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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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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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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
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[College of Education Spring 2021 virtual recognition ceremony]

Description: Video recording of Spring 2021 College of Education recognition ceremony. The ceremony was aired virtually on Saturday, May 1 at 4 p.m. The in-person commencement ceremony for the College of Education was held at Apogee Stadium on Saturday, May 1 at 10 a.m. The ceremony includes opening and closing remarks by the Dean of the College of Education, Dr. Randy Bomer. Graduates of the Bachelor's program are recognized with their names shown on-screen individually in the order of degree earned.
Date: May 1, 2021
Duration: 39 minutes 40 seconds
Creator: University of North Texas.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[College of Engineering and College of Science Spring 2021 virtual recognition ceremony]

Description: Video recording of Spring 2021 College of Engineering and College of Science recognition ceremony. The ceremony was aired virtually on Saturday, May 1 at 4 p.m. The in-person commencement ceremony for the College of Engineering and College of Science was held at Apogee Stadium on Saturday, May 1 at 10 a.m. The ceremony includes opening remarks by the Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Hanchen Huang and closing remarks by the Dean of the College of Science, Dr. Su Gao. Graduates of the Bachelor's program are recognized with their names shown on-screen individually in the order of degree earned.
Date: May 1, 2021
Duration: 1 hour 13 minutes 22 seconds
Creator: University of North Texas.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Doctoral and Master's Spring 2021 virtual recognition ceremony]

Description: Video recording of Spring 2021 Doctoral and Master's recognition ceremony. The ceremony was aired virtually on Friday, April 30 at 4 p.m. The ceremony includes opening and closing remarks by the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Toulouse Graduate School, Dr. Victor Prybutok. President of the Graduate Student Council Tiffany Miller also gives an opening speech. Graduates of the Master's and Doctoral programs are recognized with their names shown on-screen individually in the order of each college and degree earned.
Date: May 1, 2021
Duration: 1 hour 31 minutes 18 seconds
Creator: University of North Texas.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[G. Brint Ryan College of Business Spring 2021 virtual recognition ceremony]

Description: Video recording of Spring 2021 G. Brint Ryan College of Business recognition ceremony. The ceremony was aired virtually on Saturday, May 1 at 1 p.m. The in-person commencement ceremony for the G. Brint Ryan College of Business was held at Apogee Stadium on Saturday, May 1 at 7 p.m. The ceremony includes opening and closing remarks by the Dean of the G. Brint Ryan College of Business, Dr. Marilyn K. Wiley. Graduates of the Bachelor's program are recognized with their names shown on-screen individually in the order of degree earned.
Date: May 1, 2021
Duration: 1 hour 17 minutes 39 seconds
Creator: University of North Texas.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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G-RISE at the University of North Texas

Description: The University of North Texas (UNT) serves over 32,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students of which 50% of the undergraduate population and 20% of the graduate population are underrepresented minority (URM). UNT is ranked by the Carnegie Classification as a Tier 1 institute, is a Hispanic Serving Institute, and is dedicated to providing quality mentoring to a diverse group of Ph.D. students. The UNT G-­RISE mission is to provide a biomedical Ph.D. training program that is inclusive, culturally responsive, increases diversity, enhances scientific skill sets, develops trainee career and professional skill sets, provides opportunities to participants, and increases faculty development as a mentor.
Date: 2021-05-01/2022-04-30
Creator: Padilla, Pamela A.; Burggren, Warren W.; Cisneros, Gerardo Andrés & Hughes, Lee E.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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[Spring 2021 commencement ceremony, May 1st evening]

Description: Video recording of Spring 2021 commencement ceremony held on the evening of Saturday, May 1. The in-person ceremony was at Apogee Stadium and honored the graduates of the doctoral, master's and bachelor's programs of the College of Music, G. Brint Ryan College of Business, and the Toulouse Graduate School. The ceremony includes opening and closing remarks by UNT President Neal Smatresk. Additional remarks are given by UNT System Board of Regent Dr. John Scott, Jr., UNT Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Jennifer Cowley, and Vice President for University Advancement Dr. David Wolf. Also includes performances by Tyler Thomas, Wes Dziedzic, and the UNT Wind Orchestra conducted by Dr. Andrew Trachsel.
Date: May 1, 2021
Duration: 1 hour 46 minutes 50 seconds
Creator: University of North Texas.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Spring 2021 commencement ceremony, May 1st morning]

Description: Video recording of Spring 2021 commencement ceremony held on the morning of Saturday, May 1. The in-person ceremony was at Apogee Stadium and honored the graduates of the doctoral, master's and bachelor's programs of the College of Education, College of Engineering, and the College of Science. The ceremony includes opening and closing remarks by UNT President Neal Smatresk. Additional remarks are given by the UNT System Board of Regent A.K. Mago, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Jennifer Cowley, and Vice President for University Advancement Dr. David Wolf. Also includes performances by Tyler Thomas, Wes Dziedzic, and the UNT Wind Orchestra conducted by Dr. Andrew Trachsel.
Date: May 1, 2021
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes 11 seconds
Creator: University of North Texas.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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CAREER: Manufacturing of Mechanically Stable Nanoporous Ceramic Structures Via Selective Infiltration of Polymer Templates

