The winning team for this year's Backers and Hackers is Tiffany Abernathy, Cayla Przygoda, Jaime Areheart (Backer) for their app GamersCentral, an app for gamers to get connected and discover new games. 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.
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We are proud to announce that Noemi Glaeser has received a Goldwater Scholarship award. She is one of four USC students to receive the award this year. Nationally, 211 Goldwater Scholars and 281 Honorable Mentions were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,280 mathematics, science, and engineering students, nominated by the faculties of 455 colleges and universities nationwide. The Goldwater Scholarship is awarded nationally to sophomores and juniors pursuing bachelors’ degrees in natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering and who intend to pursue a career in research and/or college-level teaching.
Each year the Faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) award four Outstanding Senior Awards. This process is never easy given the many excellent and accomplished students in our program. After much deliberation, we have decided that the 2018 Computer Science and Engineering Outstanding Senior Awards go to:
Computer Science Outstanding Senior Awards: Caleb Kisby
Computer Information Systems Outstanding Senior Award: George Clayton
Computer Engineering Outstanding Senior Award: Boyd Compton
Computer Engineering SCSPE Award: Wesley Cherry
All awardees will be honored at the University Awards Day ceremony. In addition, Wesley will be honored at a special awards banquet of the South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers.
Dr. Yonghong Yan is featured in the article "New Memory Challenges Legacy Approaches to HPC Code" on The Next Platform magazine.
Yonghong Yan from the University of South Carolina, says that many he has spoken with are interested in 3D, non-volatile and phase change memory on the horizon but want a way to use the existing software and toolchains they are accustomed to versus writing new software.
Dr. Song Wang has received a research grant from Universal Technology Corporation (UTC)/ Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to work in his project is entitled "Integrated Feature Detection and Tracking from Microscope Images of Composite Materials". You can learn more about their research by visiting his Computer Vision Lab website.
We are proud to announce that Dr. Terejanu received a 2017 Breakthrough Star award for his research in uncertainty models,
Dr. Rekleitis received a 2018 Breakthrough Star award for his research in robotics. The Breakthrough "family" of awards are presented each year by the Office of the Vice President for Research to recognize outstanding researchers and scholars at the University of South Carolina. The Breakthrough Stars and Leadership in Research awards programs honor our outstanding faculty research leaders.
During October 16—19 the CSE Department will be moving to the new M. Bert Storey Engineering and Innovation Center building. The second floor will house CSE faculty offices, research labs, and the main office. The first floor will house additional research labs and a large (70-capacity) classroom. With the Integrated Information Technology department on the first floor and IBM on the third floor, the Storey Innovation Center will become the hub of all Computing and IT for USC.
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.
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.