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For the first time, a robust, low-cost and portable technology deployed using drones can be used to monitor and control infectious disease outbreaks in remote locations, says Texas A&M University researcher, Dr. Victor Ugaz, who has built the instrument. By eliminating the need for samples colle…


Nasan Tsengeg, sophomore in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, placed first for undergraduate research in the engineering category of Texas A&M’s student research week.  Tsengeg contributes to ongoing research being conducted by Dr. Carlos Estra…


More than a dozen nuclear engineering students from Texas A&M University presented at the 2016 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Student Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Doctoral student Lane Carasik received the designation of best presentation in the graduate category for the thermal hydraulics …


A robot assistant lifeguard called EMILY is making waves by helping migrants cross the Mediterranean Sea safely. In the wake of unrest, over 500 refugees have drowned attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Turkey to Greece. Members from the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) C…


Dr. I-Hong Hou, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received a research instrumentation award from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for his proposal, “Equipment for Research in Network and Systems.” The award is the result of…


Researchers in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University are working to make life easier through research that is revolutionizing society. The long awaited day of 3-D printed replacement body parts may be just around the corner; along with the day of producing…


Three professors in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University presented aspects of their research at Texas Optimization Day, held recently at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. Dr. Jianer Chen, presented his talk, “Dealing with 4-Variables by Resoluti…


Dr. John Niedzwecki, Cain '13 Senior Chair in Offshore Technology and Regents Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, was invited to join the international advisory board for the Collaborative Innovation Center for …


The Texas A&M Energy Institute hosted a one-day conference on Monday, April 4, 2016, to create an opportunity for researchers across the state to share their research and educational developments in the field. Texas Optimization Day, made possible by sponsorships, provided a chance for research…


The 2016 Texas A&M Robotics Workshop, held recently, hosted an array of distinguished speakers from institutions around the world, whose research is rooted in robotics. The 12 researchers who presented at the workshop are area chairs for the 2016 Robotics Science and Systems Conference (RSS), w…


Dr. Kyle T. Alfriend, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the 2016 Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for research. Given since 1995, this award recognizes those individua…


You’ve seen them in futuristic science fiction movies for decades, but the reality is that unmanned vehicles are just around the corner, quite literally. Fully automated vehicles are expected to hit the roads as early as 2018. In the meantime, you might catch the Zachry Department of Civil Engineeri…


Dr. Xia Hu, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, is collaborating with Arizona State University and Yahoo! to understand user behavior on social media platforms by developing novel data mining algorithms. These predictions are not ba…


Dr. Alaa Elwany, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, is a member of a multidisciplinary team led by Dr. Ibrahim Karaman that was awarded a $550,000 grant from the Airforce Office of Scientific Research’s Defense University Resear…


Dr. Lydia Tapia, former student from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the Denise Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award at the 2015 Grace Hopper Conference in Houston. The Denise Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award is presented by the Anita Borg I…


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