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GW Transportation Team designs winning "Road Vision" app for DC GigaBitDCx competition

Dr. Auñón-Chancellor on Skype from the ISSSEAS students and faculty on the GW Transportation Team are developing “Road Vision,” a smartphone application that uses crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence to give commuters real-time information about Washington, DC’s traffic patterns. Their app recently won the public innovation competition GigaBitDCx, and was awarded $25,000 in start-up and research funds to further develop Road Vision.

Dr. Anne-Laure Papa leads research to develop therapy to fight blood clots and cancer metastasis

Dr. Auñón-Chancellor on Skype from the ISSBiomedical engineering professor Dr. Anne-Laure Papa is first author on a study published in Science Translational Medicine that shows a new reversible, drug-free antiplatelet therapy that could reduce the risk of blood clots and potentially prevent cancer metastasis. Read more.

2019 SEAS Graduation Information

Graduation PhotoCongratulations to all 2019 soon-to-be graduates and their families! Please visit our Graduation Information page to find both pre-graduation information and details about graduation day itself. You’ll find everything you need—from instructions to order your cap and gown to Commencement ticket distribution, and graduation etiquette. We look forward to seeing you in May.

Dr. Robert Pless awarded $1M grant to use computer science to tackle human trafficking

Dr. Pless in his labDr. Robert Pless will use the grant to expand a machine-learning project that helps law enforcement identify specific hotel rooms where they suspect illegal activity has taken place.

SEAS hosts conversation with NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor from the ISS

Dr. Auñón-Chancellor on Skype from the ISSSporting her “space hair” and flying the SEAS flag in the background, SEAS alumna Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor answered questions about living and working aboard the International Space Station during a NASA downlink hosted by SEAS on September 18.

SEAS alumna and NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor launches to International Space Station

Dr. Li in his labSEAS cheers on Dr. Auñón-Chancellor as she launches for her first spaceflight on June 6.

2018 SEAS Graduation Information

Graduation PhotoCongratulations to all 2018 soon-to-be graduates and their families! Please visit our Graduation Information page to find both pre-graduation information and details about graduation day itself. You’ll find everything you need—from instructions to order your cap and gown to Commencement ticket distribution, and graduation etiquette. We look forward to seeing you in May.

SEAS researchers demonstrate pediatric asthma research technology to Congressional staff

Dr. Li in his labSEAS faculty and graduate students gave an invited technology demonstration to Congressional staff as part of the annual Showcase for Congressional Staff at the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

SEAS receives $300,000 Clare Boothe Luce Program award

CBLThe award will support an undergraduate research program for selected female SEAS students, who will conduct research with faculty mentors and receive professional development opportunities.

Studying Asthma

Dr. Zhenyu Li (Biomedical Engineering): Dr. Li and his research group use micro- and nano-technologies to build medical devices that can be used for biological research or for disease diagnosis. He has made significant breakthroughs in designing “lab-on-a-chip” technologies to diagnose other diseases, and his current project builds on some of these previous successes.

The Arc of an Idea

Dr. Pedro Silva (Civil & Environmental Engineering): Dr. Pedro Silva has developed a hypothesis about a novel shear wall design that he believes will mitigate damage from earthquakes, thereby decreasing the number of buildings that have to be closed following an earthquake. He will soon begin testing his design in the Science and Engineering Hall’s high bay.

Keeping Information Flowing

Dr. Hyeong-Ah Choi (Computer Science): When a catastrophic event occurs, first responders need to have timely and reliable communication with each other and with people affected by the event. Dr. Hyeong-Ah Choi and her research team have been working for two years to develop a more resilient broadband public safety network.

Keeping the Lights On

Dr. Payman Dehghanian (Electrical & Computer Engineering): Dr. Dehghanian studies power system resilience in the face of extreme weather conditions or cyberattacks that can compromise national security, helping to improve the planning and operations of power systems to create a more resilient and sustainable electric grid and mitigate the consequences of these events.

An Ounce of Prevention

Dr. Joost Santos (Engineering Management & Systems Engineering): Dr. Santos studies disaster risk management, developing hybrid models from the fields of systems engineering and economics to learn how to predict the ripple effects of disasters across interdependent infrastructure and economic systems, studying problems such as production disruptions or allocation of emergency responders after disasters.

An Engineer’s Friend

Dr. Santiago Solares (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering): We all need friends, and who among us wouldn’t appreciate a friend who does the hard, unglamorous, behind-the-scenes work that allows us to shine? Dr. Solares is that friend. He does the behind-the-scenes materials and measurement science research that other engineers can rely on to build the nano-scale devices that amaze the rest of the world.