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USF patenting new voice-enabled tech to better track location and identity

The University of South Florida is working on securing a patent for technology to better help users confirm their location and identity, all through the sound of their voice. The tech, dubbed “Here I am,” began as a brainchild of USF professors Sriram Chellappan and Balaji Padmanabhan in 2018.

November 28, 2022Innovation

USF undergraduate research gets a boost with new investment and partnership

Research at the university can become high-grossing patents, new business ventures and high-tech employment opportunities.

November 23, 2022Innovation, Research

USF, Florida Inventors Hall of Fame launch IGNITE Program

The Florida Inventors Hall of Fame and museum on the campus of the University of South Florida is using the Great American Teach-In Thursday to launch its new program called IGNITE.

November 17, 2022Innovation

Researchers Create Toolkit to Address Disparities in Transportation and Mobility

Tia Boyd and her colleagues at the University of South Florida’s (USF) Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) created the Transportation Equity Toolkit, which helps communities, municipal governments, metropolitan planning organizations, transportation agencies, and other entities — such as higher education institutions — identify gaps in their transportation and mobility practices and infrastructure.

November 16, 2022Innovation

New USF patent creates digital alibis

Researchers at the University of South Florida are in the process of licensing a new, patented technology that can more accurately confirm an individual’s identity and location using their voice. The technology, dubbed “Here I am,” creates an unforgeable, encrypted digital certificate on a user’s cellular device.

November 14, 2022Innovation

USF researchers work to close gap in security to help prove it's you behind a device

Sriram Chellappan developed technology to use your voice to prove you are where you say you are and create a digital alibi, and his reasons sprung from the need for justice. He teamed up with USF business professor Balaji Padmanabhan to create the "Here I Am" app.

November 11, 2022Innovation

USF and St. Pete Innovation District eye $160 million ‘Blue Economy’ grant

In a collaboration, the University of South Florida and the burgeoning St. Petersburg Innovation District are pursuing a grant from the National Science Foundation that would funnel $160 million into marine science innovation in the city.

November 8, 2022Innovation

USF, Florida Inventors Hall of Fame Launch Program for Student Inventors

Together, USF Research & Innovation and the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame is launching IGNITE — Inspiring Generations of New Inventors Through Engagement—this fall. This innovation and tech program is focused on bringing invention resources to students within Tampa Bay community.

November 7, 2022Innovation

USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy students accepted into USF CONNECT's cohort for their innovative health startup

Two students in the USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy launched a company that may have the newest innovation in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. Their work opened the way for acceptance to USF CONNECT's Student Innovation Incubator.

November 2, 2022Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Student Research

CAMLS advances research in virtual and augmented reality for simulation training

With virtual and augmented reality becoming more prominent, the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) is expanding its research efforts to explore the use of virtual and augmented reality in medical simulation training.

November 1, 2022Health, Innovation, Research

USF and Florida Inventors Hall of Fame launch new program to inspire next generation of inventors

IGNITE, Inspiring Generations of New Inventors Through Engagement, is an initiative launched by the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame at USF Research & Innovation on the Tampa campus, to bring invention resources to students near and far, the Tampa Bay community and USF.

October 26, 2022Innovation

USF’s online portal eases disclosures, aids transparency, and provides marketing boost

A new online licensing portal just introduced by the University of South Florida Technology Transfer Office has been welcomed by faculty, as it enhances the efficiency of the disclosure process and also offers them real-time updates on the status of their inventions.

October 25, 2022Innovation


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