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Students Receive Outstanding International Student Awards

Four students from the University of Florida Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) received Outstanding International Student Award for their exemplary academic achievement and involvement at UF. The winners, Guangyu Zhu, Shikha Mehta, Mimonah Al Qathrady and Aishat Aloba, were among 15 students from the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering to receive the award.

CISE Celebrates Ultimate Software Lab Dedication

The Ultimate Software Lab was officially dedicated in a ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 28., at the University of Florida Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE).

“Our department strives to innovate, and this lab will help our faculty and students make a difference in the field of human-centered computing,” said Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D., The Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor and CISE department chair. “We greatly appreciate Ultimate Software’s commitment to the growth and education of our students.”

Research Team Wins Distinguished Paper Award

A team of University of Florida Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) researchers won the Distinguished Paper Award at the 27th USENIX Security Symposium. Nolen Scaife, a doctoral researcher; Christian Peeters, a Ph.D. student; and Patrick Traynor, The John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Preeminent Chair in Engineering and professor, presented the paper, "Fear the Reaper: Characterization and Fast Detection of Card Skimmers," this past week.

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 1 of 7 teams whose high performance has qualified them to compete in the regional Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (SECCDC). The competition - in which a group of students must defend a computer network from persistent attacks from hacking experts - will take place from April 2-3 in Kennesaw, Ga.

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