Description: This Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation supports fundamental research to elucidate a new strategy of manufacturing nanoporous ceramic structures with controllable structure and composition and programmable mechanical stability. The specific goal of this research is to discover processing-structure-property relationships in ceramic coatings and heterostructures by providing fundamental insights on the mechanism of liquid phase swelling-based infiltration of spin-coated polymer templates with inorganic precursors and defining the rules that control the resulting structure and, thus, access to various materials surfaces and interfaces.
Date: 2021-03-01/2026-02-28
Creator: Berman, Diana
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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Developing a Biomanufacturing Platform for the Site-Selective Functionalization and Structural Diversification of Cytochalasan-Based Carbon Skeletons

Description: This project will identify fungal enzymes that efficiently modify more than one substrate in a predictable way. Also, enzymes will be engineered to expand the range of substrates. A biomanufacturing platform to synthesize bioactive molecules at lower costs will be the end result. Fungi can synthesize small molecules with complex structures using a number of highly coordinated enzymes. These molecules are difficult to make synthetically, and they can aid in crop production or have beneficial human health effects. Cytochalasans are phytotoxic, cytotoxic and actin-binding natural products. Produced by fungi, over 400 variants have been described. The structural diversity is partly explained by the flexibility of the enzymes that introduce and modify functional groups. These enzymes structurally rearrange the core carbon skeleton in a site-selective manner, often on more than one substrate. Genome mining will be used to identify cytochalasan tailoring enzymes. Overproducing strains will be characterized chemically. Transcription factor over-expression will be investigated. Targeted gene knock-out will confirm the function and scope of the enzymes. The enzymes will be engineered to expand their substrate range. Synthetic biology and metabolic engineering tools will be used to generate a biomanufacturing platform for large scale production and functionalization of cytochalasan-based carbon skeletons. This project will generate fundamental knowledge on how to effectively engineer enzymes and metabolic pathways for efficient and rapid structural diversification of bioactive molecules with commercial potential.
Date: 2021-03-01/2024-02-29
Creator: Skellam, Elizabeth
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site: Interdisciplinary Research Experience on Accelerated Deep Learning through A Hardware-Software Collaborative Approach

Description: This Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site Program at the University of North Texas will enhance the knowledge and research skills of a diverse cohort of undergraduate students through empowering, innovative, and interdisciplinary research experiences in developing Deep Learning applications and systems. The program aims to 1) expose undergraduate students to real-world and cutting-edge research focused on accelerated deep learning through combined hardware and software development; 2) encourage more undergraduate students to continue their academic careers and seek graduate degrees in computer science, computer engineering, and related disciplines; 3) develop research skills and improve communication and collaborative skills in undergraduate students.
Date: 2021-03-01/2024-02-29
Creator: Zhao, Hui & Albert, Mark
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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Functional Porous Organic Polymers as Advanced Decontamination Materials for Water Purification

Description: This project seeks to develop and deploy a new class of porous organic polymers which have high capacity and selectivity to rapidly remove heavy metal contaminants well below parts per million level standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. The project will engineer porosity and surface chemistry of porous organic polymers to clean inorganic heavy metal contaminants from both surface water and wastewater. Porous organic polymers are robust, chemically and thermally stable, scalable, and modular, with very high surface area. The modularity of these polymers allows for a molecular-level tuning of the pore structure and surface chemistry that allows for engineered site-specificity of binding sites that target the heavy metal contaminants. Recent data shows these new materials offer a significant increase in capacity relative to benchmark materials, with a rapid removal of mercury and other heavy metal ions. This project will advance the concept by exploring rational design of these porous polymers with different topologies by customizing the monomer with various binding groups. The objectives of the project include design, synthesis, and characterization, followed by assessment of these materials to remove inorganic contaminants from water, and thirdly, development of materials with multiple recognition sites for removal of complex inorganic contaminants. The work will impact wastewater treatment, including municipal water, as well as the nuclear, fracking, and mining industries.
Date: 2021-02-01/2021-07-31
Creator: Ma, Shengqian
Partner: UNT College of Science
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[Oral history interview with Alison Phipps]

Description: Video recording of an oral history interview conducted by Hannah Hatch with Alison Phipps, a former University of North Texas student who at the time of the interview worked as a phlebotomist in a hospital in North Texas. Topics discussed include Phipps' decision to withdraw from classes at the University of North Texas, chronic illness, working in healthcare, and other personal experiences shaped the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: November 1, 2020
Duration: 26 minutes 28 seconds
Creator: Hatch, Hannah
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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