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    MDI Faculty Member's Med-Tech Startup Raises $7.5M

    RxFunction -- the manufacturer of walkasins, a wearable sensory prosthetic for patients with balance problems -- has raised $7.5 million as it prepares to reach the market. Next steps are proceeding with FDA registration, clinical trial studies and commercialization. TLI faculty member Dr. Lars Oddsson is the CTO and co-founder of RxFunction, and he co-invented and developed the patented technology. Dr. Oddsson teaches in our M.S. in Medical Device Innovation program. See the full story below.

    Photo of walkasins, a wearable sensory prosthesis co-invented by TLI faculty member Dr. Lars Oddsson

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    TLI Faculty Member, Security Expert Responds to YouTube HQ Shooting

    Michael Rozin, a security expert who teaches in our M.S. in Security Technologies program, spoke with reporters about the recent shooting at YouTube headquarters. Rozin -- who has worked on security at Super Bowl LII, the Mall of America and other projects -- says that, compared to most mass shootings, this incident was highly abnormal in many aspects. See the full story below.

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    TLI's Mike Johnson Comments on Google Location History Tracking

    As digital privacy concerns escalate, a Star Tribune columnist learns just how much Google Maps tracked -- virtually every step he took, even without opening the smartphone application -- when he downloaded his Google Location History. TLI's Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies, responds to his privacy concerns.

    Photo of Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies

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    MDI Faculty Member Shares His Experience Teaching Future Medical Device Leaders, Entrepreneurs

    TLI faculty member Dr. Lars Oddsson discusses his success with the "team-pitch-quiz learning" model and his experience teaching in the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation (MDI) degree program, which he states is "helping Minnesota preserve its status as a world-class medical device innovation ecosystem by educating new generations of inventors and entrepreneurs."

    Photo of MDI faculty member, Dr. Lars Oddsson

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    MDI Alumnus Leads Twin Cities Med-Tech Accelerator

    TLI alumnus in the news: 2016 M.S. in Medical Device Innovation (MDI) alumnus Adam Choe is quoted in an article about gener8tor, which is partnering with the University of Minnesota, the Mayo Clinic and Boston Scientific to launch gBETA Medtech, a seven-week medical technology accelerator. Adam Choe is the director of gBETA Medtech, which is gener8tor's first industry-focused program. After graduating from MDI in 2016, Adam was an Innovation Fellow at the Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center from 2016-2018.

    Photo of Adam Choe, a 2016 graduate of the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation program

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    Security Expert Michael Rozin Responds to National Conversation on Guns in Schools

    In the aftermath of the Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, gun safety is again at the forefront of national conversation -- this time with some arguing for arming teachers and other educational staff with firearms in schools. TLI faculty member Michael Rozin spoke with reporters about this controversial issue. Rozin is a security expert who has worked on a wide range of security projects, including the 2018 Super Bowl. Rozin teaches in the Master of Science in Security Technologies program.

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    TLI's Michael Rozin Describes Super Bowl Security Efforts

    TLI faculty member and security expert Michael Rozin spoke with reporters about his latest and high-profile project to keep communities safe -- securing the 2018 Super Bowl to prevent any possible attacks. Rozin teaches in the M.S. in Security Technologies degree program.

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    TLI’s Mike Johnson Reacts to Congressional Opposition to Reauthorization of Government Spying

    Several members of Congress recently joined forces in opposing a reauthorization of a spying tool, Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, by U.S. intelligence authorities due to concerns over security and privacy. Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies (MSST), was interviewed for the story. He states that bipartisan opposition illustrates how politics of surveillance and security have changed, especially following recent revelations from whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.

    Photo of Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies
    Note: Since this story was published, the Senate also approved a six-year extension of the controversial bill, which awaits the President’s signature.

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    TLI's Mike Johnson Responds to Growing Need for Cybersecurity Leaders for Utility Industry

    In a story about how Minnesota utility companies' need for cybersecurity professionals is growing — to prevent threats such as power grid blackouts — TLI's Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies (MSST), addresses how his program is aiming to fill that demand.

    Photo of Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the Master of Science in Security Technologies degree program

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    TLI's Mike Johnson Reacts to Ongoing Debate Around MNsure 2016 Call Center Problems

    A year after Minnesota's health insurance exchange launched open enrollment in November 2016, it remains unclear whether the problems MNsure's call center experienced were due to hacking. The Star Tribune investigates and Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies program, argues the possibility is likely.

    Mike Johnson, James J. Renier Chair in the Management of Security Technologies

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    Following Wine Country Wildfires, Dr. Massoud Amin Urges Reform of Power Grid

    Following the devastating wildfires that affected much of Wine Country in California this fall, TLI Director Dr. Massoud Amin stresses the need for a better power grid. "Smart grids," he argues, could alert us days in advance to help save lives and precious resources.

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