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Professor Receives NSF Grants to Develop Advanced Real-Time Computing Methods for Decision-Making

With society relying increasingly on cyber physical systems to control airplanes, energy grids and other mechanical devices, professors at the Cockrell School of Engineering are making it their mission to develop real-time computing methods that are smarter, safer and better and can react and operate more like humans.

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Led by Cockrell School Professor, Center for Identity Launches IDWise

Led by Cockrell School of Engineering professor Suzanne Barber, the Center for Identity at The University of Texas at Austin (UTCID) has launched IDWise, a state-funded online resource and one-stop-shop for consumer-friendly tips, articles, games and videos on how to manage and secure personal information for individuals, businesses and families.

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Professor Briefs White House on Collaboration to Improve Flood Forecasting, Response

Cockrell School of Engineering professor David Maidment, a water resources expert in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, will deliver a briefing presentation to the White House on Oct. 3 on the National Flood Interoperability Experiment (NFIE).

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Researchers Find New Method to Improve Future of Flexible Electronics

Cockrell School of Engineering professor Ananth Dodabalapur, of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, together with researchers at Northwestern University have demonstrated a new method to improve the reliability and performance of transistors and circuits based on carbon nanotubes (CNT), a semiconductor material that has long been considered by scientists as one of the most promising successors to silicon for smaller, faster and cheaper electronic devices. The result appears in a new paper published in the journal Applied Physics Letters, from AIP Publishing.

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Chemical Engineering Student Wins Second Prestigious Scholarship

Sai P. Gourisankar, Cockrell School of Engineering junior and undergraduate researcher in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, has been selected as a 2014 Astronaut Scholar.

The $10,000 Astronaut Scholarship is given to “outstanding students who exhibit motivation, imagination and exceptional performance in the fields of engineering and natural or applied sciences.” Gourisankar was selected for his exemplary academic performance, ingenuity and unique aptitude for research.

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