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Aug
17
2021
From the Dean
This year, Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) celebrates 25 years! Baylor chose to shine the light on our engineering and computer science programs in 1995 when the University created the School, and our work continues to be an important part of Baylor's strategic plan, Illuminate. As a result, we are geared up and ready to help Baylor become a Research 1 (R1) university in the coming years.
Aug
17
2021
ECS Celebrates 25 Years as a School and a Half-century of Pioneers and Principles
Underneath every milestone in the School of Engineering and Computer Science's (ECS) 25-year history lies a foundation of principles laid decades beforehand by a few hearty pioneers.
Aug
17
2021
Shrinking the Circle: Reducing impact on an E3 Attack
Dr. Mack Grady, professor of electrical and computer engineering, couldn’t predict that his expertise in electrical power would lead to him being involved in science-fiction worthy research. However, that’s exactly where he ended up when he found himself being recruited for national defense efforts against electromagnetic pulses (EMPs).
Aug
17
2021
Building Design with Health in Mind
Thanks to the healthy building movement, it is more common for building designs to promote employee health, but there is a gap between theory and application. One Baylor research team sought to bridge that gap, and they needed a computer scientist to accomplish the task.
Aug
17
2021
Deep Learning for Beginners
Most adults have experienced what it's like to apply for credit, whether through a bank or credit card company. What many may have not considered is the work that goes on behind the scenes to make an approval decision within minutes. That work is done by computer scientists who have studied in the field of deep learning.
Aug
17
2021
ECS Career Center
Now more than ever, the anxiety for students transitioning out of their undergraduate experience into professional or graduate academic pursuits can be a grueling experience. The dedicated staff of the Baylor University Career Center step into that chaotic process to offer a bridge of resources and tools to help identify and secure the next step in each student’s career path by graduation.
Aug
17
2021
Heather Benoit - BSE '09, MSE '11
Heather Benoit graduated from Baylor's School of Engineering and Computer Science with a bachelor's degree in engineering in 2009 and her master's in biomedical engineering in 2011. Today, she is a senior mechanical engineer and program manager at M3 Design, Inc., a leading product development and technology consulting firm that specializes in building the future.
Aug
17
2021
Mario Lopez, a senior computer science major, took a long and winding road to Baylor. Moving away from a small town in Mexico to Houston as a kid, graduating high school and enrolling in community college classes, transferring to UTSA and finally arriving at Baylor, Lopez has a remarkable story that is rooted in a search for community that he found within his Baylor family in Waco.
Aug
17
2021
In August, Baylor University officially announced plans to pursue Research 1/Tier 1 (R1/T1) recognition by building on Illuminate, the University’s strategic plan, which will guide Baylor towards joining the nation’s top research universities and achieving status as the world’s preeminent Christian research university.
Aug
17
2021
I knew I wanted to be an engineer in the eighth grade, mainly because of my love for aviation. I applied to Baylor at the urging of my high school best friend who had come to Baylor the year before. When I first visited the campus, I didn’t even know it had an engineering program because the program was still in its infancy when I arrived in 1987.
Apr
16
2021
Feb
3
2021
Mary Lauren Benton, Ph.D., Gives Insight to her Newly Published Article on the Influence of Evolutionary History on Human Health and Disease
Tools of innovation, science and technology look to the future. To fully understand problems of now and in the future, however, history cannot be ignored. Mary Lauren Benton, Ph.D., assistant professor of bioinformatics, brings those worlds together in her research to solve the biggest mystery of all – the human genome.
Jan
21
2021
Baylor University Partners with My Labs Direct to Launch State-of-the-Art On-Site COVID-19 Testing Lab and Research Facility to Usher Students, Faculty Safely Back to Campus
Baylor University announced today that it has opened its own on-site COVID-19 testing lab and research facility in partnership with My Labs Direct (MLD), a CLIA-certified, COLA-accredited diagnostic lab that offers an extensive menu of FDA-approved tests.
Nov
18
2020
Pablo Rivas, Ph.D., Discusses His New Book on Deep Learning within Artificial Intelligence and the Ethical Concerns it Brings
Most adults have experienced what it's like to apply for credit, whether through a bank or credit card company. What many may have not considered is the work that goes on behind the scenes to make an approval decision within minutes. That work is done by computer scientists who have studied in the field of deep learning. In his new book, Pablo Rivas, Ph.D., said he wanted to write a book about deep learning that has the right balance of theory and practice for a beginner’s audience.
Oct
7
2020
Dr. Kenneth Van Treuren Announced in AIAA Class of 2021 Associate Fellows
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) announced its Class of 2021 Associate Fellows. Kenneth Van Treuren, PhD, Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, was among those who were honored with the designation this year.
Sep
14
2020
Baylor University moved up three places to No. 76 among National Universities – with several academic programs and opportunities for undergraduates highly rated – in the latest rankings for 2021 released today by U.S. News & World Report.
Aug
25
2020
Meet the Baylor researchers who will highlight BU’s national brand campaign
Dr. Annette von Jouanne, professor of energy systems: Long recognized as a “Celebrated Woman Engineer” by the National Academy of Engineering, von Jouanne came to Baylor from Oregon State and brought her nationally-regarded research into renewable energy and electric vehicles to campus. She worked on the first hybrid SUV, and currently partners with the Navy on the development of electric ships.
Aug
21
2020
Baylor Professors Receive Grant to Study Simulated Hippotherapy Treatment for Children with Autism
An interdisciplinary team of Baylor University scientists and engineers has been awarded a nearly $600,000 grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to study the effectiveness of a device that simulates the motion of horseback riding as a treatment for children with autism.
Aug
4
2020
Technical Expertise, Leadership, and Volunteerism Earn Recognition for Young Engineer
Jonathan Hartman, P.E., has recently been awarded the National Society of Professional Engineers’ 2020 Young Engineer of the Year Award. This award recognizes a young NSPE member who has made outstanding contributions to the Engineering Profession and the community during the early years of one's career.
Jun
25
2020
Baylor University’s drive toward Research 1 (R1) status received a major boost this spring as four faculty members earned prestigious CAREER development awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grants represent the largest number of CAREER awards earned by Baylor faculty in a single semester and nearly doubled the University’s total number of active CAREER awards to nine.
Jun
10
2020
Baylor School of Engineering and Computer Science Offers Degree in Data Science
With the tech industry growing rapidly, it couldn’t be a better time for Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) to launch its data science degree program.
The new major will begin in the Fall, 2020, and will join the existing BSI major in Bioinformatics.
May
5
2020
Baylor University Honors Outstanding Faculty for 2019-2020
Twelve Baylor University professors have been honored with Outstanding Faculty Awards for teaching, scholarship and contributions to the academic community for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Apr
27
2020
Local team of engineers help develop DIY ventilator design to support COVID-19 patients
A team of local engineers has designed a low-cost, ventilation support system to help patients combatting COVID-19.

The team created an i3 Breather prototype in three weeks in response to the government’s Hack-A-Vent Innovation Challenge to rapidly develop solutions for ventilator availability and critical care requirements around the world.
Apr
20
2020
Academic Honors Week
The J. Harry and Anna Jeanes Academic Honors Week marks one of the annual highlights of our spring semester, featuring thesis research presentations by seniors, a celebratory banquet for Honors Program and University Scholars Program seniors and their mentors, and the Academic Honors Convocation.
Apr
9
2020
College students who listened to classical music by Beethoven and Chopin during a computer-interactive lecture on microeconomics — and heard the music again that night — did better on a test the next day than did peers who were in the same lecture, but instead slept that evening with white noise in the background.
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