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Yearly Archives: 2015

Dr. Sheehy Awarded Two NSF/CISE/Directorate Grants Totaling $514,000

Assistant Professor Donald Sheehy was recently awarded two NSF/CISE/Directorate Grants for his research entitled, “CRII: AF: Principled Divide-and-Conquer for Topological Algorithms” and “AF:SMALL: Homological Methods for Big Enough Data”. These grants address fundamental questions in the growing field of Topological Data Analysis (TDA). Topology is the mathematical study of shape.  In many data sets, the […]

read more | November 24, 2015


Gift to the Taylor L. Booth Scholarship Fund

We would like to thank Robert and Deanne Glorioso for their generous contribution to the Taylor L. Booth Scholarship Fund. This gift helps support students to become leaders, problem solvers, and innovators who will shape our future.  In 2016, UConn Engineering turns 100! We celebrate a legacy of education and innovation that has been made […]

read more | November 19, 2015


CT Skills Challenge Programming Contest

UConn Students, Please register on this page AND at the CT Technology Council site. http://www.ct.org/signature-event/connecticut-skills-challenge

read more | November 17, 2015


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 […]

read more | November 16, 2015


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 […]

read more | October 21, 2015


CS&E Welcome Two New Faculty Members

The Computer Science & Engineering Department is pleased to announce the addition of two new faculty members for the fall of 2015 academic term. Their substantial academic credentials and experience will strengthen our competitive program. Sheida Nabavi received her Ph.D. in December 2008 from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University, where […]

read more | October 20, 2015


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.

read more | September 16, 2015


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 […]

read more | August 31, 2015


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 […]

read more | July 30, 2015


Professor Demurjian receives STTR Grant

Sonalysts, Inc., founded in CT in 1973 has received a Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant on “Secure Efficient Cross-Domain Protocols” in the amount of $737K from the Department of Defense, Air Force. The project is sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) as a follow on the Phase I STTR.   […]

read more | June 25, 2015


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 […]

read more | May 26, 2015


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, […]

read more | May 21, 2015


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 […]

read more | April 17, 2015


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 […]

read more | April 16, 2015


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 […]

read more | April 15, 2015


CSE Colloquium: Ahmed Al-Kattan

Evolutionary Computation: Theory and Practice – A Commercial Perspective Ahmed Al-Kattan, Um Al-Qura University 11am April 17, 2015 in ITEB 336   In this talk I will cover some real-world applications of Evolutionary Computation (EC). My talk will mainly include two main projects that I am working on for the past few years:  1-  I will talk […]

read more | April 11, 2015


Professor Bing Wang and Others Develop Mobile App for Depression Screening

It’s common to hear complaints about our near-constant connection to our smart phones, but UConn researchers believe they can use the ubiquity of these devices to better screen for depression. Depression is an affliction that affects 350 million people worldwide, and one of the most crucial issues for mental health workers is detecting it in […]

read more | April 1, 2015


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 […]

read more | March 25, 2015


Dr. Jinbo Bi receives $1.12M NIH R01 Grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

The Computer Science & Engineering Department is proud to announce that Associate Professor Jinbo Bi recently received a $1.12 million R01 award from the National Institute of Health (NIH) for her project entitled: “Quantitative Methods to Subtype Drug Dependencies and Detect Novel Genetic Variants”. Dr. Bi, the Principal Investigator of the research grant covering four […]

read more | March 18, 2015


Gift to the Bentley Systems Inc. Scholarship

We would like to thank Bentley Systems Inc. for their generous gift to the Bentley Systems Incorporated Scholarship. Now, more than ever, the UConn Community is grateful for your support.Your financial contributions have given our students the freedom to explore a variety of rewarding opportunities academically and in the research arena.  Our students are especially […]

read more | February 26, 2015


Gift to the CS&E Department

We would like to thank Dr. Robert Ravenscroft Jr. and Ms. Anne DelSanto-Ravenscroft for their generous gift to the UConn Computer Science & Engineering Department. Now, more than ever, the UConn Community is grateful for your support.Your financial contributions have given our students the freedom to explore a variety of rewarding opportunities academically and in […]

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Gift to the Fred J. Maryanski Memorial Fund for Computer Science

A special thanks to Mr. & Mrs. David and Ashley Maryanski for their generous gift to the Fred J. Maryanski Memorial Fund for Computer Science.  The UConn Community is grateful for your  support.Your financial contributions have given our students the freedom to explore a variety of rewarding opportunities academically and in the research arena.  Our students […]

read more | February 10, 2015


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 […]

read more | February 4, 2015


Dong-Guk Shin

Dong-Guk Shin received his Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1985. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, where he is the Director of the Bioinformatics and Bio-Computing Institute. He is leading a number of research projects related […]

read more | January 19, 2015


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, […]

read more | January 7, 2015


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