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
- New graph-based statistical method detects threats to vehicular communications networks
- New research on how fungal cells respond to stress
- Theater improvisation techniques show promising results for science classroom engagement
- Navigation preferences across people with a diverse range of disabilities
- New way to analyze fMRI data offers path to improving treatment for schizophrenia
- Researchers identify healthcare data defects, create software for easier defect detection
- UMBC gaming researchers develop a new way to render characters with realistic skin
- Researchers to study COVID-19-related discrimination against Chinese Americans
- DIY tools TalkBox and SenseBox help people with disabilities to communicate
- New research uses optical solitons in lasers to explore naturally-occurring supramolecules
- New X-ray technology could revolutionize how doctors identify abnormalities
- Communication support technology for training surgeons has promising results
UMBC researchers work to advance neurotechnology through emerging consortium
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.
Read more about the exciting research collaborations happening at UMBC.
Low-cost infant incubator developed at UMBC completes successful clinical trial in India
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.
Read more about innovative research happening at UMBC.
UMBC-led team receives Dept. of Energy grant to advance nuclear fusion energy research
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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UMBC’s Foad Hamidi receives NSF RAPID grant to expand free, secure internet access in Baltimore during COVID-19 and beyond
During the COVID-19 pandemic, internet access has become more critical, with people relying on it to work, learn, and connect with family and friends. However, the internet is not equally accessible to all people. UMBC’s Foad Hamidi recently received a collaborative Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to increase high-speed wireless internet access to communities in Baltimore. Read more about this research study.
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