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4th Annual CyberSEED Conference at UConn

The Cybersecurity Competitions & Conference will be held October 19-20, 2017 in the Rome Commons Ballroom. Hosted by the Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CSI), CyberSEED brings together top information security professionals and business leaders to discuss emerging cybersecurity trends and formulate best strategies for tackling current and future threats. In the same academic setting, […]

Published: October 2, 2017

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CSE Welcomes New Faculty

Dr. Alexander Schwarzmann is pleased to announce the addition of 5 new faculty to the departments growing list of accomplished scholars. Dr. Amir Herzberg joins the department as a Full Professor and the Comcast Chair for Security Innovation. Amir was most recently at Bar Ilan University in Israel, where he was a full professor. Dr. […]

Published: September 1, 2017

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Sanguthevar Rajasekaran Named Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor

The Board of Trustees has named Sanguthevar Rajasekaran a University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, the highest honor that the institution bestows on its faculty. Established in 1998, the award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and service. Rajasekaran joined the computer science and engineering department in 2002 and […]

Published: August 11, 2017

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Jinbo Bi Receives NIH Mid-Career Independent Scientist Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jinbo Bi on winning an NIH Mid-Career Independent Scientist Award for her research project “Classifying Addictions Using Machine Learning Analysis of Multidimensional Data.” This award is expected to total over $800K from 2017 to 2022. The purpose of the NIH Independent Scientist Award is to foster the development of outstanding scientists and […]

Published: August 11, 2017

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Professor Donald Sheehy Receives NSF Career Award

Congratulations to Dr. Donald Sheehy on winning an NSF CAREER Award for his research project “Algorithmic Challenges and Opportunities in Spatial Data Analysis.”  The award is expected to total over $500K from 2017 to 2022. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty […]

Published: June 28, 2017

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Scholarships Awarded to Doctoral Students

Twenty-one Predoctoral Scholarships were presented to outstanding doctoral students in May. Every year the CSE Department awards Predoctoral Fellowships to our best graduate students who are making clear progress towards a doctoral degree. The Predoctoral Fellowships are intended to accelerate progress of recipients towards completion of doctoral degree requirements. The applicants must be working on […]

Published: May 31, 2017

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CSE Awards Prizes for Top Senior Design Projects

On April 28th, Senior Design Day was held in Gampel Pavilion with 26 teams presenting their projects for CSE. Each year leading manufacturing and insurance companies, financial institutions, medical firms, consulting practices, as well as local and state government agencies partner with our department through Senior Design Projects. These are cost-effective ways to work with […]

Published: May 15, 2017

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Tyler Daddio Named 2017 Goldwater Scholar

The prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship was recently awarded to Tyler Daddio. Only 240 scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year were awarded to U.S. undergraduate sophomores and juniors across the fields of natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering, of which only 14 were awarded to computer science majors. Each satisfied the Goldwater’s criteria of academic excellence, demonstrate […]

Published: April 20, 2017

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Tyler Daddio and Soumya Kundu selected as University Scholars

Congratulations to Tyler and Soumya for achieving this distinguished award! The University Scholar Program is one of the most prestigious programs for undergraduates at the University of Connecticut. The program allows students to design and pursue an in-depth research or creative project and to craft an individualized plan of study that supports their intellectual interests […]

Published: April 11, 2017

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Professor Russell Inducted into the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering recently announced their list of Scientist and Engineer inductees for 2017. Congratulations to Dr. Alexander C. Russell, Professor and Director of the graduate program, for this honorable lifetime achievement. Dr. Russell’s research includes cryptography, quantum computing, electronic voting technology,   survivable distributed information and computational systems. As a co-director of […]

Published: March 1, 2017

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Outstanding Undergraduate Students Receive Academic Awards

On December 7th, seventy seniors were recognized for their stellar academic performance in Computer Science & Engineering, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering.  The special event was hosted by the Department Head, Alexander Schwarzmann, who presented the awards to this select group of students with the highest grade point average. Congratulations to all of you for […]

Published: January 15, 2017

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Understanding Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bacteria and Archaea: Units of Transfer and Modes of Integration

Professor Bansal is leading a research project, recently funded by the NSF, to develop new computational methods for studying Horizontal Gene Transfer (HGT) in microbes. HGT is known to be one of the most important drivers of microbial evolution and an improved understanding of this evolutionary process is critical to understanding how microbes evolve, adapt, […]

Published: January 10, 2017

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UConn hosts 3rd annual CyberSEED conference

The University of Connecticut’s Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation recently hosted CyberSEED 2016. Speakers from around the country shared perspectives on cybersecurity issues and the importance of strengthening online defenses in vital areas.  Complete article is here.

