Protecting Innovations in the New World of AI and Machine Learning

Virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri can answer questions, manage calendars, and translate languages. Self-driving cars accelerate, brake, and steer, and someday soon will operate without human intervention. Smart medical devices track vital signs and notify doctors of oncoming medical problems. Banks detect unusual purchases and automatically activate anti-fraud measures. Each of these previously impossible… Read More

2018 Innovation Awards

UTRF 2018 Innovation Awards Celebrate UT Researchers

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) celebrated the researchers whose achievements made 2018 a record-breaking year at the annual Innovation Awards ceremonies, held December 4 at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and December 5 at The Foundry on the Fair Site in Knoxville. The Innovation Awards recognize the researchers from… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Maddie Singer

Maddie Singer is the Director of Anaplastology and an instructor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Dentistry’s Department of Prosthodontics. She has served as a clinical anaplastologist for the last fifteen years, creating custom, realistic prosthetics for patients who have malformed, disfigured, or missing parts of the face or body.… Read More