Smart Research for Large-Scale Improvement
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.
Language of the Road
Larry Head, acting dean of the College of Engineering and director of the UA Transportation Research Institute, is perfecting connected vehicle technology that allows cars to communicate with one another and the traffic environment around them.I like to call it the language of the road. And it’s going to begin speaking to you, and it’s going to be an active part of what you get in your vehicle. Hopefully to keep drivers more engaged and reduce accidents.
Objects in Space
A team of researchers led by SIE professor and director of Space Situational Awareness-Arizona Roberto Furfaro is creating a cyberinfrastructure to facilitate national collaboration and data sharing for space traffic.It'll be a collaborative environment where they can seamlessly drop data, make discoveries and acquire knowledge.
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.