Spotlight

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

February 27th, 2019

R.O.A.D. to DC: Dr. Ruths

Dr. Justin Ruths first joined UT Dallas as an Assistant Professor in 2016 after working for five years as a faculty member at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).  With a central focus on control theory, Dr. Ruths divides his research efforts into two categories: security of cyber-physical systems and control of networks. …read more

June 12th, 2018

Changing the Conversation: Turning Disabilities into Abilities

During the AMC drama Mad Men, fictional character Don Draper says: “If you don’t like what’s being said, then change the conversation.” That’s exactly what happened in December of 2016, when Margaret Scholl announced that she would start a mobility ministry—Early Wheels—to improve the lives of children with disabilities through interactive experiences. Infants and small …read more

October 17th, 2017

Descendants of the Old Forest

The son of peanut farmers, Dr. Anthony Cummings, assistant professor in the geospatial information sciences program at UT Dallas, walked the forests of Guyana, South America as a boy. In the tropics of the Caribbean, he learned to use a bow and arrow, and entertained the dream of becoming a professional cricketer. While he pursued …read more