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Category: UConn Engineering News December 2019

Michel Appointed Synchrony Financial Chair for Cybersecurity

The UConn School of Engineering is pleased to announced the appointment of Laurent Michel, a professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, as the next Synchrony Financial Chair for Cybersecurity. Michel’s appointment was approved by the UConn Board of Trustees during their meeting on December 11, 2019.

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UConn CSE Senior Develops Facial Recognition Security for Under $80

  By: Amanda Wright, Communications Assistant, UConn School of Engineering A UConn Computer Science & Engineering senior, Trevor Phillips, has recently developed a way to create facial recognition security for under $80, using the technology found in a handicap door opening button. A facial recognition system is a computer application capable of identifying or verifying […]

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New Appointments In Engineering

Dean Mun Choi recently announced the appointment of Dr. Jun-Hong (“June”) Cui as Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies & Diversity. Dr. Cui is an associate professor of Computer Science & Engineering and the first woman in the School’s history to be named to a top administrative post. In sharing the news, Dean Choi praised Dr. […]

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Kiayias Research Targets Wireless Networks & Security

Dr. Aggelos Kiayias, assistant professor of Computer Science & Engineering, recently received three new grants from the National Science Foundation that will support research aimed at improving the security of data transmitted and stored electronically. The grants, which total more than $400,000, build upon Dr. Kiayias’ ongoing cyber-security research. One project focuses specifically on wireless […]

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Dr. Wu Receives NSF Funding for Genomic Models

Assistant professor of Computer Science & Engineering Dr. Yufeng Wu and two collaborators from the University of California – Davis captured a three-year grant totaling $900,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop algorithms that will allow researchers to better understand the origin and manifestations of genomic traits and to develop more accurate biological models. […]

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Students Find Internships Rewarding

Most UConn engineering students engage in internships during their undergraduate years that enrich their education and provide unparalleled opportunities for real-world experience. We recently invited students to discuss their internships: Nicholas Chokas (Computer Science & Engineering; Minor in Mathematics) of Manchester, CT, chose UConn Engineering “because I love technology, and with UConn being ranked the […]

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Clinical & Translational Medicine

Faculty members across the University, including 10 Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) faculty members and researchers from the UConn Health Center, are collaborating on a novel initiative aimed at transforming the manner in which clinical and translational science research is conducted worldwide. Three years ago, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) began its Clinical and […]

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UConn Offers Undergraduate Research Opportunities in BioGrid Computing

The opportunity to engage in meaningful research is an enormously gratifying, yet often elusive, educational option for undergraduate students. UConn’s Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) department landed a prestigious grant in January, through the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support a special educational program that pairs 10 college students each summer with departmental faculty to […]

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VoTeR Center Audits Election Technology

With the next presidential election just 10 months away, and increasingly negative press concerning the integrity of touch-screen voting machines, Connecticut residents may feel confident that their votes are not at the mercy of uncertain technology. In 2006, Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz inked an agreement with a team of UConn engineering faculty to […]

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Matt Shapiro

An Honors Scholar who graduated #1 in his class (B.S. Computer Science & Engineering, Dec. ’07), is now working at Lockheed Martin and planning to attend law school with the goal of becoming a patent attorney. While interning at Lockheed Martin, Matt co-invented an Automated Passenger Screening System [for Trace Detection of Explosives], which was […]

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Michael Smith Mixes Ballroom Dancing with Computer Science

The campus diversity and strong curriculum were deciding factors in Michael Smith’s decision to choose UConn for his university experience. The junior Computer Science major has found not only his engineering niche but also extracurricular activities, such as such as leading the DanceSport competitive ballroom dance team, since coming to UConn from Wakefield, RI. High […]

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Balla Wins SRK Fellowship

Sudha Balla, a doctoral candidate in the Computer Science & Engineering department, has won a prestigious Sallie Rosen Kaplan (SRK) Fellowship for Women Scientists in Cancer Research, awarded by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Ms. Balla is one of only seven researchers nationwide to receive the 2007 award, which is […]

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Record-Setting Number of CAREER Awards in CSE Department

Four faculty members in the Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Department have garnered coveted National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards for the period 2007-2011, bringing the departmental total to eight – and the School-wide total to 15 – NSF CAREER Award recipients. In securing four CAREER Awards in one year, the department […]

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