Research Highlights

Our faculty, alumni, and partners contribute to a broad range of exciting discoveries and research. Our mission is to advance research and innovation to discover new knowledge. The spotlights below are a few examples of our research collaborations, TEDx style talks, and video spotlights that showcase innovation and excellence. UMBC and COEIT is a diverse and inclusive environment where we produce graduates who are highly valued and in demand, poised to deliver solutions to global challenges and responsive to the region and beyond.

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Publication and Presentation Spotlights

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News Spotlights

UMBC to lead climate-focused NSF data science institute though $13M award

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UMBC’s Maryam Rahnemoonfar and a team of researchers are using data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze enormous volumes of climate data, and Arctic and Antarctic observations in ways that could help populations prepare for and respond to these risks. Read more about this NSF HDR Institute.

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UMBC to partner with UMD, Army Research Lab to advance AI and autonomy through $68M collaboration

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UMBC will partner with the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), and the DEVCOM Army Research Lab (ARL) on the $68-million, five-year endeavor, which ARL is funding. The goal is to strengthen Army AI technology so it is able to meet the demands of today’s national defense. Read more about this partnership and research.

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UMBC researchers work to advance neurotechnology through emerging consortium

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The human hand is capable of exquisitely complex, coordinated movements. Ramana Vinjamuri hopes that, in the future, people will be able to control prosthetic hands and exoskeletons just as seamlessly, using signals from their brains. Dr. Vinjamuri received an Industry University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) planning grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Read more about this research.

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Low-cost infant incubator developed at UMBC completes successful clinical trial in India

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Innovative technologies don’t have to be expensive or complicated. UMBC’s Govind Rao, professor of chemical, biochemical, and environmental engineering and director of the Center for Advanced Sensor Technology, has been developing a low-cost solution to improve the care of babies born prematurely. Read more about this research.

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UMBC-led team receives Dept. of Energy grant to advance nuclear fusion energy research

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UMBC’s Carlos Romero-Talamas is leading a group of researchers in designing and building a machine to produce nuclear fusion energy. The project is one of just 15 new initiatives selected for support through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy program. The researchers will use the $4 million grant to develop and build a centrifugal mirror that can conduct electricity and will generate energy from fusion reactions.. Read more about this research.

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Video Spotlights – GRIT-X 2021

UMBC’s GRIT-X talks return for Homecoming 2021, highlighting research with a public impact.

Upal Ghosh, professor of chemical, biochemical, and environmental engineering, talked about his work understanding toxic pollutants and how they impact the environment.

Andrea Kleinsmith, associate professor of information systems, discussed her work to develop systems that support stress awareness and reflection, including with emergency responders.

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