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UAV computing platform

Friday, August 18, 2017

UTA researchers are working on a networked airborne computing platform that will let drones act as generic movable computing devices capable of communicating with each other and their controller, GCN reported. The platform would allow operators to download fused information from unmanned aerial vehicles’ networks and respond in real time, and it would also enable the drones to share information with each other for safer flight management. Yan Wan, an associate professor in UTA's Department of Electrical Engineering, leads the team.

Reducing UAV risk

Monday, August 14, 2017

Atilla Dogan, UTA associate professor of aerospace engineering, will use a National Science Foundation grant to gauge and reduce the risks posed by unmanned aerial systems, Unmanned Aerial reported. 

iWork project

Friday, August 11, 2017

Fillia Makedon, a UTA professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, is leading a team of researchers who will use a National Science Foundation grant to develop iWork, a smart, robot-based system that assesses workers' physical, cognitive and collaborative skills while they perform simulated manufacturing tasks, MyInforms.com and Scienmag reported.

UAV risk reduction

Friday, August 11, 2017

Atilla Dogan, UTA associate professor of aerospace engineering, will use a National Science Foundation grant to gauge and reduce the risks posed by unmanned aerial systems, Communications of the ACM and AUVSI.org reported. ACM is the Association for Computing Machinery. AUVSI is the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International reported.

Acoustics evaluation

Friday, August 11, 2017

Suyun Ham, a UTA civil engineering assistant professor, is co-author of a recent study that says acoustics can be used as an early warning system for deteriorating bridges, the Norfolk (Neb.) Daily News and several other media outlets reported. Ham was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Nebraska when he did the study with colleagues there. Their research appeared in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Robot inspection

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A collaboration between UTA and the city of Arlington using an underground robot to inspect sewer mains has now spread to Ennis in Ellis County, PublicNow, MyInforms.com, Health Medicine Network and other websites reported.

UAV research

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Atilla Dogan, a UTA associate professor of aerospace engineering, will use a $550,000 National Science Foundation grant to quantify risks posed by unmanned aerial vehicles, then create algorithms to reduce those risks while the vehicles perform specific tasks, Scienmag reported.

Fake news detection

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Mark Tremayne, a UTA assistant professor of communication, said research he is doing with Chengkai Li and Christoph Csaller, UTA associate professors of computer science and engineering, will detect whether a post in social media is generated from a computer bot or a person, KNBC NBC 4 in Los Angeles, WTVJ NBC 6 in Miami, WRC NBC 4 in Washington D.C., WMAQ NBC 5 in Chicago and many other NBC affiliates reported. KXAS NBC 5 reported the initial story, which said preserving national security and detection of fake news are keys to the research.

Fake news detection

Monday, August 7, 2017

Mark Tremayne, a UTA assistant professor of communication, said research he is doing with Chengkai Li and Christoph Csaller, UTA associate professors of computer science and engineering, will detect whether a post in social media is generated from a computer bot or a person, KXAS NBC 5 reported. The story said preserving national security and detection of fake news are keys to the research.

Fighting malware

Monday, August 7, 2017

GCN.com published an op-ed by Christoph Csallner, an associate professor of computer science and engineering at UTA, about the fight against malware attacks. The column originally appeared in The Conversation.

Robotics showcase

Monday, August 7, 2017

The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute and the Arlington Public Library is hosting a robotics showcase at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, Wherevent.com reported.

DURIP award

Friday, August 4, 2017

David Wetz, an associate professor of electrical engineering, has received a Defense University Research Instrumentation (DURIP) award to study high-power batteries for the U.S. Navy, Power System Designs and Scienmag reported.

Malware fight

Friday, August 4, 2017

Industrial Equipment News and La Crosse Tribune published an op-ed by Christoph Csallner, an associate professor of computer science and engineering at UTA, about the fight against malware attacks. The column originally appeared in The Conversation.

Training school

Friday, August 4, 2017

The Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education recently held its 15th annual trenchless technology inspector training and inspector schools on the UTA campus, Underground Construction reported.

Alumnus featured

Friday, August 4, 2017

Radio World mentioned alumnus Virgilio Martinez Sanchez in an article about former iHeartMedia interns who are now employees of the company. Sanchez earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from UTA.

Fighting malware

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Christoph Csallner, an associate professor of computer science and engineering at UTA, wrote an op-ed column in The Conversation about the fight against malware attacks. The op-ed also appeared in The Bismarck Tribune in North Dakota, the Montana Standard, Odessa American and many other media outlets.

Spotting fake news

Monday, July 31, 2017

Three UTA professors are working together to develop an algorithm to spot fake news, North Carolina’s Rocky Mount Telegram reported. The article originally appeared in The Dallas Morning News. 

ADHD help

Monday, July 31, 2017

Boston Commons High Tech Network reported that UTA researchers have partnered with Yale University to use artificial intelligence to assess ADHD in youth. 

Fake news detection

Friday, July 28, 2017

Chengkai Li, a UTA associate professor of computer science and engineering, is fighting fake news, numerous outlets, including First Bell and Texas Standard, reported. Together with Christoph Csallner, a UTA associate professor of computer science, and Mark Tremayne, a UTA assistant professor of communications, Li will design an algorithm to spot fake news.

Compact laser

Friday, July 28, 2017

Weidong Zhou, a UTA electrical engineering professor, was featured in the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ The Institute for his design of a compact, high-power semiconductor laser.

SnapRyde has UTA origin

Friday, July 28, 2017

SnapRyde, the social car-sharing app, which launched on the UTA campus in March 2016, was featured in the The Badger Herald.  Alumnus Mayank Jain developed the app while he was a student.

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.

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