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UF engineering researchers lead collaboration to improve student experience through AI

In AI University, Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Department of Engineering Education, News, President's InitiativeBy Brady Budke

Researchers at the University of Florida’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering have received a strategic funding award for a project called Leveraging the Power of Large Language Models.

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Juan Gilbert honored with National Medal of Technology and Innovation for transformative voting system

In Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Honors & Awards, ICYMI, NewsBy Karen DooleyStory originally published on UF News

President Joe Biden honored University of Florida computer science professor Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D., at the White House today with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation for pioneering a universal voting system that makes voting more reliable and accessible for everyone and for increasing diversity in the computer science workforce. The National Medal of Technology and Innovation, or NMTI, …

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Florida Semiconductor Institute to help lead state in critical chips sector

In Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, ICYMI, NewsBy Karen Dooley

The University of Florida’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering announced today the establishment of the Florida Semiconductor Institute, a campus- and state-wide coordinating hub to provide intellectual and technological leadership for semiconductors in the 21st Century.  

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Helal named a 2022 ACM Fellow

In Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Honors & Awards, NewsBy Allison Logan

Sumi Helal, Ph.D., a professor in the UF Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Dr. Helal was recognized for his contributions to mobile and pervasive computing and their applications in graceful aging and accessibility. He was one of 57 members selected and the only member from …

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AAAS honors 19 UF, 5 college faculty as lifetime fellows

In Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment, Featured, Honors & Awards, NewsStory originally published on UF News

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals, has elected 19 faculty from the University of Florida, including 5 from Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, to its newest class, breaking previous records for the number of faculty awarded in a single year.

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UF Genome Sleuths Build a Map to Human Cancer Detection by Tapping Into the DNA of Other Species

In Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering and Sciences, Featured, News, Research & InnovationBy Shawn Jenkins

Kiley Graim, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, is leading a $1.5 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Cancer Institute study with co-investigator James Cahill, Ph.D., an assistant instructional professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences. Their grant seeks to create a valuable tool that will allow researchers to diagnose human cancers, potentially leading to earlier clinical interventions.

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Laser Attack Blinds Autonomous Vehicles, Deleting Pedestrians and Confusing Cars

In AI University, Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, In the Headlines, NewsBy Eric HamiltonStory originally published on UF News

New research reveals that expertly timed lasers shined at an approaching lidar system can create a blind spot in front of the vehicle large enough to completely hide moving pedestrians and other obstacles. The deleted data causes the cars to think the road is safe to continue moving along, endangering whatever may be in the attack’s blind spot.