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New Faculty: Dr. Lisa Luo

We are happy to welcome Dr. Lannan (Lisa) Luo to the Department. Dr. Luo received her PhD from Penn State University. Her research mainly focuses on software and systems security, including mobile security, IoT security, malware analysis, vulnerability analysis, programming languages, software engineering, and deep learning. She is teaching CSCE 813: Internet Security and recruiting Ph.D. students, master students, summer interns, and visiting scholars to join her lab.

New Faculty: Dr. Yonghong Yan

We are happy to welcome Dr. Yonghong Yan to the faculty of the CSE department. Dr. Yan received his PhD. from the University of Houston. His research research interests focus on parallel and high performance computing, parallel programming models and compilers, computer architectures and systems. He will be teaching CSCE 790, a graduate special topics course, this semester for any graduate students interested in learning about parallel and high performance computing.

New SRNL Scholarship for Juniors and Seniors. Deadline August 1.

This scholarship is awarded to rising sophomores or juniors in any College of Engineering and Computing program who have a strong interest in the Savannah River Site and the Savannah River National Laboratory. SRNL Scholars may receive up to $4,000 a year for up to two years. All full time, upper division students are eligible to apply. Applicants must have authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis for other than training purposes (student/temporary visas do not qualify). Deadline is August 1. See the SRNL Scholarship page for more info.

Bryant and Hoffman Awarded GEM National Consortium Fellowship

We are proud to announce that De'Aira Bryant and Blakeley Hoffman have each been awarded a GEM National Consortium Fellowship. Both Bryant and Hoffman were selected by Adobe Systems Incorporated, where they will complete the internship component of the fellowship. The GEM program seeks to enhance the value of the nation's human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups at the master's and doctoral levels in engineering and science. The fellowship provides a stipend, tuition assistance, and a paid summer internship in 2017. More than 4,000 GEM Fellowships have been awarded since the program's inception 41 years ago.

Machine Vision for Detecting Water Droplets

Dr. Yan Tong has received a research grant award from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) for "NSF-EPRI: Innovative and Ultra-efficient Evaporators to Realize Cost-effective Desalination”. This project aims to relieve the water-energy-food issues facing the US and the world by substantially reducing the cost of sea water desalination, making it possible to obtain massive freshwater from seawater. Yan's group will develop a fully automatic vision-based technique to detect droplets and to estimate the individual droplet departure frequency and size by non-rigid image registration and onsite-calibration. This vision-based technique is essential to reduce massive data from high-speed optical images to assure a consistent data reduction process.

Capstone Projects Video Showcase 2017

We are looking for clients for next year's Capstone course. If you want an app build for you, for free, click that link.

This year our Capstone students worked on 31 different projects, which included

  • 16 mobile apps,
  • 12 web applications,
  • 2 desktop apps,
  • and 1 device driver.

They used a range of different technologies, including Android, iOS Objective-C, meteor.js, ionic, react, react native, Angular, Django, vaadin, Polymer, Google App Engine, Firebase, MVC .NET, Windows C#, Unity VR and many more. Please visit our Capstone 2017 Video Showcase to view video demonstrations of the projects and visit their websites.

Backers and Hackers Winners

The winning team for this year's Backers and Hackers is Mingxiang Zhu, Tieming Geng, and Hongrui Zhang for their app connect2icu, a secure mobile app to assist families while their child is in a neonatal or pediatric intensive care unit. Backers and Hackers is a completely student-run initiative organized by the Entrepreneurship Club and the College of Engineering and Computing at USC. The program brings together Columbia’s entrepreneurial community and USC’s mobile app development students to transform app ideas into reality.

Xian Wu receives Two Thumbs Up Award

We are happy to report that Xian Wu, a PhD student in CSE working in the ART Lab, has received the Two Thumbs Up award. Two Thumbs Up awards were created to recognize faculty and staff members across campus who have made a significant difference in a student’s experience at the University of South Carolina. The recipients of these awards are nominated by students with registered with the Office of Student Disability Services.

Magellan Award Winners

We congratulate the following undergraduate students who have received a USC Magellan award in the last year, they are Emma Drobina, Judson James, Abraham Khan, Liudas Panavas, Harrison Engoren, Noemi Glaeser, Caleb Kisby, Briana Luckey, Jonathan Senn, Charles Daniels, De'Aira Bryant, Bethany Janos, Molly Carlson. Their respective research topics are shown below. You can also view the full list of winners and instructions for applying.

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