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“Fake news” has become one of the most loaded terms on the internet, used for everything from swaying elections to undermining public trust. So, what if we could use artificial intelligence (AI) and various computer detection models to identify fake news automatically by examining such factors as certain key words, punctuation marks, headlines, and the websites linked to articles? That’s the purpose of groundbreaking research being conducted by Professor Sandip Kundu of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

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A multi-institutional team led by University of Massachusetts professor Paul Siqueira, electrical and computer engineering (ECE), has been awarded a three-year, $4.5 million NASA contract to develop an airborne microwave sensing instrument capable of characterizing the depth and density of North American snowpack with unprecedented accuracy.

Siqueira, who is co-director of the Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory, and Russell Tessier, senior associate dean for the College of Engineering and professor of ECE, will work...

College of Engineering faculty and students were part of the UMass Amherst research team that developed Sundown, a computer model for residential solar fault detection featured in a recent article in PV Magazine

Residential-scale solar systems lack sensing and instrumentation for performance monitoring and fault detection, as do larger utility-scale arrays, so these smaller solar arrays can often experience costly faults that go undetected for long periods. SunDown detects and classifies per...

UMass Amherst will continue to play a lead role in protecting the nation’s computing networks and infrastructure through a $4.4 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.

The grant, issued to the university’s Cybersecurity Institute through the NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Program (SFS), aims to educate cybersecurity researchers and professionals and then place them in jobs throughout the federal government.

Professor Wayne Burleson and Associate...

Professor Qiangfei Xia of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has received a three-year, $499,998 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his pioneering project on near-sensor and in-sensor analog computing. As Xia says, his NSF research “aims at delivering intelligent and energy efficient wearable electronics that will become ubiquitous in the era of the Internet of Things.”

“The proposed project...

Assistant Professor Robert Niffenegger of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department was recently used as an expert source by writer Paul Smith-Goodson for an article in Forbes to comment on groundbreaking quantum architecture and a glass quantum...

Assistant Professor Amir Arbabi of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department is the co-principal investigator for an initiative to advance scalable manufacturing processes that enable commercial fabrication of ultra-thin “metalenses” to help control light and remove imaging abnormalities in many electronic devices. The new processing would allow these high-performing optical wafers to be widely used in next-generation smartphone cameras, medical imaging devices, and many other applications. See...

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is pleased to announce the creation of a seed fund by anonymous donors to support research of quantum information systems, including an anonymous lead gift in the amount of $5 million. The fund aims to bolster an existing creative and collaborative partnership between the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) and the College of Engineering (COE) with the mission of solidifying UMass Amherst’s position in...

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