Category: Research and Innovation

Adam Czajka

Biometric security: Defending against attacks in iris recognition

It’s a scene straight out of a spy movie: pressing one’s eye right up to a scanner to gain exclusive access to a high-security location. “It’s a very Hollywood-ish thing, but my team has demonstrated in the past that dead eyes can be used for recognition even a few weeks post-mortem, so …

Copy of Old Testament books, primarily with Jerome’s prologues: Proverbs (pp. 5-37), Ecclesiastes (pp. 37-49), Song of Songs (pp. 49-55), Wisdom (pp. 55-78), Sirach (pp. 78-141), Job (pp. 141-180), Tobias (pp. 180-195), Judith (pp. 195-214), Esther (pp. 214-232). Contains several initials with scroll ornamentation in red ink (pp. 7, 8, 141, 143, 180, 181). (sno)

Researchers use AI to unlock the secrets of ancient texts

The Abbey Library of St. Gall in Switzerland is home to approximately 160,000 volumes of literary and historical manuscripts dating back to the eighth century — all of which are written by hand, on parchment, in languages rarely spoken in modern times. To preserve these historical accounts …

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Researchers across the U.S. will support NSF Major Facilities in their data lifecycle management efforts through new NSF-funded center of excellence

When it comes to research, having a strong cyberinfrastructure that supports advanced data acquisition, storage, management, integration, mining, visualization, and computational processing services, can be vital. However, building cyberinfrastructures (CI) — especially ones that aim to support …

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New CSE study points to impact of pandemic lockdown and restrictions on physical activity for people with Parkinson’s disease

The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for everyone, but especially for people with Parkinson’s disease. A new study from Notre Dame computer science engineers explored the impact of stay-at-home mandates, which prevented patients from participating in structured …

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Computer science and engineering researchers design more secure mobile contact tracing

For public health officials, contact tracing remains critical to managing the spread of the coronavirus — particularly as it appears that variants of the virus could be more transmissible. The need for widespread contact tracing at the start of the pandemic led tech giants Apple and Google to …

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AI could improve accuracy, efficiency of CT screening for COVID-19 diagnosis

Led by Yiyu Shi, associate professor of Computer Science and Engineering, researchers are developing a technique using artificial intelligence (AI) that would improve CT screening to more quickly identify patients with the coronavirus. The new technique will reduce the burden on the radiologists …

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Nitesh Chawla appointed founding director of Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society

Nitesh V. Chawla, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, has been appointed the founding director of the University’s Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society. Launched in December of 2019 with a $25 million gift from alumnus Robert Lumpkins and his wife, …

Yiyu Shi

Yiyu Shi receives On-Device AI award from Facebook

Yiyu Shi, associate professor of computer science and engineering, has received one of the eight Towards On-Device AI Research awards presented to university faculty. Facebook received more than 160 proposals from 111 universities on a wide range of topics related to efficient on-device AI …

Inconsistent bedtime may increase risk to heart health

Despite increasing awareness of how critical sleep is to our health, getting a good night’s rest remains increasingly difficult in a world that’s always “on” — responding to emails at all hours, news cycles that change with every tweet and staring endlessly into the blue light of cell …

Early warning system being built to fight disinformation online

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are using artificial intelligence to develop an early warning system that will identify manipulated images, deepfake videos and disinformation online. The project is an effort to combat the rise of coordinated social media campaigns to incite violence, …