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Chang lab explores potential of highly sensitive point-of-care tests for novel coronavirus detection

nwelding   March 30, 2020

Chang lab explores potential of highly sensitive point-of-care tests for novel coronavirus detection As testing for the coronavirus continues, Hsueh-Chia Chang, the Bayer Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is applying his expertise in portable, sensitive and fast diagnostic equipment to the development of a quicker point-of-care device for detecting the virus.

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Researchers develop early warning system to fight disinformation online

nwelding   March 24, 2020

Researchers develop early warning system to fight disinformation online Two computer science and engineering faculty members and a doctoral student in peace studies are using artificial intelligence to develop an early warning system that will identify manipulated images, deepfake videos and disinformation online.

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Past your bedtime? Inconsistency may increase risk to cardiovascular health

NDstaff   March 24, 2020

Past  your bedtime? Inconsistency may increase risk to cardiovascular health Nitesh Chawla, professor of computer science and engineering and director of the Center for Network and Data Science, and his team have found a correlation between bedtime regularity and resting heart rate. Their recent study shows that individuals going to bed even 30 minutes later than usual triggers a significantly higher resting heart rate that lasts into the next day.

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A new AI early warning system to combat disinformation and prevent violence previewed in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Hannah Heinzekehr   March 16, 2020

A new AI early warning system to combat disinformation and prevent violence previewed in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Participation in a panel discussion on the ethics of AI led to a collaboration between two computer science and engineering faculty members and a doctoral candidate in theology and peace studies about the possible intersections between seemingly diverse fields. They have now developed an AI early warning system to help combat disinformation and prevent violence.

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Replacing traditional type 1 diabetes management with a glucose-responsive hydrogel

nwelding   March 1, 2020

Replacing traditional type 1 diabetes management with a glucose-responsive hydrogel Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are working to engineer a safe and effective injectable glucose-responsive hydrogel that could limit the long-term effects of insulin dependence and be administered in a single daily dose.

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Researchers awarded DOE/NETL grant to develop one-step process for converting natural gas into liquids

jfallon   February 18, 2020

Researchers awarded DOE/NETL grant to develop one-step process for converting natural gas into liquids A team of Notre Dame engineering researchers has been awarded a grant from the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory to design, develop and test a one-step, plasma-assisted catalytic process for direct conversion of natural gas to liquid chemicals.

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AME alum Steven Walker elected to National Academy of Engineering

staff   February 12, 2020

AME alum Steven Walker elected to National Academy of Engineering Steven H. Walker ’87, ’97, Ph.D., chief technology officer at Lockheed Martin Corp., has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

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McMillan named outstanding teacher by ASEE

nwelding   February 10, 2020

McMillan named outstanding teacher by ASEE Collin McMillan, associate professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the 2019 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Illinois/Indiana section of the American Society of Engineering Education.

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In Memoriam: Anthony N. Michel, dean emeritus of the College of Engineering

llestinsky   February 5, 2020

In Memoriam: Anthony N. Michel, dean emeritus of the College of Engineering The College of Engineering remembers the life and career of Anthony N. Michel, the Matthew H. McCloskey Dean Emeritus of the College of Engineering and the Frank M. Freimann Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame.

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Researchers study the intricate link between climate and conflict

nwelding   February 5, 2020

Researchers study the intricate link between climate and conflict New research from the University of Notre Dame is shedding light on the unexpected effects climate change could have on regional instability and violent conflict.

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Weather radar records drastic drop in mayfly populations

llestinsky   February 2, 2020

Weather radar records drastic drop in mayfly populations Phillip Stepanian, assistant research professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences, leads a study of the mayfly population, using weather radar. The study has lead to discoveries of how tightly land and water are linked regarding the impact of multiple stressors.

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New technology could help tackle antibiotic resistance

llestinsky   January 29, 2020

New technology could help tackle antibiotic resistance Prakash Nallathamby, research assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, has led a published study exhibiting a novel nanoparticle-based system that mimics how phages attack and kill bacteria.

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Patricia Culligan appointed dean of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering

staff   January 21, 2020

Patricia Culligan appointed dean of  Notre Dame’s College of Engineering Internationally recognized for her expertise in water resources and environmental engineering, Culligan is a civil engineer whose research focuses on sustainable urban infrastructure, social networks and the application of advanced measurement and sensing technologies to improve water, energy and environmental management.

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“Smart” breast clips: A new and personalized approach to breast cancer treatment

nwelding   January 13, 2020

“Smart” breast clips: A new and personalized approach to breast cancer treatment Thomas O’Sullivan, assistant professor of electrical engineering, is leading a team to develop the first “smart” breast clip, a device that could revolutionize breast cancer treatment.

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New study unravels the complexity of childhood obesity

nwelding   January 8, 2020

New study unravels the complexity of childhood obesity A new study led by Notre Dame researchers found the many factors leading to obesity created a network effect, which suggests a more personalized approach to treatment could yield the best results during nutritional intervention.

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Following the laws of physics provides new option for deep learning models

nwelding   December 9, 2019

Following the laws of physics provides new option for deep learning models A research team, led by Jian-Xun Wang, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has developed a deep-learning method that creates reliable surrogate models of fluid flows without using simulation data for training.

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Hochwald named 2019 National Academy of Inventors Fellow

nwelding   December 6, 2019

Hochwald named 2019 National Academy of Inventors Fellow Bertrand Hochwald, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering and co-director of Notre Dame’s Wireless Institute, has been named a 2019 National Academy of Inventors Fellow.

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Notre Dame professor named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

nwelding   November 26, 2019

Notre Dame professor named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Kevin W. Bowyer, the Schubmehl-Prein Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Notre Dame’s Prathm Juneja named Rhodes Scholar

nwelding   November 25, 2019

Notre Dame’s Prathm Juneja named Rhodes Scholar Senior Prathm Juneja, a political science and computer science major, has been named to the United States Rhodes Scholar Class of 2020.

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Training computers to be lifelong learners starts with an attentional memory that allows a computer to “search” and “match” more easily

nwelding   November 21, 2019

Training computers to be lifelong learners starts with an attentional memory that allows a computer to “search” and “match” more easily Researchers at Notre Dame have demonstrated a novel one-shot learning method that allows computers to draw upon already learned patterns more quickly, efficiently and using less energy than currently possible, while adapting to new tasks and previously unseen data.

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