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Strengthening the University of Florida’s national security and defense research program

In AI University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Featured, NewsBy Harry MonkhorstStory originally published on ECE Florida News

When people hear the words “national security,” their minds might quickly go to three-initialed agencies, clandestine operations, and men in dark suits wearing earpieces. But Damon Woodard, Ph.D., director of the Florida Institute for National Security (FINS) at the University of Florida, envisions something different: jobs and research.

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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.  

Roozbeh Tabrizian Named Nelms Rising Star Professor

In Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Honors & Awards, News

The Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World has named a new Nelms Rising Star Professor, Roozbeh Tabrizian, PhD. The Nelms Rising Star Professorship is awarded to junior faculty (assistant and associate professors) who have shown extraordinary promise early in their career in research, education, workforce development, broadening participation, or other outreach activities, relevant to the mission of the institute.

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Timing is everything for UF team creating hyper-accurate synchronization for DoD readiness

In Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Featured, News, Research GrantsBy Shawn Jenkins

Funded by a $4.5 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), UF researchers, including Roozbeh Tabrizian, Ph.D., principal investigator and associate professor and Alan Hastings Faculty Fellow in ECE, are leading the project to produce a microchip-sized tactical-grade clock that maintains accuracy on the magnitude of billionths of a second over time.

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New ‘invisible finger’ technology poses potential phone-hacking threats, researchers say

In Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, ICYMI, In the Headlines, News, Research & InnovationBy Karen DooleyStory originally published on UF News

When a team of researchers from the University of Florida unveiled new technology that allows someone to hack into a nearby touchscreen-enabled device using what they call an “invisible finger,” those in the field of cybersecurity took notice.

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UF Partners With CIA on Improving Cybersecurity

In Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, In the Headlines, News, Research & Innovation, Security

The University of Florida and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency have entered an agreement to study how artificial intelligence and machine learning applications (AIML) can be used to detect and deter malicious agents that infiltrate computer networks. The work will be carried out by researchers associated with UF’s Florida Institute for National Security.

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AI Expert Damon Woodard Assumes Directorship of New National Security Institute at UF

In AI University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Featured, News

Damon Woodard, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has agreed to serve as director of the Florida Institute for National Security (FINS). As part of a new vision, FINS will particularly focus on leveraging the UF AI Initiative to position the state’s flagship university as the nationally recognized premier provider of AI talent for the national security and defense industry, and as an innovation leader in AI-enabled national security.

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Confounding Pirates and Trojan Horses: AI Gatekeepers at UF Provide Innovative Tool for Industries Looking to Shut Down Bad Actors

In AI University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Featured, News, Security

Damon Woodard, Ph.D., director of the Florida Institute for National Security and associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is leading a $1.2M research effort to use artificial intelligence for the purpose of hardware security.