UCLA Engineering Welcomes Two New Faculty Members The Materials Science and Engineering Department appointed Alexander Balandin and Daniel Schwalbe-Koda as a distinguished professor and an assistant professor starting this July and next March, respectively.
Hybrid AI-Powered Computer Vision Combines Physics and Big Data In a study published in Nature Machine Intelligence, Achuta Kadambi, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and colleagues outlined a new hybrid approach to improve computer vision technology by adding physics-based awareness to big data techniques.
Scientists Have a Way of Removing Carbon Dioxide from Our Oceans Dante Simonetti, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and associate director at the Institute for Carbon management, joined CNN for an interview on the series premiere to discuss the new carbon sequestration SeaChange technology.
Pioneering Advanced Math from Behind Bars Advised by Amit Sahai, a professor of computer science, the Prison Mathematics Project is helping those studying mathematics in prison, and has already paired 171 incarcerated people in 27 states with mentors to work on topics from combinatorics to abstract algebra.
Hiding Hydrophones in Fire Hydrants Sriram Narasimhan, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Pranav Agrawal, a postdoctoral researcher, discussed an innovative acoustic solution to identify leaks in water distribution networks.
Robots Among Us: A Conversation with Dennis Hong Dennis Hong, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, joined the Watching America radio program to talk about his journey into robotics engineering, his current robotic projects as well as his thoughts on the next evolution in robotics engineering.
Leveraging Transparent Solar Panels Yang Yang, a professor of materials science and engineering, joined the Green Sense Show — a sustainability radio program — to share insights on the development of transparent solar panels that could transform the future of indoor farming.
Ready, Set … Accelerate! UCLA Biodesign connected two UCLA doctors — Leena Nathan and Tamara Grisales — with Song Li, a professor and chair of the Bioengineering Department, who helped develop a biodegradable polymer adapted as a time-release estrogen patch to ease vaginal atrophy.
Race to the Finish Bruin Racing, a UCLA Samueli student-run organization, was featured in the magazine for building its teams and racing three vehicles — a Formula for speed, a Baja for off-roading endurance and a Supermileage for fuel efficiency.