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AI Training with a Human Touch

UNC is transforming AI’s future with a human-centric approach in the Ego-Exo4D project, led by an international consortium of 14 universities in partnership with Meta AI.

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Conor Kerr is teaming up student statisticians with UNC’s varsity sports

A junior, Kerr founded the Sports Analysis Intelligence Laboratory to connect undergraduates with a passion for statistics with opportunities through Carolina Athletics.

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Seed grant funds biology professor’s Galapagos research

Thanks to a Center for Galapagos Studies seed grant, Senay Yitbarek traveled to the Galapagos this summer to conduct research on host-pathogen dynamics on San Cristobal Island.

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Bansal receives Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Young Alumnus Award

John R. & Louise S. Parker Professor Mohit Bansal was recognized with the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Young Alumnus Award for 2023. 

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Gratitude and shared laughter are like probiotics for your relationship

UNC psychologist Sara Algoe and her team are taking a deep dive into what makes couples love, bond and stay happy — together.

John Migliore stands in an airplane hangar in front of a "United States Air Force" craft.

Testing the limits of an ancient artform to increase aircraft range

Through an internship with the U.S. Department of Defense, John Migliore, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the departments of applied physical sciences and chemistry, tested the effect of high-performance polymers on ceramic materials for their use in aircraft engines.

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From Sony to Google to UNC: UNC computer science welcomes Dr. Richard Marks

Richard Marks, a new professor in the department of computer science and the School of Data Science and Society, reflects on the strategies he has developed in the tech industry, including at Sony and PlayStation, and what he hopes to bring to computer science education at UNC.