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Tag: electrical and computer engineering

glowing lines in the shape of a brain

Sep 16, 2020

New Data Processing Module Makes Deep Neural Networks Smarter

AI researchers have improved the performance of deep neural networks by combining feature normalization and feature attention into a single module. 

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Sep 1, 2020

Managing Data Flow to Boost Cyber-Physical System Performance

A suite of algorithms improves the performance of cyber-physical systems – from autonomous vehicles to smart power grids. 

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Aug 5, 2020

Seed-funding Grows Agricultural Advancements

GRIP4PSI, a seed-funding program for the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative, invests in a better future for growers and consumers alike. 

A sandy field of soybeans

Jun 30, 2020

Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience

An NC State team led by Christine Hawkes is identifying beneficial fungi found in five crops to improve disease and drought resistance. 

strands of DNA in the shape of a computer chip

Jun 12, 2020

New Approach to DNA Data Storage Makes System More Dynamic, Scalable

Researchers are laying out a fundamentally new approach to DNA data storage systems. 

A small white box on PVC pipe poles over plots of soybeans in sandy soil.

Jun 9, 2020

Low-Cost Cameras Could Be Sensors to Remotely Monitor Crop Stress

Finding new uses for old tech could help farmers. 

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May 27, 2020

Researchers Incorporate Computer Vision, Uncertainty Into AI for Robotic Prosthetics

New software aims to improve robotic prosthetics. 

A bunch of sweetpotatoes

May 27, 2020

Big Data for Better Sweetpotatoes

An interdisciplinary team is setting out to use artificial intelligence to make sweetpotatoes even more profitable. 

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Apr 10, 2020

Better Predicting the Unpredictable Byproducts of Genetic Modification

How a new model may pave the way for more efficient research in the fields of genetic modification and forestry. 

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Mar 27, 2020

Researchers Develop Faster Way to Replace Bad Data With Accurate Information

New model could aid in displacing false information about anything from computer security to public health. 

Photo of flexible, wearable device.

Jan 30, 2020

Wearable Health Tech Gets Efficiency Upgrade

NC State researchers make their flexible, wearable energy harvester even better. 

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Oct 21, 2019

New Framework Makes AI Systems More Transparent Without Sacrificing Performance

Researchers are proposing a framework that would allow users to understand the rationale behind AI decisions. 

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Sep 13, 2019

Paramagnetic Spins Take Electrons for a Ride, Produce Electricity from Heat

“Paramagnon drag thermopower” converts a temperature difference into an electrical voltage. This discovery could lead to more efficient thermal energy harvesting, such as converting car exhaust heat into electric power to enhance fuel-efficiency. 

a lock superimposed on a computer chip

Jun 27, 2019

Who Is Teaching the Next Generation of Cryptographic Hardware Experts?

One researcher's work to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity experts to use post-quantum cryptosystems. 

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Jun 3, 2019

Research Overcomes Key Obstacles to Scaling Up DNA Data Storage

New techniques for labeling and retrieving data files in DNA-based information storage systems address two of the key obstacles to widespread adoption of DNA data storage technologies.