Modified Virtual Reality Tech Can Measure Brain Activity

Aug. 3, 2023
Researchers have modified a commercial virtual reality headset, giving it the ability to measure brain activity and examine how we react to hints, stressors and other outside forces. The research team at The University of Texas at Austin created a noninvasive electroencephalogram (EEG) sensor that they installed in a Meta VR headset that can be worn comfortably for long periods. The EEG measures the brain’s electrical activity during the immersive VR interactions.
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2023 WNCG Student Leadership Award

July 20, 2023
The Wireless Networking and Communications Group is home to some of the brightest minds at The University of Texas at Austin. The Student Leadership Award is presented annually to the student or students who best embody WNCG’s mission and values: academic excellence, leadership, service, and a commitment to innovative and collaborative research. The 2023 award went to two very deserving graduates: Drs. Joshua Ebenezer and Ian Roberts.
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Jon Tamir and Atlas Wang Receive Google Research Scholar Awards

June 8, 2023
Prof. Jon Tamir and Atlas Wang have received Google Research Scholar Awards for 2023. The Research Scholar Program aims to support early-career professors who are pursuing research in fields relevant to Google. Jon Tamir received his award for his work on: Generative Physical Modeling for Blind Imaging Inverse Problems
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Al Bovik Elected to Academia Europaea

June 6, 2023
Prof. Alan Bovik has been elected to the Academia Europaea for 2023 for his contributions to video engineering. The object of Academia Europaea is the advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship in the humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of natural and technological sciences anywhere in the world for the public benefit and for the advancement of the education of the public of all ages.
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Three Texas ECE Faculty Receive NSF CAREER Awards

May 12, 2023
Three Texas ECE faculty, Jon Tamir, Edison Thomaz, and Yaoyao Jia, have been selected to receive a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award is the most prestigious offered by NSF’s CAREER Program, providing up to five years of funding to junior faculty members who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of their organizations’ missions.
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Amazon Teams Up With UT To Establish New Science Hub

April 11, 2023
“Amazon is thrilled to establish a university hub at UT Austin,” said BA Winston, vice president of technology at Prime Video. “For years, our top scientists have been a resource to UT Austin graduate students, collaborating on topics such as developing objective machine learning models to predict perceptual video quality that drive smart compression and multimodal AI models that help ensure highest quality media playback experience at scale.”
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Four Texas ECE Students Win Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 3, 2023
Four students from the Chandra Family Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering were chosen as Fellows of the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Isha Chakraborty, Greg Holste, Hannah Lee, and John Ting of were selected for the program which recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.
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WHM: The Women Who Inspired the Women of Texas ECE

March 27, 2023
In celebration of Women's History Month, we asked the women of Texas ECE to tell us about the women who inspired, mentored, or supported them in their lives and careers.   PROF. SUZANNE BARBER
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Dynamic Events in Thick Tissue are Nearly Impossible to Image; Texas Engineers Aim to Change That

March 24, 2023
The left panel shows a raw image of Xenopus embryo tissue. This tissue is well-known to be extremely scattering, which is evident by the fact that we cannot resolve any structures in the raw image. The right panel shows the result of our computational scatter-correction method, which drastically improves imaging capability. After scatter-correction, cellular boundaries, nuclei, and yolk platelets can be clearly identified with subcellular resolution.
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Ian Roberts Receives Andrea Goldsmith Young Scholars Award

March 21, 2023
Graduate student Ian P. Roberts has been named the winner of the 2023 IEEE Communications Society Communication Theory Technical Committee (CTTC) Andrea Goldsmith Young Scholars Award. The CTTC Andrea Goldsmith Young Scholars Award recognizes young scholars of the communication theory area who have shown a high level of research aptitude in the broadly defined topic of communication theory, as well as engagement in the professional community. Ian was selected for his "contributions to the theory and practice of full-duplex millimeter-wave communications."