Published: November 4, 2016

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UConn Establishes Synchrony Financial Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity

We are delighted to announce that UConn, with the investment of $2.2 million over the next five years from Synchrony Financial, is establishing the Synchrony Financial Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity.  Through its partnership with UConn, Synchrony Financial will provide an endowment for a Synchrony Financial Chair in Cybersecurity to advance education and research in […]

Published: October 18, 2016

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Phillip Bradford speaks at the First Northeast JavaScript Conference, Future of Software Panel

Future of Software Panel at the First Northeast JavaScript Conference, Stamford, CT 2016-09-15. Panelists: Jeff Fox, Ed Faulkner, Phil Bradford, Prabal Ghosh, Isaac Sacolick We were given this sentence a few days in advance: “Wired magazine: the future software developers won’t need ‘code’ per se.” Phillip G. Bradford’s Discussion Position The demand for coding or […]

Published: October 5, 2016

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Graduate Students Compete in CS Trivia Game

The Computer Science and Engineering department welcomed its new graduate students for the fall semester.  Students and faculty got to know each other over ice cream from the UConn Dairy Bar and a rousing game of computer science trivia.  Graduate students formed teams and answered computer science trivia.  Questions ranged from the basic, such as […]

Published: September 20, 2016

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Hacking 101: UConn students crack codes for the greater good

In 2015, 288,012 complaints of internet crime resulting in $1,070,711,522 in financial losses were reported to the Internet Crime Complaint Center of the Federal Bureau of Investigation[i]. A staggering 80% of the claims came from the United States. The daunting task of staying ahead of hackers has led to a full-on cyber war across hardware […]

Published: June 8, 2016

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Dr. Khan Co-Chairs Symposium

Professor Mohammad Maifi Khan will be serving as the Tutorials and Workshops Co-Chair at the Twelfth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2016). This is a premier conference that focuses on usable privacy and security research and brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners in human computer interaction, security, and privacy.

Published: May 4, 2016

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Bing Wang selected as a 2016 Women of Innovation honorees by the Connecticut Technology Council.

The CSE department is happy to announce that Prof. Bing Wang has been selected as one of the 2016 Women of Innovation honorees by the Connecticut Technology Council. The selection was made by a panel of judges from over 200 nominees. The Women of Innovation® Awards recognizes women accomplished in science, technology, engineering and math and […]

Published: April 27, 2016

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CSE Student Ashley Dumaine Runner-Up as Top Intern of the Year

Our congratulations to Ashley Dumaine (’16) for being recognized as the runner up for the top intern of the year. Ashley interned at Google in New York City and she also had the opportunity to spend time at Google’s Mountain View California headquarters. Dumaine has been acknowledged for her work with Google as a software/site reliability […]

Published: April 27, 2016

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Translating DNA Information to Help Predict Risk of Disease

Knowing how our bodies are genetically composed is extremely important to keeping ourselves healthy. The ability to translate DNA information into a quantitative prediction of the risk to disease or observed phenotype is critical. Professor Jinbo Bi is currently leading a project collaborating with Professor Sanguthevar Rajasekaran entitled A High Performance Computing Foundation to Whole-Genome […]

Published: April 4, 2016

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Attention students! CTC Skills Challenge Internship and Job Fair 4/2

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Published: March 22, 2016

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David Etim: Ph.D. Candidate, Recipient of 2016 NNSA Graduate Fellowship

David Etim, a CSE doctoral student, was recently awarded a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship.  The full-time salaried fellowship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy is for highly motivated graduate-level students interested in a career in nuclear security. As reported by UConn Today, David has a strong interest in data analytics as […]

Published: February 17, 2016

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Academic Awards Presented to Stellar Undergraduate Students

On December 9th, forty three seniors were recognized for their superior academic performance in Computer Science & Engineering, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering.  The special event was hosted by the Department Head, Alexander Schwarzmann, who presented the awards to this distinguished group of gifted students. During the event, Professor Schwarzmann stated, “You are amongst the […]

Published: January 12, 2016

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CT Skills Challenge Programming Contest

