Research

Excavation of LSU Campus Mound B in 2018

Who Built the LSU Campus Mounds Provides Insight into these Prehistoric Treasures

The LSU Campus Mounds sit on high ground overlooking the Mississippi River floodplain and have been a gathering place and destination for people for thousands of years.

Cremmjoy team

Inventherm Wins Tech Grant for Ice Cream Machine

LSU Innovation Park tenant, Inventherm, has been awarded a $650,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a commercial prototype of its breakthrough soft-serve ice cream machine.

Robot vacuum

Cyber Experts Teach How to Shop Smart and Safely this Holiday Season

In preparation for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, LSU cybersecurity expert Abe Baggili and his students share the latest hackable technology and how to protect you and your family this holiday shopping season.

Handmade air pressure monitor

LSU Professor Captures Shockwaves from Volcano with Handmade Air Pressure Sensor

LSU Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Professor Chunyan Li picked up the global atmospheric shockwaves sent out by the largest volcanic eruption of the 21st century on air pressure sensors at his home and office.

Potatoes Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

Potatoes Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

When we think of healthy vegetables, we don't think of potatoes, but we should. Potatoes have developed a reputation for causing weight gain and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, and often find themselves on a list of foods to avoid, especially for individuals with insulin resistance. However, a new study from Pennington Biomedical Research Center, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, says that potatoes actually did not increase that risk, are filled with key nutrients, and packed with health benefits.

Kameshwar Studying the Effect of Debris on Structures in Natural Disasters

Kameshwar Studying the Effect of Debris on Structures in Natural Disasters

In Louisiana, the main concern for several months out of the year is hurricanes, or more specifically, the wind and storm surge that accompany them. However, an overlooked aspect of these storms is the resulting debris, which accounts for nearly 25% of all disaster costs.

DOTD traffic camera footage with LSU AI

Want Safe Roads? LSU Researchers Think Artificial Intelligence Can Help Us Understand Driver Behavior

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has awarded the LSU Center for Analytics and Research in Transportation Safety a competitive grant to build an AI engine to better understand driver behavior that leads to crashes in order to help prevent them.

WFL Coastal Storm Surge Prediction

LSU Improves Storm Surge and Flood Predictions with AI

The LSU-developed tool to predict storm surge and flooding during severe weather events—the Coastal Emergency Risks Assessment, or CERA, website—has become an essential resource for thousands of emergency managers and first responders in Louisiana and the nation’s coastal states to help protect people and infrastructure. Now, the tool will become even smarter and faster, thanks to artificial intelligence, or AI, and support from the U.S. Department of Energy, which is looking to secure key energy assets, especially along the Gulf Coast, from stronger and more frequent storms.

Abe Baggili

Hacking the Metaverse

LSU Cybersecurity Professor Abe Baggili is one of the first people in the world to study immersive virtual reality safety to provide solutions to the VR software industry and protect people who use these new products.

Seismograph

LSU Geoscientists Analyze Fans' Earthshaking Reaction to Win

Fans inside and outside of Tiger Stadium erupted with excitement as they watched their team beat Alabama in overtime. At the same time, a seismometer on LSU's campus captured the excitement, recording two distinctive seismic wave events.