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52 Seniors Receive Academic Awards

52 Seniors Receive Academic Awards On December 5th, Dr. Alexander Schwarzmann presented academic awards to 52 seniors who have shown exemplary academic success in computer science, computer science and engineering, and computer engineering. Students were presented with certificates and a fellowship award. The awards were in three categories: Certificate for Highest Academic Achievement, Certificate for […]

read more | December 15, 2017


Gift to the Anthony W. DeSio Endowed Fellowship

A special thank you to the Anthony W. DeSio and Delores J. DeSio Foundation for the generous gift to the Anthony W. DeSio Endowed Fellowship in Computer Science & Engineering. This financial contribution enables our students to become leaders, problem solvers, and innovators who will shape our future. Our mission, before any other, is to educate […]

read more | December 6, 2017


Dr. Nabavi and Fatima Zare Win Best Poster Competition

Congratulations to Professor Sheida Nabavi and Fatima Zare for winning the best poster award at the recent Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics held in Boston. They presented their research project entitled “Bias and Noise Cancellation for Robust Copy Number Variation Detection” and according to Fatima, “the high-throughput next […]

read more | November 3, 2017


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, […]

read more | October 2, 2017


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. […]

read more | September 1, 2017


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 […]

read more | August 11, 2017


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 […]

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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 […]

read more | June 28, 2017


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 […]

read more | May 31, 2017


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 […]

read more | May 15, 2017


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 […]

read more | April 20, 2017


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 […]

read more | April 11, 2017


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 […]

read more | March 1, 2017


Gift to the Computer Science Program

We would like to thank Dr. Robert A. Ravenscroft Jr. and Ms. Anne F. DelSanto-Ravenscroft for their generous contribution to the Computer Science Program. This gift helps support students to become leaders, problem solvers, and innovators who will shape our future.  Our students are especially grateful for your support as the cost of an excellent […]

read more | February 20, 2017


Gift to the Computer Science Program

We would like to thank Drs. Frances and John Morse for your generous contribution to the Computer Science Program. This gift helps support students to become leaders, problem solvers, and innovators who will shape our future.  Our students are especially grateful for your support as the cost of an excellent engineering education continues to rise each […]

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

A special thank you to Karen Maryanski for your generous gift to the Fred J. Maryanski Memorial Fund for Computer Science. Your financial contribution provides scholarship support to undergraduate and graduate UConn students majoring in computer science, computer science & engineering and computer engineering. Your financial contribution have given our students the freedom to explore a […]

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

A special thank you to David and Ashley Maryanski for your generous gift to the Fred J. Maryanski Memorial Fund for Computer Science. Your financial contribution provides scholarship support to undergraduate and graduate UConn students majoring in computer science, computer science & engineering and computer engineering. Your financial contribution have given our students the freedom to […]

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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 […]

read more | January 15, 2017


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, […]

read more | January 10, 2017


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