Dr. Michelle Sabick, Dean of the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science and biomechanics researcher, has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Society of Biomechanics. Throughout her career, Dean Sabick has been deeply involved in the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), serving in several leadership roles including Newsletter Editor, Communications Chair, and President.
Blockchains, cryptocurrencies, and the metaverse have captured the world by storm over the last two years as Covid forced global populations to move online. However, these terms and technological innovations have also received skepticism and doubt over their feasibility.
In partnership with Phemex, a crypto company located in Singapore, Clayton León, Marcus Paz, and Leo Walker have received a $9,000 research fellowship to study the real-world impact and future prospects surrounding these emerging technologies.
In particular, as a participant in the fellowship, Clayton will examine the top layer 1 blockchains and will give an assessment of the competitive overview to Phemex investors. Marcus will study another hot topic in the industry i.e., cryptocurrency mining’s impact on the environment. Finally, Leo will contribute industry-leading research on how the real estate sector may develop or be integrated with blockchain technology and NFTs.
HPC in the City: St. Louis Hackathon took place on November 5, 2021, through November 8, 2021. Our team participated in this Hackathon that focused on using high performance computing technology. The team comprised Urvashi Kishnani, a graduate student in Computer Science, and I, Nidhi Madabhushi, a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science, with a peer from Lehman College.
Over the next few weeks, the Ritchie School will be catching up with a few young alumni! To kick off the series, we asked young alum and current GRA Gary Doan a few questions about what he’s been up to since graduating from DU. Between managing his own studies, being a GRA, and publishing a paper in TKA Journal, Gary is constantly learning how to improve the quality of life of patients who need total knee arthroplasty (TKA).