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News Archive 2017


Alfredo Weitzenfeld awarded $494,420 from NSF
September 18, 2017
The award was granted in support of the project, "RI: Medium: Collaborative Research: Experimental and Robotics Investigations of Multi-Scale Spatial Memory Consolidation in Complex Environments."

Sriram Chellappan awarded $28,000 from NSF
September 4, 2017
The award was granted in support of the project, "EAGER: PPER: Collaborative: Cellphone-Enabled Water Citizen Science for Data and Knowledge Generation, and Sharing: WatCitSci."

Yu Sun receives five new patents in the last year
August 31, 2017
Dr. Yu Sun was recently granted a patent titled "Techniques to Enable Robot Intention Expression" (#9,744,672, Issued on August 29, 2017). Dr. Sun has now received five patents in the last year.

Wellness App created by CSE students has a successful pilot 
August 28, 2017
During the Spring 2017 semester, the "MoBull Wellness" app was developed by Department of Computer Science and Engineering students Matthew Chan, Maxwell Busenbarrick, and David Gonzalez.

CSE welcomes Joshua Pericles, 2017 Tillman Military Scholar
August 22, 2017
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering welcomes Joshua Pericles, a Computer Engineering student who is also one of only 61 2017 Tillman Military Scholars.

Rangachar Kasturi awarded IAPR/ICDAR Outstanding Achievements Award
August 16, 2017
After having been nominated for this award, it was granted to Rangachar Kasturi by a committee for "seminal research in document image analysis and graphics recognition, and for outstanding leadership to the international pattern recognition community."

REU Program Travels to Oveido, Spain
August 10, 2017
The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and Study Abroad program, headed by Dr. Miguel A. Labrador, traveled to the city of Oviedo, Spain, from May 21 to July 29.

Student Ran Rui awarded Best Paper Runner-Up at SSDBM2017
July 14, 2017
CSE PhD student Ran Rui was awarded Best Paper Runner-up at the 29th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management (SSDBM2017, Chicago) for a paper titled "Fast Equi-Join Algorithms on GPUs: Design and Implementation".

Ashley Suh awarded CREU for research
June 27, 2017
Student Ashley Suh was awarded a $3,000 stipend for her research project, "Using Persistent Homology to Drive Interactive Graph Drawing," from the CREU.  The proposal for funding was submitted by Dr. Paul Rosen, who will be Suh's faculty mentor throughout her research.

Four CSE students awarded the A. Richard Newton Young Student Fellow Award
June 10, 2017
Four students from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering received the A. Richard Newton Young Student Fellow Award to attend DAC in Austin, TX later this month.

CSE faculty patent featured in recent USF news article
June 7, 2017
On June 6, 2017, USF News released an article featuring the Department of Computer Science & Engineering's very own Jay Ligatti and Dmitry Goldgof.

Shanie Lightbourne named as outstanding staff for the College of Engineering
June 1, 2017
The University of South Florida has named five College of Engineering staff members for the 2016 Outstanding Staff Awards. Included in those five is the Department of Computer Science and Engineering's Lashanda Lightbourne.

Dr. Hao Zheng received $30,000 from Intel for supporting graduate research
May 25, 2017
Dr. Zheng was awarded a gift from Intel, through an internal program that supports research to benefit society.

Scholarships awarded to 8 undergraduate and 2 graduate students
May 23, 2017
A diverse group of students were awarded several different scholarships due to their academic achievements.

Graduate student Ghada Zamzmi featured as IAPR "The Next Generation"
May 11, 2017
Ghada Zamzmi was featured in April 2017 IAPR (International Association of Pattern Recognition) Newsletter as "The Next Generation" of pattern recognition researchers.

Patent granted to two Department faculty and two CSE graduate students
May 5, 2017
Professors Jay Ligatti and Dmitry Goldgof along with Department graduate students Cagri Cetin and Jean-Baptiste Subilis were granted United States Patent 9,659,160, "System and Methods for Authentication using Multiple Devices."

