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The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD or UT Dallas) is a public research university with its main campus in Richardson, Texas. It is part of the University of Texas System. Approximately one-third of the campus is located within Dallas County, with plans to open an on-campus DART train stop on the Silver Line (2022). The institution, established in 1961 as the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest and later renamed the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies (SCAS), began as a research arm of Texas Instruments. In 1969, the founders bequeathed SCAS to the state of Texas, officially creating The University of Texas at Dallas. The university has been characterized by rapid growth in research output and its competitive undergraduate admissions policies since its inception. Less than 47 years after its founding, the Carnegie Foundation had classified the university as a doctoral research university with "Highest Research Activity"—faster than any other school in Texas. The university is associated with four Nobel Prizes, and has members of the National Academy of Science and National Academy of Engineering on its faculty. Research projects include the areas of Space Science, Bioengineering, Cybersecurity, Nanotechnology, and Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

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Computer Scientists Launch Counteroffensive Against Video Game Cheaters

“University of Texas at Dallas computer scientists have devised a new weapon against video game players who cheat. The researchers developed their approach for detecting cheaters using the popular first-person shooter game Counter-Strike. But the mechanism can work for any …

Researchers Explore How Retail Drone Delivery May Change Logistics Networks

“Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas say drone technology has the potential to be a genuine game changer in the retail industry, with its promise to enable retailers to offer unheard-of delivery lead times and near-perfect delivery-time customization …

Physicists Find Misaligned Carbon Sheets Yield Unparalleled Properties

“A material composed of two one-atom-thick layers of carbon has grabbed the attention of physicists worldwide for its intriguing — and potentially exploitable — conductive properties. Dr. Fan Zhang, assistant professor of physics in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at …

Team’s New Tool Advances the Art of Busting Hidden Software Bugs

“Computer Scientists Create Framework That Tracks Down Hard-to-Find Variability Bugs One of the biggest challenges to fixing software bugs can be finding them. With support from the National Science Foundation, computer scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas are …

Engineers Boost Potential for Creating Successor to Shrinking Transistors

“Computers and similar electronic devices have gotten faster and smaller over the decades as computer-chip makers have learned how to shrink individual transistors, the tiny electrical switches that convey digital information. Scientists’ pursuit of the smallest possible transistor has allowed …

Heat-conducting Crystals Could Help Computer Chips Keep Their Cool

“If your laptop or cellphone starts to feel warm after playing hours of video games or running too many apps at one time, those devices are actually doing their job. Whisking heat away from the circuitry in a computer’s …

Professor’s Processor May End Silence for Those Without a Voice

“A UT Dallas professor hopes to provide a voice to individuals who have no larynx and are unable to produce vocal sounds on their own. Dr. Jun Wang, assistant professor of bioengineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and …

Jonsson School Team Charges Ahead to Develop Better Batteries

“They die at the most inconvenient times. Cellphones go dark during important conversations because a battery hasn’t been recharged. Or the automotive industry revs up with excitement for a new battery-powered vehicle, but it needs frequent recharging. Or yardwork …

No Batteries Required: Energy-Harvesting Yarns Generate Electricity

“An international research team led by scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas and Hanyang University in South Korea has developed high-tech yarns that generate electricity when they are stretched or twisted. In a study published in the Aug …

Engineer Unveils New Spin on Future of Transistors with Novel Design

“A researcher with the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at UT Dallas has designed a novel computing system made solely from carbon that might one day replace the silicon transistors that power today’s electronic devices. “The …

Jonsson School Engineers Shrink Microscope to Dime-sized Device

“Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have created an atomic force microscope on a chip, dramatically shrinking the size — and, hopefully, the price tag — of a high-tech device commonly used to characterize material properties. “A standard atomic force …

Scientific Gains May Make Electronic Nose the Next Everyday Device

“Researchers at the Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) at UT Dallas are working to develop an affordable electronic nose that can be used in breath analysis for a wide range of health diagnosis. While devices that can conduct breath …