Making computers understand negation

Eduardo Blanco

Eduardo Blanco, assistant professor with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, received a $500,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award to teach computers the intricacies of negation.

The five-year grant allows Blanco to build novel resources and algorithms to enable intelligent systems to understand the numerous positive interpretations hidden in sentences containing negation. Learn more.

Drone traffic management taking off

UNT faculty Kamesh Namuduri with his drone

Kamesh Namuduri, professor of UNT electrical engineering, has joined forces with the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi on a NASA project focused on research toward safely and effectively managing drone traffic in urban areas.

The multi-level project requires drones to communicate with UAS Service Suppliers to receive real-time information about emergencies, route modifications, or changes in weather fronts and react accordingly. For direct communication like this, the drones need to be within the radio line of sight (RLoS) of a USS to receive the message. Learn more.

Teaching robots to learn by themselves

Ribben cutting

Department of Electrical Engineering Assistant Professor Xiangnan Zhong recently received a $175,000 Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) grant from the National Science Foundation, an award that recognizes up-and-coming faculty.

The grant will go towards addressing the challenges in machine learning for intelligent physical systems, such as robots, that interact with one another. Learn more.