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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.

Department Celebrates First Black Ph.D. Graduates

This May, the UF Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) will celebrate a milestone of firsts as Jessica N. Jones and France L. Jackson are slated to be the first two black women Ph.D. graduates. 
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.

CISE Celebrates Black History Month

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

“Our diversity in CISE makes us all better. Our students, faculty, alumni and all members of the CISE family benefit from working with and interacting with people from all walks of life,” said Juan Gilbert, The Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor and chair of CISE.

Vemuri Receives 4-year NSF Grant

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 (NSF) Collaborative Research for Computational Neuroscience program titled, "Automated Analysis of Movement Disorders from Diffusion and Functional MRI." 
“Dr. Vemuri’s work in neuroimaging and computer vision is groundbreaking.