Better screenings through artificial intelligence

CSE associate professor Xiaolei Huang aims to harness AI to improve medical imaging.

Artificial intelligence—commonly known as AI—is already exceeding human abilities. Self-driving cars use AI to perform some tasks more safely than people. E-commerce companies use AI to tailor product ads to customers’ tastes more quickly and precisely than any breathing marketing analyst can.

And soon AI will be used to “read” biomedical images more accurately than medical personnel alone—providing better early cervical cancer detection at lower cost than current methods.

Found and Lost in Information

The ever-increasing availability of digital information has far-reaching consequences. At this year's Data X Symposium, three new faculty members, each hired through Lehigh’s Data X Initiative, explored these consequences in the areas of marketing, communication and computer science. They were joined by colleagues from Northwestern University, Penn State and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, who gave complementary presentations.

Healing bone faster

Mechanical engineering assistant professor Hannah Dailey develops revolutionary orthopedic device

To heal small bone fractures — like those in a wrist, finger or ankle — a cast or splint is usually all that is needed to promote regrowth. Once stable, the bone tissue — a living material — regenerates and heals.

Lehigh establishes Department of Bioengineering

Lehigh University has established a new Department of Bioengineering in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. Formally announced on July 1, 2017, the new Department will build upon Lehigh’s popular bioengineering undergraduate and graduate programs, which were initiated in 2002 and 2009, as well as extensive interdisciplinary bioengineering research being pursued across the Rossin College and the University.

CEE's Frangopol named to Romanian Academy

Dan M. Frangopol, the Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture in the department of civil and environmental engineering, has been elected an Honorary Member of the Romanian Academy.

Founded in Bucharest in 1866, the Romanian Academy promotes the study of Romania’s literature and history and the Romanian language, as well as scientific research. The academy has 181 acting members who are elected for life.