MU researchers identify new genes for autism research

Chi-Ren Shyu (pictured), the Paul K. and Dianne Shumaker Endowed Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and MU Informatics Institute (MUII) director, and MUII graduate student Matt Spencer worked with researchers at MU’s Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and the Departments of Child Health, Statistics in the School of Medicine on “Heritable … Continued

Research helping research

Sean Goggins’ goal is to help social scientists — such as sociologists, anthropologists, psychologists and more — understand computing well enough to draw valid research conclusions. Read more…

Teaching with tech

Prasad Calyam won the Graduate & Professional Teaching Award, and Heather Hunt took home top honors in the Undergraduate Teaching category in this year’s Excellence in Teaching with Technology Awards. Read more…

TigerHacks takes on new name, new aim

This year’s TigerHacks event was the old Hack Mizzou, but with a new name and a new aim. The 36-hour event still split participants into groups to develop novel software ideas over the course of a weekend, but this year’s event brought a new partnership with the Reynolds Journalism Institute Student Competition, which meant the … Continued

MU Big Data researchers build neuro collaborations through symposium

The University of Missouri is already doing groundbreaking work in pairing Big Data experts with clinical and life science practitioners in order to produce cutting-edge results out of the wealth of data the latter groups create with their research. And a group of College of Engineering researchers is looking to expand collaborative efforts even further. … Continued

College and industrial partner make investments to advance smart manufacturing

Luke Manier, a 2001 graduate from the MU Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, facilitated the donation of equipment for 15 modern industrial automation workstations including components to aid in the construction of two advanced motion control systems from his company, Rockwell Automation. Read more…

GENI grants EECS research duo a first-place wish

Prasad Calyam’s work on using cloud computing resources to aid first responders has been well-recognized, and he and doctoral student Dmitrii Chemodanov recently earned another accolade for their work. Chemodanov and Calyam, an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, recently earned first place in the GENI Experimenter Contest, which earned them … Continued

Symposium award seeds $150,000 each into up-and-coming Mizzou research

For the first time, Applied Optoelectronics Inc., and the University of Missouri College of Engineering teamed up in an attempt to uncover novel methods of chemical sensing. AOI and Mizzou paired to provide two winning proposals from MU College of Engineering research teams with $150,000 each in seed money as part of the first-ever AOI … Continued

Intel opens platform for EECS researcher’s groundbreaking work

Intel Corporation recently made approximately 30 cutting-edge heterogenous hardware platforms available for use to researchers selected for the second round of its Hardware Accelerator Research Program. And an MU College of Engineering computer scientist was one of the select few chosen from a worldwide pool to work on these next-generation platforms. Bill Harrison, an associate … Continued

IT Program alumnus develops upcoming smart tech

The Internet of Things is quickly integrating itself into American culture with the growing proliferation of smart devices. An MU College of Engineering alumnus is part of a team looking to give the everyday consumer many of the benefits of smart home technology at a fraction of the cost. Jeff Nowak, a 2014 graduate of … Continued