College of Engineering faculty are advancing the frontiers of knowledge and improving the quality of life through their research. Highly esteemed in their fields, our professors also are highly approachable, as teachers and mentors.
Dr. D’Souza and her team of researchers are discovering how to harness the unique chemical properties of plants, bacteria and various bioagents to achieve ecologically safe, green solutions for consumer and industry products that will outperform and replace their non-renewable counterparts.
With the help of a National Science Foundation grant, Dr. Dantu has developed a new 9-1-1 software system using smart phone technology, helping operators gather the most accurate information to better prepare first responders. The software monitors breathing and vital signs by placing a smart phone on the victim’s chest.
Dr. Nielsen’s research areas of natural language processing and machine learning have led to his development of Companionbots — stuffed animals that can assist the elderly and isolated in need of special care and allow seniors to maintain their independence and continue to live in their homes.