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March 30, 2021

Purdue Engineering graduate program ranked #4 in U.S.

Purdue University’s College of Engineering is not only among the largest but also among the very best in the country – rising even higher in national rankings. In recent years its graduate and research program ranking has been rising from No. 9 to 8 to 7.
March 24, 2021

2020-21 Engineering Graduate Program Awards

Each spring, the College of Engineering recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of our graduate students and postdocs through several prestigious awards. Graduate students also select an outstanding faculty mentor who has gone above and beyond to serve the graduate students in their program.
March 11, 2021

Attendance record shattered during virtual Indiana CTSI retreat

Purdue University shattered last year’s attendance record during the virtual Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) Winter Retreat on Friday, February 26. More than 500 people registered for the conference, hosted by the Purdue University Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. The theme of the event was, “Navigating the Regulatory Pathway for Medical Devices: A Conversation with the FDA, Clinicians, Researchers, and Industry Experts.”
March 8, 2021

Sereno's findings suggest the brain isn't as efficient as we may think

A Purdue University neuroscientist’s findings suggest that the brain is not as efficient as we think.

To be efficient, it’s best to tailor efforts to the final goal. If devices or network connections can’t display or relay high-resolution images, there’s no point in streaming high-definition movies. A less fancy version not only will do, but it will stream faster without blocky artifacts.

In neuroscience, an indicator of the efficiency of relaying information is called sparse coding. Sparse coding means the brain relays (encodes) essential information with just a few (sparse) neurons.
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