Computer data chip
Digital Technology, Nanotechnology, Research

Researchers create breakthrough spintronics manufacturing process that could revolutionize the electronics industry

Posted March 20, 2023

University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers, along with staff at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), have developed a breakthrough process for making spintronic devices that has the potential to create semiconductor chips with unmatched energy efficiency and storage for use in computers, smartphones, and many other electronics.

Researchers looking at stats on a computer
Digital Technology, Research

University of Minnesota to offer new Data Science for Chemical Engineering and Materials Science master’s degree

Posted March 8, 2023

In fall 2023, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities College of Science and Engineering will begin offering a new master’s degree in data science for chemical engineering and materials science to meet the growing industry demand for scientists and engineers with computational and data analytics skills.

Professor Chris Kim
Awards-Grants, Digital Technology

Professor Chris Kim to lead NSF-, DARPA-funded $8M quantum-inspired computing efforts

Posted January 17, 2023

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Professor Chris Kim will lead three new projects to study quantum-inspired computing, supported by more than $8 million in program funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Knowledge Computing Lab team
Digital Technology, Research, Students

University of Minnesota’s Knowledge Computing Lab turns location data into time-saving tools

Posted October 28, 2022

A team of computer science Ph.D. students are using open map data and cartography from the past to unearth clues to improve land use, predict air quality, and understand other location-based concerns.

Materials synthesis illustration
Digital Technology, Nanotechnology, Research

Researchers solve mystery surrounding dielectric properties of unique metal oxide

Posted June 13, 2022

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led research team has solved a longstanding mystery surrounding strontium titanate, a metal oxide semiconductor, providing insight for future research on the material and its applications to electronic devices and data storage.

Gloved hand showing flexibility of fully 3D-printed OLED display
Digital Technology, Nanotechnology, Research

Researchers develop first fully 3D-printed, flexible OLED display

Posted January 7, 2022

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities used a customized printer to fully 3D print a flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display.

Vipin Kumar portrait
Awards-Grants, Digital Technology

Professor Vipin Kumar appointed first director of Data Science Initiative

Posted October 6, 2021

University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Dean Mos Kaveh has appointed Regents Professor Vipin Kumar as the first director of the new CSE Data Science Initiative.

Two snow monkeys hugging at the Minnesota Zoo
Digital Technology, Research

Researchers use 3D motion capture to study Minnesota Zoo monkeys

Posted June 21, 2021

Computer science associate professor Hyun Soo Park is working with U of M neuroscientists to learn more about brain signals and social behaviors.

Ph.D. student and Acara Challenge finalist Rahul Bhojwani
Awards-Grants, Digital Technology, Students

CSE grad student targets ‘mindful productivity’ with Turia app

Posted April 20, 2021

Computer science Ph.D. student Rahul Bhojwani was named a finalist in the University of Minnesota’s Acara Challenge for his project aimed at increasing productivity and reducing stress.

A young woman on her phone
Digital Technology, Medical-Health Technology

Apps curb pandemic spread and protect user privacy

Posted December 29, 2020

Mobile notification apps like COVIDawareMN quickly and efficiently alert those who may have been exposed to COVID-19 without tracking their movements or personal information—CSE professor Shashi Shekhar provides insight.