The Connecticut Skills Challenge connects talented, tech savvy students to Connecticut’s hottest technology companies. UConn Students, Please register on this page AND at the CT Technology Council site. http://www.ct.org/signature-event/connecticut-skills-challenge If you are a human and are seeing this field, please leave it blank. Fields marked with a * are required First Name * Last Name […]

Published: November 17, 2015

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Dr. Michel Elected President of the ACP

We are happy to announce that Professor Laurent Michel was elected as the President of the Association for Constraint Programming for a three year term starting in 2015. Election results can be viewed here: http://www.a4cp.org/election-results/2014/09/2014-election-results. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Michel was selected to serve on the ACP Executive Committee. The Association for Constraint Programming […]

Published: November 16, 2015

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Dr. Ammar named as Chairman of EMC Project Competition

Professor Reda Ammar has been selected as the chairman of the steering committee for the EMC Project Competition, a part of the EMC Academic Alliance in the Middle East and Africa for 2015-2016. The objective of this design contest is to strengthen EMC’s relationship with the top universities in the region, in addition to creating […]

Published: October 21, 2015

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UConn’s Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation Hosts 2015 CyberSEED Cybersecurity Challenge – Register by September 18th

The University of Connecticut, home to the Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CSI), and Comcast, one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers, are sponsoring their second annual Cybersecurity, Education & Diversity Challenge (CyberSEED) conference Oct. 29-30 at UConn’s main campus in Storrs, CT. Further information is here.

Published: September 16, 2015

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Culture @ Google, Career Paths, Site Reliability & Recruiting, 9/3/15

Hello UConn students! Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. It’s an enormous goal to accomplish and we need great people to help us achieve it! We invite you to come learn about Google and meet some of our Googlers at this exciting event! Who: All Computer […]

Published: August 31, 2015

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Senior Design Projects Hallmark Success of CS&E Students

A capstone project is required for all CSE and CS majors where students embark on a realistic project taking it from requirements analysis to design, implementation, testing and production release. Each project is staffed by a team of 3-6 students working under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Projects will employ either waterfall or agile […]

Published: July 30, 2015

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CSE Faculty and Staff Honored at 2015 Employee Recognition Breakfast

Several members of the Computer Science & Engineering Department celebrated service anniversaries and were honored at a recent Employee Recognition Breakfast including Reda Ammar and Howard Ellis for 30 years of service, Alexander Russell for 15 years of service, and Jerry Shi for 10 years of service. We truly appreciate their accomplishments that have contributed […]

Published: May 26, 2015

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ISBRA ’15 Co-chaired by Dr. Mandoiu

Professor Ion Mandoiu is the program co-chair for the 11th International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ISBRA 2015), to be held on June 7-10 at the Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. The International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ISBRA) provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and results among researchers, developers, […]

Published: May 21, 2015

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Dr. Peters Wins International Election as Chair of SIAG-GD

Tom Peters, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Professor of Mathematics, has won an international election to serve a two year term as the Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Geometric Design (SIAG-GD).  The SIAG-GD is concerned with the mathematical and computational issues that arise in generating and processing geometric information for various […]

Published: April 17, 2015

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VoTeR Center Develops Technological Requirements for Electronic Poll Book Systems

VoTeR Center Develops Technological Requirements for Electronic Poll Book Systems Under the direction of Professor and Department Head, Alexander Schwarzmann, the VoTeR Center advises state agencies in the use of voting technologies and investigates voting solutions and equipment to develop and recommend for their use in elections. Recently, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced […]

Published: April 16, 2015

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Dr. Michel Program Chair of CPAIOR 2015

Laurent Michel is the Program Chair of the Twelfth International Conference on Integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Operations Research (OR) techniques in Constraint Programming (CP). The conference will be in Barcelona Spain in May. The aim of the conference series is to bring together interested researchers from constraint programming, artificial intelligence and operations research to […]

Published: April 15, 2015

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Jinbo Bi Receives NSF Grant for Phenotype Refinement Research

Dr. Jinbo Bi is leading a team funded by the National Science Foundation to design new algorithms and statistical analytics for refining complex phenotypes. The research grant is entitled, “An Integrative Approach to Identifying Highly Heritable Subtypes of Complex Phenotypes”. Many complex phenotypes are defined using low-level phenotypic features and are substantially heterogeneous.  Current statistical […]

Published: March 25, 2015

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Professor Schwarzmann Co-Chairs the Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems

Professor Schwarzmann will Co-Chair the 17th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS 2015) to be held in Edmonton, Canada in August. The Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems is an international forum for researchers and practitioners working on the design and development of distributed systems that guarantee […]

