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News Archive 2019 - 2020

CSE Students Akash Singh and Jamshidbek Mirzakhalov named MLH Top 50 Hackers for 2020
February 10, 2020
Major League Hacking named CSE students Akash Singh and Jamshidbek Mirzakhalov two of the top 50 hackers.

Fall 2019 Induction Ceremony
December 13, 2019
The Fall 2019 Induction Ceremony took place in the MSC Ballroom on December 13, 2019.

John Morgan receives Outstanding Undergraduate Advising Award 
November 22, 2019
Computer Science and Engineering advisor, John Morgan, Ph.D., received his second Outstanding Undergraduate Advising Award on November 22 at the 2019 USF Faculty Honors and Awards Reception.

Yao Liu awarded the Test of Time Award at the 26th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security
November 22, 2019
Computer Science and Engineering Associate Professor Yao Liu was awarded the Test of Time Award at the 26th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security for the paper titled “False Data Injection Attacks against State Estimation in Electric Power Grids.”
CSE Whitehatters Computer Security Club places in the top third nationally at the Department of Energy’s CyberForce Competition
November 20, 2019
In their first appearance at the Department of Energy’s CyberForce Competition, the Whitehatters Computer Security Club (WCSC) placed in the top third nationally (31 out of 104).
USF CSE Whitehatters Computer Security Club won second place at the Raymond James Capture the Flag Competition
November 6, 2019
The USF Computer Science and Engineering Whitehatters Computer Security Club (WCSC) won second place at the Raymond James Capture the Flag Competition on October 19th, beating our rivals at UFC by 382 points.
USF Computer Science and Engineering Ph.D. student Blanche Pinto awarded the 2019-2020 Nutanix Women in Technology Scholarship
October 25, 2019
USF Computer Science and Engineering Ph.D. student Blanche Pinto was awarded the 2019-2020 Nutanix Women in Technology Scholarship in the amount of $7,500.
USF Computer Science and Engineering Ph.D. students Sarah Garcia and Jorge Adorno Nieves awarded GMiS Scholarships
October 21, 2019
USF Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Ph.D. students Sarah Garcia and Jorge Adorno Nieves were each awarded a 2019 Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) scholarship.
CSE Society of Competitive Programmers elevates USF's status in the hacking community
October 18, 2019

The Computer Science and Engineering student organization Society of Competitive Programmers (SCP) is transforming USF into a competitive hacking school.
CSE participates in Hispanic Heritage Month
October 9, 2019
On September 18, USF Computer Science and Engineering hosted the event “Latinx Coders: Expanding our Reach in Computing” as part of USF’s Hispanic Heritage Month.
Trent Callahan and Trevor Ammons each awarded a $1,500 NSF travel grant
October 8, 2019
USF Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) undergraduate students Trent Callahan and Trevor Ammons have each been awarded a $1,500 NSF travel grant to attend the upcoming 2019 Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Principal Investigators’ (SaTC PI) Meeting.
Tempestt Neal accepted into the ACM Future of Computing Academy
October 8, 2019
USF Computer Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Tempestt Neal has been accepted into the ACM Future of Computing Academy (FCA).
Simon Ou awarded a $42,000 U.S. Navy STTR grant
October 8, 2019
USF Computer Science and Engineering Professor Simon Ou was awarded a $42,000 grant from Aptima, Inc. for a U.S. Navy STTR phase I project.

Yu Sun awarded a $334,823 NSF Grant to continue robotics research
October 8, 2019
USF Computer Science and Engineering Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs Yu Sun is the Principal Investigator (PI) for a $334,823 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to carry on fundamental research for the project titled “RI: Small: Generalizing Learned Manipulation Skills to Unseen Situation by Balancing Uncertainties.”

Stereology Resource Center, Inc. awarded $736,172 NSF Phase II grant
September 23, 2019
The Stereology Resource Center (SRC), Inc. was awarded a $736,172 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to continue their research and development for the project titled “STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) Phase II: Deep Learning Technology for the Microscopic Analysis of Stained Cells Using Unbiased Methods.”

Intel gifts $40,000 to USF Foundation in support of Hao Zheng’s research
August 22, 2019
Intel Corporation gifted $40,000 to the University of South Florida Foundation for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering to support Associate Professor Hao Zheng’s research in the area of “Mining System Flow Specifications for More Efficient Post-Silicon SoC Debug.”

Saurabh Hinduja will present at the 2019 IEEE Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Conference
August 19, 2019
Saurabh Hinduja, a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been awarded a $1,500 NSF supported Student Travel Award for presenting at the Doctoral Consortium in the 2019 IEEE Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Conference (ACII).

Tracy Miller awarded the SMART Scholarship
August 13, 2019
Tracy Miller, a CSE computer engineering undergraduate student, has been awarded the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Program Scholarship for the Fall 2019 through Spring 2020 academic year.

Sarkar, Labrador, Subramanian granted United States Patent No. 10,321,855 
July 24, 2019  
Sudeep Sarkar, Miguel Labrador and Ravichandran Subramanian received a new patent, Orientation Invariant Gait Matching, issued June 18, 2019.


Hao Zheng is part of a Multi-University Project Awarded a $1M NSF Grant
July 24, 2019  
Zheng is the USF Principal Investigator (PI) for a $1M National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.  The project is titled “FET: Medium: Collaborative Research: An Efficient Framework for the Stochastic Verification of Computation and Communication Systems Using Emerging Technologies.” 


