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National Academy of Engineering Selects Professor Michele Manuel for Highest Professional Honor
The National Academy of Engineering has elected MSE professor and department chair Michele Manuel, Ph.D., to join the organization’s ranks, among the highest professional honors in engineering for those who have distinguished themselves in academia, private industry or government agencies.
UF Computer Engineers’ ‘Security Brain’ Technology has Microchips Defending Themselves
ECE professors Sandip Ray, Ph.D. and Swarup Bhunia, Ph.D. have successfully capped a four-year chip design research project with the development of a revolutionized microchip security module, making hardware patchable.
NAE President John L. Anderson Imparts Life Lessons and the Keys to Creating the New Engineer at UF
The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and the Engineering Leadership Institute (ELI) hosted John L. Anderson, Ph.D., president of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), as the Linda Parker Hudson Engineering Leader in Residence for the seminar “The Future of Engineering and Computer Science.”
UF Engineering Research Team Delivers First of a Kind Defense Department Solution
A team of UF researchers from the Florida Applied Research in Engineering (FLARE) program — the applied and classified research arm of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering — was presented the AFRL Corporate Award by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Munitions Directorate.
UF and IBM Team Up to Solve Society’s Biggest Challenges
The University of Florida announced a new collaboration with tech giant IBM to launch a comprehensive skills program designed to extend UF’s vision to be an international leader in artificial intelligence, data science, fintech, and other related technologies that can help solve society’s biggest challenges.
Using Shark Teeth to Teach AI
A team from the University of Florida’s Thompson Earth Systems Institute (TESI), the College of Education and the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering will partner with the Calvert Marine Museum in Maryland on a three-year, $1.3 million project funded by the NSF to teach Florida middle school teachers and students how to use artificial intelligence (AI) to identify fossil shark teeth.
UF Engineers Demonstrate How Climate Conditions Affect Human Behaviors that Impact COVID-19 Transmissions
Antar Jutla, Ph.D., an associate professor, and Chang-Yu Wu, Ph.D., a professor, in the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences within the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE) were featured in The Washington Post. They discussed how climate conditions and human behaviors impact COVID-19 transmissions.
UF Engineering Graduate Programs, Online Master's Program Continue to Rank Highly Among Public Universities
Six Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering graduate programs were ranked in the Top 15 programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report (USNWR), and the graduate engineering online program continues to be a Top 10 program among public universities.
Gator Engineering Students Earn 2nd Place in Fifth Annual Lockheed Martin National Engineering Ethics Competition
UF industrial engineering seniors Lia Frumenti and Haley Scites secured a second-place finish among 31 collegiate teams from across the nation in the annual Lockheed Martin Ethics in Engineering Case Competition, which required a two-day task to present the most ethical engineering solutions to a complex scenario proposed by the tournament officials.
Gainesville’s Autonomous Shuttle Now Communicates with Traffic Lights
On any given day, Gainesville’s Autonomous Shuttle (AV) can be seen driving around city streets. AV shuttle corridors across the country are mostly designed without traffic lights, or the shuttles are maneuvered through traffic lights manually by an attendant. However, the Gainesville AV can now communicate with traffic signals and make right or left turns without the assistance of a human operator.
Gary Miller Honored as UF Distinguished Alumnus
Gary J. Miller, Ph.D., (BSME ’70/Ph.D. ’77) was honored at the fall 2021 commencement ceremony with the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Distinguished alumnus awards are presented to an alumna or an alumnus of the university who has excelled in their chosen field and have performed outstanding service for the university. Dr. Miller is co-founder and Executive Vice President for Research and Development (Emeritus) of Exactech, Inc., Gainesville, Florida. Exactech was incorporated in 1985 and develops, manufactures and distributes orthopaedic implants.
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