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Congratulations to Khurram Soomro

April 7, 2016
Congratulations to Khurram Soomro, a PhD student in Computer Science, who won first place in the doctoral competition (for CECS) at the graduate research forum for: Action Localization in Videos through Context Walk.

Congratulations to PHD Student Alvaro Velasquez

February 27, 2015
Congratulations to PhD Student Alvaro Velasquez, whose undergraduate Honors thesis has been selected as the first place winner for the Outstanding Thesis Award at the 2015 Founder’s Day Honors Convocation. This is the first time that a CS Division student has placed first since 2008!

Congratulations to Haroon Idrees, Nolan Warner, and Mubarak Shah

March 28, 2014
Congratulations to Haroon Idrees, Nolan Warner, and Mubarak Shah for having their paper “Tracking in dense crowds using prominence and neighborhood motion concurrence” (Image and Vision Computing, volume 32 (2014), pp. 14-26) featured as a selected paper this week on the main SIGGRAPH website’s front page ( This website attracts about 50,000 visitors per month.


October 28, 2013
On October 24, at the Gala banquet during the ACM Multimedia Conference, it was announced that Computer Science Ph.D. student Behnaz Nojavanasghari, along with coauthors Mubarak Shah (Trustee Chair Professor) and Subhabrata Bhattacharya (also from UCF), Tao Chen (Columbia University), Dong Liu (Columbia University), and Shih-Fu Chang won second place in the Grand Challenge “Where is Beauty?”

Congratulations to Emily Sassano

April 6, 2012
Congratulations to Emily Sassano on being awarded an NSF fellowship. Emily is one of our recently admitted PhD students working with Dr. Sumit Jha.

Congratulations to Peter Tonner

March 20, 2012
Congratulation to Dr. Shaojie Zhang’s student, Peter Tonner, who won the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) Poster Award.