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News Archive 2018 - 2019

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.

WiCSE Officers Participate in 2018 Great American Teach-in
December 11, 2018
Computer Science and Engineering WiCSE student organization officers Catherine Giraldo and Rachel Klesius participated in the 2018 Great American Teach-In at Wesley Chapel Elementary School and John Long Middle School on November 14.

Miguel Labrador awarded $225K NINR for HeartMapp Project
November 27, 2018
USF Department of Computer Science and Engineering Professor Miguel A. Labrador was awarded a $225K National Institute of Nursing Research grant to further the HeartMapp Project led by College of Nursing Associate Professor Ponrathi Athilingam. 

Society of Competitive Programmers at Cal Hacks
November 27, 2018
USF Department of Computer Science and Engineering student members of the Society of Competitive Programmers competed at the world’s largest collegiate hackathon at UC Berkeley, CA from November 4th to November 6th.

In Memory of Nagarajan “Ranga” Ranganathan
November 27, 2018
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus Nagarajan “Ranga” Ranganathan died on October 25, 2018, age 57, following an extended illness.

Whitehatters Student Computer Security Club Competes in National Cybersecurity Competition
November 8, 2018
On Saturday, October 27th the University of South Florida’s Whitehatters Student Computer Security Club competed along with 12 other teams in the 2018 Raymond James Financial Capture the Flag competition.

CSE Publications in ACM Symposium on Computer and Communications Security
November 6, 2018
Department of Computer Science and Engineering faculty, Simon Ou, Yao Liu, Attila Yavuz, and graduate students, recently presented three papers (below) in the most selective (18% acceptance rate), high-impact, top-rated publication venue in cybersecurity, ACM Symposium on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2018).

Alumni Accomplishment - Lakecia Gunter ‘95
November 5, 2018
Department of Computer Science and Engineering alumni, Lakecia Gunter, joined the Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) Staff at Intel and was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of PSG Ecosystem Development and Operations.

Alumni Accomplishment - Jeremy Blackburn ‘14
November 1, 2018
Department of Computer Science and Engineering alumni Jeremy Blackburn received the Best Paper award at the 2018 Internet Measurement Conference (IMC).

Mind & Machine: Flying Drones with Your Brain
October 30, 2018
The 2019 USF Brain-Drone Race, scheduled for Feb. 9 at the Yuengling Center, will feature teams from around the world as they race drones using brain-power.

Inventors Network through the National Academy of Inventors
October 29, 2018
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI), started at the University of South Florida (USF), has launched a Global Academic Inventor Network (GAIN).

Department of Computer Science and Engineering and WICSE at TAPIA 2018
October 9, 2018
WICSE members had the opportunity to partake in an invaluable experience at the TAPIA conference this year in Orlando, FL.

Whitehatters Place Third in A-ISAC Collegiate Aviation-themed Capture The Flag (CTF) Challenge
October 3, 2018
On Wednesday, September 19th, USF Department of Computer Science and Engineering student members of the Whitehatters Computer Security Club participated in A-ISAC Collegiate Cyber Challenge hosted at the Aviation ISAC Annual Summit (inaugural CTF event).

Department Advisory Board Meeting for 2018
September 17, 2018
The Department Advisory Board met on September 11, 2018. Advisory Board members in attendance were (left to right) Nancy Crews, Brad Lawrence, Gary Leavens, Ayush Parashar, Dave Allen, Maha Sallam, Jeremy Rasmussen, and Alan Brannan.

Sriram Chellappan, co-PI, for a $750K NSF grant with UCF
September 17, 2018
USF Department of Computer Science and Engineering Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator for Cybersecurity Sriram Chellappan is a Co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) for a $750K National Science Foundation (NSF) grant with the University of Central Florida (UCF) as the lead with Georgia Tech and University of South Florida (USF), along with a small business Strajillion Inc.

Steven Díaz Hernández named Class of 2018 HENAAC Scholar
September 14, 2018
Steven Díaz Hernández, Computer Science and Engineering doctoral student, was selected into the Class of 2018 HENAAC Scholars on behalf of Great Minds in STEM (GMis).

Alumni Accomplishment - Christopher "Gus" Eggert '14 
September 12, 2018
Department of Computer Science and Engineering alumni, Christopher "Gus" Eggert, was promoted to Senior Software Engineer at Amazon Web Services.

Mehran Mozaffari Kermani awarded $300K NSF grant as part of a $1.2 million multi-university project
September 10, 2018
USF Department of Computer Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Mehran Mozaffari Kermani was awarded a $300K National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to carry on fundamental research for the project entitled "SaTC: CORE: Medium: Collaborative: Countermeasures Against Side-Channel Attacks Targeting Hardware and Embedded System Implementations of Post-Quantum Cryptographic Algorithms".

