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Feb. 12, 2021
Newsletter: Looking to the Past to Prepare for Our Future
Through all eras of human history, communities have confronted stresses related to climate change that have affected how and where they live. Studying past societies helps us recognize the long-term effects of these stresses, which can be hard to see in the moment. Explore how Planet Texas 2050 researchers are using the knowledge of the past to help prepare for the future.
Feb. 12, 2021
Planet Texas 2050: As Population Doubles and Severe Weather Intensifies, University of Texas at Austin Researchers Examine How to Build Resilience Into State's Infrastructures and Cities
More than 100 researchers, over two dozen disciplines, Planet Texas 2050 generates new research, educational programs, community partnerships and tools to tackle some of the state's most pressing challenges.
Jan. 29, 2021
Excavation of Histria
Looking to the Past to Prepare for Our Future
Through all eras of human history, communities have confronted stresses related to climate change that have affected how and where they live. Studying past societies helps us recognize the long-term effects of these stresses and understand how humans will continue to respond to them in the present and near future.
Jan. 29, 2021
Newsletter: Recapping Two Years of Research
Whole Communities–Whole Health hosts its first ever research showcase, highlighting the important work we've been doing the last two years.
Jan. 29, 2021
Newsletter: Looking to the Past to Understand the Future
Whole Communities–Whole Health hosts its first ever research showcase, highlighting the important work we've been doing the last two years.
Jan. 29, 2021
Maria De-Arteaga
Machine Learning for Social Good
Last year, Maria De-Arteaga joined the McCombs School of Business faculty as an assistant professor in the Information, Risk and Operations Management Department. During her Ph.D., she became increasingly concerned about the risk of overburdening or underserving historically marginalized populations through the application of machine learning. She's now devoted her career to understanding the risks and opportunities of using ML to support decision-making in high-stakes settings.
Nov. 19, 2020
Smart Robots Travel UT Austin Campus Delivering Free Lemonade
Robots are roaming the UT campus this week delivering free lemonade. It's part of a Good Systems project to create ethical artificial intelligence that successfully integrates with humans in real world settings.
Nov. 17, 2020
Lemonade Via Robots: UT Research Project Looks into Responsible Artificial Intelligence
This week, at the UT campus, two robots will roam the 40 Acres delivering free lemonade to those with a university email who order via the “Texas Botler” app. It’s part of the university’s New Autonomous Delivery System or SMADS project through Good Systems.
Nov. 13, 2020
Weather Doesn’t Matter: COVID-19 Can Spread in Warm or Cold Temperatures
The novel coronavirus spreads with about the same efficiency regardless of air temperature and humidity, according to new findings by UT researchers, including Jackson School of Geosciences professor and Planet Texas 2050 researcher Dev Niyogi.
Nov. 13, 2020
UT Researchers Exploring How Much People Trust Public Health Information on COVID-19
A group of researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, including several affiliated with Good Systems, are exploring what influences trust in health information about COVID-19, hoping to help with public health messaging about how to minimize the spread of the virus.