New studies by Rice University electrical engineers and pulmonologists at Baylor College of Medicine have identified critical errors that are causing many inhaler users to get only about half as much medicine as they should when using inhalers.
Mark D. Dankberg, a Rice University graduate and co-founder, chairman and CEO of ViaSat Inc., a leading satellite communications firm, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his “contributions to broadband Internet communications via satellite.”
The Kavli Foundation has agreed to sponsor a trio of visionary, cross-disciplinary meetings at Rice University that will focus on the future of sensing technology.
Rice University is one of 40 academic partners in a new robotics manufacturing institute in Pittsburgh that will be funded with $80 million from the Department of Defense (DoD) and $173 million in matching funds from more than 200 participating partners, including companies, local governments, academic and nonprofit organizations.
Richard Baraniuk, of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
IBM Research and Rice University have collaborated to create the prototype IBM Multi-Purpose Eldercare Robot Assistant (IBM MERA), a first-of-its-kind Watson-enabled application designed to aid the elderly and assist caregivers. Watson is a question-answering computer system developed by IBM.