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In The News: Test engineers advise university’s design class

Andrew Carnegie once said, “We learn by doing.” Senior metallurgical and materials engineering students at the University of Alabama are doing just that thanks to two engineers from the Redstone Test Center.  This support began during the fall semester of 2018, when Suzanne McLendon, an Alabama graduate, was contacted to… Read more

Sources: Redstone Rocket

Computer science professor named IEEE Fellow

A professor in the College of Engineering has been recognized by an international organization for his extensive research on Wi-Fi standardization. Dr. Yang Xiao, a professor in The University of Alabama Department of Computer Science, has been named an IEEE Fellow for the class of 2020. “IEEE Fellow is recognized… Read more

In The News: JOHN MERRILL DISCUSSES ELECTION SECURITY AT CYBERSECURITY CONFERENCE

The Office of the Secretary of State hosted educators from around Alabama Thursday afternoon for a cybersecurity seminar at the University of Alabama. Recently, there have been several cybersecurity attacks across the country, even right here in Tuscaloosa with the recent DCH Health System ransomware attack. At the event, Alabama… Read more

Sources: WVUA, Fox 6

In The News: Former professor returns to lead transportation institute

Allen Parrish is returning to The University of Alabama on Feb. 17 to serve as executive director of the Alabama Transportation Institute.  Parrish was employed at the University from 1990 to 2015 and served as a professor in the department of computer science, founding director of the CARE Research and… Read more

Sources: Crimson White, The Tuscaloosa News, Birmingham Business Journal

UA Continues Success in National Business Start-Up Program

Two inventive projects are participating in the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps, or I-Corps, Teams program. It provides university researchers entrepreneurial education, mentoring and funding to accelerate innovation to attract third-party funding and bring technology to the market. Read more

In The News: NASA-funded space radiation studies could save astronauts’ lives

Physicists are teaming up with computer scientists in a NASA-funded study to help predict solar flares and radiation that can disable spacecraft and potentially kill astronauts. NASA has awarded a $550,000 grant to the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne to begin the three-year machine learning project next month. Computer… Read more

Sources: Breitbart, UPI