USF Health Neurology and VuEssence collaborate on stroke early-detection test
July 9, 2019  
VuEssence founder and CSE alum, Dr. Maha Sallam, '97 PhD, and researchers at USF Health are developing a diagnostic blood test that is intended to speed treatment critical to improving ischemic stroke outcomes.


Sheikh Ariful Islam awarded conference travel grant
July 7, 2019
Sheikh Ariful Islam, Computer Science and Engineering doctoral candidate, is a recipient of a competitive travel grant from the 62nd IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems.

Troi Williams awarded a 2019 Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant
July 3, 2019
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering would like to recognize Troi Williams for receiving a 2019 Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant for his proposal entitled “Hunting Mosquito Breeding Habitats Using Drones and State-Dependent Measurement Models.”

Dmitry Goldgof and Mehran Mozaffari Kermani awarded USF Nexus Initiative Grants
June 25, 2019
USF Department of Computer Science and Engineering Distinguished University Professor and Vice Chair Dmitry Goldgof was awarded a $13,100 University of South Florida Nexus Initiative (UNI) grant to conduct collaborative research for the project entitled “Automated assessment of pain in neonates.”

Attila Yavuz awarded the Cisco Research Center Award
June 25, 2019
USF Department of Computer Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Attila Yavuz was awarded the Cisco Research Center Award for his project entitled “Lightweight and Quantum –Safe Authentication for the Internet of Things.”

Engineering Alum Honors His Father with a Scholarship Fund
June 20, 2019
Dennis Blankenship, '87 believes in the power of giving and he's paying it forward by establishing the Norman N. Blankenship Family Scholarship for Engineering.

Sudeep Sarkar, Mauricio Pamplona Segundo, and Earnest Hansley place second in the Unconstrained Ear Recognition Challenge 
June 11, 2019
Department of Computer Science and Engineering Chair Sudeep Sarkar, Federal University of Bahia Professor Mauricio Pamplona Segundo and 2018 doctoral graduate Earnest Hansley were awarded second place in the Unconstrained Ear Recognition Challenge (UERC 2019) at the International Conference on Biometrics (ICB 2019).

Doctoral Student ATM Golam Bari Elevated to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior Member 
June 11, 2019 
ATM Golam Bari, a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been elevated to the status of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior Member.

USF Computer Science and Engineering Students Awarded Graduate Fellowships
June 6, 2019
The USF Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) recognizes the following students, presented with fellowships for their outstanding academic achievements and dedication in the pursuit of their graduate degrees.

Giovanni Ciampaglia awarded $300K NSF Grant
May 28, 2019
USF Department of Computer Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia is the Principal Investigator (PI) for a $300K National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.

Graduate Students Present at VA 21st Annual Research Day
May 20, 2019
On May 16th at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, many researchers gathered to present for National VA Research Week.

USF Hosts Its Second Annual Hackathon
May 6, 2019
On March 23-24, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) hosted their annual hackathon, Hackabull, for the second time.

2019-2020 Computer Science and Engineering Scholarship Awardees
April 12, 2019
Seven Computer Science and Engineering students have been awarded scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year.

USF Students Win 2019 Knighthacks
March 11, 2019
On March 1st through March 3rd, University of Central Florida held its yearly student hackathon, Knighthacks. Among the competitors, was the team Classroom.ai, made up of USF students Jim Mirzakhalov, Anoop Babu, Teresa Flaitz and Willie McClinton. 

Association for Computer Machinery Builds Smart Mirror for 2019 Engineering Expo
March 11, 2019
On February 15 and 16, students from the Association of Computer Machinery participated in the 2019 Engineering Expo, where they showcased a smart mirror.

2018 Distinguished University Professor Lecture: Dr. Dmitry Goldgof
March 1, 2019
Dmitry B. Goldgof is an educator and scientist working in the area of Medical Imaging, Image and Video Processing, Computer Vision and AI, Ethics and Bioengineering.

CSE Participates in Black Heritage Month
February 25, 2019
On February 20th, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering held its first Black Heritage Month event, “Black Computer Scientist: The Past, Present, and You,” organized by undergraduate advisor Marjorie Fontalvo.

Alumni Accomplishment - Himanshu Thapliyal ‘11
February 18, 2019
Department of Computer Science and Engineering alumni, and now University of Kentucky assistant professor, Himanshu Thapliyal has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.

Giovanni Ciampaglia is guest panelist on 1A
February 14, 2019
Assistant Professor Giovanni Ciampaglia was invited as a guest panelist for a live episode of 1A on the topic of journalism and fact-checking.

CSE Partners with The National Center for Women & Information Technology
February 5, 2019
In February of 2019, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering has committed to partnering with The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) to address the significant gender gap in Computer Science and Engineering.

CSE Participates in Synapse Summit 2019
February 4, 2019
On Wednesday, January 23, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering participated in the 2019 Synapse Summit. This two-day event gave many people the chance to showcase world-changing technology while gaining exposure which could lead to future collaborations.

Diego Fabiano Santalices Receives Honorable Mention for CRA Undergraduate Researcher Award 2019
January 3, 2019
Diego Fabiano Santalices, computer science graduate student studying under the advisement of Assistant Professor Shaun Canavan, received an honorable mention in the Computing Research Association Undergraduate Research Award for 2019.

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