Professor Helps Develop Model to Calculate Risk of COVID-19 Spread

Mathematical formula also helps assess effectiveness of preventive measures

OXFORD, Miss. – As researchers around the world race to answer unknowns about COVID-19, a University of Mississippi professor has helped create a mathematical framework to better understand how the coronavirus spreads. Wen Wu, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, worked with two professors at Johns Hopkins University to develop a mathematical model to estimateRead the story …

NSF Provides Funds for Major New Research Instrument at University

New tool will help expand materials research, opportunities for Mississippi researchers

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will be home to an instrument essential to innovative materials development research, thanks to a Major Research Instrumentation award from the National Science Foundation. The award is being used to purchase a Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation, a highly sensitive balance that can detect changes in mass atRead the story …

University Creates Institute for Data Science

New institute to further expertise of Ole Miss students, others in field

OXFORD, Miss. – With the explosion of big data fueling new jobs and technologies, the University of Mississippi has created a new Institute for Data Science to help educate the next generation of data scientists. The Institute for Data Science, or IDS, will attract and instruct students and others who want to develop expertise to ethicallyRead the story …

UM, Middle Tennessee Researchers Get Grant to Study Climate Change

USDA awards $272K to investigate conservation practices and help train environmental scientists

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi and Middle Tennessee State University faculty and student researchers are collaborating on a U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant project involving climate change, conservation practices and helping train the next generation of environmental scientists and engineers. The three-year, $271,555 USDA grant is a research effort forRead the story …