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Mangrove Root Preventing Coastal Erosion

Mangrove Root Model May Hold the Key to Preventing Coastal Erosion

Mangrove vegetation, which grows naturally in subtropical shorelines, provides a wide range of ecosystem functions such as reducing coastal erosion, promoting biodiversity, and removing nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon dioxide. [...]

Engineers' Council Award

College of Engineering and Computer Science Receives Awards from the Engineers’ Council

The award recipients were honored in February at a virtual banquet hosted by the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, a private, not-profit corporation that works to stimulate the economy and promote business diversity through the relocation, retention, and expansion of local companies. [...]

Top Scientist for Computer Science and Electronics

FAU Professor ‘Top Scientist for Computer Science & Electronics’

Florida Atlantic University’s Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar, the Motorola Endowed Chair Professor in the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Big Data Training and Research Laboratory within the College of Engineering and Computer Science, is listed in the 2021 seventh edition of “Top Scientists Ranking for Computer Science & Electronics.”[...]

New S-STEM Scholars

Flushing a Public Toilet? Don't Linger, Since Aerosolized Droplets Do

Flushing a toilet can generate large quantities of microbe-containing aerosols depending on the design, water pressure or flushing power of the toilet. A variety of pathogens are usually found in stagnant water as well as in urine, feces and vomit. When dispersed widely through aerosolization, these pathogens can cause Ebola, norovirus that results in violent food poisoning, as well as COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2.[...]

New S-STEM Scholars

Introducing Our New S-STEM Scholars

We are excited to introduce the first cohort of S-STEM Scholars at the FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science, who have been selected to participate in a new program being funded by a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The accelerated five-year program is designed to enable high-achieving, low-income college students to complete their bachelor’s degree in science and master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence, with options in autonomous systems and machine learning.[...]

World Ocean Challenge

Researcher Wins World Ocean Challenge for Innovative Underwater WiFi Technology

Dr. George Sklivanitis, research assistant professor in the Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, faculty fellow at the Institute for Sensing and Embedded Networks Systems Engineering (I-SENSE), and founding member of the Center for Connected Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence (CCA-AI), was selected as one of the three winners of the World Ocean Initiative’s Ocean Changemaker Challenge, organized by The Economist. The global competition showcases leading early-career researchers and professionals who are working to develop business solutions to ocean-related sustainability challenges.[...]

Blaise Pascal Medal’

FAU Engineering Professor Receives ‘Blaise Pascal Medal’

Florida Atlantic University’s Isaac Elishakoff, Ph.D., a distinguished research professor in the Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering within the College of Engineering and Computer Science, has received the coveted “Blaise Pascal Medal” for engineering from the European Academy of Sciences. Named after the great 17th century French mathematician-physicist-philosopher, the Blaise Pascal Medal was established in 2003 to recognize outstanding and demonstrated personal contributions to science and technology and the promotion of excellence in research and education.[...]

NSF CAREER Awards

FAU Researchers Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Two researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science have received the coveted National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career (CAREER) awards. The CAREER program offers the NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.[...]

Center for Connected Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence

FAU Unveils Center for Connected Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence technologies are quickly evolving and changing every aspect of industry in the United States and globally. Artificial intelligence enables autonomy by robotic mobility and control learned through examples and computational decision-making and estimation from data using past training data experience.[...]

Isaac Elishakoff

In Response to Stephen Colbert, FAU Engineering Professor Says 'Spice It Up'

To provoke more interest and excitement for students and lecturers alike, a professor from the Florida Atlantic University College of Engineering and Computer Science is spicing up the study of complex differential mathematical equations using relevant history of algebra.[...]

Fred Bloetscher

Fred Bloetscher Named Chair of AWWA’s Florida Section

Dr. Frederick Bloetscher was named Chair of the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) for 2021.[...]

ASEE Diversity in Engineering

FAU Earns National Recognition for Diversity in Engineering

The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) has recognized Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science as a national leader in diversity in engineering. The ASEE recognized the college with its highest award – bronze level – for its commitment to inclusive excellence.[...]

Video Tech

FAU Video Tech Inventions Acquired by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

A novel, patent-pending video compression technology developed by researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science was recently acquired by Japanese industry giant Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.[...]

Professional MS in Computer Science

Professional MS in Computer Science Program Celebrates First Graduates

Software engineer Hugh Bennett had been searching for a suitable graduate program for years, “but it was hard to find a high-quality master’s program that I could attend while keeping my full-time job,” he recalled. When he heard about the Professional Master of Science in Computer Science program at the Florida Atlantic University College of Engineering and Computer Science, he knew he had discovered the perfect opportunity.[...]

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