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Big Funding for Big Data: Multidisciplinary Team Gets Grant to Study Anesthesia Complications

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a team led by engineer Heng Huang $1.18 million to use machine learning to predict postoperative complications and patient outcomes.
Rizzo next to his sensor prototype

Under Pressure: Device Could Help to Avoid Pipeline Disasters, Aid Glaucoma Patients

A team led by Pitt engineer Piervincenzo Rizzo is developing a sensor aimed at preventing corrosion-induced pipeline breaks. The technology could have other impacts, including measuring eye pressure in glaucoma patients.
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Hispanic Engineering Group Strives for Diversity, Inclusion in STEM Fields

Pitt’s chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers marks Hispanic Heritage Month — the group’s busiest time of year.

Engineers Create Artificial Synapse to Help Computers ‘Think’ Like Humans

Computers don’t operate like humans when solving complex problems. But Pitt researchers are asking, “What if they could?”
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New Academic Programs Take a Worldly View

From an interdisciplinary series about water issues in Central Asia to new minors for less commonly taught languages, there’s lots to explore this year in academics at Pitt.