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CISE Professor Honored as ACM Distinguished Scientist

Shigang Chen, a professor in the University of Florida’s Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), has been honored as a Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Chen was recognized for his individual contributions to advancing the field of computing. He was one of 45 distinguished members named, and one of 32 distinguished scientists named.

Remote Desktop Protocol Blocking

On Monday, November 21st, CISE will start blocking incoming Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connections. This change is due to security concerns from UF IT Security.

What this means to you? If you have a machine with a public IP address, and you access it from outside of UF's network via RDP, you will need to first make a Gatorlink VPN connection.

We have prepared a web page to help you with this transition:

Changing the Face of Computer Science

By Maggie Kuo | Nov. 21, 2016

The online documentary series Lab Daze highlights an aspect of computer science not historically associated with the field: Cool. Created in 2014 by computer science professor Juan Gilbert and his graduate students at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, the 10-episode series follows the lab’s activities in an effort to get younger students interested in the discipline. It shows that computer science can be glamorous, such as when it’s used in broadcasting sporting events, and that it can contribute to solving important social problems, for example in the realization of the next generation of voting machines. It affirms that computer scientists are relatable, not socially oblivious wearers of taped-up glasses.

CISE Student Receives an Outstanding International Student Award

Nov. 18, 2016 - Rasha Elhesha, a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Florida’s Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), received the Outstanding International Student Award for her exemplary academic achievement and involvement at UF. Elhesha, an international student from Egypt, was one of 15 students from the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering to receive the award.

Researchers Eye Gaming As Tool for Boosting Computer Science Skills, Diversity in Middle Schools

Computer science and education researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Florida are launching an initiative that will use a custom-designed video game to boost both computational thinking in middle school science classrooms and diversity in STEM fields.

More info here: click here

Technical Difficulties

Update: Tuesday, August 23rd 2016

Systems are back online! All home directories, personal web spaces, and Windows Roaming Profiles should be back up.

Questions/Comments/Concerns should be sent to

Thank you for your patience while our services were down.

We are experiencing technical difficulties with CISE profiles on Linux and Windows systems. We are currently repairing the issues and will keep you updated on its progress.

We apologize for the inconvenience!