Enrique Orozco Lopez, Ph.D., a postdoctoral associate at the Center for Coastal Solutions (CCS), spoke with FOX 4 Southwest Florida about the AI model he has been developing to better manage the water flow from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River, with the goal of reducing the amount of released nutrients that produce harmful algal blooms.
Federal research partnerships give universities a competitive edge
Technologically advanced research partnerships, like the one between UF’s Applied Research in Engineering (FLARE) program and the U.S. Department of Defense, open the door to opportunities in higher education.
The Science of Stealing: Researchers study shoplifting at UF’s ‘Safer Places Lab’
Retailers across the globe are turning to researchers with the University of Florida to try to cut back on retail theft. Cory Lowe with UF’s Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) walked FOX 35 through what the team calls its Simulation Lab.
Engineering alumna elected for Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
An engineering alumna who is a pioneer in the semiconductor polishing industry is among 10 new members of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.
How a horse whisperer can help engineers build better robots
UF researchers say the age-old partnership between people and horses can teach us something about building robots designed to improve our lives.
Playing sports against robotic opponents makes our brains work harder
Amanda Studnicki, a graduate student in BME, and her advisor, Daniel Ferris, Ph.D., have discovered that the brains of table tennis players react very differently to human or machine opponents.
Five big ways UF is benefiting Florida
Using artificial intelligence, scientists at UF are partnering with landowners and farmers to monitor and protect Florida natural and agricultural environments. With plans to measure the carbon dioxide captured by plants, soils and other natural resources, the researchers in UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering are creating a network to help better understand fluctuations in the state’s ecosystems, and ultimately, to develop AI tools to preserve Florida lands for long-term use and enjoyment.
New ‘invisible finger’ technology poses potential phone-hacking threats, researchers say
When a team of researchers from the University of Florida unveiled new technology that allows someone to hack into a nearby touchscreen-enabled device using what they call an “invisible finger,” those in the field of cybersecurity took notice.
UF/IFAS scientists rethink food possibilities with 3D food printer
Adam Watson and Ziynet Boz, two UF/IFAS professors in the agricultural and biological engineering department, have been rethinking the power of 3D printers, specifically their ability to print food.
Small, convenient mosquito repellent device passes test to protect military personnel
A device developed at the University of Florida for the U.S. military provides protection from mosquitos for an extended period and requires no heat, electricity or skin contact.