News Archive 2021 - 2023

Note: This archive is not being updated anymore. All later news items are archived here.

Professor Licato interviewed about the future of Human-like AI Minds
Friday, August 8, 2023

CSE Assistant Professor Licato touched on these and other questions in a recent podcast interview with Meghan McCarty Carino on Marketplace, a public media outlet covering a range of topics.

USF scientists create a dashboard to integrate mosquito tracking data
Friday, August 8, 2023

FOX News 13 covered the efforts of CSE Professor Sriram Chellappan and Assistant Professor Ryan Carney, who recently created, a global dashboard to help track disease-carrying mosquitoes. 

Professor Hall and Professor Licato were interviewed by ABC News about AI Legislation
Friday, August 8, 2023

Distinguished University Professor Hall and Assistant Professor Licato were interviewed online by ABC News about the need for legislation concerning Artificial Intelligence.

USF CSE Prof. Katkoori and students granted a US patent for a novel PUF Design
Monday, June 26, 2023

CSE Professor Katkoori and Alumni Rohith Challa (MS, 2018) and Dr. Arif Islam (PhD, 2020), are granted US patent No. 11,537,755 issued on Dec. 27, 2022, for an SR Flip-Flop based Physical Unclonable Function for Hardware Security. This patent presents a PUF design that relies on the race-around condition of the cross-coupled path in an SR-FF configuration to create randomness for use in IP protection and hardware security.

Dr. Ankur Mali publishes a paper in Nature Communications
Monday, June 26, 2023

Computer Science and Engineering assistant professor Dr. Mali has published a paper in Nature Communications titled “Using a physics-informed neural network and fault zone acoustic monitoring to predict lab earthquakes” (reference: Nat Commun 14, 3693 (2023).) The paper describes a machine learning based method for predicting laboratory earthquakes using micro-failure events and temporal evolution of fault zone elastic properties. 

CSE Congratulates its Spring 2023 Outstanding Graduates
Wednesday, June 22, 2023

For spring 2023, the outstanding graduates were John Meeks (computer science), Comfort Anyanwu (computer engineering), Kayley Burinski (cybersecurity), and Patric Damiens (information technology).

CSE Alumnus is NSBE Houston Chapter Young Engineer of the Year
Wednesday, June 22, 2023

Qua Thomas, a CSE alumnus, was featured in an employee spotlight by the Fortune 500 oil company, Chevron.

USF provost is a noted computer science and engineering educator and researcher
Monday, May 22, 2023

The University of South Florida’s standing as a leading research university was boosted by appointing a prominent computer science and engineering researcher and educator as its new provost and executive vice president of academic affairs.

Girls Who Code wins 2 awards at Spring 2023 Engineering Banquet
Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Computer Science and Engineering senior Richa Kakar accepted two awards on behalf of the student organization Girls Who Code (GWC) at the engineering banquet held by E-Council in the Marshall Center.

USF CSE student wins first place in JointJam 2023
Wednesday, May 17, 2023

CSE student Christopher Brandt (Junior, Computer Science) won first place in JointJam 2023, held on March 31st.

Dr. Licato Wins NSF Award to Study Human Reasoning and AI 
Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Dr. Licato, Assistant Professor of CSE and Director of the Advancing Machine and Human Reasoning (AMHR) Lab, has recently received an NSF award of $150K for his project: EAGER: Grounding Natural Language Inference in Cognitive Processes.

CSE graduates recognized in spring 2023 graduation
Friday, April 21, 2023

USF conferred more than 7,100 degrees in spring commencement ceremonies. Two outstanding graduates (to a total of 12) were from CSE.

Dr. Licato Interviewed on IHeartRadio
Friday, April 21, 2023

Dr. Licato was interviewed by Ross Kaminsky on KOA radio about AI generated spam. 

USF Whitehatters win Neon Temple CTF a second year in a row
Friday, April 21, 2023

Students from the USF Whitehatters Cyber Security Club won first place in a CTF Tournament at BSides Tampa X 2023. BSides Tampa is an Information Technology Security Conference sponsored by the Tampa Bay Chapter of (ISC)² and hosted by USF. 

CSE Computing Partners review student's resumes
Wednesday, April 19, 2023

On March 23, 2023 over seventy USF Computer Science and Engineering Students had their resumes reviewed by Tech Industry Leaders and Recruiters from Computing Partners Program member companies. 

