Topic: Cockrell School of Engineering

Texas Engineers Develop Centimeter-Accurate GPS System

May 5, 2015
Engineering graduate students Ken Pesyna and Andrew Kerns

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin have developed a centimeter-accurate GPS positioning system that could revolutionize geolocation on virtual reality headsets, cellphones and other technologies.  The breakthrough by Assistant Professor Todd Humphreys and his team is a software-defined GPS receiver that can extract centimeter accuracies from the inexpensive antennas found in mobile devices.

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Rehab Robot HARMONY Introduced by UT Austin Engineers

April 30, 2015
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Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin have developed a first-of-its-kind, two-armed, robotic rehabilitation exoskeleton that could provide a new method of high-quality, data-driven therapy to patients suffering from spinal and neurological injuries. 

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U.S. Transportation Secretary to Meet with Texas Engineers

April 21, 2015
Cockrell School of Engineering

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will visit the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Center for Transportation Research (CTR) to meet with graduate students, faculty members and researchers. 

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UT Austin Names New Director of Center for Space Research

April 21, 2015
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The Cockrell School of Engineering has selected Michael Watkins, a UT Austin alumnus and longtime NASA leader, to be the next director of the Center for Space Research (CSR). Watkins will be the second director in CSR’s history. 

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UT Austin Engineer Wins $1 Million NSF Award

April 16, 2015
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Andrea Alù, an associate professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, the prestigious 2015 Waterman Award, which comes with $1 million of research funding. Alù is the first recipient from a Texas university.

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