Sudeep Sarkar is Panel Moderator for TiE Tampa Bay
September 6, 2018
Sudeep Sarkar, Department Chair, Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa is the Panel Moderator for TiE Tampa Bay Artificial Intelligence - Reshaping Businesses event on October 2, 2018.

CSE PhD Student Sarah Garcia featured in Adobe Internship Video
September 6, 2018
Sarah Garcia, Computer Science and Engineering doctoral student, was part of an Adobe Intern video. Garcia, an advisee of Assistant Professor Marvin Andujar, was an intern with Adobe over the summer, 2018.

Xinming Ou and Jarred Ligatti awarded $500K NSF grant as part of a $1.2 million multi-university project
September 4, 2018
USF Department of Computer Science and Engineering Professors Xinming Ou and Jay Ligatti, along with USF Anthropology Professor Daniel Lende was awarded $500K National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to carry on fundamental research for the project entitled "SaTC: CORE: Medium: Collaborative: Understanding Security in the Software Development Lifecycle: A Holistic, Mixed-Methods Approach."

CSE's Inaugural WoW Event a Success
August 31, 2018
The Computer Science and Engineering Department held its inaugural Week of Welcome event on August 22, 2018 with close to 100 attendees. The event was a student mixer for incoming students to interact with CSE student organizations, faculty members, and academic advisors.

Week of Welcome: Class of 2022 Mixer
August 21, 2018
On Wednesday August 22nd, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering will be having the first Week of Welcome Class of 2022 Mixer for this 2018 - 2019 academic year. The mixer will take place in the Marshall Student Center (MSC) in room 2709 at 11:30AM until 1:30PM.

Yu Sun awarded $173,338 NSF Grant
August 16, 2018
On July 30th, 2018, Yu Sun, in collaboration with Stanford University, was awarded a grant of $173,338 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in support of a project entitled "CHS: Small: Collaborative Research: Wearable Fingertip Haptic Devices for Virtual and Augmented Reality: Design, Control, and Predictive Tracking."

Yu Sun awarded USF Excellence in Innovation Award
August 16, 2018
Yu Sun, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, was recently selected to receive the Excellence in Innovation Award from USF Research & Innovation. Sun accomplished five inventions granted U.S. patents in the year 2017, all as the lead inventor.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Poster Competition
July 31, 2018
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL offers research summer opportunities in the area of Ubiquitous Sensing for qualified undergraduate students from different parts of the United States. Ubiquitous Sensing is the integration of smartphones and Internet technologies to address large-scale societal as well as individual problems.

Lawrence Hall on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
July 31, 2018
Distinguished University Professor Lawrence Hall was recently quoted in Florida High Tech Corridor's annual magazine, florida.HIGH.TECH 2018. Professor Hall concludes that the human element brings bias to datasets when it comes to machine learning and artificial intelligence.

USF ranks 31st out of 150 for Major League Hacking (MLH)
July 23, 2018
USF ranked 31st out of 150 compared to 114th out of 150 last season. The success of Hack-A-Bull in March has played an enormous role in helping USF earned its ranking this 2018 season. Surpassing FIU, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, MIT, and FSU, USF has made tremendous improvements.

Alumni Accomplishment - Vijay Narayanan '98
July 6, 2018
Department of Computer Science and Engineering alumni, Vijay Narayanan, was appointed to the A. Robert Noll Chair in Engineering by the Penn State College of Engineering.

Rodrigo Caldas named SOFWERX Intern of the Week
July 6, 2018
Meet Rodrigo "Rod" Caldas, a Computer Engineering student at the University of South Florida. Caldas is currently interning at SOFWERX, a local defense company located in Tampa, Florida.

Florida Center for Cybersecurity Partners with USF and SOFWERX to Support Student Research into Smart Safehouses
June 20, 2018
With support from the Florida Center for Cybersecurity, six students from the University of South Florida's (USF) College of Engineering have embarked on a yearlong internship to develop a state-of-the-art, cyber-ready safehouse.

Computer Science and Engineering Faculty Contribute to USF's Patent Record
June 12, 2018
Contributing to the record are patents from Computer Science and Engineering faculty Yu Sun, Jay Ligatti, Dmitry Goldgof, and Sudeep Sarkar.

2018 - 2019 Computer Science and Engineering Scholarship Awardees
June 12, 2018
Eight undergraduate and two graduate students were award Computer Science and Engineering scholarships. 

