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Daniel Ess and Doo-Hyun Kwon

New research from a BYU and Chevron Phillips team could help open doors to tackle “grand challenges in catalysis chemistry.”

Alexa

A team of computer science students is one of eight selected to compete in Amazon’s Alexa Prize Challenge. They were given a $250,000 grant and tasked with programming a bot who can hold a conversation on a range of popular topics.

Gil Fellingham

Using more than 100 years of MLB data, BYU researchers developed a home-run prediction model for current players.

Michael Dorff

As president of the Math Association of America, BYU's Math Department chair is committed to sharing the joy of math with undergrads across the country.

Jacob Crandall

BYU researchers developed an algorithm that teaches machines not just to win games, but to cooperate and compromise — and sometimes do a little trash-talking too.

Joseph Moody

In December 2016, what appears on digital telescopic images to be a star among stars became around 250 times brighter than usual.

messenger security

Researchers at BYU have learned that most users of popular messaging apps are leaving themselves exposed to hacking and fraud because they aren’t using important security options.

BYU engineering professor Oliver Johnson

Three BYU professors recently received Career Awards: the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty.

BYU chemistry researchers

With help from a palm-sized plastic rectangle, BYU researchers are hoping to minimize the problem of premature deliveries. The chip is designed to predict, with up to 90 percent accuracy, a woman’s risk for a future preterm birth.

BYU professor in front of newly discovered dinosaur

Meet Utah’s newly discovered dinosaur, Moabosaurus utahensis, whose past offers insights into the state’s ancient history.