Dr. Xia (Ben) Hu, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) to build a human-centric network-embedding framework, in which human prior knowledge would be properly modeled and integrated in the framework process in contrast to the traditional data-driven network-embedding framework.
At the ninth annual Aggie Women in Computer Science (AWICS) leadership workshop, sponsored by Chevron, female leaders from academia and industry participated in two panels that centered on leadership and how to make an impact in the workplace.
Dr. Juan Garay, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named a Fellow of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) for his fundamental contributions at the interface of cryptography and distributed computing and for service to the cryptographic research community.
Dr. Nancy M. Amato, Unocal and Regents Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected as a 2018 Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Fellow.
The Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) received the Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT) Emergency Management Technology and Innovation Award at the 11th annual EMAT Leadership Symposium last week.
Human stem cells have shown potential in medicine as they can transform into various specialized cell types such as bone and cartilage cells. The current approach to obtain such specialized cells is to subject stem cells to specialized instructive protein molecules known as growth factors. However, use of growth factors in the human body can generate harmful effects including unwanted tissue growth, such as a tumor. Researchers at Texas A&M University have explored a new class of clay nanoparticles that can direct stem cells to become bone or cartilage cells.
Technology advancement is changing the disability landscape, as demonstrated by the 10 student teams at Aggies Invent for Assistive Technology this past weekend. The 58 participating students were challenged to improve the lives of the more than 57 million Americans who have some form of disability by developing a technological solution to one of the 16 need statements of the competition. This Aggies Invent had students from 18 different majors and ranged from freshmen to graduate students across campus.
Credited with acquiring the legislative funding needed for The Texas A&M University System’s Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR), Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick was the special guest for the center’s ribbon-cutting ceremony held on the RELLIS Campus April 11.