Vu Lam left his home in Vietnam at age 11. Traveling alone, he boarded a fishing boat of refugees. Today, he leads an international software development firm that introduced IT outsourcing to the land he left behind.
Researchers are working to enable smartphones and other mobile devices to understand and identify objects in a camera's field of view, overlaying lines of text that describe items in the environment.
New "plasmonic metamaterials" could radically improve solar cell performance and bring advanced data storage that uses heat to record information on a magnetic disk.
As a mother of four, Benjavan "Den" Upatising knows the frustrations everyone encounters with health care. As a Purdue-trained industrial engineer, she also is uniquely positioned to improve the system.