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News archive - July 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019

Extending the reach of classical AI into the quantum realm

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A Google Faculty Research Award propels quantum machine learning forward.

The Physics of Information lab, led by Professor Achim Kempf, was awarded one of the 2018 Google Faculty Research Awards. Kempf’s lab focuses on the physics of information, a wide research field that ranges from general relativity and quantum theory to information theory and artificial intelligence (AI).

Friday, July 12, 2019

Graduate Students Receive Teaching Assistant and Research Awards

Graduate students receive TA research awards

Frosty Friday was particularly sweet for four Applied Math graduate students on July 12. Farinaz Forouzannia, Christian Barna, and Giselle Sosa Jones received Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards. PhD student Yinan Li received the 2018/2019 Best Research Paper Award for the paper “Invariance Control Synthesis for Switched Nonlinear Systems: An Interval Analysis Approach” published in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. Congratulations!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Novel technique to diagnose autism in children

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Imagine if we had a technology that made the diagnostic process for autism less stressful for children. Imagine if we combined it with existing manual methods so that it could help doctors better avoid a false positive autism diagnosis.