Published: February 4, 2015

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Professor Michel Chairing the Constraint Programming Track for ICS Conference

Professor Laurent Michel is Chairing the Constraint Programming stream for the 2015 INFORMS Computing Society Conference to be held in Richmond Virginia in January. Constraint Programming focuses on solving hard combinatorial optimization problems at the heart of many industrial applications including resource allocation, scheduling, planning, manufacturing as well as verification. According to the Society’s website, […]

Published: January 7, 2015

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CSI/CHASE Project Wins Final Four Accolade

The UConn Center for Hardware Assurance, Security and Engineering (Chase) and the Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CSI) project was one of the final four finalists for the Northeast Project Award. Congratulations to Professors Mark Tehranipoor and John Chandy from Electrical and Computing Engineering, and Professors Laurent Michel and Jerry Shi from Computer […]

Published: December 12, 2014

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Anthony W. DeSio Endowed Fellowship in Computer Science Engineering

Due to the generous gift from The Anthony W. DeSio and Delores J. DeSio Foundation, a scholarship has been created in our department entitled the “Anthony W. DeSio Endowed Fellowship in Computer Science Engineering”. The scholarship support (“fellowship(s)”) is designated for graduate students enrolled full-time in the Computer Science & Engineering Program with academic achievement […]

Published: December 4, 2014

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CSE Colloquium: Wenlong Zhang

A wireless human motion monitoring system: from mechatronics to rehabilitation Wenlong Zhang, UC Berkeley 1pm Friday, Nov 21, 2014 in ITEB 336 Our society is witnessing an unprecedent, enduring, and pervasive aging process. Aging not only contributes to integrative challenges to memory, balance, and mobility for healthy subjects, but also leads to degenerative conditions of the musculoskeletal […]

Published: November 18, 2014

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Professor Meunier Receives Faculty of the Year Award

Professor Jeff Meunier was awarded the Faculty of the Year Award given by the Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) Honor Society. This is a unique award since students nominate and vote for their favorite professors. The society has been honoring faculty with this award for the past five years. Jeff was nominated by his student, Andrew […]

Published: November 13, 2014

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Bionformatics Researchers Develop Personalized Cancer Vaccines

Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Associate Professor Ion Mandoiu is a co-principal investigator with Dr. Pramod Srivastava, director of the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at UConn Health, on a study leading to the development of a new approach to treating cancer by harnessing the power of the patient’s own immune system. The […]

Published: October 30, 2014

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Colloquium with B. Gracy – VP of Pitney Bowes

  CSE Colloquium with Bernie Gracy-VP of Pitney Bowes  Join us on Thursday, November 6th from 4-5pm in ITE 336 for a seminar with Bernie Gracy, Pitney Bowes Vice President of Strategy and Digital Commerce Solutions. He will be visiting CSE from 3-6pm.  Bernie is a UCONN CSE alumnus. He will give a talk spanning […]

Published: October 29, 2014

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Satyan Devadoss: Origami Folding and Evolutionary Trees

Origami Folding and Evolutionary Trees Satyan Devadoss 11am Saturday, Nov 1, 2014  Laurel Hall 101 In the past 25 years, origami has seen a tremendous explosion, in the arts, the sciences, and in technology.  The mathematical theory of origami, in many ways, is at its infancy.  There is a simple relationship between origami folds and […]

Published: October 29, 2014

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UConn Hosts Computational Geometry Workshop

The 24th Fall Workshop on Computational Geometry will be held at UConn on Oct 31 – Nov 1, 2014. CSE Faculty Don Sheehy and Tom Peters are on the program committee with Sheehy chairing the committee. The event will bring researcher in computational geometry and related fields from all over the world. Following the tradition […]

Published: October 25, 2014

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Mind-controlled Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Ashley Dumaine, an honors student studying Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), is making herself known in the world of technology. She demonstrated her independent study project titled “Mind-Controlled Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)” at Connecticut’s Invention Convention, and caught the eye of writer Erick Royer of MultiRotor Pilot Magazine.  In the article on page 26 and […]

Published: September 30, 2014

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First Large-Scale Open Testbed In The Nation For Underwater Networks

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from UConn and three partnering universities is developing a suite of open underwater network testbeds that will be demonstrated along the U.S. East, West and Gulf Coasts, where water quality data will be continuously collected and transmitted to on-shore labs.  The devices can be outfitted with a variety of sensing […]

Published: March 14, 2013

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