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Dr. Rose Faghih, an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the director of the Computational Medicine Lab, was selected to participate in the 2020-21 Interstellar Initiative.

An assistant professor from the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been selected by the New York Academy of Science and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development for the 2020-2021 Interstellar Initiative, which addresses challenges in the area of health longevity.

Faghih tabbed for 2020-21 Interstellar Initiative
Dr. Hien Van Nguyen, an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has received a grant to use AI with breast cancer diagnoses.

Dr. Hien Van Nguyen, an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, received an R01 sub-award of $319,285 for his grant, “Convergent AI for Precise Breast Cancer Risk Assessment,” from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.

UH, Houston Methodist using AI to identify breast cancer
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Projects Focus on Ways to Speed Transition to Low-Carbon Future

The Center for Carbon Management in Energy at the University of Houston has awarded $275,000 in research funding for projects focused on carbon management and the energy transition.

The projects cover a range of projects, from converting carbon to fuel and other useful products to a proposed new wireless monitoring system for carbon capture storage.

UH Announces Funding for Carbon Management Projects
Dr. Rose Faghih and her doctoral student,  Dilranjan Wickramasuriya.

Dr. Rose Faghih of the Cullen College of Engineering has been spotlighted as a featured author by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Xplore homepage for the month of August.

Computational Medicine Lab’s Research Featured by IEEE Xplore
Dr. Zhu Han, the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his early to mid-career contributions with the 2021 Kiyo Tomiyasu Award.

A professor at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his early to mid-career contributions with the 2021 Kiyo Tomiyasu Award.

Dr. Zhu Han, the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, said he was notified that he had won the award at the end of June.

Han chosen by IEEE for Kiyo Tomiyasu Award
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Dr. Hien Van Nguyen, an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has received a grant to use AI with breast cancer diagnoses.

Dr. Hien Van Nguyen, an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, received an R01 sub-award of $319,285 for his grant, “Convergent AI for Precise Breast Cancer Risk Assessment,” from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.

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Lithium-ion batteries are recognized for their high energy density in everything from mobile phones to laptop computers and electric vehicles, but as the need for grid-scale energy storage and other applications becomes more pressing, researchers have sought less expensive and more readily available alternatives to lithium.

A Roadmap to Better Multivalent Batteries

Faculty Accolades

University of Houston assistant professor Dr. Rose Faghih.

The research of University of Houston assistant professor Dr. Rose Faghih has been recognized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Women in Engineering Magazine, with a feature in its June issue.

The article, “Women to Watch – The New Face of Engineering: Faghih Is Applying Her Research to Make an Impact on People's Lives,” is available on the IEEE Xplore website.

Faghih featured in IEEE publication as 'Woman to Watch'
Dr. Richard Willson of Biochemical & Biophysical Sciences.

Several members of the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized via the Office of the Provost's 2020 Faculty and Staff Awards, headlined by Dr. Richard Willson of Biochemical & Biophysical Sciences earning the Esther Farfel Award, the highest honor given yearly.

Willson earns Esther Farfel Award; four others tabbed for faculty, staff honors

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A class of graduate students at the University of Houston has worked to create seven videos on YouTube about modeling the spread of COVID-19 among different populations, under the oversight of Dr. Rose T. Faghih, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and the director of the Computational Medicine Laboratory.

Students provide videos to public modeling spread of COVID-19
Hamid Fekri Azgomi, an electrical engineering doctoral student the UH Cullen College of Engineering, presented at the 53rd IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers.

Dilranjan Wickramasuriya and Hamid Fekri Azgomi, doctoral students of Rose Faghih, assistant professor of electrical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, made several presentations at two different IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) conferences in November.

UH Engineering State-Space Estimation Course Projects Presented At Two IEEE Conferences

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