Researchers at Virginia Tech, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and University of Illinois at Chicago have been awarded a $5 million National Science Foundation to make artificial intelligence technologies broadly accessible.
Forouzesh, a doctoral candidate in the computer science department in the College of Engineering, will join the faculty at California State University, Los Angeles as a tenure-track assistant professor of computer science.
To help address potential ventilator shortages, mechanical engineers at Virginia Tech have partnered with a Carilion Clinic physician to upgrade bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines, commonly used for treating sleep apnea, into makeshift ventilators.
Published by 112 co-authors in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the results suggest that sociologists and data scientists should use caution in predictive modeling, especially in the criminal justice system and social programs.
Through the University Libraries' DataBridge program, undergraduate students like Spicer learn the skills and knowledge they need to help faculty and students with their research data. It also prepares them for graduate school or successful careers in data professions.
When emerging plant pathogens go undetected, they have the potential to negatively affect food industries, conservation efforts, and even human health. And, just like emerging human pathogens, such as the 2019 novel Coronavirus, emerging plant pathogens need to be diagnosed as soon as possible to prevent them from spreading.
There are some injuries in the musculoskeletal system, such as small tendon tears, that the human eye cannot see. Vincent Wang, the Kevin P. Granata faculty fellow and associate professor in biomedical engineering and mechanics, is using data to train robots to detect these injuries.
Virginia Tech's inaugural Blocksburg Summit: Blockchain and Beyond set the stage for an intimate gathering of thought-provoking discourse and a chance to fuel curiosity with more than 160 in attendance in Blacksburg.
Virginia Tech received $546,800 from the Growth and Opportunity for Virginia program to spearhead two programs aimed at helping students land internships, boost the Roanoke and New River valley economies, and establish Blacksburg as a blockchain hub.
The summit has grown to include most of the university’s colleges and several university-level research institutes, as well as interdisciplinary graduate education programs. The Graduate School Office of Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion organized and coordinated the event.
As expected, Virginia Tech’s agreements with the state – one outlining undergraduate growth and one for graduate growth – include $167.7 million in capital funding for the Innovation Campus’s first academic building in Alexandria and $69 million in capital funding for a data and decisions building in Blacksburg.