Congratulations to Dave Armitage on his retirement after 15 years of service
May 4, 2017
The Department congratulates Dave Armitage on his retirement from USF after 15 years of service. Dave started his USF career at USF-Lakeland as an Assistant Professor in 2002 in the then-Department of Information Technology.

Graduate student Rekha Govindaraj receives Provost's Teaching Assistant Award
April 22, 2017
Rekha Govindaraj received the 2016-17 Provost's TA award in the STEM category for outstanding teaching by a Graduate TA.

Flit-Path "Cohort B" scholarships granted to twenty pre-CS, CpE, and IT students
April 20, 2017
Twenty senior Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Information Technology students have been awarded a one year $2440 "completer grant" scholarship as part of the Department's NSF S-STEM Flit-Path project.

Flit-Path "Cohort A" scholarships granted to fourteen pre-CS, CpE, and IT students
April 20, 2017
Fourteen first-year Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Information Technology students have been awarded a four-year $20,000 scholarship as part of the Department's NSF S-STEM Flit-Path project.

Alumnus Jeremy Ramos receives College Outstanding Young Alumni Award
April 16, 2017
Jeremy Ramos (BSCpE, 1999) has received the College of Engineering Outstanding Young Alumni Award given to an engineer under the age of 40 who has distinguished themselves through professional practice and service to the college, engineering profession, and society at large.

Osniel Quintana earns Goldwater Honorable Mention
April 2, 2017
Osniel Quintana, a junior in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, is a 2017 Goldwater Honorable Mention. Osniel seeks to obtain a PhD in computer science in the area of artificial Intelligence.

Dr. Labrador pioneers the first ever NSF-funded overseas summer REU program
March 31, 2017
This year, Dr. Labrador's summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program will take place in the city of Oviedo, Spain.

Department announces updates to MSIT program
March 30, 2017
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering has made several modifications to the MSIT program beginning this fall 2017.

Yao Liu awarded a Department of Defense DURIP grant
March 23, 2017
Yao Liu has been awarded a Department of Defense DURIP grant titled "Towards Wireless Physical Layer Security Leveraging Massive and Distributed MIMO Radios" for $200,000.

Alumnus co-founded company Unifi rakes in $17.5 million in new funding
March 18, 2017
Startup Unifi has raised $17.5 million in a recent round led by Scale Venture Partners. The San Mateo-based startup has raised $32 million to date.

Shamaria Engram awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program award
March 17, 2017
Shamaria Engram, a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, is the recipient of an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award.

Computer Engineering graduate program ranked 48th in US News & World Report
March 16, 2017
The Computer Engineering graduate program in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering is ranked No. 48 in the most recent US News & World Report annual ranking for top 50 public universities.

Department faculty receive Florida Center for Cybersecurity Collaborative Seed Awards
March 6, 2017
The Florida Center for Cybersecurity has awarded $600,000 in funding for 2016-2017 to twelve projects involving cybersecurity researchers from nine State University System institutions.

Department faculty honored at AAAS Fellows Luncheon
March 2, 2017
Two Department faculty and AAAS fellows – Professors Sarkar and Goldgof – were honored at the AAAS Fellows Luncheon held on March 2nd.

Professor Labrador collaborates with College of Nursing on improving heart failure care
February 22, 2017
Miguel Labrador collaborated with Ponrathi Athilingam assistant professor at the USF College of Nursing to create HeartMapp, an Android-based application to help older adults with congestive heart failure (CHF) improve their self-care and reduce costly hospital readmissions.

William Hendrix receives USF STEER grant to attend ACM SIGCSE conference
February 5, 2017
William Hendrix was awarded a $1000 STEER (System Transformation through Evidence-Based Education Reform) travel grant to attend the ACM SIGCSE conference to be held in March in Seattle.

Sam Hawkins, graduate student, awarded Editor's Choice
February 1, 2017
Sam Hawkins, a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, recently earned "Editor's Choice" for his paper titled "Predicting Malignant Nodules from Screening CTs" published online in July 2016 in the the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

Dmitry Goldgof Elected as AIMBE Fellow
February 1, 2017
Dr. Dmitry B. Goldgof is one of three USF faculty elected to the 2017 College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

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