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A software vulnerability to Ellucian Banner CVE-2019-8978, reported and discovered by Joshua Mulliken (CIS major), has been in the news a lot (Inside Higher Ed, TrendMicro, Security Week) because of how software updates for this vulnerability have been handled by the Universities who use the software. The news articles also interview Joshua as the author and expert on the vulnerability.
Dr. Jianjun Hu has received a research grant from the National Science Foundation for work on his work in Machine Learning on the project "Thermal Materials Discovery via Deep Learning based High-Throughput Computational Screening".
We are excited to report that Noemi Glaeser (Computer Science Senior) has been named a 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellow. Also, William Edwards (Computer Science Senior) was selected for an Honorable Mention in this prestigious graduate fellowship competition.
The National Science Foundation has awarded 2,050 three-year Graduate Research Fellowships of approximately $138,000 each to outstanding college and university students for the year 2019. Since 1952, NSF has provided fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering.
The winning team for 2019 Backers and Hackers is Nathan Pavlovsky and Sadegh Sadeghi Tabas (Backer) for their app LineSkip, an app that allows users to bypass long frustrating lines at popular social events like bars, nightclubs, exhibits, museums, sporting events, and other attractions. Users will be able to purchase tickets for a given one-hour time slot and pay for the privilege of cutting the line. 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.