Spotlight Posts

June 28th, 2016

Gaming Gets ‘Serious’: Unlocking the Legend of Pain Management

Known as electronic games for psychotherapy (EGP), or ‘serious games,’ UT Dallas assistant professor Dr. Marjorie Zielke and her team in the ATEC program are able to deepen their knowledge and critical insight to better diagnose patients who suffer from chronic back pain. Serious games employ the use of virtual reality (VR) to simulate a recreation of real life events wherein patients can interact kinetically during rehabilitation.

May 24th, 2016

When the Finish Line is the Beginning

We spend our lives taking steps towards the future.  Kindergarten productions inspire budding thespians, seventh grade band recitals turn young musicians into professional ones, and high school athletics give way to careers in sports or medicine.  Other times, a mentor comes along and provides insight to opportunities which – much like the stage or stadium …read more

March 17th, 2016

Romancing Tradition: Dr. Gans and the Future of Automation

The first roads didn’t belong to that of the Benz Patent-Motorwagen or Tin Lizzie – they belonged to the ships of ancient mariners. In the spirit of the ancient mariners, the world’s love story with transportation and technology continues to propel us through the ages. Moving from ocean to land, one modern vessel – the …read more

February 9th, 2016

Worldwide Efforts of Researcher Impacts Health, Atherosclerosis

It’s no surprise that UT Dallas senior, Melanie Maurer, has an interest in matters of the heart.  Upon meeting the backpack-toting biomedical engineering student, it’s equally clear to see that she’s prepared for the journey of combating heart disease.  Bringing not only awards, knowledge, and volunteer experience into classrooms and labs, she also possesses a …read more

January 5th, 2016

Media Artist Explores Digital Labor, Teaches Humanity

For media artist, author, and UT Dallas Associate Professor xtine Burrough, art-making is altruistic and multidimensional. Her eye for deconstructing and reconstructing media to generate new perceptions of form and function are blended with classroom experience and corporate knowledge as a former Web Designer. xtine’s conceptional, instructional, and technical skills from these experiences combine to a bring a greater meaning to her art, as well as fuel her desire to teach.

November 3rd, 2015

Student Researcher Advances Technology for National Security

Safeguarding U.S. entry points has become one of the nation’s primary concerns post-9/11. While border patrol and lawmakers work to improve national security through legislature, researchers collaborate with government agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to advance technology that protects our borders from potential terrorist activity. Lindsey Smith, a fourth-year UT Dallas …read more

October 6th, 2015

Dr. Robert Gregg Brings Science Fiction to Life

As Director of the Locomotor Control Systems Laboratory, as well as the recipient of the Burrough Wellcome Fund and NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, Dr. Gregg’s team utilizes robot control theory to promote the study of human gait patterns not as functions of time, but as functions of a phase variable.

September 1st, 2015

Biomedical Engineering Student Focuses on Education, Empowerment

Anupam Kumar, winner of the Science Research Scholar Award from the American Museum of Natural History, is busy cultivating an impressive future, blending education and humanitarian efforts.  With a background that includes notable academic achievements, his philanthropic endeavors are the driving force behind his aspirations. Anupam’s interest in medical device development and big data led …read more