Dear colleagues, alumni and friends,
With another year coming to an end, I wanted to share some incredible stories of research and accomplishments that came from the hard-working faculty and students in our department this fall.
We’re proud to say that Florida is among the first states to adopt a K-12 AI education program. The framework for the public-school coursework was designed with help from UF faculty, including Christina Gardner-McCune, Ph.D. Working in partnership with the Topos Institute and the University of Colorado-Denver, James Fairbanks, Ph.D., and a team of researchers will use a DARPA grant to further their approach to scientific computing.
In the world of health and safety, Kiley Graim, Ph.D., is leading a National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute study that will allow researchers to diagnose human cancers, potentially leading to earlier clinical interventions. Research from Sara Rampazzi, Ph.D., reveals that expertly timed lasers shined at an approaching autonomous vehicle can create a blind spot in front of the vehicle large enough to completely hide moving pedestrians and other obstacles.
Our faculty’s other accomplishments this semester include being elevated to IEEE Fellow, being named a distinguished professor, and being named a director of an Association of Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH) Executive Committee.
The hardworking faculty in CISE are not the only ones with incredible accomplishments. A team of students representing the UF Student InfoSec Team (UF-SIT) Kernel Sanders team recently won a Capture the Flag tournament sponsored by Raymond James in St. Petersburg, Fla.
We look forward to supporting our faculty, students and alumni as they work toward a better future.
Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D.
The Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor
CISE Department Chair