Novel Method Predicts if COVID-19 Clinical Trials Will Fail or Succeed

Researchers are the first to model COVID-19 completion versus cessation in clinical trials using machine learning algorithms and ensemble learning. They collected 4,441 COVID-19 trials from ClinicalTrials.gov to build a testbed with 693 dimensional features created to represent each clinical trial. These computational methods can predict whether a COVID-19 clinical trial will be completed or terminated, withdrawn or suspended. Stakeholders can leverage the predictions to plan resources, reduce costs, and minimize the time of the clinical study.

A “Horizon Strategy” Framework for Science and Technology Policy

The current U.S. innovation model has in multiple respects fallen short in the face of today’s technology competition challenges. MITRE calls for a national-level effort between government, industry, and academia to address the most critical S&T priorities.

S&T Partnership Enhances Public Safety Spectrum Efficiency, Improves Interoperability

S&T’s work with APCO and NRPC is an ongoing effort that has helped enhance public safety communication capabilities; through this partnership, S&T will continue to support CAPRAD improvements to improve spectrum licensing efforts and training for public safety.

University of Washington to Help DHS Develop COVID-19 Digital Contact Tracing App Testing Criteria

DHS S&T awarded $959,305 to the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (UW-APL) to bring together a group of experts and trusted entities to develop digital contact tracing (DCT) application (app) testing criteria.

DHS Awards More Than $2.8 Million in Scientific Leadership Award Grants to Five Minority Serving Institutions

DHS S&T announces today the recipients of Scientific Leadership Awards who will partner with S&T-supported COE to develop Homeland Security (HS) course content and creatively engage students and faculty in research relevant to the complex challenges faced by DHS and the Homeland Security Enterprise.

S&T Awards Minority Serving Institutions $446K for Summer Research Projects

DHS S&T announced today that nine faculty members from S&T’s OUP Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) program have been selected to receive a total of $446,200 in funding to continue their Summer Research Team (SRT) program for research projects at several DHS S&T Centers of Excellence (COE).

FAU Video Technology Inventions Acquired by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

From YouTube to Netflix to Zoom, video compression technology is critical for streaming video applications to generate high-quality video. A novel, patent-pending video compression technology developed at FAU was recently acquired by Japanese industry giant Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. FAU’s research and development of enhanced video compression techniques are related to the new generation of video coding standard called “Versatile Video Coding” (VVC) or H. 266.

Baylor Scott & White Health announces new affiliations with Baylor College of Medicine and Texas A&M University to further expand the pipeline of exceptional clinical talent for Texas

Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, today announces two separate academic affiliations: a new affiliation with Baylor College of Medicine and an expanded affiliation with their long-time partner Texas A&M University. Both alliances are aimed at training future clinicians and developing programs that advance high-quality care and healthcare innovation.