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July

Fake news detection

Monday, July 24, 2017

Chengkai Li, a UTA associate professor of computer science and engineering, is working to detect fake news, D Magazine reported. Together with Christoph Csallner, UTA associate professor of computer science, and Mark Tremayne, UTA assistant professor of communication, they will design an algorithm to spot which news comes from social bots.

Fake news detection

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Dallas Morning News reported on the efforts of Chengkai Li, a UTA associate professor of computer science and engineering, to detect fake news. Together with Christoph Csallner, UTA associate professor of computer science, and Mark Tremayne, UTA assistant professor of communication, they will design an algorithm to help detect news that's generated from robots.

Alumnus named vice chancellor

Friday, July 21, 2017

David Darling has been named associate vice chancellor for facilities planning and management at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, bsmmag.com reported. Darling holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UTA. 

Alums starting business

Friday, July 21, 2017

Sarinya and Glen Oliver, who met as engineering students at UTA, kicked off their Kickstarter campaign for the Aspen Tyke Traveler Diaper Bag, citybizlist.com reported. The bag is an all-in-one diaper bag, change station and compartmentalized organization system. 

Neuronal damage

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ashfaq Adnan, UTA associate professor of mechanical engineering, and his postdoctoral associate Yuan Ting Wu have published research reports showing that battlefield blasts may cause extensive damage to the brain’s neurons, Scienmag and Medical Xpress reported. 

Water treatment research

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation recently awarded a research contract to UTA to develop a practical high-efficiency treatment strategy for treating water with perfluorooctane sulfonate, a global pollutant, the foundation reported on its website.

Sewer robot

Monday, July 17, 2017

A team made up of UTA civil engineers and representatives from Arlington Water Utilities recently used robotic technology to give Ennis city officials an eye-opening look at their sewer system, arlington-tx.gov reported. The results of the examination of Ennis’ critical underground assets will provide community leaders the ability to prioritize millions of dollars of future infrastructure spending. Ali Abolmaali, chair of the UTA Civil Engineering Department and the Dr. Tseng Huang Endowed Professor, is leading the original project for the city of Arlington.

President, alumnus featured

Friday, July 14, 2017

Two Mavericks were featured in a series of Star-Telegram special reports about immigrants in North Texas. UTA President Vistasp Karbhari, a native of India, said every immigrant story is different. Alumnus Tom Ha earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UTA after coming to America as a refugee during the Vietnam War.

FabLab work

Friday, July 14, 2017

CBS News, Fox News with Bret Baier, Health Medicine Network, Fox News Health and many other media outlets reported on the UTA FabLab’s work to make a prosthetic arm for the son of a UTA associate professor. The story originally aired on KTVT CBS 11.

Better lasers

Friday, July 14, 2017

Photonics.com and MyInforms reported that Weidong Zhou, a professor in the UTA Electrical Engineering Department, has received a five-year, $3 million High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office grant to design a smaller, more efficient laser.

Breakthrough award

Friday, July 14, 2017

UTA-linked startup TissueGen received the "Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough" award for its patented ELUTE® fiber, which provides pharmaceutical, therapeutic and medical device companies with topical and implantable drug delivery from biodegradable polymer-based fibers, ScienMag, Health Medicine Network, MyInforms and Bioengineer.org reported.

New associate vice chancellor

Friday, July 14, 2017

Alumnus David Darling has been named associate vice chancellor for facilities planning and management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WisBusiness reported. Darling earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering at UTA.

Texas Autocross coming

Friday, July 7, 2017

Collegiate auto racing teams from across the country will converge on the UTA campus to rev their engines and compete against the clock at the 17th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend July 8-9, ArlingtonTx.gov reported.

Autocross weekend

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Collegiate auto racing teams from across the country will converge on The University of Texas at Arlington campus to rev their engines and compete against the clock at the 17th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend July 8-9, Public Now reported.

UTA reaches mega status

Monday, July 3, 2017

UTA was referred to as a “mega-university” in an op-ed column in the Star-Telegram titled “Should Fort Worth become a city of cowboys, culture – and colleges?” The article by Bud Kennedy also mentioned UTA’s highly ranked College of Engineering. 

Interdisciplinary projects

Monday, July 3, 2017

UTA has awarded three seed grants for interdisciplinary research projects that propose new ways to treat skin cancer, provide for more rapid and cost-effective evaluation of chemotherapy drugs, and to develop innovative programs to reduce the mental health risks of homeless youth, Health Medicine Network and Public Now reported.

June

Gas-to-liquid technology

Friday, June 30, 2017

ASEE First Bell, Buffalo News Online, EIN NewsDallas Innovates and many other media ran stories about the opening of the Conrad Greer Lab, which will further develop technology developed at UTA to convert natural gas to high-grade diesel and jet fuel, providing consumers with an alternative form of energy.

Lego teacher

Friday, June 30, 2017

Shawn Fox, a UTA mechanical engineering major, was in charge of teaching a group of fourth- to sixth-graders at the Lego Robotics camp at the Discovery Science Place, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reported.

