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What role can machine learning play in advancing modeling and simulation capabilities for physical systems as seemingly disparate as aircraft and infectious disease spread? Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin are leading two new multi-institution projects that will address this question.

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Despite the challenges brought on by the global pandemic, a group of determined aerospace engineering seniors made history this fall by becoming the first UT Austin Senior Aircraft Design team to complete a fully autonomous unmanned aerial systems mission.

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NASA and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research are backing a team of four universities, led by The University of Texas at Austin, in a project to re-define sensing and analysis of hypersonic vehicles.

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Alumna Stephanie Wilson is one of 18 astronauts selected by NASA for the Artemis Team that will help pave the way for astronauts to the return to the Moon as part of the Artemis program.

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Incoming assistant professor Thomas Underwood has received an Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program award to develop a novel type of electromagnetic propulsion.

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Ufuk Topcu led a yearlong effort involving more than 100 autonomy experts nationwide in the completion of a report titled “Assured Autonomy: Path Toward Living With Autonomous Systems We Can Trust.”

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Thomas Hughes and Nanshu Lu have been named Highly Cited Researchers for 2020 according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list from the Web of Science Group and Clarivate.

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Aerospace engineering senior Dillan McDonald was selected for an Honorable Mention as part of the 2020 Universities Space Research Association Distinguished Undergraduate Awards.

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Ann Chen, an assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, was selected as the winner of the 2020 ASE/EM LUNAR Council Teaching Award.

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Learn about Texas ASE/EM alumnus and Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith's passion to make traveling to space more affordable and accessible by building scalable, reusable launch vehicles.