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Jon Tamir Named Inaugural Oracle Research Fellow

May 17, 2022
WNCG faculty member Jon Tamir has been named among the inaugural cohort of Oracle Research Fellows. The Oracle Research Fellows program identifies potentially transformative research proposals from current and future research luminaries, and provides them with the funding, Oracle Cloud computing and collaborative opportunities they need. Tamir will work to develop fast, standardized MRI reconstruction methods for faster and cheaper diagnosis and monitoring.

WNCG Students Honored at Celebrate ECE

May 10, 2022
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at The University of Texas at Austin hosted Celebrate ECE on Monday, May 9, 2022. The event honored students for valuable contributions to the Texas ECE community. Two WNCG students were among the award winners for the 2021-2022 academic year:  Marius Arvinte, a fifth-year doctoral student advised by Prof. Jon Tamir., won the Graduate Acheivement Award in Recognition of Outstanding Academic Acheivement.
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ECE Honors 2021-2022 Staff and Faculty Award Winners

May 2, 2022
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin held a banquet on Thursday, April 28 to honor staff and faculty for their successes and contributions during the 2021-2022 academic year. WNCG faculty and staff were among this year's award winners. SOCIETY/ACADEMY MEMBERS AND FELLOWS Faculty who were elevated to members and fellows in the academic year. National Academy of Engineering ALAN BOVIK   IEEE Fellow ALEX DIMAKIS SRIRAM VISHWANATH   GORDON T. LEPLEY IV ENDOWED MEMORIAL TEACHING AWARD
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De Veciana and Vikalo Receive NSF RINGS Grant to Explore Networked Learning Systems

May 2, 2022
WNCG professors Gustavo de Veciana and Haris Vikalo have received a National Science Foundation Resilient & Intelligent NextG Systems (RINGS) grant to research "Scalable and Resilient Networked Learning Systems." 
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Andreas Gerstlauer on Team Awarded Top Pick in Hardware and Embedded Security 2021

April 25, 2022
WNCG professor Andreas Gerstlauer is part of a team of researchers from Texas ECE that was named a Top Pick in Hardware and Embedded Security 2021 by the IEEE Hardware Security and Trust Technical Committee (HSTTC). The award recognized their paper "Horizontal Side-Channel Vulnerabilities of Post-Quantum Key Exchange Protocols," a collaboration between Andreas Gerstlauer, Michael Orshansky, and Mohit Tiwari, all of Texas ECE, Aydin Aysu of North Carolina State University, and Youssef Tobah, a PhD student at The University of Mich
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Researchers are Developing Analytics to Combat Dementia Using Mobile Sensor Data

April 15, 2022
WNCG professor Edison Thomaz and fellow researchers from The University of Texas at Austin have received a 4-year R01 grant award from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to study "Digital Biomarkers and Analytics for Cognitive Impairment with Mobile and Wearable Sensing." Jared Benge and Justin Rousseau from the Dell Medical School and Rosemary Lester-Smith of the UT Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences are collaborating on the project.
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Researchers Develop New Method to Predict and Optimize Performance of Deep Learning Models

March 30, 2022
Over the past decade, the world has seen tremendous increases in the deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The main horsepower behind the success of AI systems is provided by deep learning models and machine learning (ML) algorithms. Recently, a new AI paradigm has emerged: Automated Machine Learning (AutoML) including its subfield Neural Architecture Search (NAS). State-of-the-art ML models consist of complex workflows with numerous design choices and variables that must be tuned for optimal performance.
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‘Off Label’ Use of Imaging Databases Could Lead to Bias in AI Algorithms

March 25, 2022
Significant advances in artificial intelligence over the past decade have relied upon extensive training of algorithms using massive, open-source databases. But when such datasets are used “off label” and applied in unintended ways, the results are subject to machine learning bias that compromises the integrity of the AI algorithm, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of California, Berkeley.
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Nanshu Lu Discusses Research on Nano Matters Podcast

March 24, 2022
This week, WNCG professor Nanshu Lu was a guest on The National Nanotechnology Initiative's podcast, "Nano Matters." In this episode of the “Nano Matters” podcast, Nanshu Lu, Associate Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses her work using nanotechnology to design wear-and-forgettable biosensors that can monitor a person’s health. Listen to the full podcast via The National Nanotechnology Initiative's YouTube channel.
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Five Texas ECE Faculty Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Feb. 28, 2022
Five Texas ECE faculty, Alex Hanson, Brian Johnson, Jaydeep Kulkarni, August Shi, and Atlas Wang 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.