Watch: Dennis Hong Rolls Out his Robot Posse Dennis Hong, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, unveiled his team’s latest creations at a TedX talk. The humanoid robots, whose designs have evolved over the years, are capable of a variety of tasks.
Meet the Program Director of ARPA-E: Laurent Pilon The Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy program shared an interview with new director Laurent Pilon — a UCLA professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering — on his research in solar, thermal and electrical energy storage, as well as his vision for the program.
UCLA Idea Hacks 2023 An annual hardware-focused hackathon on the West Coast, IDEA Hacks is hosted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ UCLA chapter and provides hundreds of students with the opportunity to develop their own projects.
UCLA Data Mining Scholar Wei Wang Elected IEEE Fellow Computer science professor Wei Wang has been selected as a fellow by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for her contributions to data mining. She also leads a team of researchers developing a pandemic early warning system.
STEAM - Meet Rajit Gadh Rajit Gadh, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, outlined his research in this interview on engineering power solutions and renewable energy storage to improve sustainability.
Los Angeles Fire Department Trains in Urban Search and Rescue In the wake of the 7.8 earthquake in Turkey, Ertugrul Taciroglu — a professor of civil and environmental engineering — warned that there are buildings in Los Angeles that are still not earthquake-safe, and stressed the importance of addressing the problem.
Race to Zero: California's Bumpy Road to Electrify Cars and Trucks Rajit Gadh, director of UCLA’s Smart Grid Energy Research Center and professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, described the challenges associated with vehicle-to-grid integration, where the stored energy in electrical vehicles can be utilized by the grid during peak hours.
How Seawater Might Soak Up More Carbon Civil and environmental engineering professor Gaurav Sant and his team were featured in this piece for leveraging the oceans to fight climate change by giving “the ocean a giant dose of antacid to boost its capacity to suck up carbon dioxide.”
How ChatGPT Can Improve Education, Not Threaten it John Villasenor, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and law, wrote an op-ed on the emerging AI text-generating technology, ChatGPT, and explained why he is allowing his students to use the tech to assist their writing.