OIT and Earth Sciences Department Test Distributed Acoustic Sensing on SMU Campus Dark Fibers

With Special Reporting from Chris Hayward, Department of Earth Sciences

 In the past several months, SMU’s Earth Sciences Department and SMU’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) networking have collaborated to test a new fiber optic interrogator that can measure tiny strains, the result of seismic noise from traffic, along with up to 100km of fiber optic cable. This technique is called Distributed Acoustic Sensing (or DAS). The first round of testing, which started just before the beginning of the Fall 2023 semester, viewed changes in the seismic noise as a result of students returning to campus and of the seismic noise generated as a result of the semester’s first football game. Continue reading OIT and Earth Sciences Department Test Distributed Acoustic Sensing on SMU Campus Dark Fibers

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Microsoft’s new Copilot AI assistant, formerly known as Bing Chat, has been getting a lot of buzz lately! Along with all of the other AI innovations in the news recently, Microsoft AI is geared towards being an easily available companion when browsing the Internet, working with documents, and for generic requests.

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OIT IoT Research Lab Partners with Physics Department for Eclipse

photo of an eclipseOn April 8, 2024, in collaboration with the SMU Department of Physics, the OIT IoT Research Lab will partner in an event that’s been capturing the awe and wonder of humanity since time immemoriala total Solar eclipse! As this 4.6 billion-year-old ball of gas becomes completely blocked by our Moon, join us by gathering at Late Fountain, conveniently situated between the Airline garage and Dedman Life Sciences building, and catch the action—weather permitting—on two large flat screens powered by a reflection telescope and witness this mesmerizing, fascinating, and awe-inspiring phenomenon firsthand.  Continue reading OIT IoT Research Lab Partners with Physics Department for Eclipse