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  • Hey Chatbot, Tell Me How Kids Can Learn About AI
    August 10, 2022: The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and College of Education have teamed up to host Camp DIALOGS, a project promoting equity in education — aimed at making AI and computer science more accessible to students in lower-income areas.
  • UF to Lead $7.5M NSF-Funded Project on Protecting Security of Marginalized and Vulnerable Populations
    August 1, 2022: Computing has never been more important to our daily lives than it is today. Videoconferencing has become ubiquitous for almost the entire population and access to technology and virtual worlds have become a necessity for all rather than a privilege reserved for certain populations. However, throughout this rapid evolution in computing, it is increasingly apparent that the needs of marginalized …
  • UF Researchers Find Particles From Virus That Causes COVID to Expand Beyond Quarantine Spaces
    July 28, 2022: Researchers at the University of Florida found that residential settings might be hotspots to spread SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, due to poor ventilation in homes and the relaxed usage of masks. As part of this study, researchers were also the first to demonstrate a viable, or infectious, virus on the surface of a cellphone.
  • Innovative Injectable Enzyme Crafted by UF Biomed Engineers Shows Promise for Liver Transplants
    July 21, 2022: Ben Keselowsky Ph.D., professor, and Greg Hudalla, Ph.D., associate professor, both in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, are collaborating with UF College of Medicine researchers on a three-year, $2.6M R01 project funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) that will further develop a novel enzyme-based therapeutic that has shown early promise in the treatment of liver ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI).
  • University of Florida Surpasses $1B in Research Spending for First Time in 2022
    July 19, 2022: University of Florida faculty surpassed $1 billion in research spending for the first time in 2022. Engineers in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering conducted $131.8 million in research on such things as the application of artificial intelligence and cybersecurity; predicting and mitigating hurricane damage; ensuring bridge and road safety; and addressing sea level rise.
  • UF Partners With CIA on Improving Cybersecurity
    July 13, 2022: 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.
  • Engineering Faculty Score High Among Record Number of UF Faculty to Earn NSF Career Awards
    July 11, 2022: The National Science Foundation has recognized a record nine University of Florida faculty members, including five Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering faculty members, with 2022 Early Career Development Awards, one of its most prestigious honors.
  • Erika Moore, Ph.D., MSE: Here is Why I Share Lessons Learned About Student Debt
    July 8, 2022: Erika Moore, Ph.D., the Rhines Rising Star Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, shares her experiences with student debt and why she believes students should have more training in financial literacy.
  • AI Expert Damon Woodard Assumes Directorship of New National Security Institute at UF
    July 6, 2022: 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.
  • UF First Among US Public Universities in Tech Transfer for Economic Return
    July 1, 2022: The University of Florida ranks first among public universities and second nationwide in a new report that evaluates which U.S. universities are best at moving new discoveries from the lab and into the real world through research commercialization and STEM graduates.

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