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UF Cyber Defense Team Competing in Southeast Region Hacking Competition

For the third time in three years, the University of Florida Student InfoSec Team (UF SIT) has been one of seven teams whose high performance has qualified them to compete in the Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (SECCDC) regional competition. The cyber defense competition - in which a group of students must defend a computer network from persistent attacks from professional hacking experts - will be held on April 2-3 in Kennesaw, Georgia.

UF Computer & information Science & Engineering Celebrates Milestone Firsts

This May, the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida will celebrate a milestone of firsts – Jessica N. Jones and France L. Jackson – are slated to be the first two African-American women to receive Ph.D.’s through the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE). 
 
These achievements are particularly significant in the field of computer science. While diversity in STEM is growing, there continues to be a large disparity in representation of race and gender.

Student Receives AAW Emerging Scholar Honorable Mention

Jessica N. Jones, a Ph.D. student in Human-Centered Computing at the University of Florida’s Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (UF CISE), has been named as the recipient of the Emerging Scholar Honorable Mention Award. Offered by the Association for Academic Women (AAW), the award is made possible by the support of UF President Kent Fuchs. 

Making History

UF CISE Celebrates Black History Month

The University of Florida Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (UF CISE) celebrates Black History Month by spotlighting the achievements in diversity among faculty and students.

Student Wins Best Student Paper Award at ICMI

Alex Shaw, a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Florida’s Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, won the best student paper award for “Comparing Human and Machine Recognition of Children's Touchscreen Gestures” at the 19th Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI). The paper compares human and machine recognition of children’s touchscreen gestures.

Dr. Baba Vemuri Receives 4-year NSF Grant That Brings Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease One Step Closer

Vemuri Receives 4-year NSF Grant That Brings Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease One Step Closer Through Advanced Mathematical and Statistical Techniques Applied to Human Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data
 
Baba C. Vemuri, Ph.D., the recently named Wilson and Marie Collins Professor in Engineering at the University of Florida, received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Collaborative Research for Computational Neuroscience program titled, "Automated Analysis of Movement Disorders from Diffusion and Functional MRI." 
 
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Fall 2017 Career Development Workshop

The department’s 21st biannual Career Development Workshop (CDW) saw a flood of students to the Reitz Union’s Grand Ballroom on Sept. 25, 2017. More than 860 students stopped by during the four-hour event. A mix of undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni interested working in computer science or engineering fields came to interview with 31 companies.

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