Laura Owczarek named as Outstanding Staff for the College of Engineering
June 11, 2018
The University of South Florida has named two College of Engineering staff members for the 2018 Outstanding Staff Awards: Laura Owczarek, Computer Science and Engineering, and Pat Homer, Engineering Student Services.

Dmitry Goldgof named Distinguished University Professor
June 11, 2018
Dmitry Goldgof, Professor and Vice Chair of Computer Science and Engineering, has demonstrated a highly distinctive record of accomplishments in the area of computer vision, pattern recognition, and image processing.

ATM Golam Bari recipient of an International Travel Grant to the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence conference
May 29, 2018
Under the supervision of Associate Professor Alessio Gasper, ATM Golam Bari, a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, is a recipient of an International Travel Grant from the Office of Graduate Studies.

Diego Fabiano and Shaun Canavan research on 3D facial expressions accepted to ICIP
May 15, 2018
Under the supervision of Assistant Professor Shaun Canavan, Diego Fabiano's research paper on recognizing 3D facial expressions was accepted to the International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP).

Five Seniors presented Senior Project "Mixed Reality C-130 Loadmaster Simulation for CAE USA"
May 14, 2018
Alan Rodriguez, David Baerg, Jessica Womble, Ryan McBride, and Sara Savitz represented USF College of Engineering at the 2018 Florida-Wide Student Engineering Design Invitational held at UCF on April 19th.

Alumni Accomplishment - Ashok Murugavel '03
May 14, 2018
Department of Computer Science and Engineering alumni, Ashok Murugavel, accepted the position of Principal Engineer, Technical Program Manager RA to Intel President, Venkata Murthy.

Amber Imeh, Jessica Nguyen, and My Nguyen recipients of WLP Scholarships
April 30, 2018
Amber Imeh, junior, Computer Engineering, was awarded the Philip and Ellen Asherman Scholarship. Jessica Nguyen, junior and My Nguyen, senior, double major in Computer Science and Engineering, were awarded the WLP Endowed Scholarship.

Whitehatters Group Places Second in Capture the Flag Competition
April 27, 2018
The College of Engineering Whitehatters Computer Security Club (WCSC) placed second during the first annual Raymond James Financial Capture the Flag (CTF) competition held on the Raymond James campus in St. Petersburg. 

Marvin Andujar represents USF at USA Science & Engineering Festival
April 23, 2018
Assistant Professor Marvin Andujar was invited to showcase the work of his Neuro-Machine Interaction Lab at the 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival, held April 7-8 in Washington D.C.

Love Kumar Sah selected as winner in Graduate Student Research Symposium
April 23, 2018
Love Kumar Sah, Computer Science and Engineering doctoral student under the supervision of Srinivas Katkoori, is one of two College of Engineering winners in the 10th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, held by the University of South Florida Office of Graduate Studies.

Sudeep Sarkar granted United States Patent 9,877,668
April 20, 2018
Department of Computer Science and Engineering Chair and Professor Sudeep Sarkar was granted the United States Patent 9,877,668 for "Orientation invariant gait matching".

Professors Dmitry Goldgof and Lawrence Hall along with Moffitt researcher Dr. Robert Gillies were granted United States Patent 9,940,709
April 20, 2018
"Systems and methods for diagnosing tumors in a subject by performing a quantitative analysis of texture-based features of a tumor object in a radiological image". The invention is part of long term ongoing collaboration between USF CSE Department and Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute on advanced computational approaches to cancer screening and diagnosis.

Farhath Zareen to present poster at WISE Workshop
April 18, 2018
Farhath Zareen, Computer Science graduate student working with Assistant Professor Robert Karam, was selected to present a poster at the second workshop for Women in Hardware and Systems Security (WISE) at the IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Security and Trust (HOST) on May 3, 2018.

Ralph Tindell honored for commitment to teaching and service
April 18, 2018
Ralph Tindell, Instructor for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, was honored for (almost) two decades of teaching and service at the University.

Song Fang hired at The University of Oklahoma
April 17, 2018
Song Fang, a doctoral student studying under Professor Yao Liu, accepted a tenure-track faculty position at the University of Oklahoma, a flagship university of the state of Oklahoma with the Carnegie Classification of "Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity."

Schinnel Small represents CSE at Black Girls Code Dinner
April 17, 2018
Schinnel Small, Instructor for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, attended the Black Girls Code Dinner on April 11, 2018 in the TECO Hall.

Lawrence Hall elected to AIMBE College of Fellows
April 17, 2018
Lawrence Hall, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Shakil Mahmud selected for NSF-sponsored travel grant
April 16, 2018
Shakil Mahmud, a PhD student studying under Robert Karam, received a travel grant to attend the 2018 IEEE VLSI Test Symposium in San Francisco, California.

