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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…