Eugenio Schuster: Pursuing a global energy goal

It’s hard to believe, but there is actually one initiative that currently unites the world. It’s the quest to build a fusion reactor. The European Union, China, South Korea, Japan, India, Russia, and the United States have all committed funding and scientific resources to build ITER (Latin for “The Way”), the largest fusion reactor in history.

Arindam Banerjee: Designing a more efficient tidal turbine

Imagine a single tidal turbine capable of powering a community of 50 to 70 homes all year long.

That’s the potential of turbines being developed by Verdant Power, which builds marine energy systems that harness power generated from currents. Turbines whose design is currently being refined by researchers at Lehigh University’s P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Paper by ISE faculty wins Optimization Letters Best Paper Award for 2018

A paper written by ISE Associate Professors Frank E. Curtis and Daniel P. Robinson, along with Zachary Lubberts of Johns Hopkins University, has been named the winner of the 2018 Optimization Letters (OPTL) Best Paper Award for their work entitled “Concise complexity analyses for trust region methods.” Optimization Letters is a journal that covers all aspects of optimization, including theory, algorithms, computational studies, and applications.

AI and the fight against human trafficking

Beds. Dressers. Clothing.

All items that raised the suspicions of a state health inspector that “business as usual” at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Fla., was anything but.

The observation that employees might be living in the spa—a red flag for human trafficking—helped launch a large-scale criminal investigation into the massage parlor and others like it across the state.

AI technique IDs mechanisms of ferroelectric switching

Innovations in material science are as essential to modern life as indoor plumbing―and go about as unnoticed.

For example, innovations in semiconducting devices continue to enable the transmission of more information, faster and through smaller hardware―such as through a device that fits in the palms of our hands. 

Learning how to learn

Through the windows of the Wood Dining Room, the trees were in full tri-colored glory and a trio of hawks carved effortless turns on the wind currents. But no one was paying any attention. Instead, participants in the Robotics Learning Workshop sat in silence, fingers hovered over laptops, focused only on the speaker at the front of the room.