Distinguished Lecture Series 2014 - 2015


Discover the I-CAVE, a new virtual reality system in development at FIU

The Department of Architecture’s Dr. Winifred Newman (Associate Professor and Director of Advanced Studies) is leading a team of seven FIU faculty members designing and developing a new Virtual Reality (VR) system on campus. The new instrument is called the I-CAVE (Integrated – Computer Augmented Virtual Environment). The FIU School of Architecture and School of Computing and Information Sciences recently finalized the location of the facility and made plans to move towards its completion.

Reaserch Technology Education

SCIS announces its newest degree program "Master of Science in Cyber Security" was recently approved and added to the State University System effective for Fall 2015. Please stay tuned for more details about this exciting program.

IBM and FIU are hosting a Cloud Hackathon where students will get exposure to cutting-edge cloud technologies and mentoring from cloud computing experts

Google RISE Award Aims to Boost Pass Rates for AP Computer Science Exam

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Dr. Ram Iyengar

Selected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, 2012. In recognition of support and commitment to advancing technological development and innovation.

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Dr. Ram Iyengar

Lifetime Achievement Award Conferred by ISAM, 2012 and Best Computer Science Faculty of 2012, ASDF Conference on Global Awards

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Dr. Mark Weiss

elected ACM Distinguished Educator, Elected Fellow of the American Association of Advancement of Science


Many faculty have earned NSF and DOE Career Awards, Research awards from Google, IBM, Xerox, and NetApp.

Faculty recognized with Distinguished Awards such as IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, Kaufman Professor, and AAAI Nils Nilsson.

Best Conference Paper Awards from IEEE, ACSAC and other Computer Societies.


  • Five year total Contract & Grants, Foundation, and In-Kind funding: $28 million

  • Ranked #1 in IT Performance among all the state universities, resulting in a two-year $7.5M award.

  • 250+ computing professionals graduated each year (top 4 in the nation).

  • Recent faculty hires from Brown, Cornell, Chinese Academy of Science, Purdue, MIT, UCLA, and UIUC.

  • Just completed our 25th Anniversary with over 3,500 alumni and 1/3rd working in South Florida. 

  • Over 1,800 students enrolled in six CS/IT degrees from BS to PhD. 

  • Sixth largest number of BS degrees award in Computer Science in the US, according to ASEE (2012). 

  • Recipient of two consecutive IBM PhD Research Fellowship awards (only 40 worldwide per year).

  • Graduates working at major technology companies like Google, Apple, Citrix, etc.

  • One of the nations largest Hispanic CS degree awarding programs at all academic levels.

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