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    Artificial Intelligence

    Computer Science Our department is advancing the state of the art in both fundamental algorithms as well as new algorithms to help users benefit from this revolution and provide new capabilities for the benefit of society.
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    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering We are bridging critical gaps in technical expertise between engineering and medicine to facilitate transformative research and innovation; we are leveraging recent successes in manufacturing of materials and devices for drug delivery and cancer research. We have strengths in autonomous safety, orthopedics and brain health.
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    Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

    Biomedical Engineering Advances in biomechanics are revolutionizing our understanding of fibrotic, orthopedic, and cardiovascular diseases. At UVA, we're providing new strategies for tissue engineering, improving sports medicine and rehabilitation, advancing the goal of targeted drug delivery, and evolving to include the study and treatment of infectious disease.
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    Biomedical Imaging

    Biomedical Engineering UVA engineers are making major contributions to the future of biomedical imaging, addressing unmet clinical needs and basic science questions. We are discovering new systems and contrast agents to interrogate anatomy and function at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ scales, improving guidance and application of medical therapies,and integrating imaging data with other big data.
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    Biomedical Systems and Data Science

    Electrical and Computer Engineering Our interdisciplinary research ranges from designing biomolecular sensors to developing data-intensive approaches for ensuring the safety of medical devices.
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    Biotechnology and Biomolecular Engineering

    Chemical Engineering Chemical engineers employ biotechnology for chromatography research, enhancing techniques to purify biomolecules, eliminate pollutants, facilitate neural tissue regeneration, and advance personalized medicine. They also study cell signaling and behavior.
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    Brain Disorders

    Biomedical Engineering UVA biomedical engineers are pioneering novel visualization methods to better understand brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, and stroke.
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    Built Environment

    Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil and environmental engineers design, build, and maintain the built environment, i.e., the roads, buildings, drinking water facilities, and other infrastructure systems that serve society.
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    Biomedical Engineering Cancer is a multiscale disease of biomolecules, cells, and tissues—engineering approaches provide biomedical insights, diagnoses, and therapies that will ultimately benefit cancer patients.
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    Cardiovascular Disease

    Biomedical Engineering Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world. UVA biomedical engineers are developing the next generation of technologies to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease through multiscale computational modeling, high-throughput discovery platforms, multimodal biomedical imaging, and targeted delivery of regenerative therapeutics.
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    Corrosion and Electrochemistry

    Materials Science and Engineering Our corrosion and electrochemistry research tackles real-world issues that resist easy solutions.
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    Cyber-Physical and Autonomous Systems

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering We are taking a national leadership role in the area of underwater, ground-based and aerial autonomous systems, bio-inspired systems, robotics, sensing, and autonomous vehicles. We are able to leverage our state-of-the-art facilities in mechatronics rapid prototyping as well as cyber-physical systems and manufacturing with our strong industrial ties.