Q&A Posts

October 14th, 2019

Q&A with Seed Grant Winner, Dr. Bart Rypma

Dr. Bart Rypma was recently awarded the Major Extramural Grant Award (MEGA) for Development of Calibrated fMRI at the UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth Imaging Center. Dr. Rypma’s research is aimed at exploring the cognitive and neurobiological mechanisms of human memory and how those mechanisms are affected by aging and disease. Dr. Rypma is a …read more

September 30th, 2019

Big Cat Conflicts in Guyana with Andrew Stoeckel

Last summer, Andrew Stoeckl traveled to Guyana with Dr. Anthony Cummings of the Geospatial Information Science department at UT Dallas to look at human-wildcat interactions. Since returning, he has been analyzing obtained data to be included in various publications. During our conversation, Andrew reflected on his favorite aspect of research and lends advice to students …read more

September 18th, 2019

BONES with Dr. Danieli Rodrigues

Dr. Danieli Rodrigues is an Associate Professor in the department of Bioengineering at UT Dallas. She runs the BONE (Biomaterials for Osseointegration and Novel Engineering) lab to develop novel biomaterials for bone-contacting interfaces to address current challenges related to implant performance and biomaterial-implant-body interactions. Dr. Rodrigues was recently awarded a CoBRA (Collaborative Biomedical Research Award) …read more

August 22nd, 2019

The Future of Medicine in Virtual Reality with Joel Rizzo

Joel Rizzo is a student programmer in the Center for Modeling and Simulation, humans and synthetics lab with Dr. Majorie Zielke. He is currently working on an Emotive Virtual Patient (EVP) project which is a collaborative research effort between UT Dallas and UT Southwestern to create an augmented-reality patient with natural language processing (NLP) that …read more

August 1st, 2019

R.O.A.D. to DC: Dr. Catherine Thorn

Dr. Catherine Thorn is an Assistant Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UT Dallas. Her research examines how learning-related changes in neural activity within the cortex and basal ganglia support memory encoding and behavioral performance improvement. We caught up with Dr. Thorn to discuss current progress with her research as well …read more

June 13th, 2019

Q&A with 2019 Mitchell Max Award Recipient

Dr. Michael Burton is an Assistant Professor in the Systems Neuroscience Program in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded Dr. Burton the 2019 Mitchell Max Award for his research on Delayed Onset of Neuropathic Pain in Aged Males After Peripheral Nerve Injury. Dr. Burton took a …read more

March 6th, 2019

Q&A with Dr. Kantarcioglu

We are surrounded by an incredible expanse of data, created at an exponential rate and offered on a multitude of electronic devices; a wealth of significant information at the ready to benefit a population eager to absorb it. Can this bountiful data be protected from theft, exploitation, and other misuse yet still be shared with …read more

December 4th, 2018

Q&A with Alumni Software Startup

They say there’s no such thing as a free meal. Former UTD roommates, Chandra and Abinav, would have to disagree. The two hungry entrepreneurs have created a thriving business based on free deals and discounts offered on college campuses across the globe. We asked them to share with us the trials and tribulations of their …read more

November 1st, 2018

Q&A with Facial Recognition Researcher

It has often been said that two heads are better than one—but are they more effective? Graduate student, Géraldine Jeckeln in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UT Dallas investigates wisdom-of-crowds effects in face recognition—specifically collaborative decision making. Her current research involves investigating the performance of forensic face identification examiners. Geraldine took a pause …read more

April 26th, 2018

Q&A: Meet IP Leading Lady Dr. Shalini Prasad

World Intellectual Property Day (April 26th) celebrates the importance of contributions in technology and culture while promoting the significance of intellectual property (IP) rights. These rights help foster future innovation, stimulate the economy, and enrich our quality of life. This year, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) applauds women leaders and inventors whose global contributions …read more