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UF CISE Celebrates Black History Month

The University of Florida Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering celebrates Black History Month by spotlighting our achievements in diversity among five key performance indicators.

According to 2015 data from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), the UF CISE department ranks No. 1 among computer science departments at public universities in the number of black students enrolled in the Ph.D. program.

UF Community Mourns the Loss of Karan Khullar

As many of you are aware, one of our students, Karan Khullar, was fatally struck by a car on Feb. 11, 2017. As a community, the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and the University of Florida are deeply saddened by the tragedy. If any of you are feeling overwhelmed during this difficult time, please contact one of the many services offered by UF and Alachua County listed below.

UF Counseling and Wellness Center: 352-392-1575

Cybersecurity Expert Named the John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Preeminent Chair in Engineering

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida has named Patrick Traynor the John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Preeminent Chair in Engineering. Traynor came to the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) in 2014 as an associate professor focusing on security and networks.

UF CISE Ranks No. 20 in Top Coders at U.S. Universities

Via Fast Company

With early college admissions under way for many universities around the country, we got to thinking: Which colleges have the best coders in the world?

While there are academic rankings, like the Top Computer Science Programs by U.S. News & World Report, there is no list that ranks colleges purely by their students’ ability to code. The criteria for the U.S. News & World Report, for instance, includes number of research papers produced, global research reputation, and number of conferences. In fact, practical coding skills aren’t even part of their methodology at all.

UF Cybersecurity Expert Named a CFI Fellow

Patrick Traynor, the John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Preeminent Chair in Engineering and associate professor at the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, has been named a Fellow by the Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) at Accion. Traynor came to the University of Florida Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) in 2014 as an associate professor.

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