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UTA In The News — Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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Robot inspection

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,, Health Medicine Network and other websites reported.

UAV research

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

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.

UTA golf director qualifies

Stuart Deane, UTA’s director of golf, was featured in a KTVT CBS 11 story about his qualifying to play in the PGA Championship tournament this week in North Carolina. He said this tournament will be different because this time he is representing “our school, University of Texas at Arlington, and my guys and girls I get to coach.”

Liquid chromatography

Kevin Schug, the UTA Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, wrote a ChromatographyOnline column about the automated method development of liquid chromatography.

Fed reserve president

Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan will take part in a moderated question-and-answer session at the sixth annual Continuing Professional Education or CPE day hosted by the University of Texas at Arlington’s Accounting Department, ZeroHedge, Bezinga and other websites reported.

Alumnus named CEO

Jeremy Barclay has been named CEO of Round Rock Medical Center, Community Impact Newspaper reported. Barclay received a UTA master’s degree in healthcare administration.

Alumna starts as physician's assistant

Jana Atkins will join the North Fort Worth/Keller office of U.S. Dermatology Partners as a physician’s assistant, KEYC CBS/Fox 12 in Mankato, Minn., KLPC NBC 7 in Lake Charles, La., and other news outlets reported. Atkins graduated with honors with a UTA Bachelor of Science degree in biology.