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Notre Dame Biometrics Expert Is Helping To Ensure an Honest Election in Somaliland

Notre Dame Biometrics Expert Is Helping To Ensure an Honest Election in Somaliland

Somaliland declared itself independent in 1991 and has been transforming itself into a rare, multiparty democracy in the Horn of Africa. University of Notre Dame biometrics expert Kevin Bowyer and his Ph.D. students Estefan Ortiz and Amanda Sgroi are playing a critical role in that process.

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Chawla to Receive IEEE CIS Early Career Award

Chawla to Receive IEEE CIS Early Career Award

Nitesh V. Chawla, the Frank M. Freimann Collegiate Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and director of both the Interdisciplinary Center of Network Science and Applications, and the Data, Inference, Analytic and Learning Lab at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) to receive the society’s 2015 Outstanding Early Career Award.

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ND Researchers Receive Grant to Develop Two-Dimensional Memory

ND Researchers Receive Grant to Develop Two-Dimensional Memory

The National Science Foundation’s “Grant Opportunities of Academic Liaison with Industry” (GOALI) program has awarded Notre Dame faculty members Susan Fullerton and Alan Seabaugh $368,000 to develop a new device that relies on the movement of ions to control electron transport in graphene—a single layer of carbon atoms

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Costello Wins Kirchmayer Award

Costello Wins Kirchmayer Award

Daniel J. Costello Jr., the Leonard Bettex Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Kareem Participates in China’s 2014 Foreign  Experts Symposium with President Xi Jinping

Kareem Participates in China’s 2014 Foreign Experts Symposium with President Xi Jinping

International relations do not occur solely in the political arena. High-profile faculty who are experts in their fields often serve as ambassadors to other nations, interacting with academic colleagues in these countries, as well as with political and business leaders. Ahsan Kareem, the Robert M. Moran Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has engaged in many of these types of opportunities. One of the most recent came through his participation in the 2014 Foreign Experts Symposium in Shanghai earlier this summer.

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Burns Named Director of the Center for Sustainable Energy

Burns Named Director of the Center for Sustainable Energy

Peter C. Burns, the Henry J. Massman Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, and concurrent professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named director of the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy).

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Notre Dame Energy Frontier Research Center Receives Further DOE Funding

Notre Dame Energy Frontier Research Center Receives Further DOE Funding

A University of Notre Dame research center has once again been designated an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and will receive funding to help accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy.

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Thomson Reuters Names Three Notre Dame Faculty Among the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds

Thomson Reuters Names Three Notre Dame Faculty Among the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds

Joan Brennecke, Bertrand Hochwald, and Prashant Kamat have been named to Thomson Reuters’ list of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014. The list includes more than 3,200 scientists around the world who have published the highest number of articles that are cited the most frequently by other researchers. The list was compiled from two separate Thomson Reuters studies analyzed for publication and citation data from 21 broad fields of study, ranging from chemistry to social sciences.

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Hicks Receives 2014 CAREER Award

Hicks Receives 2014 CAREER Award

Jason Hicks, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been named a recipient of the 2014 National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The award is the most prestigious honor given to young faculty in engineering and science by the National Science Foundation.

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Notre Dame Collaborating with Five Partners to Build Nation's Top Turbine Engine Component Research and Testing Facility

Notre Dame Collaborating with Five Partners to Build Nation's Top Turbine Engine Component Research and Testing Facility

The University of Notre Dame and five public and private partners announced Thursday (June 26) a $36 million project that will be the nation’s foremost research and test facility for advancing the technology used in the massive gas turbine engines used by commercial and military aircraft, power plants and the oil and gas industry.

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Supporting the National Day of Making ...

Supporting the National Day of Making ...

Responding to President Obama’s call to empower America’s students and entrepreneurs to invent the future — and in conjunction with the first-ever White House Maker Faire being held today, Wednesday, June 18, the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame is one of many universities across the country supporting this event.

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Kogge Receives 2014 Babbage Award

Kogge Receives 2014 Babbage Award

University of Notre Dame computer science and engineering professor Peter M. Kogge, developer of the space shuttle I/O processor, the world’s first multicore processor, and a number of other important innovations was awarded the Charles Babbage Award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) 2014 International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium in Phoenix, Ariz., earlier this year. The Babbage Award, presented since 1989, is bestowed in recognition of exceptional contributions to the field.

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ndWAVES Collaboration Teaches Fifth-Graders How Engineering and Arts  Work Together

ndWAVES Collaboration Teaches Fifth-Graders How Engineering and Arts Work Together

More than 300 fifth-graders from South Bend area schools spent a day at the University of Notre Dame playing music and learning about the science of sound, the result of a year-long collaboration called ndWAVES.

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From Big Data to Babies: Leveraging Technology for the Common Good

From Big Data to Babies: Leveraging Technology for the Common Good

The University, supported by a gift from Everyday Health that includes data and personalized content, will be conducting a study of pregnant women to address premature and low-weight births. Although the study will initially focus on expectant mothers in St. Joseph County, Ind., this partnership combines Everyday Health data with Notre Dame technology to address a national concern.

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New Study Highlights the Benefits of ePortfolios in Engineering Education

New Study Highlights the Benefits of ePortfolios in Engineering Education

A new study by a team of University of Notre Dame researchers reveals that electronic portfolios can be quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed to generate learning engagement analytics that indicate the level to which students are surviving or thriving during their first-semester Intro to Engineering course. This information can provide instructors, teaching assistants and advisers critical early warning signs that can help with STEM retention.

