mizzou Engineering will have the opportunity to study with some of the top minds in cyber security, information technology and data analytics. The Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program is a $3.6M project sponsored by National Science Foundation to promote cybersecurity research and education. [...]

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