USF CSE Students Win First Place in ICPC Southeast Division 2
Monday, March 3, 2023

“This year was our second time participating in the ICPC,” said Ali Aslanbayli, President of the USF SCP. In 2022, they competed against 42 teams in Miami. However, the competition nearly tripled in size to 119. “While last year we were able to secure the 5th place, this time we beat all of our expectations and won the 1st place.”

Kevin Dennis Wins the Student Best Paper award at IEEE TPS
Monday, March 3, 2023

Professor Ligatti and his student Kevin Dennis collaborated with researchers from MIT. The resulting work won the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Trust, Privacy and Security in Intelligent Systems, and Applications (IEEE TPS).

Rapid7 USF Cybersecurity Lab featured in Dark Reading
Monday, March 20, 2023

The Rapid7 Cyber Threat Intelligence Laboratory at USF will provide data on real-world threats for faculty and students to use in their research. 

Two CSE PhD Students received the Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Monday, March 20, 2023

CSE PhD students Shakil Mahmud advised by Dr. Robert Karam, and Md Rubel Ahmed, advised by Dr. Hao Zheng, were selected by a university-level faculty committee to receive a Dissertation Completion Fellowship. 

Four CSE Student Organizations participated in the USF Engineering Expo
Monday, March 20, 2023

USF student organizations demo'd their work to hundreds of Hillsborough County students and industry professionals.

Professor Tempestt receives an NSF CAREER Award
Monday, February 27, 2023

Assistant Professor Tempestt Neal received an NSF CAREER award for her project, “Inclusive Cybersecurity Through the Lens of Accessible Identity and Access Management (I-CLAIM).”

USF CSE students place as finalists at two cybersecurity competitions
Monday, February 27, 2023

Team Protosec took second place at Saint Leo University's CTF tournament, and PhD candidates Brooks Olney and Farhath Zareen took fourth place at the international competition HeLLoCTF.

USF CSE graduate student wins best doctoral consortium award at an International Conference
Monday, February 27, 2023

PhD candidate Saandeep Lakshminarayan won best doctoral consortium award at the IEEE International Conference 2023 on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition Doctoral Consortium.

Nitesh Chawla, PhD was named a Fellow of the ACM
Friday, February 10, 2023

Nitesh Chawla, PhD, a USF CSE Alumnus and researcher in the field of machine learning, has been named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

USF Researchers unveil an Unforgeable Alibi App on Fox News
Friday, February 10, 2023

Dr. Sriram Chellappan from USF CSE and Dr. Balaji Padmanabhan from the Muma College of Business unveiled a smartphone app: “Here I Am” on FOX News.

Alumni recieves Honorable Mention from CSGS
Friday, February 10, 2023

Ms. Ruchitha Chinthala, a recent PhD graduate of USF CSE, received an honorable mention for her thesis at the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS). 

An NSF grant will help USF recruit students to fight cybercrime
Friday, January 27, 2023

This year, the National Science Foundation is providing more than $29 million in new funding to support the development of a cybersecurity workforce.

USF CSE awards two CSE pathways scholarships in 2022

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

A part of the Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) initiative, the scholarship helps students overcome the costs of transferring into Computer Science.

HackJam Fall '22
Sunday, October 9, 2022

Students compete in a series of complex coding and design challanges for awesome prizes!

Corporate Partners of USF take a look at Students' Resumes
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

A resume Review event for CSE Studends, hosted in  cooperation with Amazon Pay, CAE, JPMorgan & Chase, Raymond James

The Computing Partners Program (CPP) enables students to attend national conferences
September 10, 2022

In the past few months, funding from the CPP has enabled nearly 50 students to attend three top conferences, DEFCON, TAPIA, and Grace Hopper.

CSE Alumna Ghada Alzamzmi (PhD, 2019) was awarded the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Board of Regents award.

September 13, 2022

CSE Alumna Ghada Alzamzmi (PhD, 2019) was awarded The Regents Award for Scholarship or Technical Achievement at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Board of Regents meeting.

Let's Talk: by JP Morgan and Chase Co., a CPP member

September 12, 2022

Nearly 200 students attended the event introducing the Software Engineering Program (SEP) used by JP Morgan and Chase Co. to hire students and interns.

