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National Awards for Early Career Research go to Four UA Professors    /  UA News

During the past academic year, four professors at The University of Alabama received national recognition early in their careers for leading-edge research that will advance knowledge and enhance the educational…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 17, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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Signing In    /  UA News

UA researchers are developing a way for deaf and hard-of-hearing communities to interact with devices or smart environments using sign language.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 17, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Can We Make Our Robots Less Biased Than We Are?    /  The New York Times

A.I. developers are committing to end the injustices in how their technology is often made and used.


Source: The New York Times    /    Published: December 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, In The News    /    Features:     

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UA researchers test tech to monitor eating habits    /  The Tuscaloosa News

University of Alabama researchers are involved in the study of a wearable device designed to monitor the user’s eating habits, with an eye toward fighting obesity. The Automatic Ingestion Monitor,…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: December 12, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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Want to Shed a Few Pounds? Researchers Test New Technology to Help    /  UA News

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a consortium of university researchers, led by The University of Alabama, a $2.5 million grant to further evaluate a wearable device designed to change eating behaviors.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: December 10, 2019    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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Mind Over (Drone) Matter    /  UA News

Moving a drone via your thoughts is possible through a combination of neuroscience and computer science, University of Alabama researchers show.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 23, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA hosts annual K-12 robotics competition

Nearly 300 K-12 students from across Alabama were recently welcomed to campus for a computer programming competition that used robotics as a host platform. The University of Alabama College of…


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: April 22, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach    /    Features:   ,   

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Mind-Controlled Drones: Not As Far Away As You Think    /  Forbes

Not long ago, moving objects with your mind was the province of Jedi knights and boy wizards. But on April 6, competitors and spectators will descend on the University of…


Source: Forbes    /    Published: April 6, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research, Students    /    Features:     

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Grant expands professor’s human-computer interaction research    /  UA News

Brain scanning technology will be put to the test in the Black Belt soon thanks to the University of Alabama. Human-computer interaction, also known as neurofeedback programs will be tried out…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: January 16, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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Grant Expands Professor’s Human-Computer Interaction Research    /  UA News

A University of Alabama computer science professor has received a grant to better understand how K-12 students in the Alabama Black Belt perceive human-computer interaction.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: January 10, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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