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AI and the military: Gen. Frank McKenzie shares insights ahead of national security conference at USF

The revolution of artificial intelligence is transforming the nature of international competition, conflict and cooperation. In partnership with U.S. Central Command, USF will host “AI in the Era of Strategic Competition,” an interdisciplinary conference March 5-7 that brings together senior military officials, private industry and USF’s leading AI faculty experts.  

February 28, 2024University News

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USF research expenditures up 14%, surging to more than $461 million

From advancements in health care to cybersecurity to K-12 education, the University of South Florida’s research enterprise continues to achieve tremendous growth, including funding from federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.

February 13, 2024Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Stroke therapy shoe invented at USF empowers patients’ recovery

New research finds the iStride device improves gait speed and symmetry within one week of use. Its success inspired a stroke patient to fly in from Mexico for therapy. She’s now climbing stairs, dancing and taking walks with friends.

January 17, 2024Research and Innovation

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Top stories of 2023

From being invited to join the prestigious Association of American Universities to breaking fundraising records and even a faculty member making it into the Guinness Book of World Records, this has been a momentous year for USF.

December 15, 2023University News

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Students at the helm, USF an American Athletic Conference leader in streaming productions for ESPN+

USF is on its way to becoming No. 1 for streaming athletics events on ESPN+, the digital division of ESPN, for the American Athletic Conference. Student interns work tirelessly behind the scenes, helping bring more than 180 sporting events to streaming devices ­– enhancing USF’s exposure across the world.

November 28, 2023Student Success, USF Athletics

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USF’s success securing defense contracts prompts new partnership to broaden nation’s research expertise

USF has become the first university in Florida and one of just a handful of universities in the nation to join a new network that connects research institutions with historically black colleges or universities.

September 19, 2023Research and Innovation, University News

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USF and Rapid7 to launch cyber training initiative through $1.5 million federal grant

The Rapid7 Cyber Threat Intelligence Lab at USF has secured its largest federal investment since its launch earlier this year. The Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation awarded USF and Rapid7, a leader in cloud risk and threat detection, a $1.5 million grant to conduct research into effective ways for training cyber operators.

September 8, 2023Research and Innovation

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Following commercialization, USF tech provides sanitation to South Africa

The solar-powered NEWgenerator provides off-grid sanitation technology and generates nutrients, energy and water by safely recovering them from human wastewater. It’s the first unit to be manufactured since the USF Technology Transfer Office signed a licensing agreement in 2020.

August 21, 2023Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation

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USF to rapidly develop technologies for the military with new cutting-edge lab

The Rapid Experimentation Lab, managed by the USF Institute of Applied Engineering, puts engineers with different areas of expertise in the same room, dramatically reducing the amount of time it typically takes to build a prototype. It’s part of a five-year, $85 million contract with U.S. Special Operations Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base.

August 9, 2023Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation

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USF to enhance skillset of soaring tech workforce with new AI certificate program

Tampa Bay has become a magnet for tech start-ups – an industry growing more quickly than the talent pool, especially in artificial intelligence. In response to this demand, the University of South Florida has launched a graduate certificate program in AI for working professionals in the technology sector interested in enhancing their skillset.

June 5, 2023Research and Innovation, Student Success, University News

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AAU membership to bring extraordinary benefits to USF, Tampa Bay and state of Florida

The historic invitation will provide new federal funding opportunities for USF research, strengthen its role in meeting workforce demands and attract the brightest faculty, staff and students to Tampa Bay.

June 1, 2023University News

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USF to offer free course to the public that addresses mental health in the workplace

In partnership with the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, the USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences is offering a free, online course designed to help managers and employees become more well-versed in addressing mental health and its impact on their organizations.

May 22, 2023Community Partnerships

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