Research News

See the latest news about discoveries, inventions, designs and scholarly achievements at UT Dallas – breakthroughs that are taking the University toward its goal of becoming one of the nation’s best public research universities.

Study Finds Crime Risk Rises in Areas Near Major Amusement Parks

portrait of Alex Piquero Dr. Alex Piquero and a research team found that crime rates increased 19% in places where one attractor such as a bar or hotel was added near Universal Studios Florida. read more

Study: Advanced Technology May Indicate How Brain Learns Faces

Scientists analyzed advanced facial recognition algorithms and found the surprising way these programs — which are based on machine learning — work. read more

Jonsson School Team Demonstrates Renewable Power of Liquid Metal

Jonsson School researchers developed a generator prototype that uses liquid metal to convert waste heat from sources such as electric cars or data centers into clean electricity. read more

Team Awarded $2.9 Million To Study Socioeconomic Ties to Alzheimer's

Researchers at UT Dallas’ Center for Vital Longevity have received a $2.9 million grant to continue their investigation into links between socioeconomic disadvantage and susceptibility to cognitive decline. read more

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