CSE graduates Ausmita Sarker (PhD, 2022) and Ruchitha Chinthala (MS, 2022) get two of the four 2022 USF Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Awards

October 13, 2022
Ausmita Sarker, advised by Professor Mehran Mozaffari Kermani, wrote her PhD dissertation on "Secure Hardware Constructions for Fault Detection of Lattice-based Post-quantum Cryptosystems," and Ruchitha Chinthala, co-advised by Professor Srinivas Katkoori (CSE) and Carmen S. Rodriguez (Nursing), wrote her MS thesis on "An Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) Approach for Remote Assessment of Head and Neck Cancer Patients."

Prof. Sriram Chellappan’s research featured on the NSF website
September 8, 2022 

With funding from NSF, Sriram Chellappan (Computer Science and Engineering) and Ryan Carney (Integrative Biology) created the Global Mosquito Observations Dashboard to surveil mosquito-borne diseases with automated mosquito identification. The dashboard uses data from other apps that use citizen scientists to capture photos of mosquitoes. The approach offers international data at scale without the associated prohibitive expense and logistics.

CSE faculty member, Prof. Sriram Chellappan, featured in USF innovation news
September 7, 2022

USF features Prof. Sriram Chellappan’s multiple patents in 2021 involving image processing techniques to classify mosquitoes based on images in a news article on innovation. Based on the 92 new patents secured during the 2021 calendar year, USF is 11th among American public research universities and 23rd among all universities worldwide in generating new patents. On a global scale, this is the 10th year USF has ranked in the top 25.

CSE Student Recognized for Innovation and Entrepreneurship on “25 Under 25” List
September 1, 2022

Tampa Bay Inno featured Sebastian Rivera as a young entrepreneurial trendsetter making their mark in the Tampa Bay area in their list of “25 under 25. Sebastian is the founder of JsonPDF, a SaaS developer tool startup. While freelancing for a company, he has always had a business mindset and found a way to streamline creating PDFs to render them more quickly for developers. He is a member of the USF Student Innovation Incubator. Located at the USF Research Park, under the USF CONNECT program, the incubator assists students in any stage of business development. 

USF researchers launch global dashboard to track invasive mosquitoes carrying deadly diseases
August 2, 2022

University of South Florida researchers have launched a mosquito-tracking dashboard driven by citizen science – a scalable solution proven effective in a recent USF study.

Ten CSE students awarded Amazon Cybersecurity Scholarship
June 6, 2022
Ashley Burinski, Brooke Gregory, Dalyla Nguyen, Flavio Velecela, Jadon Jackson, Jason Ryan Rodriguez, Joaquin P. Merida, Kayley Burinski, Pari Patel, and Trang Do (shown in the picture) were each awarded a $3000 scholarship made possible by a generous donation from Amazon Pay.

USF researchers awarded $5 Million grant to study AI models for the U.S. military
October 22, 2022

For military planners concerned with optimizing the deployment and use of resources, artificial intelligence is seen as a useful tool. How AI can be developed and tested for use in military operations will be the focus of study for an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of South Florida Institute for Artificial Intelligence + X (AI+X) from Computer Science and Engineering, Industrial Management and Systems Engineering, and Psychology. 

Yu Sun featured on Robohub Podcast
May 21, 2022
Yu Sun was featured on the Robohub podcast, “Robotics Grasping and Manipulation Competition Spotlight,” on May 21.

New brain-painting method developed at USF being tested for ADHD treatment
May 20, 2022
Imagine focusing on one thing so well that you can control its movement. Now, imagine mentally selecting colors and shapes to create an abstract image – a brain painting.

CSE Graduate Adriana Ladera awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
May 05, 2022
The oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program aims to support the vitality and diversity of the human resource base of science and engineering in the U.S.

USF CSE Students Lead Team to Second Place at 2022 National Centers of Academic Excellence NSA Cyber Exercise
April 13, 2022
Team USF took second place at the 2022 National Centers of Academic Excellence NSA Cyber Exercise on April 11-13, 2022, beating 19 other schools, including Carnegie Mellon University.

CSE To Introduce New Pathway To Computing Graduate Certificate Program
April 13, 2022
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is introducing a new online graduate certificate program this Fall for college graduates with non-computing degrees.

