Meeting the Challenge
Equality in STEM
ECE professor Liesl Folks is the principal investigator on a new project that is helping women in STEM address discrimination.What we wanted to do was come up with a program that will help students, graduate women in the STEM disciplines, to both analyze the situations that they're facing, and see it as a career dilemma, and then strategize around "'How do I get past this."
Getting a Better Feel for Surgery
Distinguished Professor Jerzy Rozenblit and his team are developing a Computer-Aided Surgical Trainer to reduce errors in laparoscopic procedures.We anticipate the CAST system will speed up learning, reinforce good habits and techniques and discourage bad ones, and, ultimately lead to better surgical outcomes and improved patient safety.
Improving Automotive Radar Systems
Professor Hao Xin is lead inventor for a pair of technologies that could improve performance and lower the cost of automotive radar systems – making key safety features available to more people.These technologies have applications in sensing and detection, autonomous cars and drones, pollution, water vapor detection, as well as wireless communication.
Keeping Computer Data Meaningful
Startup Codelucida, cofounded by Professor Bane Vasić, is commercializing its error-correction technology for data storage and communications.The error-correction codes that we as engineers build in communications or memory chips are a kind of grammar that computers use to understand data and keep it meaningful.