Research Related

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

January 14th, 2019

Patents: An Introduction and Exploration

Introduction Patent law has always been fascinating to me. As I have advanced in my educational career at UT Dallas, from a biology undergraduate to my current status as a biotechnology graduate student, my interest in intellectual property has only grown. The Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC), the primary department responsible for regulating the university’s …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

August 7th, 2018

Organizing the Muse: How Kara Oropallo Keeps Creativity on Track

If you’re a creative type, you’re probably familiar with the phrase, “The Muse is visiting.” If you’re unfamiliar with the Muses, they are the nine daughters of Zeus; goddesses who are regarded for inspiring creativity in the arts, literary forms, and science. If you’ve ever dropped by Senior Lecturer Kara Oropallo’s office in ATEC, you’ll …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

May 9th, 2018

Dr. Seth Hays: Neuroplasticity and the Wandering Nerve

There is a famous poetic line from Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings which addresses the Rangers of the North and the Rangers of Ithilien: “Not all those who wander are lost.” Thought to be vagabonds, the Rangers true identity revealed them to be great hunters and warriors. Through their sharp sense of the world …read more