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UCF Professor Kevin Moran Wins SIGSOFT Early Career Award for Mobile App Advancements

May 20, 2024
This award is given once a year and is one of the highest awards for software engineering given to pre-tenure faculty from the Association for Computing Machinery.   University of Central Florida assistant professor Kevin Moran has won the 2024 SIGSOFT Early Career Researcher Award “for outstanding contributions to improving the quality of mobile applications,…

UCF Hosts ‘Battle of the Brains’ Programming Championship, Seeking 13th Straight Trip to World Finals

May 20, 2024
The competition helps build students’ problem-solving skills, which are valuable to those seeking a career in software development, data science and research, and related fields.   UCF’s “Apocalypse Attack” students will be among 50 teams from the U.S. and Canada competing May 27 in the nation’s most prestigious computer programming contest, showcasing their exceptional talents…

UCF AI for Game Programming Instructor Conducts Live Playthroughs for Student Projects

May 3, 2024
  It’s not often that creators get to experience the thrill of seeing people using their products for the first time. For the students in UCF’s AI for Game Programming course however, it’s a unique opportunity they can have thanks to Assistant Professor Johnathan Mell. Mell, a video game aficionado, started playing the games developed…

UCF Computer Science Professor to Be Inducted to the XR Hall of Fame

May 2, 2024
  Virtual reality pioneer Carolina Cruz-Neira, Agere Chair Professor at the UCF Department of Computer Science, has been inducted into the inaugural Augmented World Expo (AWE) XR Hall of Fame. With her induction, she joins an elite international group of 100 researchers, entrepreneurs, artists, advocates and others selected for building the augmented reality and virtual…

CyberColosseum Solutions Takes First Place at UCF’s 2024 Joust New Venture Competition

April 22, 2024
Three UCF cybersecurity enthusiasts won UCF’s 2024 Joust New Venture Competition on Thursday and earned $12,000 to grow their company, an immersive information security simulator that puts teams in realistic cyber warfare scenarios. Computer science major Harrison Keating, information technology major Noah Magill, and cybersecurity master’s student Joshua Walsworth three other teams in the Shark…

Computer Science Faculty, Staff, Students Honored at Founders’ Day Ceremonies

April 3, 2024
  Every year on the first Wednesday of April, UCF honors the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of our people on Founders’ Day, our annual celebration of the employees, faculty and students who keep reaching for the stars. More than 150 faculty members were recognized across the university, including several from the College of Engineering and…

CS Students Awarded for Research, Academic Excellence at Student Research Week Events

March 29, 2024
Faculty are always recognized for their research, but during Student Research Week, UCF turns the spotlight toward students. At the Student Scholar Symposium, the main event of Student Research Week, more than 800 students with over 600 projects present their research to their peers, faculty, staff and judges who award the top poster presentations. This…

UCF Computer Science Professor Honored for Contributions to Advance Computing

February 7, 2024
  UCF professor Yan Solihin, a computer science faculty member and director of the UCF Cyber Security and Privacy Cluster, has been named a 2023 Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Solihin and 51 other individuals representing higher education, industry and research institutions from 14 countries received the honor for their impactful…

UCF Computer Science Reboots Junior Knights High School Outreach Program

February 7, 2024
High school students with an interest in computer science are invited to attend free introductory classes with UCF faculty and volunteers A popular high school outreach initiative for computer science students has returned after a four-year hiatus. The Junior Knights program, hosted by the UCF Department of Computer Science, offers complimentary classes in Python and competitive…