CSE Students win Hackabull 2022
March 27, 2022
Four USF CSE students won the Hackabull 2022 hackathon with their project titled ‘’

CSE Computing Partners Program Resume Review Event was a Success
March 23, 2022
On March 23 multiple CSE student organizations, including WiCSE, SCP, and ACM, hosted a resume review event for Computing Partners Program (CPP) member companies.

CSE Students Compete at regional 2022 International Collegiate Programming Contest
March 05, 2022
Visiting Assistant Professor Mauricio Pamplona Segundo led 30 CSE students and members of the CSE student organization Society of Competitive Programmers (SCP) in the 2022 International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Division 2 regional phase on March 5, 2022 in Miami, Florida.

Attila A. Yavuz receives third Cisco Research Grant
February 1, 2022
Associate Professor Attila A. Yavuz was awarded a $98,985 Cisco Research grant for his project “Trustworthy Digital Forensics for Heterogeneous Internet of Things.”

CSE Alumni Ransford Hyman receives 2021 Adobe Founders Award
January 21, 2022
CSE Alumni (’11) Ransford Hyman, Ph.D., is recipient of the 2021 Adobe Founders Award.

Six USF faculty members recognized with Excellence in Innovation Awards
January 21, 2022
Six USF researchers with innovations ranging from artificial intelligence that can detect and predict suicidality, to encrypting and protecting sensitive information from cloud servers, to disinfecting and recharging masks for safe multiple use, are recipients of this year’s USF Excellence in Innovation Award.

CSE Alumni Nitesh Chawla named IEEE Fellow
January 12, 2022
CSE Alumni (‘02) Nitesh Chawla has been named an IEEE Fellow for contributions to learning from imbalanced data and heterogeneous graphs.

Alessio Gaspar receives 2020/21 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
December 10, 2021
Associate Professor Alessio Gaspar received the 2020/21 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Srinivas Katkoori and collaborators receive best paper award at IFIT IoT 2021
December 9, 2021
CSE Associate Professor Srinivas Katkoori and collaborators S. Abdullah, A. Priyasha, S. R. Patri, from NIT Warangal, India, received the best paper award at IFIT IoT 2021 for their paper “Smart Agriculture using Flapping Wing Micro Aerial Vehicles (FWMAVs).”

Outstanding Graduate Student Awards
November 10, 2021
Sheikh Ariful Islam, Ph.D. (’20), received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from USF Office of Graduate Studies for his dissertation, Behavioral and RT-Level Synthesis of Secure Nano VLSI Digital ASIC Designs. Islam was a student of Associate Professor Srinivas Katkoori.

Lawrence Hall receives the 2021 IEEE CIS Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award
October 13, 2021
Professor Lawrence Hall received the 2021 Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award from the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society for acceleration methods in fuzzy clustering and medical image interpretation.

Collaborative paper earns Best Paper award at Affective Movement Recognition Challenge and Workshop at ACII 2021
September 28, 2021
Assistant Professor Shaun Canavan, PhD student Saandeep Aathreya, undergraduate REU student Liza Jivani, and alumni Shivam Srivastava and Saurabh Hinduja earned the Best Paper Award at the Affective Movement Recognition Challenge and Workshop at the 9th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction for “Task-based Classification of Reflective Thinking using Mixture of Classifiers.”

Yicheng Tu Receives NIH Grant for Interdisciplinary Scientific Simulation Research
September 28, 2021
Yicheng Tu, professor of computer science and engineering and principal investigator, has been awarded a four-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), totaling $1,149,236 for “Data Management Molecular Simulations – A Throughput-Oriented Approach.”

Collaborative grant funded by NIDILRR/Administration for Community Living
September 21, 2021
Collaborative grant “Up To Me: Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness on College Campuses” has been funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR/Administration for Community Living).

College of Engineering students win first place at IEEE BigData Cup 2021
September 12, 2021
CSE PhD students Minh Pham, Jennifer Adorno, Long Dang, and EE PhD student Hung Nguyen won first place at IEEE BigData Cup 2021: RL based RecSys, a competition in machine learning.

