OXFORD — Professor Waheed Uddin’s civil engineering students at the University of Mississippi (UM) have participated in national and international research projects with hands-on work such as placing sensors on emergency vehicles to study traffic flow and walking major airport runways to examine construction materials. And thanks to a $4.6-million software donation, the students can enhance such real-world experiences right on their computers.
Recognizing Uddin’s commitment to innovative teaching, IAVO Research and Scientific of Durham, N.C., has contributed 150 licenses of its GeoGenesis image-processing software, with 20 of the licenses designated for the UM School of Medicine.
The gift will help prepare not only engineering students, but also students in an array of disciplines with cutting-edge technology through 3-D visualization and remote sensing – technologies the U.S. Department of Labor has identified as high-growth industries in the 21st century.
The software will allow students, as well as the university’s research community, to fully realize the value and impact of 3-D visualization and remote sensing on earth sciences, environmental concerns, engineering, architecture, societal issues, business, education, archaeology, history, geo-politics and more. Professors at the School of Medicine will explore the software’s applications with medical imaging analysis.