Smart Research for Large-Scale Improvement
Thanks to his focus on engineering space systems, SIE professor Roberto Furfaro was named the College of Engineering’s 2021 da Vinci Fellow.The University of Arizona is extremely unique, in my opinion. I always felt like there were far fewer barriers between departments and colleges... From the start, it felt like people were really open to cross collaboration.
Sweeping the Border
Using artificial intelligence and UAVs, SIE department head Young-Jun Son and his research team are designing an autonomous surveillance system for border control.Our goal is to devise a system to most effectively, efficiently and safely deploy border patrol resources.
Science of Sport
When he’s not researching cost modeling and DoD acquisition policy or expanding his Science of Sport outreach program, professor Ricardo Valerdi directs the Sports Management Program at the Eller College of Management and is the UA’s faculty athletics representative to PAC-12 and NCAA. He also helped develop virtual reality training for sports concussion.Much of my work involves understanding where synergies and frictions exist within a system and getting all of the pieces to work together.