Mizzou Engineer Among Top Data Leaders of 2021

Mizzou Engineer Among Top Data Leaders of 2021

A Mizzou Engineer is one of the top academic data leaders in the world, according to Chief Data Officer (CDO) Magazine. The magazine named Assistant Professor Grant Scott to its inaugural list of “Leading Academic Data Leaders” for 2021. These professionals were chosen for “leading the way with innovative ideas leveraging data and analytics,” according [...]
From Mizzou to Mars: Engineering Alumnus Works on Mars Ascent Vehicle

From Mizzou to Mars: Engineering Alumnus Works on Mars Ascent Vehicle

A Mizzou Engineer’s digital fingerprints will be on the Mars Ascent Vehicle when it makes its historic voyage to the Red Planet in 2026. Christopher Whetsel ’19, works at NASA and has been involved in the program both on the software engineering and project management side. “It’s part of the Mars Sample Return Program and [...]
Oruche Receives Stipend from Koerner Family Foundation

Oruche Receives Stipend from Koerner Family Foundation

A Mizzou Engineering student has received a $10,000 supplemental stipend from the Koerner Family Foundation. And for Roland Oruche, the funding could not have come at a better time. Now in his second year of the PhD program in computer science, Oruche was facing financial problems following COVID-19. The virus’s economic fallout impacted his educational [...]
Building Smarter AI

Building Smarter AI

Associate Professor Derek Anderson is working to improve the way artificial intelligence responds to environments. Artificial intelligence is smart, but it’s also too trusting. Currently, AI blindly trusts sensor data and decisions derived from that data. Now, Derek Anderson, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, is trying to figure out how to [...]
Computer Science Student Credits Class for Internship

Computer Science Student Credits Class for Internship

A computer science student credits an advanced course for helping him snag an internship in software engineering. That’s because the interview process included a technical section covering topics he learned in Computer Science/Information Technology 3330. “The interview process included multiple behavioral interviews, and then a one-hour technical quiz,” said Adam M., who asked that his [...]
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 [...]
Engineering Students Earn S.T.A.R. Certificate

Engineering Students Earn S.T.A.R. Certificate

Six Mizzou Engineers were recognized by the university for being star students. The following students earned S.T.A.R. (Student Training for Advancing Research) designation for the Fall 2020 semester: Dee Archdekin, sophomore, computer science Graham Bond, sophomore, mechanical engineering Grant Coffey, freshman undeclared Rosalie Garzia, freshman, undeclared Caleb Hollenbeck, freshman, mechanical engineering Rachel Solverud, sophomore, biomedical [...]
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. [...]
EECS Student Takes First-Place Award for Sleep Apnea Research

EECS Student Takes First-Place Award for Sleep Apnea Research

Omiya Hassan An electrical and computer engineering student took top honors at the 37th Annual Research & Creative Activities Forum for helping develop a smarter way to diagnose sleep apnea. Omiya Hassan won first in the engineering and computer technology category of the competition, sponsored by the Graduate Professional Council. Presentations were held virtually last [...]
Professor Shares Insights into Neural Engineering

Professor Shares Insights into Neural Engineering

A highly renowned researcher took a few minutes out of his busy schedule this week to address graduate students in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. Satish S Nair is an EECS professor, director of the Neural Engineering Lab and one of the first researchers to begin using engineering principles to better understand the [...]

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