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Top 25UT Knoxville is to become a Top 25 public research university in the next 10 years.

Attracting and retaining exceptional faculty and staff will help us get there. UT faculty earned 10 of the most highly prized awards in academia in 2010, including fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Academies.

To highlight the campus’s top priorities, Tennessee Today is featuring stories about faculty and staff whose work is already helping UT Knoxville reach the goal. Professor Shih-Lung Shaw is a researcher in the rapidly changing field of geographic information science, which analyzes geographic data and other information about human movement and transportation. This work helps to develop solutions for problems like traffic congestion and the spread of infectious diseases. Read more here.