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Dr. Valtorta Named AAAI Senior Member

We are honored to report that Dr. Marco Valtorta has been recognized as Senior Member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) in recognition of his achievements and long-standing efforts in the field of artificial intelligence and his long-term participation in AAAI. Senior Member status is designed to recognize AAAI members who have achieved significant accomplishments within the field of artificial intelligence.

Sparking an Interest in STEM

How can a beloved childhood toy spark a future career in technology for minority students? That’s the question Minorities in Computing (MiC) President Kierra Robinson set out to solve in the group’s recent outreach program with the Norman Arnold Boys and Girls Club in Columbia.

Robinson, a senior computer engineering major, attended a summer engineering camp as a child where she created robots and wrote a code to make them speak. From that moment she wanted to know how computers worked—from the graphics card and memory to the hard drive and CPU. She also knew she wanted a future career in computer engineering.

“If it wasn’t for the fact that I was exposed to technology at a young age, I would never have given a thought about the evolution of a computer and what makes it run,” said Robinson.

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Dr. Zeng Receives NSF Grant Award

We are happy to announce that Dr. Qiang Zeng has received a research award from the National Science Foundation for his research project "Collaborative: Enabling Precise and Automated Insecurity Analysis of Middleware on Mobile Platforms". This project aims to develop new architectural designs, algorithms, and techniques for analyzing the security of mobile platforms such as Android phones and tablets.

ACM Students Win 1st and 2nd Place at Programming Contest

We would like to give well-deserved congratulations to the ACM Student team for winning 1st and 2nd place at the International Collegiate Programming Contest regionals held in the College of Charleston. The ICPC contest is sponsored by ACM National. It is an algorithmic programming contest similar to the code-a-thons our student chapter hosts, but with more difficult questions and much broader turnout.

Dr. Nelakuditi named ACM Distinguished Member

We are proud to announce that Dr. Srihari Nelakuditi has been named an ACM Distinguished Member by the Association for Computing Machinery. The award recognizes ACM members who have achieved significant accomplishments or have made a significant impact on the computing field. The 2018 ACM Distinguished Members are exemplars for their peers, and represent ACM’s worldwide geographic reach, as well as the exciting range of subdisciplines that constitute today’s technology landscape.

Dr. Farkas Receives Research Award in Logistics

Dr. Farkas leads the "Unified, Cloud-Based Platform to Support South Carolina Logistics" project. Funded by the Department of Commerce of South Carolina, the project brings together experts from the University of South Carolina, Fraunhofer USA, and Datos Consulting. The project's focus is to develop innovative technologies to benefit the logistics sector of SC using state-of-the art research in data science and data security & provenance.

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