CSE Ph.D. student Yasamin Jafarian
Research, Students

CSE student uses TikTok dance videos to solve problems in computer vision and machine learning

Posted May 18, 2022

What if we used TikTok as a tool to further scientific research? Computer science Ph.D. student Yasamin Jafarian is doing just that, using data from the app to create more realistic 3D digital avatars.

Research participant Cameron Slavens shaking robotic hands with CSE Professor Zhi Yang
Medical-Health Technology, Research

University of Minnesota technology allows amputees to control a robotic arm with their mind

Posted May 17, 2022

A team of biomedical engineering researchers and industry collaborators have developed a way to tap into a patient’s brain signals through a neural chip implanted in the arm, effectively reading the patient’s mind and opening the door for less invasive alternatives to brain surgeries.

Abdullahi Abdullahi on Northrop Mall.

CSE graduating senior embraces numbers and learning from others

Posted May 11, 2022

Student clubs, mentors, and an internship give Abdullahi Abdullahi, a transfer student and mechanical engineering major, both technical and leadership skills.

CSE math graduate Delanna Do

CSE senior finds community, creativity in UMN math program

Posted May 9, 2022

Delanna Do, a self-proclaimed math nerd, taps mentors in her department and student mathematics groups to prepare for a future in applied mathematics.

illustration of aluminum and tungsten periodic table images

Energy researchers invent chameleon metal that acts like many others

Posted May 8, 2022

A team of energy researchers led by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities have invented a groundbreaking device that electronically converts one metal into behaving like another to use as a catalyst for speeding chemical reactions.

CSE Professor Larry Que

CSE professor Larry Que elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Posted May 4, 2022

Larry Que is a Regents and Distinguished University Teaching Professor in the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Department of Chemistry who has made a tremendous impact in the field of bioinorganic chemistry.

Satellite image of Amalia Glacier in Patagonia
Energy-Environment, Research

Study finds that landslides can have a major impact on glacier melt and movement

Posted May 2, 2022

Using satellite imagery to study the effects of a 2019 landslide on the Amalia Glacier in Patagonia, a University of Minnesota-led research team found the landslide helped stabilize the glacier and caused it to grow by about 1,000 meters over the last three years.

CSE senior Clay Hall

CSE senior means business—in the engineering field

Posted May 2, 2022

Graduating senior Clay Hall reflects on his time as a leader in CSE and looks ahead to his career in industrial and systems engineering.

A hand holding a phone with a wifi signal
Medical-Health Technology, Research

Researchers develop smartphone-powered microchip for at-home medical diagnostic testing

Posted April 28, 2022

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities research team has developed a new microfluidic chip for diagnosing diseases that uses a minimal number of components and can be powered wirelessly by a smartphone. The innovation opens the door for faster and more affordable at-home medical testing.

High tech agriculture

New study could help reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions

Posted April 27, 2022

A team of researchers has significantly improved the performance of numerical predictions for agricultural nitrous oxide emissions that could significantly reduce greenhouse gases from agriculture.