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Department Celebrates First Black Women 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.

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.

Info Tech Speaker Series Presents Davyeon Ross

Notes to My Younger Self

Stop by the Chamber Room on the ground floor of the Reitz Union on Thursday, Sept. 28, to listen to Davyeon Ross, co-founder and COO of DDSports Inc., share highlights of his professional, athletic and entrepreneurial journey, and the emotional highs and lows while navigating the roller coaster of entrepreneurship.

Hear Davyeon’s unique insight into building an exciting sports tech company while traveling from the West Indies throughout the US, Europe, Asia and Canada and key learnings from years of playing competitive and college basketball.

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