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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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Computer Science Has a Racism Problem: These Researchers Want to Fix It

In In the Headlines, Inclusive Excellence, NewsBy Melba NewsomeStory originally published on

Juan Gilbert, Ph.D., has pledged to help create a more supportive and inclusive computer-science environment for Black students, and continues that work as chair of the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering. He thinks that vision is why the university ranks top in terms of the number of computer science PhDs awarded to Black students, and why it boasts the largest proportion of Black computer-science faculty members at any predominantly white institution in the United States.

Human Centered Computing featured in the Sun

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They are a department well adapted to solving complex, real-life problems – often before our society realizes it has them – and they are growing in numbers and in strength. They include some of the brightest academic leaders in the country in the areas of cybersecurity, biometrics, and informatics – and their highly sought-after students. In his recent article for …