Invention

Invention: Redefining Enterprise and Technology

Nilay Tanık Argon

Nilay Tanık Argon is a professor in the Department of Statistics and Operations Research within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. She researches stochastic systems — random mathematical processes — to better understand operational problems in the health care industry such as the allocation of scarce resources like ambulances.

The Net Fix

With the mass adoption of streaming video services and last yearʼs repeal of net neutrality rules, how consumers interact with the internet is poised to change in unprecedented ways. Two UNC economists create tools to help industry analysts and policymakers chart a course through the uncertainty.

Tsion Coulter

Tsion Coulter is a sophomore majoring in computer science and minoring in cognitive science within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. Her research focuses on machine learning and natural language processing to identify misleading web content.

Got It Covered

Throughout Endeavors’ 35 years, some of Carolina’s brightest and most innovative researchers have graced the magazine’s cover. A look back at some of our favorite not only reveals the evolution of a magazine but all research at UNC.

Chloe Glaeser

Chloe Glaeser is an instructor of operations within the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Her data-driven research helps companies understand and improve business operations.

Research Revisted

In the 28 years Endeavors was a print magazine, over 80 editions were published and featured researchers in a variety of disciplines –– from medicine to theater. The Endeavors’ team sat down with a few who formerly graced our covers to look back on their experience working with the publication.

Jennifer Fulton

Jennifer Fulton is a PhD student in the Department of Chemistry within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. Her research focuses on developing methods for selectively synthesizing a single, 3D molecule.

Bubble Breakthroughs

Virginie Papadopoulou specializes in using ultrasound technology to study the body in extreme environments, ranging from the physiology of scuba divers to the blood flow in cancerous tumors. Her weapon of choice? Tiny bubbles.

Ready, Set, Brake

While autonomous vehicles begin to appear on roadways, gaps in knowledge are blocking the way to their full integration. Researchers at UNC are asking the tough questions to ensure that the driverless car picking you up will be safe for passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians alike.

Lisa Bauer

Lisa Bauer is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. Her research focuses on enhancing a machine’s ability to reason and use common sense as it reads to improve technology products like intelligent tutoring or care devices.