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May 23, 2022
Sepehr Bastami builds device to collect environmental data
Interdisciplinary Research Opportunity Leads to Former Student’s Role at NASA
UT Austin alumnus Sepehr Bastami is an aerospace research engineer at NASA's Langley Research Center. Bastami's participation in interdisciplinary research, specifically the Whole Communities--Whole Health research grand challenge, led to his current role at NASA.
May 4, 2022
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Good Systems Awards Summer Fellowships to Faculty, Researchers and Graduate Students
Good Systems has awarded 20 summer fellowships to faculty, researchers, and graduate students from 13 departments and units across UT Austin to advance the mission of this research grand challenge by funding innovative research that investigates the ethical implications of AI technologies in society.
April 21, 2022
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Highlights from the Planet Texas 2050 Research Symposium: A Week of Resilience Research in Action
This weeklong series of presentations covered a broad array of topics related to resilience, including mapping and predicting vulnerabilities to flooding and disease; ideas for improving our water, agricultural, and energy systems; and communicating and collaborating with various stakeholders and communities.
April 20, 2022
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Making Science Accessible: Planet Texas 2050 collaborates with Science Journal for Kids to share research findings
In 2021, the University of Texas at Austin Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Professor Fernanda Leite published a paper in an academic journal showing the benefits of virtual reality to construction engineers.
March 11, 2022
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Smart Cities Cannot Be Surveillance Cities
Data and integrated technologies can transform cities. Sensors and artificial intelligence can assist people crossing busy streets, provide broadband access at bus stops, or use drones that use AI to help fight fires.
March 9, 2022
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Good Systems Announces Summer Research Opportunities
Good Systems announces three summer research opportunities to help advance its mission to design ethical AI technologies to benefit society. Learn more about Faculty Fellowships, Graduate Student Fellowships, and Undergraduate Research Experiences.
March 5, 2022
Maria De Arteaga and Min Kyung Lee
Challenging the Status Quo in Machine Learning
UT researchers Maria De-Arteaga and Min Kyung Lee talk about their different but complementary work to make algorithms less biased and harmful.
Feb. 21, 2022
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How AI Can Help Combat Systemic Racism
S. Craig Watkins looks beyond algorithm bias to an AI future where models more effectively deal with systemic inequality.
Jan. 13, 2022
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4 Steps to Successful City-University Partnerships
The productive working relationship between the University of Texas and the City of Austin can serve as a framework for other governments interested in improving their communities with technology.
Jan. 6, 2022
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Cities Boosted Rain, Sent Storms to the Suburbs During Europe’s Deadly Summer Floods
Jackson School of Geosciences Professor Dev Niyogi and their team used computer models to investigate how cities and climate change influenced the rainstorm that struck the Rotterdam-Brussels-Cologne metropolitan region in July 2021.