News Category: May 2019

Prof. John Goodenough honored with Copley Medal

May 28, 2019

Legendary Engineering Prof. John Goodenough has added yet another prestigious award to his mantelpiece – the Royal Society of London’s Copley Medal, the world’s oldest scientific prize.

Newly renovated Aerospace Engineering Building opens

May 28, 2019

The Cockrell School of Engineering’s Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics recently celebrated the grand opening of its new home on UT Austin campus — the newly renovated Aerospace Engineering Building (ASE).

Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences Renamed Oden Institute

May 28, 2019

One of the world’s leading programs for computational science, engineering, mathematics and medicine has been renamed to honor its founder, J. Tinsley Oden. The Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, draws its faculty from 23 departments and five schools and colleges at UT Austin. In 2017, it was ranked No. 1 worldwide in the field of interdisciplinary mathematics. Read more.

New malware detector detects bugs by monitoring power usage

May 28, 2019

Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin and North Carolina State University have found an additional line of defense to detect threats posed by malware that do not rely on the detection and protection provided by existing anti-virus software programs. Their method identifies the presence of malware in large-scale embedded computer systems by monitoring power usage and identifying unusual surges as signs of unwelcome security threats. The study was led by Shijia Wei, a Ph.D.

GRACE mission data contributes to our understanding of climate change

May 28, 2019

Data collected from nearly two decades of research gathered by a twin satellite system launched in 2002 continues to contribute to the world’s understanding of global climate patterns. The satellite system, known as the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), was led by Byron Tapley and other researchers in UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering’s Center for Space Research, along with colleagues from NASA and the German Aerospace Centre.

Cockrell School of Engineering honors alumni for distinguished service

May 28, 2019

UT Austin’s Cockrell School Engineering has honored five distinguished engineering graduates with 2019 Distinguished Engineering Graduate Awards. The newest recipients of this prestigious honor, established in 1957, are innovators, entrepreneurs and highly respected leaders in their industries and communities. Read more.