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UH professor heads face-recognition initiatives

Ioannis Kakadiaris, Eckhard Pfeiffer professor of computer science, and his Computational Biomedicine Lab team have developed face-recognition software that uses a three-dimensional snapshot of a person’s face to create a unique identifier. The technology can be used for many tasks, such as gaining access to secure facilities or authorizing credit card purchases. MORE

Hoagland named winner of Jackson Poetry Prize

Award-winning poet and University of Houston creative writing professor Tony Hoagland has another award to add to his collection of honors. Hoagland was named the second annual recipient of the Jackson Poetry Prize, presented by Poets & Writers Inc., the nation’s largest nonprofit literary organization. MORE

High-efficiency solutions: solar and fuel cells

UH’s Seamus “Shay” Curran is leading a team of scientists, in collaboration with Wake Forest University, that has made a quantum leap in utilizing organic nanomaterials to develop solar cells. Curran’s team of researchers has developed an internationally recognized track record in the development and characterization of such devices. MORE

Understanding polar-ice breakdown

The National Science Foundation awarded UH marine geologist Julia Wellner a grant to support a research cruise to Antarctica Aboard a 300-foot ice-breaking ship, Wellner's team will collect Antarctic sediment samples that could shed new light on melting polar ice caps and rising sea levels across the globe. MORE

Presidential appointment for superconductivity pioneer

A University of Houston professor whose breakthrough work on superconductivity made him one of the America’s most renowned researchers has been appointed to the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science. Paul C.W. Chu is among the dozen distinguished scientists chosen to evaluate nominees for the award, the nation’s highest honor for scientific achievement. MORE


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