Category Archives: Technology

Big Opportunity for Big Learning

Researchers from the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering are launching the Center for Big Learning in conjunction with their participation in the National Science Foundation’s Industry and University Collaborative Research Center Program. The NSF grant of $3 million to four universities over the next five years is designed to encourage innovative research in artificial … Continue reading Big Opportunity for Big Learning

UMKC receives largest non-health research funding

The U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Naval Research has awarded a $7.2 million grant and a $7.7 million contract to UMKC to develop technologies to reduce national security threats from drones. These are the largest non-health research awards received at UMKC. The team of investigators also includes researchers from the Missouri University of Science … Continue reading UMKC receives largest non-health research funding

Evolving technology optimizes battery efficiency

For some of us autonomous cars and electric airplanes are the elements of our childhood cartoons. We wondered about, but could not really imagine the reality of, shooting around like the Jetsons. But as artificial islands and skylines of modern cities like Dubai become a reality, these innovations become more mainstream. While the basic technology … Continue reading Evolving technology optimizes battery efficiency

Up, up and away

For Travis Fields, Ph.D., drones are more than last year’s holiday gift craze; they are a way of life. As an assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the School of Computing and Engineering, he is excited to be taking research with drones and unmanned aircraft to new heights. “I am a private pilot and have … Continue reading Up, up and away

Stress Testing Networks

UMKC researcher Deep Medhi is working at the leading edge of an increasingly critical field: understanding how electronic communication networks operate — and fail — under conditions of extreme stress. His primary goal: creating computer, cellular and other network infrastructure that can survive, or be quickly restored, after a major natural disaster such as a … Continue reading Stress Testing Networks