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“Our algorithm automatically identifies the head, thorax, abdomen, wings and legs from a mosquito image, then it uses specific anatomical components to identify the mosquito type – for example, the wing for Anopheles stephensi.”

Combatting malaria with AI: Computer Science and Engineering professor targets mosquito-borne disease in Africa

Computer Science and Engineering Professor Shriram Chellapan's project, funded by the NIH, is an international effort that will establish a new research center in Africa to advance malaria research and deploy advanced smart traps for real-time identification of mosquitoes carrying the malaria parasite.

June 6, 2024Computer, Research

Professors Sylvia Wilson Thomas and Daniel Yeh selected for Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

Professors Sylvia Wilson Thomas and Daniel Yeh selected for Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

Thomas and Yeh are among the nine inductees in this year’s class receiving the prestigious honor for their notable contributions to scientific and technological advancements.

June 1, 2024Research

Samantha Tromly, program director of the USF Institute of Applied Engineering, embraces her husband, Maj. Kevin Tromly, following his return from deployment to Iraq

Institute of Applied Engineering research helps detect brain injuries in U.S. Special Operations Forces

Through its partnership with U.S. Special Operations Command, the USF Institute of Applied Engineering has co-led an illuminating study that found repeated exposure to low-level blasts is associated with signs of brain injury in Special Operations Forces.

April 22, 2024Research

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Daniel Yeh's NEWGenerator scores AUTM Better World Project Award for USF

USF has been awarded the AUTM Better Project Award, thanks to USF's Technology Transfer Office, Civil & Environmental Engineering professor Daniel Yeh and Yeh's NEWGenerator, a solar-powered innovation providing off-grid water sanitation for people in remote locations.

February 23, 2024Civil Environmental, Research


Sriram Chellappan Is Using Ai And Drone Mapping Technology To Pinpoint Mosquito Breeding Habitats

To combat the spread of malaria in developing regions such as sub-Saharan Africa, Sriram Chellappan, a USF professor of computer science and engineering, played an important part in developing drone mapping technology to locate habitats of malaria spreading mosquitoes.

February 8, 2024Research

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USF researchers to play key role in making Tampa roads safer

Researchers from the University of South Florida are partnering with the City of Tampa to develop innovative solutions that will lead to safer travel conditions along busy roads within the city. The initiative stems from a new $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation received by the city and announced by Tampa Mayor Jane Castor.

November 12, 2023Civil Environmental, Research

Norma Alcantar on USF Tech Transfer

USF Technology Transfer: Norma A. Alcantar

Norma A. Alcantar was featured by USF Technology Transfer to discuss her patented technologies using cactus mucilage for filtering contaminants from freshwater to provide clean drinking water, to novel therapies for Alzheimer's disease and treatments cancer tumor cells.

October 31, 2023Biological, Research

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USF receives $17M federal grant to help boost railroad workforce

The University of South Florida has been awarded a $17 million grant from the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement program.

October 2, 2023Research

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF quadruples lab size with $85 million defense department grant

A new USF engineering lab is helping speed up new technologies for the U.S. military. It’s called The Rapid Experimentation Lab.

August 23, 2023Research

Norma Alcantar Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

Florida Inventors Hall of Fame: Dr. Norma Alcantar on ABC Action News Morning Blend

Florida Inventors Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Normal Alcantar appeared on Tampa Bay's Morning Blend on ABC Action News to discuss what it means to be an honored member of Florida's elite science community.

August 21, 2023Biological, Faculty, Research

2023 Outstanding Research Awards USF

6 Engineering faculty join 22 at USF recognized with Outstanding Research Achievement Awards

From improving water quality to advancing mental health care, to pursuing new treatments for Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular disease, 22 USF faculty members are being recognized next month with Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Awards. The recipients’ research accomplishments span a variety of fields across biology, business, communication, education, engineering, medicine, psychology and public health.

August 14, 2023Faculty, Research

IAE Lab Military Grant

USF to rapidly develop technologies for the military with new cutting-edge lab

The Rapid Experimentation Lab, managed by the USF Institute of Applied Engineering (IAE), is a cutting-edge lab with plans to rapidly develop technologies for the military by combining the expertise of engineers across disciplines into one place.

August 1, 2023Research

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