Articles from March 2021

OPL pilot flying an L292

OPL helps DARPA capture 'trust data' for new AI dogfighting

U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA’s) leveraged test flights using AV L-29 jets at the University of Iowa Technology Institute's Operator Performance Lab to gather early stage "trust data" for the Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program. 
Screenshot of simulated dogfights being run

Aerospace Testing International: AI-fighter pilot to be tested this year after successful simulations

Researchers in the USA are on course to flight test the first AI-fighter pilot technology during 2023 after running the first successful virtual simulations using algorithms.
sarcoma under microscope

UI researchers examine potential for light, photosensitizing agents to treat soft tissue sarcoma

University of Iowa researchers including Fatima Toor, Varun Monga, and Munir Tanas are analyzing the potential of using light and photosensitizing agents – a type of cancer treatment technology called Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) – to treat soft tissue sarcoma.
Screenshot of simulated dogfights being run

FlightGlobal: DARPA tests artificial intelligent dogfighting in two-versus-one simulations

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA’s) Air Combat Evolution (ACE) programme tested team dogfighting between artificial intelligence-controlled fighters in a software simulation in February.
Undergraduates

Sander, Canahuate lead new NSF undergraduate research grant

A University of Iowa Technology Institute faculty affiliate, Edward Sander, is helping lead a new Research Experience for Undergraduates grant from the National Science Foundation.
Meng Zhou AMS

ITI researcher takes 1st place at American Meteorological Society annual meeting

An Iowa Technology Institute research assistant earned top honors for his presentation exploring the capture of aerosol data from satellite observations at night at the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society.
X-Ray

ImagiQ webinar series on AI and machine learning for medical imaging begins March 10

University of Iowa is hosting a ImagiQ webinar series exploring artificial intelligence and federated/distributed machine learning for medical imaging.
Wastepaper Recycling

UI engineers receive nearly $1 million to develop new methods to recycle paper into fiber reinforced plastic

Engineers at the University of Iowa are working to enhance the process of turning wastepaper into high-value fiber reinforced plastic (FRP).