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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 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…

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…

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 Professor Recognized for Service to Computing Community

November 17, 2023
UCF professor Yan Solihin has been honored by the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group in Microarchitecture (ACM SIGMICRO) with the Distinguished Service Award. He was recognized for the achievement at the International Symposium on Microarchitecture in Toronto, held from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1, 2023. The Distinguished Service Award is presented to a…

New UCF Project is Harnessing Virtual Reality to Teach Quantum Computing

October 20, 2023
The multi-institutional work is funded by a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation. Researchers from the University of Central Florida, University of Texas at Dallas and Vanderbilt University have received a three-year, $927,203 grant for advancing future quantum education by using virtual reality (VR) and machine learning to identify and address…

UCF Awards Three CS Faculty with Promotions and Tenure

July 25, 2023
  One-hundred-forty-three UCF faculty members, including three from the Department of Computer Science, recently achieved significant career milestones in earning promotions and tenure for the 2022-23 cycle. Haiyan Hu was promoted to professor, and Yanjie Fu and Wei Zhang were promoted to associate professor with tenure. The approved faculty­ underwent a rigorous evaluation of their…