The UCF Programming Team (including Matt Fontaine, Travis Meade and Antony Stabile) finished fifth in the University of Chicago Invitational, completing 7 of the 10 problems posed in the 5 hour contest. They were only beaten by Waterloo, Harvard, Stanford and Princeton. The team is heading to compete in the World Finals in May.
Peter Tonner, an undergraduate research student, won second place in the Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE) of 2012 under the Engineering and Computer Science II category.
The research of Dr. Shaojie Zhang, an assistant professor in the Computer Science division of EECS, was described in Genome Technology magazine.
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 Dr. Gita Sukthankar, who is the recipient of the 2012 Award for Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Doctoral Students in the Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Life Sciences category.
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.
Congratulations to Dr. Lotzi Boloni for receiving $7804 in new funding from General Dynamics for a grant titled: “RCTA -FY 2011 H10 Dynamics of Operating within Social Environments”
UCF CS Ph.D. student Cuncong Zhong, a biologist from Indiana University, Justen Andrews, and UCF Assistant Professor Shaojie Zhang received the best paper award for their paper
UCFTODAY published an article about Dr. Shaojie Zhang’s work on using a complex computer program to analizy RNA motifs. You can read the article here.
Congratulations to Jonathan Cazalas who is receiving the College’s 2012 Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching Award Nomination. This nomination is being forwarded to the College of Graduate Studies.