Congratulations to Dr. Mubarak Shah who was inducted again into the UCF Millionaires Club. This recognizes that he brought to UCF over a million dollars in funding during the previous fiscal year. See https://today.ucf.edu/ucf-millionairesinnovators-celebrated-at-event/ for details about the event.
The UCF Programming Team’s 31-year-old record of “top three in the southeast” continued for another year, thanks to our excellent team members.
Congratulations to Dr. Sumit Jha for receiving funding in the amount of $5,000.00 from UT-Battelle, LLC/Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for a project titled “Formal specifications for computational epidemiological modeling”.
Congratulations to Dr. Avelino Gonzalez for receiving $29,555.00 in new funding (for a total of $94,344.00) from the US Department of Education for a project titled “Engineering a New Global Environment (ENGE – FIPSE Atlantis)”.
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?”
Professor Kien A. Hua’s paper “Online Video Delivery: Past, Present, and Future” (http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2502435) is included in the special section of ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMCCAP), devoted to papers from the ACM International Conference on Multimedia, Best Papers of ACM Multimedia 2012.
Congratulations to Dr. Avelino Gonzalez on receiving $1,924.00 in new funding (for a total of $74124) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for a project titled “Dependable Systems International Research and Educational Experience (DeSIRE2)”.
Congratulations to Dr. Sumit Jha for receiving $10,000.00 from US Air Force Research Laboratory for a project titled “Extreme Scale Algorithms for Formal Validation and Parameter Discovery of Computational Models: Applications to the Synthesis of Cyber-Physical Systems and Memristor-based Crossbar Computing”.
The University of Central Florida’s most-winning competitive team has returned from St. Petersburg, Russia with an impressive ranking: as the world’s 48th best computer programming team.
Dr. Mubarak Shah and Amir Roshan Zamir received the Best Research Poster Award from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency at the 2013 NARP Symposium for their poster titled: “Accurate Image Localization Based on Google Maps Street View.”