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12 News | August 01, 2023

No regulations exist to determine how safe autonomous vehicles are. An ASU professor is working to develop a framework to test their safety.

Women We Admire | July 17, 2023

Dr. Nadya T. Bliss is the Executive Director of the Global Security Initiative (GSI) at Arizona State University (ASU). In this capacity, she leads a pan-university organization advancing research, education, and other programming in support of national and global security. Bliss is an experienced leader of science and technology organizations with over two decades in the defense, security, and higher education sectors. She has expertise in leading and growing mission-focused research organizations.

Bliss holds a Professor of Practice appointment (and is a member of the Graduate Faculty) in the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence and is a Senior Global Futures Scientist in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from Cornell University and earned her doctorate in applied mathematics for life and social sciences from Arizona State University.

Fox 10 Phoenix | June 02, 2023

The world's first outdoor sweating, breathing and walking manikin, named Andi, is on Arizona State University's campus where researchers explain how Andi will be used. This study will help understand what body temperatures are like for a wide variety of people, including people living in mobile homes where the A/C goes out or people experiencing homelessness.

New Atlas | April 21, 2023

If you've ever tried piloting a quadcopter drone, you'll know that they invariably end up running into walls, trees or whatnot … often getting damaged in the process. An experimental new inflatable-body drone, however, just bounces off obstacles – plus it can grasp onto them. Known as the SoBar (soft-bodied aerial robot), the copter is being developed by scientists at Arizona State University.

Arizona's Family | April 20, 2023

When you think of algae, you may think of that slimy, slippery stuff you feel on your feet at the lake or in the ocean. But now an assistant professor at Arizona State University is using algae to develop raincoats, sequins and even a backpack. Charlotte McCurdy is an assistant professor in The Design School at ASU.