Q&A Posts

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

May 23rd, 2017

Q&A With Dr. Umit Gurun, Professor of Accounting and Finance

In this day and age, immigration and business are two hot-button topics. Not surprisingly, immigration and business go hand in hand. Dr. Umit Gurun, a professor of accounting and finance at the Naveen Jindal School of Management, recently published a study in the Journal of Finance that examines immigrants’ influence on trade. In this Q&A, …read more

March 28th, 2017

Q&A with NSF Fellowship Awardee, PhD Chemistry Student

Over 13,000 students applied to the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) from the National Science Foundation (NSF), but only 2,000 succeeded in receiving an award. Candace Benjamin, UT Dallas PhD student and “super scientist” in the Gassensmith Lab, shines among those winners. Candace will receive three years of financial support towards a research-based masters or …read more

December 6th, 2016

Q&A: Neuroscience Expert Shares Addiction Research

Dr. Francesca Filbey has made a name for herself through her research on the cognitive neuroscience of addiction. A graduate of King’s College in London, Dr. Filbey is an associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS) at UT Dallas and the Director of Cognitive Neuroscience of Addictive Behaviors at the Center …read more

November 15th, 2016

The Hurtful Lives of Aggressors: Dr. Nadine Connell Takes on Bullies

You haven’t forgotten about it entirely; that time in elementary school when you were picked on for the clothes you wore, or because your grades weren’t good enough. Or perhaps your grades were too good. You may remember Dr. Nadine Connell, assistant professor of criminology, who kicked off our first blog post with her research …read more

September 6th, 2016

Q&A with ATEC Educator and Game Lab Creator

If you’ve ever wondered who the first ever Ph.D. graduate from UT Dallas’ School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (ATEC) is, the answer is faculty member Dr. Monica Evans. Since graduating in 2007, her contributions in developing the game studies program on campus has played a part in the success of UT Dallas’ top …read more