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Dr. Walden “Wally” Rhines
Visionary Leader in Artificial Intelligence Endows Professorship in Fully Homomorphic Encryption
Dr. Walden “Wally” Rhines, son of the founding chair of the UF Department of Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) Dr. Frederick N. Rhines, is providing an endowment for a professorship in fully homomorphic encryption (FHE), a field in which Cornami, Inc., the AI company of which he is President and CEO, holds a leading edge position.
Peter Wass, Ph.D. and John W. Conklin, Ph.D.
UF Awarded NASA Contract to Build Space Exploration Device
A team of University of Florida mechanical and aerospace engineering students, professors and researchers has been awarded a $12.5 million NASA contract to test and build a space exploration device over the next four years. UF’s team is led by experts John W. Conklin, Ph.D. and Peter Wass, Ph.D., a UF MAE associate professor and research scientist, respectively.
Amanda Krause, Ph.D., MSE
NSF Award Helps UF Engineer Bring Cutting Edge 3D X-Ray Microscope System to UF
Amanda Krause, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UF Department of Materials Science & Engineering, is employing artificial intelligence methods to track and catalogue data for her abnormal grain growth research, and thanks to new a $1.2 million research award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), she will bring a cutting-edge, 3D X-ray microscope system to campus to generate even better data for her algorithms.
Ruogu Fang, Ph.D., BME
UF Researchers Are Looking Into The Eyes Of Patients To Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease
Ruogu Fang, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering and director of the Smart Medical Informatics Learning and Evaluation Lab, was quoted in a Forbes article about an AI-assisted method for diagnosing Parkinson's disease with, essentially, an eye exam.
Edward Phelps, Ph.D., BME
Biomedical Engineer Studies Islet Cells to Uncover the Processes of Diabetes
Edward Phelps, Ph.D., assistant professor and J. Crayton Pruitt Family Term Fellow at the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received a $1.8M R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further his studies of the role of gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) in the islet cells of the pancreas.
Bringing AI to the Edge for a Smarter Internet of Things
Bringing AI to the Edge for a Smarter Internet of Things
Three leading researchers at the Warren B. Nelms institute for the Connected World are using artificial intelligence (AI) to make the Internet of Things (IoT) more secure and more efficient. They have invited us into their laboratories to take a peek at the leading edge of AI applications.
Marianne Francois (Ph.D., AEMES ’02)
Aerospace Engineering Alumna Flies High at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Marianne Francois (Ph.D., AEMES ’02) was named the Division Leader of the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in May 2020. Achieving this position was the culmination of 18 years of increasingly more complex work and greater responsibility. Of her success, she said, “It is an honor and very humbling to be leading a large number of scientists across multiple disciplines.”
The Future of AI Speaker Series
The Future of AI Speaker Series - Register Now
AI in Space and Communications - Join Bill Gattle (BSME ’84, MS ’87), President of Space Systems at L3Harris Technologies, as he discusses the role of AI in space and communications and what it takes to develop an AI-enabled workforce.
Jan. 27, 12:00 pm EST.
Engineering Recovery Fund
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