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Do Passengers Want Self-Driving Cars to Behave More or Less Like Them?

Do Passengers Want Self-Driving Cars to Behave More or Less Like Them?

Recent studies have shown that people have negative attitudes about using autonomous systems because they don’t trust them. Moreover, research shows a human-centered approach in autonomy is perceived as more trustworthy by users. This begs the question: “Do passengers want self-driving cars to mimic their personal driving behaviors or do they hold these autonomous vehicles to a different standard?”[...]

FAU Researcher Receives $1.8 Million NIH Award

FAU Researcher Receives $1.8 Million NIH Award

Florida Atlantic University’s Raquel Assis, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science within the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and a fellow of FAU’s Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention (I-HEALTH), has received a five-year, $1.8 million “Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award” (MIRA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).[...]

FAU Experts for the 2021 Hurricane Season

FAU Experts for the 2021 Hurricane Season

With hurricane season in full force, several Florida Atlantic University faculty experts are available to discuss various issues surrounding hurricane preparedness, evacuation and aftermath.[...]

Novel Model Predicts COVID-19 Outbreak Two Weeks Ahead of Time

Novel Model Predicts COVID-19 Outbreak Two Weeks Ahead of Time

People’s social behavior, reflected in their mobility data, is providing scientists with a way to forecast the spread of COVID-19 nationwide at the county level. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science and collaborators have developed the first data-driven deep learning model with the potential to predict an outbreak in COVID-19 cases two weeks in advance. Findings from this study have important implications for managing the current pandemic as well as future pandemics.[...]

FAU Invention for Privacy of Sharing Files Online Gets U.S. Patent

FAU Invention for Privacy of Sharing Files Online Gets U.S. Patent

Senders who share documents online have little to no control over who views the information that is being sent and where it is being viewed. This is especially problematic for sharing pictures online or when organizations share confidential documents with employees and others.[...]

COVID-19 Clinical Trials

Novel Method Predicts if COVID-19 Clinical Trials will Fail or Succeed

In order to win the battle against COVID-19, studies to develop vaccines, drugs, devices and re-purposed drugs are urgently needed. Randomized clinical trials are used to provide evidence of safety and efficacy as well as to better understand this novel and evolving virus.[...]

Liquid Metal Sensors

Liquid Metal Sensors and AI Could Help Prosthetic Hands to 'Feel'

Each fingertip has more than 3,000 touch receptors, which largely respond to pressure. Humans rely heavily on sensation in their fingertips when manipulating an object. The lack of this sensation presents a unique challenge for individuals with upper limb amputations. While there are several high-tech, dexterous prosthetics available today – they all lack the sensation of “touch.” The absence of this sensory feedback results in objects inadvertently being dropped or crushed by a prosthetic hand.[...]

FAU and Technion

FAU and Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Team Up on NSF Grant

An interdisciplinary international collaboration between Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science and Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), will help to advance the understanding of the dynamics of turbulent coherent motions to solve various practical engineering problems. Turbulent flows have a significant influence on the efficient operation of ships, automobiles, and aircraft, as well as on the safe design of buildings, bridges and wind turbines.[...]

Nursing Engineering

New Degree Programs Combine Nursing with AI and Biomedical Engineering

Beginning this fall, Florida Atlantic University ’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the College of Engineering and Computer Science will offer two new combined programs in nursing and artificial intelligence and biomedical engineering. [...]

Mangrove Root Preventing Coastal Erosion

Machine-Learned Human Emotions Will ‘Drive’ Autonomous Vehicles

Adaptive Mood Control provides a convenient, pleasant, and more importantly, trustworthy experience for humans who interact with autonomous vehicles. The technology can be used in a wide range of autonomous systems, including self-driving cars, autonomous military vehicles, autonomous airplanes or helicopters, and even social robots. [...]

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. [...]

Test PPE Efficacy And Workplace Virus Spread

FAU Gets CDC Grant To Test PPE Efficacy And Workplace Virus Spread

Researchers will test and quantify the effectiveness of various protective measures under new American Society for Testing Materials standards and best safety practices in the workplace. [...]

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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