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.