Latest Faculty Research

Research paper turns spotlight on special needs of stroke survivors

Marilyn Corrales Arevalo, a second-year student at the UC Riverside School of Medicine, is a coauthor on a paper published this week in JAMA Network Open that sheds light on the special needs of stroke survivors. Corrales Arevalo helped develop the study protocols; was one of the community workers delivering care to patients; and ran...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Study explores differences in payments between biomedical and sociobehavioral research

A study led by Brandon Brown at the UCR School of Medicine that sought to examine whether significant differences exist in payment amounts between sociobehavioral and biomedical studies and understand what may explain the differences has concluded that, on average, biomedical studies pay significantly more. Further, more biomedical studies offer payment than sociobehavioral studies, the...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Optical pre-processing makes computer vision more robust and energy efficient

Image analysis is ubiquitous in contemporary technology: from medical diagnostics to autonomous vehicles to facial recognition. Computers that use deep-learning convolutional neural networks—layers of algorithms that process images—have revolutionized computer vision. But convolutional neural networks, or CNNs, classify images by learning from prior-trained data, often memorizing or developing stereotypes. They are also vulnerable to adversarial...
By Holly Ober |

$6.3 million will help UC Riverside save America’s avocado orchards

New grants totaling $6.3 million will help UC Riverside solve problems facing American avocado orchards, including a lethal fungal disease called Laurel Wilt. Laurel Wilt can destroy an entire avocado orchard in a couple of weeks once symptoms develop. It is already present in Florida. Without effective treatments, it will inevitably spread to California, which...
By Jules Bernstein |