Faculty Achievements

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Elishakoff

Dr. Isaac Elishakoff

Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Elishakoff's scientific work featured in the book "Structural Mechanics and Theory of structures. History Essays" by V. Bazhenov, A. Perelmuter and Y. Vorona, published by Lambert Academic Publishing, and available on the web at scadsoft.com/tmp/Book-History.pdf.

Curet

Dr. Oscar Curet

Assistant Professor, Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Curet was awarded a research grant, sponsored by the NSF for $50,000, for his research work titled “National I-Corps Program: Bio-Inspired Underwater Vessels for Coastal Monitoring and Station-Keeping.” The purpose of the project is to demonstrate the precise control of an underwater vessel with undulating fin propulsion in a laboratory setting, and to use the National I-Corps program to conduct potential customer interviews regarding the commercialization of the vessel. Project Duration: July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

Marques

Dr. Oge Marques

Professor, Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Prof. Marques , along with FAU graduate student, Adam Ishay of team fau_ml4cv placed second in the 2018 ImageCLEFtuberculosis Challenge held in May 2018. The task of the challenge is to provide a tuberculosis severity score based on the automatic analysis of lung CT images of patients. Extracting this information from images allows researchers to limit lung washing and laboratory analyses to determine patient’s tuberculosis type and drug resistance, thus reducing antibiotic use and lessening the impact on patients. The paper reporting the proposed method and associated experiments will be published and available at the main CLEF 2018 conference hosted in Avignon, France, Sept., 10 – 14.


Panelist/speaker at the MathWorks Research Summit, held in Newton, MA, June 2 – 4, 2018. The panel is a Deep Learning Mini-symposium. Marques will also give a talk as part of the MathWorks Development Knowledge Forum (DKF) seminar series, June 1, 2018 at the Natick, MA campus. The title of the talk is "Adventures in Image Processing, Machine Learning and Deep Learning using MATLAB," and will be webcast to MathWorks staff worldwide.

Stevanovic and Mitrovic

Dr. Aleksandar Stevanovic

Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering, and Director, Laboratory for Adaptive Traffic Operations and Management

Dr. Nikola Mitrovic

Research Associate, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering

Dr. Stevanovic was awarded a research grant from the National Academy of Sciences, for his research work titled “Benefits of Adaptive Traffic Control Deployments – A Review of Evaluation Studies.” This is a collaborative work with Prof. Nikola Mitrovic, also from the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering. ATCS is a traffic management strategy in which traffic signal timing changes, or adapts, based on actual traffic demand. This is accomplished using an adaptive traffic control system consisting of both hardware and software. The LATOM research team will be reviewing and analyzing the performance of ATCSs to develop guidance for practitioners on evaluating, selecting, implementing, and maintaining them. Total funding amount: $99,912, project duration: May 24, 2018 – July 23, 2019.

Azarderakhsh

Dr. Reza Azarderakhsh

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and I-SENSE Fellow

Dr. Azarderakhsh was awarded a joint research grant with the University of South Florida from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), for his research work titled “Design for Fault Attack Resiliency of Lightweight Cryptographic Architectures for Deeply-Embedded Systems.” The goal of the project is to design cryptographic architectures applicable to emerging embedded systems. In particular the team will be studying ways to solve crypto architecture bottlenecks in terms of lightweight design of IoT and develop prototypes in terms of speed, area, power, energy, and immunity against power, and fault attacks. Dr. Azarderakhsh will also focus on the implementation, prototype and investigation against Side-Channel analysis attacks. Total funding amount: $49,169, duration: Nov. 1, 2017 to Oct. 31, 2019.

Kim

Dr. Myeongsub (Mike) Kim

Assistant Professor, Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Kim was awarded a research grant, sponsored by Time Label Technologies, Corp. for $57,772, for his research work titled “Development of a 90 Days Expiration Dot.” The ultimate goal of this project is to invent a smart expiration system that efficiently monitors an expiration status of perishable products. In accordance with the present invention, A Revolutionary New Expiration Date System, this new system can provide the exact information about the expiration date in the range from one hour to one year, ultimately protecting the public from the consumption of expired products. Project Duration: May 17, 2018 to May 30, 2019.

Hashemi

Dr. Javad Hashemi

Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering and Computer Science

Appointed as a Special Advisor to the Link Foundation Board. The Link Foundation is a charitable trust established in 1953 by the late Edwin A. and Marion Link. Since 1953, grants totaling nearly $16M have been awarded to universities, colleges and other non-profit organizations to fund internships, scholarships, fellowships and research projects which have benefited thousands of students nationwide and in Canada.

Pados Batalama

Dr. Dimitris Pados

Professor, Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and I-SENSE Fellow

Dr. Stella Batalama

Dean and Professor, College of Engineering and Computer Science

Profs. Pados and Batalama will continue exploratory research on the disruptive idea of L1-norm principal-component analysis (PCA) for robust data analytics in the presence of potentially faulty or corrupted data measurements. In particular, the research will focus on (i) the theory of sparse L1-PC analysis of data and specific applications to major communications and networks systems challenges such as (ii) joint channel estimation and data detection and (iii) network anomaly detection. (sponsor: Univ. of Buffalo at SUNY, total funding amount: $22,152, duration: Nov. 1, 2017 – Aug. 31, 2018).

Khoshgoftaar

Dr. Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar

Motorola Professor, Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Panelist/speaker at the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics 2018 World Congress, that will be held in Los Angeles, CA., April 13 – 15, 2018. The event will focus on “Advanced Analytics in Sport Neuroscience and Brain Health.”

Sobhan

Dr. Khaled Sobhan

Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering

Awarded the 2018 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for his textbook, "Principles of Geotechnical Engineering," 9th ed., co-authored by Braja M. Das. The McGuffey Longevity Award recognizes textbooks and learning materials whose excellence has been demonstrated over time. To be nominated, a work must have been in print 15 years and still be selling. The award will be presented at the Textbooks and Academic Authors Association (TAAs) 31st Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference in Santa Fe, NM, June 15, 2018.

Dr. Sudhagar Nagarajan

Dr. Sudhagar Nagarajan

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering

Dr. Nagarajan was awarded a research grant, sponsored by Palm Beach County for $16,500, for his research work titled “3D Mobile Laser Scanning of Indian River Lagoon around JILONA (Yr. 2).” The purpose of the project is to map and monitor the loss of land and resources due to active erosion along the Indian River Lagoon and Loxahatchee River, Recommended Action 1.4 in the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area (JILONA) Climate Strategy prepared by Palm Beach County for Bureau of Land Management. Project Duration: Jan. 23, 2018 to Nov. 30, 2018.

Dr. Mehrdad Nojoumian

Dr. Mehrdad Nojoumian

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Appointed as a Fellow in the 2018 Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (AFRL-SFFP) for his proposal titled “New Techniques for Fast Implementation of Secure Multiparty Protocols: Processing Private Data on Resource-Constrained Devices.” The U.S. AFRL-SFFP offers hands-on exposure to Air Force research challenges through 8- to 12-week research residencies at participating Air Force research facilities for full-time science, mathematics, and engineering faculty at U.S. colleges and universities. The program is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and is administered by Systems Plus, which provides the oversight and administrative structure for the selection and appointment of applicants.

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