Collaborative NSF grant will provide scholarships for USF CSE students
September 11, 2021
Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) professors Ken Christensen and Rafael Perez are co-PIs on a $5M NSF grant to provide scholarships over five years to students with financial need who are majoring in computer science, computer engineering, cybersecurity, or information technology

Two Doctoral Students Awarded 2021 Computing Innovation Fellowships
September 9, 2021
Two doctoral students in Computer Science and Engineering have received the 2021 Computing Innovation CI Fellowships sponsored by the Computing Research Association (CRA) and the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) with the support from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

CSE PhD students win Duolingo Award
September 8, 2021
CSE PhD students Antonio Laverghetta Jr., Animesh Nighojkar, and Jamshidbek Mirzakhalov have won the Duolingo Award for best student presentation at this year's International Meeting of the Psychometric Society (IMPS 2021) for presenting their paper “Predicting Human Psychometric Properties Using Computational Language Models.”

Collaborative team earns Distinguished Paper at SOUPS 2021
September 3, 2021
The paper co-authored by CSE PhD student Anwesh Tuladhar, CSE Professors Jay Ligatti and Xinming “Simon” Ou, and Anthropology collaborator Daniel Lende, "An Analysis of the Role of Situated Learning in Starting a Security Culture in a Software Company," was awarded Distinguished Paper at SOUPS 2021.

USF researchers launch social media campaign to identify risk of mosquito-borne diseases in Tampa Bay
August 20, 2021
USF researchers have launched a social media campaign that invites citizen scientists to upload images of mosquitoes found in the Tampa Bay region to the iNaturalist platform, a smartphone app. The app will automatically identify disease-carrying species such as Aedes aegypti, a known transmitter of Zika, dengue and yellow fever.

USF inventors post record patent numbers, ranking in the nation’s top 10 university producers
June 15, 2021
For the ninth consecutive year, University of South Florida inventors are among the most prolific producers of U.S. patents at universities worldwide, securing an institutional record 123 patents in 2020.

Nighojkar and Licato’s paper accepted at prestigious 2021 ACL-IJCNLP Annual Meeting
May 26, 2021
CSE PhD student Animesh Nighojkar and CSE Assistant Professor John Licato’s paper, “Improving Paraphrase Detection with the Adversarial Paraphrasing Task,” was accepted as a full paper in the main track for the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).

Simon Ou featured in Tampa’s 83 Degrees Media online magazine
May 26, 2021
CSE Professor and cybersecurity researcher Simon Ou was featured in Tampa’s 83 Degrees Media online magazine May 25.

Ciampaglia and Licato Win Best Paper Award at 1st International Workshop on Knowledge Graphs for Online Discourse Analysis
April 30, 2021
CSE Assistant Professors Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia and John Licato won the Best Paper Award at the 1st International Workshop on Knowledge Graphs for Online Discourse Analysis.

Collaborative Paper Accepted at Wiki Workshop 2021
April 30, 2021
CSE Graduate Student Khandaker Tasnim Huq and CSE Assistant Professor Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia’s paper, Characterizing Opinion Dynamics and Group Decision Making in Wikipedia Content Discussions, was one of two long papers accepted at the Wiki Workshop, which had a record number of submissions this year.

CSE PhD Student Brooks Olney one of Research Category Winners in the USF graduate student research symposium
April 29, 2021
CSE doctoral student Brooks Olney was one of the Research Category Winners in the USF Graduate Student Research Symposium.

Tenex Software Establishes the Matthew Moreno Scholarship to Honor his Memory 
April 16, 2021
When USF computer science alum Matt Moreno ’14 passed away in January, his co-workers at Tenex Software Solutions in Tampa decided to create a scholarship to honor their friend and colleague so that his legacy can live on through future students.

Sudeep Sarkar Elected to Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida 
April 8, 2021
CSE Professor and Chair Sudeep Sarkar, Ph.D., was elected to the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida (ASEMFL) for his “distinguished contributions in computer vision and pattern recognition, perceptual organization and biometrics." 

Sudeep Sarkar named Distinguished University Professor 
April 8, 2021
Sudeep Sarkar, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering Professor and Chair, and Associate Vice-President for Special Programs at USF was named Distinguished University Professor.

New CSE student organization: Girls Who Code College Loop
April 7, 2021
Girls Who Code College Loop staged a booth at USF’s Bull Market event on March 7. Students visited to engage with members and learn about the organization.

