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July 9, 2020

Google fixes smartwatch security bug discovered by ECE’s Bagchi

Purdue ECE researchers, led by Saurabh Bagchi, uncovered a serious vulnerability in Google’s Wear OS smartwatches. If left unpatched, the vulnerability could have allowed an attacker to crash specific apps, make the app or the watch unresponsive, or cause the watch to reboot continuously beyond the user’s control.
July 9, 2020

WIEP leads summer activities remotely for kids

On a normal summer Friday, anywhere from five to 12 students in the Women in Engineering Program would travel to summer camps or day care centers in the area to lead elementary-age kids in hands-on engineering activities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this program looks a lot different as engineering students lead kids through activities remotely instead.
July 1, 2020

ENE Faculty and Graduate Students win ASEE awards

Originally scheduled to be in Montreal, the School of Engineering Education faculty and graduate students participated virtually for this year’s American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference. Over half of our graduate students were participants with 33 authors of papers presented virtually.
June 30, 2020

Parsing tweets to strengthen community disaster resilience

To improve disaster response and resilience, the Laboratory for Advancing Sustainable Critical Infrastructure (LASCI) team is developing algorithms, based on extensive studies in hazard science, that examine how people react to disasters on social media.
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