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Collaborative Research: Framework Implementations: CSSI: CANDY: Cyberinfrastructure for Accelerating Innovation in Network Dynamics

Description: Research addressing the lack of a comprehensive cyberinfrastructure that supports innovative research challenges in large-scale, complex, dynamic networks by developing a novel platform, called CANDY (Cyberinfrastructure for Accelerating Innovation in Network Dynamics), based on efficient, scalable parallel algorithm design for dynamic networks and high-performance software development with performance optimization.
Date: 2021-09-01/2025-08-31
Creator: Bhowmick, Sanjukta
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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IRES Track II - Cape Horn ASIs: Climate change and disease ecology at the southern end of the Americas

Description: Research giving students the opportunity to be trained in quantitative experimental design and work as part of a multinational research collaboration to study infectious disease emergence in one of the few remaining pristine places on Earth. The Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve (CHBR) off the southern tip of South America protects pristine ecosystem is perfect for this type of graduate student training.
Date: 2021-09-01/2021-08-31
Creator: Gregory, Andrew; Kennedy, James H. & Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960-
Partner: UNT College of Science
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FY2021 DARPA YFA: Next generation of wireless power transfer network of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) using electromechanical beamforming

Description: Research aiming to develop the next generation of wireless power transfer (WPT) network that is scalable, safe, and efficient and can be deployed in a UAS by incorporating waveform engineering, electromechanical beamforming, integrated phased-array antenna, and transmitter (TX)/receiver (RX) co-design. This project aims to reveal the fundamental understanding of the energy sphere formation in a 3D space using UAVs as a case study. Although interests in radiative (far-field) WPT using beamforming has been growing rapidly because of its capability to energize a large number of autonomous devices, most of these works are still in the theoretical phase without any practical implementation. This project aims to implement a robust beamforming network using a bottom-up approach (from the antenna to the inter-connected network) that is highly important for addressing the challenges associated with a dynamically changing environment.
Date: 2021-08-02/2023-08-01
Creator: Mahbub, Ifana
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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Metal Oxynitrides: Tuning Metal-N and Metal-O Interactions for Improved Electrocatalytic Properties at the Liquid/Solid Interface

Description: Research investigating the fundamental chemical interactions relevant to the conversion of dinitrogen to ammonia via more energy-efficient routes. The studies will help in understanding the chemical and material factors that are most important for optimizing new materials for ammonia production from dinitrogen, and applications to other important industrial reactions.
Date: 2021-08-01/2024-07-31
Creator: Kelber, Jeffry A.; Cundari, Thomas R., 1964- & D'Souza, Francis
Partner: UNT College of Science
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CAREER: Fundamental Limits of Cryptographic Primitives Through Network Information Theory

Description: Research project studying the fundamental limits of a diverse array of cryptographic primitives through network information theory and coding tools. The project takes an information theoretic view of the investigation of the fundamental limits of cryptographic primitives. The project is expected to unveil theoretical and practical insights into cryptographic primitives, and enhance the understanding on their fundamental limits.
Date: 2021-07-01/2026-06-30
Creator: Sun, Hua
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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Collaborative Research: SaTC: CORE: Small: Privacy protection of Vehicles location in Spatial Crowdsourcing under realistic adversarial models

Description: Research to develop new location privacy protection techniques by considering vehicles’ mobility features in the road network, and consequently lead to a more secure and trustworthy computing environment in location-based services (LBSs). As privacy concerns are still among the main obstacles for mobile users to participate in many advanced LBSs, this project is poised to contribute to the wider adoption of LBSs for many applications (e.g. navigation systems and location-based recommendation systems). The project will also provide a set of diverse and interesting topics for undergraduate and graduate students and outreach activities for the community.
Date: 2021-07-01/2023-12-31
Creator: Qiu, Chenxi
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolases and Chemical Communication in Plants

Description: Research seeking to understand how an evolutionarily-conserved group of plant enzymes utilizes chemical signals to regulate growth and to influence their microbial environment. Specific research aims include the discovery of new enzymes and their substrate molecules that act as communication signals. Broader applications of this research may offer new strategies to enhance agricultural outputs by manipulating plant-microbe interactions in crop and soil systems.
Date: 2021-07-01/2024-06-30
Creator: Chapman, Kent Dean; Aziz, Mina & Blancaflor, Elison B.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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IUCRC Planning Grant University of North Texas: Center for Electric, Connected and Autonomous Technologies for Mobility (eCAT)

