WNCG in the media

Nanshu Lu Discusses Research on Nano Matters Podcast

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.

Computer Scientists Prove Why Bigger Neural Networks Do Better

A recent article in Quanta Magazine explored why neural networks must be much larger than conventionally expected. The findings, which come from a paper by Sébastien Bubeck of Microsoft Research and Mark Sellke of Stanford University, give some insight into a question that has come up repeatedly over several decades.

WNCG professor Alex Dimakis was quoted in the article, providing background on overparameterization in neural networks.

How New Machine Learning Techniques Could Improve MRI Scans

WNCG professor Jon Tamir aims to leverage machine learning techniques to make brain scans faster and more informative. He received an Amazon Machine Learning Research Award in 2020 from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support the work.

A recent article on Amazon Science explored the details of Prof. Tamir's research on MRI scans.

Working to Support Student Mental Health

A recent article in Alcalde explored how The University of Texas at Austin has been working to promote student mental health. The article included WNCG professor Brian Evans' experience finding ways to foster a supportive environment for his students.

According to Prof. Evans, “the idea is to reduce the unnecessary stress and anxiety that I cause by making certain choices in the way the class proceeds.”

The topic of mental health has become increasingly important throughout the challenges and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Andrea Thomaz's Diligent Robotics Among Newsweek's "Medical Marvels"

Newsweek Magazine recently published a list of "America's Greatest Disruptors: Medical Marvels," celebrating researchers and companies "pushing the technological boundaries of health care."

WNCG faculty member Dr. Andrea Thomaz was featured along with her colleague Dr. Vivian Chu and their company, Dilligent Robotics. Dilligent Robotics developed robots for deployment in healthcare settings—an innovation that has become especially critical to healthcare processes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Future of Light-Emitting Tattoos

WNCG professor Nanshu Lu's work on wearable electronic tattoos was featured in a BBCNews piece on the future of light-emitting tattoos.

Prof. Lu and her team have shown that their tattoo-like system can measure blood flow in the fingertips and they hope to demonstrate that the same technology could also be used on the neck, head and muscles, with data transferred to a nearby computer via a Bluetooth chip built into the device.

Read the article on BBCNews.

The Problem With GPS

WNCG professor Todd Humphreys, an expert in GPS spoofing, is featured in a recent New York Times opinion piece on the nation's need for a GPS backup. Although the system is essential, it's also vulnerable.

Read the full piece by Kate Murphy in The New York Times. 


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