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Yearly Archives: 2016

Gift to The Cigna Graduate Assistant Fund for Computer Sciences

We would like to thank Mr. Nicholas Wagner once again for his generous contribution to The Cigna Graduate Assistant Fund for Computer Sciences to establish graduate assistantships. Graduate assistants divide their full-time efforts between study and assistantship responsibilities. The support shown by Nicholas enables our students to become leaders, problem solvers, and innovators who will […]

read more | December 20, 2016

Link to CSE 30th Anniversary Colloquium Speaker Ran Canetti’s presentation

Title: Program Obfuscation:  A Brave New World Abstract: Program obfuscation is the art of writing programs in a way that renders the code unintelligible even to parties that can run it. Long the exclusive domain of heuristics and “programming tricks,” program obfuscation has recently taken the cryptographic community by storm. Indeed, the concept was shown […]

read more | December 7, 2016

Keys to migitating the problem of a shortage of cybersecurity professionals

Daniel Conroy, Synchrony Financial CISO, discusses the shortage of cybersecurity professionals, proposes some steps for mitigating the problem, and mentions the UConn/Synchrony partnership of Synchrony Financial Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity in this article : How to Unlock Cybersecurity Talent

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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.

read more | November 4, 2016

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 […]

read more | October 18, 2016

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 […]

read more | October 5, 2016


Emerging Cybersecurity Trends in Cloud, IoT and Beyond, October 10-11, 2016, at UConn Hosted by the Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation at the University of Connecticut (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 […]

read more | October 3, 2016

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 […]

read more | September 20, 2016

CT Skills Challenge Programming Contest

DIRECT REGISTRATION LINK IS HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1x8EsmrnqsPvrwSBCfC3Fr0OZ1Ycq4v2sxtgKdo692LQ/viewform?c=0&w=1 PREPARE FOR THE CT SKILLS CHALLENGE https://www.cse.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/PreparefortheCTSkillsChallenge.pdf          

read more | September 12, 2016

Gift to The Cigna Graduate Assistant Fund for Computer Sciences

We would like to thank Mr. Nicholas Wagner for his generous contribution to The Cigna Graduate Assistant Fund for Computer Sciences to establish two graduate assistantships. Graduate assistants divide their full-time efforts between study and assistantship responsibilities. The support shown by Nicholas enables our students to become leaders, problem solvers, and innovators who will shape […]

read more | September 1, 2016

Professors Khan and Gokhale Receive Air Force Office of Scientific Research Grant

Congratulations to Professor Mohammad Maifi Khan and Professor Swapna Gokhale for receiving an Air Force Office of Scientific Research grant entitled: Performance Analysis and Diagnosis of Cloud-based DDDAS Applications. This project focuses on optimal resource allocation, tuning and troubleshooting of system performance in cloud settings, especially for DDDAS applications, which can be challenging for several […]

read more | August 20, 2016

Professor McCartney Receives Best Paper Award

Robert McCartney was recognized along with seven other authors for his outstanding work on his paper, A Multi-institutional Study of Peer Instruction in Introductory Computing. Peer Instruction (PI) is a student-centric pedagogy in which students move from the role of passive listeners to active participants in the classroom. Over the past five years, there have […]

read more | July 20, 2016

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 […]

read more | June 8, 2016

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.

read more | May 4, 2016

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 […]

read more | April 27, 2016

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 […]

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ME Student Minoring in Computer Science Designs Prosthetic Limb

Stephen Hawes ’17 (Mechanical Engineering) had started working with Arduino kits in an introductory computer science and engineering class taught by Professor Jeffrey Meunier. Arduino boards are small circuit boards that can be programmed to control things – like turning a light on and off – based on input received from sensors. Hawes, who is […]

read more | April 20, 2016

Google offers Women in Tech travel grants to 2 EUR conferences

  As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, we are pleased to offer Women in Tech Travel and Conference Grants to attend HITBSECCONF2016 – AMSTERDAM <http://conference.hitb.org/hitbsecconf2016ams/   We are offering 3 grants, which include: Free registration for the conference Up to 1000 EUR towards travel costs (to […]

read more | April 15, 2016

Mukul Bansal Receives NSF CAREER Award

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 who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Dr. Bansal was […]

read more | April 14, 2016

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 […]

read more | April 4, 2016

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


read more | March 22, 2016

Accolades for CSE Alumna

Dr. Heidi Ellis, UConn CSE Ph.D 1994 and Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology at Western New England University is the recipient of several recent awards. Business Insider Magazine – 26 of the most powerful female Engineers in 2016 Finalist for Red Hat “Women in Open Source” Award. Please support our graduates and vote for […]

read more | February 29, 2016

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 […]

read more | February 17, 2016

Dr. Nabavi Receives NIH Pathway to Independence Award

Congratulations to Professor Sheida Nabavi for receiving a NIH Pathway to Independence Award for her project entitled: Novel Integrative Method to Detect Biomarkers of Breast Cancer Resistance. As stated in her abstract, “Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is defined by the lack of expression of estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 […]

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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 […]

read more | January 12, 2016

Professor Wang Elected To Journal Editorial Board

Dr. Fei Wang was appointed as an Action Editor to the Editorial Board of The Journal of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery based on his extensive knowledge and research accomplishments in the field of Data Mining. The Editorial Board is a very honorable position where the board member is nominated by the current Editorial Board […]

read more | January 7, 2016

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