It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Warren B. Nelms, an outstanding alumnus from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. Nelms passed away on May 16, 2021. Warren is forever honored and remembered by the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World, thanks to a generous gift made by his son and daughter-in-law, David and Daryl Nelms and the Nelms family in 2017.
Alina Zare, Ph.D., a professor in ECE, and Tie Liu, Ph.D., an assistant professor in IFAS, were featured on TV20 News for the work using AI and x-ray technology to detect freshness signatures being emitted from your fruits and vegetables. Eventually, their goal is to create an app or wearable device that can read how fresh produce is, and how long you have to use it.
Groundswell Startups is proud to announce a collaborative partnership with the University of Florida Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering that will bring companies on Florida’s Space Coast access to the most powerful artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputer in academia.
A University of Florida professor emeritus in materials science and engineering who developed an innovative computer chip manufacturing process, and an alumnus in electrical and computer engineering who is a leader at IBM in the application of artificial intelligence to aging issues, are among the 2021 inductees to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.
A team of researchers including Prabir Barooah, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, has developed a system powered by solar energy that uses artificial intelligence to ultimately decrease the cost of keeping essential home appliances or devices running through a power outage.
UF in July announced a $100-million public-private partnership with NVIDIA that will catapult UF’s research strength to address some of the world’s most formidable challenges, create unprecedented access to AI training and tools for under-represented communities, and build momentum for transforming the future of the workforce.
Christopher Pernicano (BSME ’89, ME Env. Eng. ’93, MBA ’93), an esteemed alumnus of the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, was recently appointed to the North Florida Hospital District (Broward Health) Board of Commissioners by Governor Ron DeSantis.
UF alumni have created and guided some of the most innovative and profitable businesses in the nation and the world. Each year, the UF Alumni Association, in partnership with the UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center recognizes these amazing entrepreneurs with the Gator100 Awards. Congratulations to our talented Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering alumni who made the 2021 list for leading one of the world’s Fastest Growing Gator Companies!
The Herbert Wertheim College Awards recognize faculty, staff, and students receiving UF and/or college awards in the 2020-2021 academic year and celebrate together the excellence of Gator Engineering and the fundamental values of our college. Congratulations to the following awardees! 2020-2021 Faculty AwardeesInternational Educator of the Year Junior Faculty Award: Pingchien Neo, M.S. Senior Faculty Award: Oana Cazacu, Ph.D. Doctoral …
Roozbeh Tabrizian, Ph.D., has been selected to receive a highly prestigious Director’s Fellowship from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Dr. Tabrizian is the first faculty member at UF to receive this highly competitive fellowship award.