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Junior Akeem Whitehead (left) and Dr. Ben Zoghi from the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution won the Golden-i®dea competition Nov. 16 at the New York Institute of Technology. The contest was sponsored by Motorola Solutions Inc. The Golden-i Developer Competition and Par…


Researchers from Texas A&M University, Rice University and Halmstad University in Sweden are collaborating to develop a new generation of design software that can accurately predict the physical behavior of robots prior to prototyping. "One of our goals is to find a way to do virtual testing so…


Dr. Jiang Hu, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won a Best Paper Award at the 2011 International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD). ICCAD is a premier and one of the most selective conferences devoted to technical …


Dr. Tiffani Williams, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the 2011 Denice Denton Emerging Leader Award at the 2011 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Nov. 11. Williams earned her B.S. in computer science from Ma…


When Dr. Larry Piper retired from Texas A&M University after three decades as a petroleum engineering educator, Terry Rathert of Magnolia decided on the perfect farewell gift—a four-year scholarship for top freshmen—to honor the outgoing teacher and mentor. Piper learned about the surprise trib…


Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, the Eugene E. Webb Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, will be presented the 2011 IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) Standards Education Award during a Dec. 4 IEEE EAB/SA Awards Presentation Ceremony at the Hyatt …


Dr. Scott Miller has been appointed to the Debbie and Dennis Segers '75 Professorship in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University. Miller, a professor and director of graduate studies in the department, received the appointment in recognition of his excellen…


Dr. Zixiang Xiong,a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won a top ten percent paper award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP) Workshop. Xiong, Ph.D. student Yifu Zhang and pos…


A start-up company led by a Texas A&M University faculty member and located at Texas A&M has received a prize for innovation from the Houston Technology Center, Texas’ largest technology incubator and accelerator. Shape Memory Therapeutics Inc. -- led by Dr. Duncan Maitland, associate profe…


Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, is the author of a newly published textbook on process engineering,Sustainable Design through Process Integration. The book covers the fundamental concepts and practical techniques on the use of process inte…


MSNBC's Future of Technology featured Texas A&M Engineering's rescue robotics work as well as a unique training facility that is part of Texas A&M Engineering. Dr. Robin Murphy, a pioneer in the field of rescue robotics, has been working on developing technology -- including underwater robo…


Dr. N.K. Anand, acting vice chancellor and interim dean for engineering, has appointed Dr. Robin Autenrieth associate dean for academic affairs. She has held the interim position since September after the retirement of Dr. Jo Howze, who previously held the position. Autenrieth has served as asso…


Dr. John L. Junkins, distinguished professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M, has been named interim director of the Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS). Junkins was selected from a list of several individuals nominated by members of the TIAS Adm…


Researchers and responders from The Texas A&M University System have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a visual “common ground” between operators and responders who use micro and small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for search and rescue. Following principle…


Dr. B. Don Russell, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been awarded the 2011 Attwood Associate Award by U. S. National Committee of the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE). The award was presented at the CIGRE annual meeting in D…