Marvin Andujar presents at Synapse Summit
April 12, 2018
Marvin Andujar, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, and his lab, the Neuro-Machine Interaction Lab, showcased the brain-controlled simulated drone and 3D environments in an Oculus Rift. Synapse Summit attendees flew a simulated drone with their thoughts (including the Dean of MUMA College of Business).

Sudeep Sarkar and team take third prize at IARPA-sponsored international intelligence competition
April 10, 2018
New artificial intelligence technology designed by computer scientists at the University of South Florida is revolutionizing how satellite images are scanned and analyzed, paving the way for faster, more accurate intelligence monitoring and natural disaster response.

USF's First National Hackathon Competition 
March 29, 2018
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) successfully hosted USF's first national hackathon competition, Hack-A-Bull, March 24-25. SHPE is the first student chapter to host a national hackathon competition. SHPE USF partnered with Major League Hacking (MLH) to be a part of their 2017-2018 Season.

Flit-Path "Cohort A" scholarships granted to twenty-six pre-CS, CpE, and IT students
March 28, 2018
Twenty-six 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. The scholarships are part of a $5 million, five-year grant from NSF awarded to USF, UCF, and FIU in support of the collaborative Florida IT Pathways to Success project.

Willie McClinton awarded first place for presentation at 2018 ERN Conference, Washington, DC
March 28, 2018
Computer Science and Engineering undergraduate student Willie McClinton was awarded first place for his oral presentation at the 2018 ERN Conference in Washington, DC. McClinton is an undergraduate research assistant in CSE's Neuro-Machine Interaction Lab under the guide of Assistant Professor Marvin Andujar.

Mauricio Pamplona Segundo and Sudeep Sarkar interviewed for The Next Platform
March 20, 2018
Department of Computer Science and Engineering Postdoctoral Scholar Mauricio Pamplona Segundo and Department Chair Professor Sudeep Sarkar were featured in The Next Platform on February 28, 2018 for their work with geographic information systems.

Srinivas Katkoori and team awarded $50,000 NSF ICorps Grant
March 19, 2018
An interdisciplinary team from College of Engineering (Dr. Srinivas Katkoori and Mr. Rajeev Joshi) and College of Nursing (Dr. Hsiao-Lan Wang) have been awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) ICorps grant for $50K to evaluate market viability for PAfitMe.

Two Students Develop Study App with the Student Innovation Incubator at USF
March 4, 2018
With the help of the Student Innovation Incubator (SII), two sophomore students, William Rondon and Chad Townsend, created a mobile study application.

Adjunct Instructor and Two Students Attend SheHacks at Boston University
February 6, 2018
Patricia Wilthew, Amber Hamlet, and adjunct instructor Richard Rauscher attended SheHacks at Boston University January 26-28. SheHacks is an event dedicated to femme empowerment in a male-dominated tech industry. During a 36-hour hackathon, women and femme non-binary individuals participate in workshops, learn new languages and programming.

Department of Computer Science and Engineering achieves higher ranking for MSIT Program
February 6, 2018
According to the U.S. News & World Report, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering has been ranked no. 23 in the nation for the online Masters of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program.

Flit-Path "Cohort B" scholarships granted to twelve pre-CS, CpE, and IT students
February 2, 2018
Twelve seniors in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Information Technology have been awarded a one-year $2,440 "completer grant" scholarship as part of the Department's NSF S-STEM Flit-Path project.

Professor Goldgof and the Engineering Faculty Receive Research Achievement Awards
January 31, 2018
Dmitry B. Goldgof, professor and vice chair in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, received the Outstanding Research Achievement Award.

Shaun Canavan awarded $50,000 from AWS Machine Learning Research Awards Program 
January 31, 2018
An innovator in his field, Assistant Professor Shaun Canavan has been awarded an unrestricted $50,000 grant and $100,000 AWS promotional credit from Amazon's AWS Learning Machine Research Program.

Qua'on Thomas on the USF Student Spotlight 
January 24, 2018
Junior Qua'on Thomas, Computer Science major, was recently featured in a USF video compiled for the Florida Legislature. Qua'on is also the secretary of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).

Dmitry B. Goldgof Received the National Science Foundation SSTR Phase I Grant 
January 10, 2018
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $224,417 STTR Phase I Grant, "Microscope-based Technology For Automatic Brain Cell Counts Using Unbiased Methods," to Stereology Resource Center, Inc. under the direction of Drs. Peter Mouton (PI) and Dmitry Goldgof. Dr. Goldgof, professor and vice chair for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, will be collaborating with Dr. Mouton to research the use of microscopic technology to count brain cells.

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