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Niemier and Taflanidis among Joyce Award Winners

Niemier and Taflanidis among Joyce Award Winners

Two of the 21 winners of the University's Joyce teaching excellence awards are from engineering: Michael T. Niemier, computer science and engineering, and Alexandros A. Taflanidis, civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences. They have been identified in recognition of their profound influence on undergraduate students through sustained exemplary teaching.

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Xing Named 2014 Young Scientist

Xing Named 2014 Young Scientist

The International Symposium for Compound Semiconductors (ISCS) has named Huili (Grace) Xing, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, the winner of the 2014 Young Scientist Award. Established in 1986, the award acknowledges technical achievements in the field of compound semiconductors by a scientist younger than 40 years.

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Uhran Named 2014 ASEE Fellow

Uhran Named 2014 ASEE Fellow

John J. Uhran Jr., senior associate dean emeritus and professor emeritus of computer science and engineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The grade of Fellow is conferred upon an individual who has been an ASEE member for a minimum of 10 years and in recognition of his or her outstanding contributions to engineering or engineering technology education.

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Notre Dame to Host Third Annual National Robotics Week Event

Notre Dame to Host Third Annual National Robotics Week Event

On April 27 (Sunday), the University of Notre Dame will celebrate National Robotics Week in a free, community-wide event at the Morris Inn Ballroom.

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Cancer Detection Test Takes Grand Prize in Notre Dame Business Plan Competition

Cancer Detection Test Takes Grand Prize in Notre Dame Business Plan Competition

In February 2014 the College of Engineering announced that NanDio, a team of students, took first place in the 2014 Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge. Today, they claimed top prize in the Mendoza College of Business' 15th McCloskey Business Plan Competition.

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Irish Eyes Are Smiling at Expanded Opportunities for Collaboration

Irish Eyes Are Smiling at Expanded Opportunities for Collaboration

The College of Engineering recently hosted a collaborative workshop with several faculty from the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland. The purpose of the workshop was to identify opportunities for collaboration between ND and Tyndall, especially in the context of existing collaborative funding opportunities between the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Science Foundation Ireland.

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Nitesh Chawla Receives 2014 Rodney F. Ganey, Ph.D., Community-Based Research Award

Nitesh Chawla Receives 2014 Rodney F. Ganey, Ph.D., Community-Based Research Award

Nitesh Chawla, the Frank M. Freimann Collegiate Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications (iCeNSA) at the University of Notre Dame, is the recipient of the 2014 Rodney F. Ganey, Ph.D., Faculty Community-Based Research Award, which is given annually by the Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns.

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Kareem Receives Publication Award for Book on Structural Wind Engineering

Kareem Receives Publication Award for Book on Structural Wind Engineering

Ahsan Kareem, the Robert Moran Professor of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, and co-author, Yukio Tamura, professor of architectural engineering at Tokyo Institute of Polytechnics, have been named winners of the 2013 Japanese Association for Wind Engineering (JAWE) Publication Award. Their book Advanced Structural Wind Engineering was published in 2013 by Springer. The award will be presented at the 2014 JAWE General Assembly in May.

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NDIIF Announces Awards for Best Imaging Publications

NDIIF Announces Awards for Best Imaging Publications

The Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility is pleased to announce two awards for best imaging publications for calendar year 2013.

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Balkin Joins NDnano as Managing Director

Balkin Joins NDnano as Managing Director

David Balkin has joined Notre Dame's Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) as the managing director. As a member of the NDnano executive committee, he will oversee the financial, strategic planning, public relations, and day-to-day activities of the center.

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Phillip To Receive NAMS Young Scientist Award

Phillip To Receive NAMS Young Scientist Award

William A. Phillip, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named one of the three recipients of the 2014 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Young Membrane Scientist Award.

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Hicks Identified as Leader in Engineering Education

Hicks Identified as Leader in Engineering Education

Jason Hicks, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is featured as a “Leader in Engineering Education” by the American Society of Engineering Education. He was one of several young faculty who have been highlighted by the organization as campus stars because of their contributions and dedication — inside and outside of the classroom — to the engineering programs at their individual universities and to their students.

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Two Engineering Faculty Receive 2014 CAREER Award

Two Engineering Faculty Receive 2014 CAREER Award

Two faculty members in the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame — Diogo Bolster, assistant professor of civil & environmental engineering & earth sciences, and Ashley Thrall, the John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C., Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, have been named recipients of the 2014 National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The award is the highest honor given by the U.S. government to young faculty in engineering and science.

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Fernando To Receive Honorary Doctorate from Grenoble

Fernando To Receive Honorary Doctorate from Grenoble

Harindra Joseph Fernando, the Wayne and Diana Murdy Family Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, has been selected to receive an honorary doctorate from the Université de Grenoble [Université Joseph Fourier] in France. The presentation will take place as part of the Honoris Causa Ceremony on March 20, 2014, in Grenoble. The université is home to the Laboratoire Des Ecoulements Geophysiques et Industriels (LEGI) that hosts the largest and most sophisticated rotating platform in the world for studies on Coriolis forces in environmental and geophysical flows that arise due to the rotation of the Earth.

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Notre Dame a Partner in Two Manufacturing Innovation Institutes Awarded by President Barack Obama

The University of Notre Dame has been selected as a research partner in both of the advanced manufacturing institutes named Tuesday (Feb. 25) by President Barack Obama to receive government and private sector funding to help revolutionize manufacturing in the United States. Notre Dame is one of only two universities to be named a partner in both institutes.

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