CSE Student Delong Yang to be Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa
April 1, 2021
CSE undergraduate student Delong Yang will be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate honor society for the liberal arts and sciences in the United States, during the Spring 2021 induction ceremony.

Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia Appointed to NASEM Committee 
March 24, 2021
CSE Assistant Professor Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia has been appointed to a committee at The National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine (NASEM) tasked with identifying and addressing claims about biological threats that are perpetuated by the spread of inaccurate and misleading information.  

Collaborative Paper earns 2020 IET Biometrics Premium Award 
March 24, 2021
CSE Alumni Earnest Hansley, Ph.D. (‘18), CSE Postdoctoral Scholar Maurício Pamplona Segundo, and CSE Professor Sudeep Sarkar’s 2018 paper, “Employing Fusion of Learned and Handcrafted Features for Unconstrained Ear Recognition,” earned the 2020 IET Biometrics Premium Award.

Tempestt Neal and Shaun Canavan awarded $261,996 NSF grant
March 24, 2021 
CSE Assistant Professors Tempestt Neal (PI) and Shaun Canavan (Co-PI) and two faculty members from the University of Florida were awarded a two-year $261,996 grant for their project “Collaborative Research: SaTC: CORE: Medium: Toward Age-Aware Continuous Authentication on Personal Computing Devices.”  

CSE students win big at 2021 Hackabull
March 18, 2021
Hackabull, a Major League Hacking (MLH) sanctioned hackathon hosted by USF's Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), took place March 13-14 over a full 24-hour period. 

CSE Graduate Student Qi Zheng Receives USF GSS Fellowship 
March 2, 2021 
CSE graduate student, Qi Zheng, received a Graduate Student Success (GSS) Fellowship. This three-year fellowship, which recognizes Zheng’s academic abilities, includes a $10,000 stipend and tuition waiver.

USF CSE Alumna Dr. Shetay Ashford-Hanserd Receives NSF CAREER Award 
March 1, 2021 
Shetay Ashford-Hanserd, Ph.D., is a two-time graduate of USF with a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (2016) and a B.S. in Computer Science (2000).

CSE Instructor Zachariah Beasley selected as 2020/1 STEER Scholar
March 1, 2021
CSE Instructor Zachariah Beasley, Ph.D. has been selected as a STEER Scholar for 2020/21, which comes with a $2,000 award.

CSE PhD student Sameera Horawalavithana and collaborators win NASN 2021 Grand Challenge
Febuary 09, 2021
CSE PhD student Sameera Horawalavithana, in collaboration with Ravindu De Silva, Mohamed Nabeel, Charitha Elvitigala, Primal Wijesekara, and Adriana Iamnitchi won the NASN Grand Challenge for their paper titled "Malicious and Low Credibility URLs on Twitter during COVID-19."

CSE’s MSIT Program Ranked No. 12 By U.S. News & World Report
Febuary 1, 2021 
The 2021 U.S. News & World Report has ranked USF’s Computer Science and Engineering online Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program no. 12 in the nation for best online programs.  

Cutting-edge innovations to fight disease, enhance learning win USF’s Excellence in Innovation Awards 
Febuary 1, 2021
USF faculty researchers who invented technology to combat a global shortage of COVID-19 testing swabs, created a surveillance system for mosquito-borne diseases, and turned captivating, augmented reality technology into a tool to help bilingual children have been selected for this year’s Excellence in Innovation Awards.

CSE PhD student Troi Williams receives Koerner Family Foundation research award
January 15, 2021
The Koerner Family Foundation (KFF) has selected two USF College of Engineering PhD students, John Cotter (Mechanical Engineering) and Troi Williams (Computer Science and Engineering), for a supplemental student stipend award of $10K each for their graduate research in microfluids and in agriculture and intelligent networks respectively for 2021.

CSE Alumna, Ghada Zamzmi, Selected as One of 10 MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 MENA
January 11, 2021
Ghada Zamzmi, Ph.D., has been selected as one of the 10 Innovators Under 35 MENA by MIT Technology Review Arabia for the year 2020. Zamzmi was selected for her innovative research focused on Computer Vision, Machine/Deep Learning, Mathematical Modeling, and Cognitive Computing.


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