Gas to liquid conversion

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

UTA researchers have refined and made more cost-efficient the process that converts natural gas to a high-grade diesel or jet fuel, KDAF CW 33, Fort Worth Business, and Public Now reported. A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the official opening of the Conrad Greer Lab on the UTA campus on Monday. 

Panama airspace explored

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

UTA experts attended a meeting in Panama to discuss the country’s need to modernize its airspace to cope with a 5 percent annual increase in air traffic, Revista Summa, Radio La Primerisima, Aguas Digital and El Siglo, all in Panama City, Panama, reported. 

Engineering in the News

Monday, June 26, 2017

UTA researchers have refined and made more cost-efficient the process that converts natural gas to a high-grade diesel or jet fuel, KXAS NBC 5 reported. A ribbon-cutting ceremony today will mark the official opening of the Conrad Greer Lab on the UTA campus, where the gas-to-liquid conversion process takes place.

Optimizing networks

Friday, June 23, 2017

Two UTA computer science and engineering professors, Hao Che and Hong Jiang, are working on an NSF-funded project to provide the best possible computer user experience and optimize network resources, Scienmag reported.

UTA collaborates

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Interdisciplinary teams of researchers at the University of North Texas Health Science Center are using high-tech sensors to develop treatments for people with balance problems, PublicNow reported. UTA and the UTA Research Institute are two of the collaborating institutions at the center’s Human Movement Performance Laboratory.

Alumnus hired

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ben Hashemi has joined George, Miles & Buhr LLC as a project engineer, Delaware Business Now reported. Hashemi earned his master’s degree in civil engineering from UTA.

Detecting fake news

Monday, June 19, 2017

A UTA-led team is building computer tools to detect social bots on the Internet that create and spread fake news, Communications of the ACM reported. The ACM is the Association for Computing Machinery. Chengkai Li and Christoph Csaller, UTA associate professors in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and Mark Tremayne, UTA assistant professor in the Department of Communication, and on the team.

Yoga MOOC

Friday, June 16, 2017

UTA and the Free Life People™ School of Yoga, a local Arlington business, are teaming up to instruct a free Massive Open Online Course or MOOC centered on yoga and wellness in the digital age, PublicNow reported.

Detecting bots

Friday, June 16, 2017

A UTA-led team is building computer tools to detect social bots within the Internet that create and spread fake news, American Society for Engineering Education’s First Bell reported. Chengkai Li and Christoph Csaller, UTA associate professors in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and Mark Tremayne, UTA assistant professor in the Department of Communication, are on the team.

Detecting bots

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A UTA-led team is building computer tools to detect social bots within the worldwide web that create and spread fake news, Hindustan Times, India-based Outlook, The HinduPublicNow.com, Scienmag, Science X Newsletter’s The Edge and many other media outlets reported. Chengkai Li and Christoph Csaller, UTA associate professors in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and Mark Tremayne, UTA assistant professor in the Department of Communication, are on the team.

Better laser

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

UTA electrical engineering professor Weidong Zhou is leading research to develop a laser with a significantly smaller frame and the same amount of power, MyInforms.com reported.

Piper professor

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bob Woods, a longtime UTA mechanical engineering professor and founder of the UTA racing team, has been named a 2017 Piper Professor by the San Antonio-based Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, pressreader reported in publishing an article that originally ran in The Dallas Morning News.

Alumnus move

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Matt Childs has joined HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies Inc. as a precast machinery specialist, Concrete Products reported. Childs was president of the American Concrete Association for the last 12 years. Childs holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from UTA.

TissueGen announces progress

Monday, June 12, 2017

Dr. Kevin Nelson, founder and chief scientific officer of TissueGen, said progress on implantable and topical fiber-based delivery of biologics and pharmaceuticals is paving the way for the next generation of orthopedic medical products, tissue engineering breakthroughs and advances in regenerative medicine, ODT Magazine reported. Nelson is a former UTA bioengineering faculty member.

Powerful lasers

Friday, June 9, 2017

Laser Focus World reported that Weidong Zhou, a professor in UTA’s College of Engineering, has received a 5-year, $3 million grant to develop a high-power semiconductor laser.

App available for iPhone

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The iSeeFlood app, developed by UTA Civil Engineer D.J. Seo, is now available in the iPhone app store, MyInforms.com and EIN reported.

Water quality

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

ASEE First Bell reported that UTA is working with Apache Corp. to conduct baseline water quality tests near drilling sites in West Texas.

Driverless technology

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Anand Puppala, associate dean of research in the UTA College of Engineering, was quoted in a Frisco Community Impact article about driverless vehicle technology.

Better lasers

Monday, June 5, 2017

Weidong Zhou, a UTA electrical engineering professor, is developing a smaller, more efficient, more powerful laser that could have applications in medicine, military and security, MyInforms.com reported.

Manhole evaluation

Monday, June 5, 2017

ScienMag reported that a UTA team will lead a City of Arlington project evaluating manholes.

Robotics connections

Monday, June 5, 2017

A Dallas Morning News article on Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Dallas, mentioned her efforts to connect researchers at MIT with robotics work underway at UTA. Johnson has drafted a bill that would provide grants to universities to develop “blue collar STEM” programs for workers to get trained.

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