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USF’s culture of innovation sparks global recognition from Times Higher Ed

The University of South Florida continues to make tremendous strides in advancing technologies that meet global demand – now ranking No. 1 among U.S. universities for its commitment to industry, innovation and infrastructure – one of the United Nations’ top Sustainable Development Goals.

April 27, 2022University News

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USF-invented software tool implemented around the world to improve real-time transit data

The public transportation agencies for the country of France and state of California have started utilizing an open-source software tool created at USF that quickly finds errors in a transit agency’s real-time data – providing travelers more accurate information through mobile mapping applications, such as Google and Apple Maps.

April 22, 2022Research and Innovation

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USF researchers release findings from statewide public opinion survey on war in Ukraine, approval ratings and COVID-19

Researchers at the University of South Florida have released results from a statewide survey that measures public opinion on several current policy issues. The results presented in this report address the U.S. response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, presidential/gubernatorial job approval and COVID-19.

April 14, 2022Research and Innovation

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Religious service participants faced less isolation-related anxiety during COVID-19

USF researchers have published a study that shows religiously observant people coped better with periods of isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic because of a sense of belonging derived from their religious belief.

February 15, 2022COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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USF leads the nation with six faculty elected Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors

The newly elected faculty members have devoted their careers to inventing high-tech tools for a myriad of applications and blazing a trail for the next generation of innovators. Their work spans a range of research areas, including robotics, molecular microbiology and neuroscience.

February 11, 2022Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

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Ten USF faculty members receive national recognition as AAAS Fellows for academic research

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named 10 University of South Florida researchers as new Fellows, including a College of Education associate professor who will become the university’s first Black faculty member to receive one of the world’s most prestigious honors for academic research.

January 26, 2022Honors and Awards

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Six USF faculty members recognized with Excellence in Innovation Awards

Researchers from the USF College of Engineering and the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine are recognized for their innovations that range from artificial intelligence that can detect and predict suicidality, to encrypting and protecting sensitive information from cloud servers, to disinfecting and recharging masks for safe multiple use.

January 24, 2022Honors and Awards

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Tech CEOs credit USF talent pipeline for decision to expand and relocate to Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is one of the nation’s fastest growing regions and much of that success is associated with the talent pipeline created by the University of South Florida.

November 15, 2021Research and Innovation, University News

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USF invention addresses worldwide mask shortage and pollution concerns

Technology created at USF could be the key to safely reusing disposable face masks. Researchers have figured out a way to rapidly disinfect and electrostatically recharge N95 respirators, recovering their original filtration efficiency and protection capability against COVID-19 and other airborne diseases.

October 6, 2021Research and Innovation

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USF Medical Technology Startup SPKL Wins Coveted Cade Prize I USF News

New technology created by a USF College of Engineering team to precisely measure blood flow in the body’s tissues — allowing for more accurate medical assessments of strokes, brain injuries and a wide range of diseases — has won the Cade Prize for Innovation, one of the Florida’s top awards for invention.

October 4, 2021Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

Cade prize candidates Ashwin Parthasarathy and Karthik Sriram

Meet USF’s Cade Prize Candidate: Startup SPKL unites old friends in a quest to develop new medical technology

A friendship formed in middle school a half a world away is the foundation for a new USF startup working to bring better blood flow measurement technology to market.

September 22, 2021Research and Innovation

Joan Reid, a criminology professor, speaks at a podium during the grand opening of The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Risk to Resilience Research Lab

Grand opening of new research lab to combat human trafficking in Florida

Researchers, legislators and law enforcement leaders came together at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus to celebrate the grand opening of a research lab devoted to studying human trafficking in the state.

September 16, 2021University News

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