Electrical Engineering

  • Texas Engineers Help Lead New Video AI Startup

    Cockrell School of Engineering faculty and alumni are playing key roles in a new artificial intelligence video startup that creates narrative videos from existing footage libraries.

  • Measuring Light and Matter with More Precision

    David Burghoff plans to optimize measurements in astronomy, remote sensing and quantum information processing through a new Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI).

  • New Advanced Quantum Science Institute Will Bridge Basic Research and Applied Science

    The University of Texas at Austin is boosting its commitment to research and education in quantum science and engineering by establishing the Texas Quantum Institute.

  • Scientists to Study Real-World Eating Behaviors Using Wearable Sensors and AI

    A new National Institutes of Health-funded project by three scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and University of Rhode Island aims to shed light on real-world eating behaviors, using AI-enabled wearable technology.

  • Machine 'Unlearning' Helps Generative AI 'Forget' Copyright-protected and Violent Content

    When people learn things they should not know, getting them to forget that information can be tough. This is also true of rapidly growing artificial intelligence programs that are trained to think as we do, and it has become a problem as they run into challenges based on the use of copyright-protected material and privacy issues.

    To respond to this challenge, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin developed what they say is the first "machine unlearning" method applied to image-based generative AI.

  • Texas Engineering Startups Named Finalists for SXSW Pitch

    As South by Southwest (SXSW) Pitch returns for its 16th iteration, this year’s finalists include a pair of Texas Engineering-led startups.

    MACH Transit and Paradigm Robotics  have each come up with innovative solutions to address some unique needs within different technology sectors.

  • Cockrell Battery Experts Team with John Deere to Electrify Farm and Construction Vehicles

    Texas Engineers are working with John Deere to develop technologies to electrify agriculture vehicles like tractors.

  • Bob Metcalfe Honored by Franklin Institute for Invention of Ethernet

    Cockrell School of Engineering professor Bob Metcalfe has been honored by The Franklin Institute with the 2024 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering for his “pioneering role in the design, development, and commercialization of Ethernet, an interface for networking and file sharing between computers.”

  • New Texas Center Will Create Generative AI Computing Cluster Among Largest of Its Kind

    The University of Texas at Austin is creating one of the most powerful artificial intelligence hubs in the academic world to lead in research and offer world-class AI infrastructure to a wide range of partners.

  • Revving Up EV Battery Technology: NSF's Commercialization Program Sparks Innovation

    A new battery technology is poised to boost electric vehicle capabilities by increasing how far a vehicle can go on a single charge and enabling more sustainable transportation. It could help usher in a future where electric vehicles play a major role in redefining mobility and environmental responsibility.

  • Texas Institute for Electronics and Infleqtion Launch Quantum Manufacturing Center of Excellence

    The University of Texas at Austin and Infleqtion, a global quantum technologies company, have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a new center of excellence for quantum manufacturing. With the recent opening of its flagship corporate office in Austin, Infleqtion will work with UT’s Texas Institute for Electronics (TIE), collaborate with the University’s faculty experts in photonics and quantum technologies, and draw upon its world-class facilities to scale domestic manufacturing capacity for quantum-enabled products in areas such as energy, navigation, defense, and health care.

  • A Texas Semiconductor Boom on the Horizon

    In the years since the COVID-19 pandemic crippled the global supply chain for chips that power everything from video games to cars to medical devices, semiconductors have been atop the national policy agenda. These shortages inspired a flurry of legislation, most notably the federal CHIPS Act, that aimed to "re-shore" semiconductor manufacturing in the U.S.

  • The Present and Future of Computing Get a Boost from New Research

    The world's computing needs have grown exponentially in recent years due to an explosion of technology. To meet the needs for the next technological leap, the scientific community is working to improve current processing capabilities and simultaneously develop entirely new computing methods.

    Two new papers from the research group of Jean Anne Incorvia, a professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Chandra Family of Electrical and Computer Engineering, aim to contribute to both of these scientific needs. Together, they offer improvements on current semiconductor technology as well as a nimbler building block to the next generation of computers that think like the human brain.

  • Al Bovik Elected to Academia Europaea

    Al Bovik, professor in the Chandra Family Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been elected to the Academia Europaea for 2023 for his contributions to video engineering. The object of Academia Europaea is the advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship in the humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of natural and technological sciences anywhere in the world for the public benefit and for the advancement of the education of the public of all ages. The aim of the Academy is to promote European research, advise governments and international organisations in scientific matters, and further interdisciplinary and international research.

  • ‘Lab-on-a-Chip’ Can Tell the Difference Between COVID and the Flu

    Three years into the COVID-19 pandemic, accurate testing remains a challenge, even more so as the virus has mutated over time, becoming more contagious with symptoms that are hard to tell apart from other illnesses. A new diagnostic device that can differentiate between COVID-19 and the flu, developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, seeks to solve this problem while providing better and more portable care options for people who are without access to medical centers.

  • Chest E-Tattoo Boasts Major Improvements in Heart Monitoring

    A new flexible, wearable medical device could provide a major boost in the fight against heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.

    A team led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has developed an ultrathin, lightweight electronic tattoo, or e-tattoo, that attaches to the chest for continuous, mobile heart monitoring outside of a clinical setting. It includes two sensors that together provide a clear picture of heart health, giving clinicians a better chance to catch red flags for heart disease early.

  • Graphene ‘E-Tattoo’ Treats Cardiac Arrhythmia

    A new cardiac implant made from graphene, a two-dimensional supermaterial with ultra-strong, lightweight and conductive properties, functions like a classic pacemaker with some major improvements.

  • Deji Akinwande Named 2023 MRS Fellow

    Deji Akinwande, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named a 2023 Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS Fellow) for “contributions to the development of wafer-scale monolayer graphene, and the realization of flexible nanosystems.”

  • Bob Metcalfe Receives Industry’s Highest Honor for Ethernet Creation

    Bob Metcalfe, professor emeritus in the Chandra Family Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, was named the recipient of the 2022 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) A.M. Turing Award for the invention, standardization and commercialization of Ethernet.

  • Quantum Sensing in Outer Space: New NASA-funded Research Will Build Next-Gen Tech to Better Measure Climate

    Texas Engineers are leading a multi-university research team that will build technology and tools to improve measurement of important climate factors by observing atoms in outer space. 

    They will focus on the concept of quantum sensing, which use quantum physics principles to potentially collect more precise data and enable unprecedented science measurements.