Description: Research concentrating on interdisciplinary research, aiming to initiate and accelerate the transformation of mobility methods from conventional vehicles to electric, connected and autonomous vehicles by creating innovative electric, connected and autonomous technologies. The grant will create the Center for Electric, Connected and Autonomous Technologies for Mobility (eCAT). A partnership between Wayne State University (WSU), University of North Texas (UNT), and Clarkson University (Clarkson), the center not only serves as an apparatus of academic researchers collaborating with industry on important problems, but also provides industry partners opportunities to access advanced synergic research produced from a diverse group of researchers.
Date: 2021-07-01/2022-06-30
Creator: Fu, Song; Li, Xinrong & Yang, Qing
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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[Oral History Interview with Robert L. Price]

Description: Interview with Robert L. Price, desegregationist and civil rights activist. Price discusses his early life in Chicago, role in the desegregation of schools in the Dallas Independent School District, and his affiliations with civil rights activist groups.
Date: June 21, 2021
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Non-Genetic Inheritance of Hypoxia Tolerance in Fishes: Dynamics and Mechanisms

Description: Research quantifying the inheritance of tolerance to low oxygen in a model fish and then determine the tolerance mechanisms, at organismal to molecular levels, that are passed on from parents to their offspring. The investigators will not only focus on conventional, well-studied genetic mechanisms for inheritance, but will explore so-called “epigenetic” forms of inheritance that may transfer parental characteristics for only a generation or two. Such “temporary inheritance” might actually require less energy and be more beneficial to a species than the more permanent form of genetic inheritance.
Date: 2021-06-15/2025-05-31
Creator: Burggren, Warren W. & Padilla, Pamela A.
Partner: UNT College of Science

The Heart of Librarianship: A Literature Review of Outreach in Academic Libraries

Description: Presentation that provides a summary of the literature on library outreach and indicates how the literature review has impacted outreach developments at the UNT Libraries. Outreach has a positive impact on student success, but a clear definition of what outreach is looms beyond the literature. Intermixed with marketing, advertising, broader engagement methods, and social media use, outreach has become a catch-all term for activities that bring awareness to library resources, services, programs, spaces, and employees. It was presented at the Library History Seminar XIV: Libraries Without Borders event which was held virtually on June 10-12, 2021.
Date: June 11, 2021
Creator: Henson, Brea
Partner: UNT Libraries
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CAREER: Reinventing Network-on-Chips of GPU-Accelerated Systems

Description: Research seeking to reinvent on-chip networks for GPU-accelerated systems to remove a communication bottleneck. A major outcome of the project is a set of techniques that enable the development of effective and efficient network-on-chip architectures. Graphics processing units (GPUs) have rapidly evolved to become high-performance accelerators for data-parallel computing. To fully take advantage of the computing power of GPUs, on-chip networks need to provide timely data movement to satisfy the requests of data by the processing cores. Currently, there exists a big gap between the fast-growing processing power of the GPU processing cores and the slow-increasing on-chip network bandwidth. Because of this, GPU-accelerated systems are interconnect-dominated and the on-chip network becomes their performance bottleneck.
Date: 2021-06-01/2026-05-31
Creator: Zhao, Hui
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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Formulating a Scalable Approach to Patron-Requested Digitization in Archives

Description: This article examines how archives were forced to rethink their modes of providing access to physical collections because of the coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19). Whereas difficult copyright questions raised by reproducing items could previously be skirted by requiring researchers to work with materials in person, the long-term closure of reading rooms and decrease in long-distance travel mean that archives need a workflow for handling user digitization requests that is scalable and requires consulting only easily identifiable information and, assuming full reproduction is off the table, reproducing items in a collection under 17 U.S.C. § 108 or through a strategy of rapid risk assessment. There is a challenge in creating a policy that will work across different formats and genres of archival materials, so this article offers some suggestions for how to think about these parameters according to US copyright law and calls for a committee of experts to work out a model policy that could serve remote users of archival collections even after the COVID-19 crisis has passed.
Date: June 1, 2021
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S. & Judkins, Julie
Partner: UNT Libraries

Carry On: One Digitization Lab's Journey Through Temporary Displacement

Description: Presentation on the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) upgrades at the University of North Texas Library which required the displacement of the Digital Projects Lab staff and students from their lab for an estimated six weeks. With little access to digitization equipment, the lab planned to continue running during that period. By presenting the preparation and planning for the move, the logistics of the transition, and the results from the experience, the authors hope to share their strategies for digitization lab mobility and continued, off-site productivity. It was presented at the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries held virtually on May 24-26, 2021.
Date: May 25, 2021
Creator: Pankonien, Ailie; McIntosh, Marcia & Willis, Shannon
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit
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