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ITI Research: Signal processing and machine learning algorithms could overcome challenges of environmental uncertainties in underwater acoustic communications

Signal processing and machine learning algorithms being developed at the University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) could offer solutions to real-time marine sensing using underwater acoustics.
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This photo illustration captures the work from home, which has become the norm during the coronavirus pandemic.

Iowa Technology Institute researchers forge ahead despite coronavirus setbacks

University of Iowa Technology Institute faculty, staff, and students have found creative ways to forge ahead at a time when COVID-19-related closures have limited access to laboratories and facilities. Some ITI labs have begun ramping back up this month as part of a phased-in, three-tier return to research on campus, while others wait their turn.
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CAS Lab research assistant wins 2020 Student Leadership Award for Outstanding Mentor

Calvin Kielas-Jensen, a graduate research assistant in the CAS Lab, received the 2020 Student Leadership Award for Outstanding Mentor. The award recognizes him for being a positive role model and providing guidance and encouragement while supporting students.
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UI Engineering sensors assisting Mercy Hospital to decontaminate masks

The University of Iowa College of Engineering is partnering with Mercy Iowa City to use specialized sensors to measure the amount of ultraviolet (UV) exposure needed to decontaminate protective masks. By utilizing a thermal sensor used in research by Fatima Toor, the amount of UV irradiance can be measured and optimized so that the masks can be sterilized for reuse, rather than discarded.