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Dept. of Transportation funds $11.4 million UniversityCity proposal

SCIS Professor Naphtali Rishe and NSF/CAKE team will deploy an innovative Intelligent Transportation System to assist students, university staff, and community members to move efficiently to and through the FIU campus.

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Oct 13, 2014

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.

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Sep 23, 2014

SCIS enjoys recent growth and expansion, looks forward to bright future

Despite a recession that hurt the computer science field nationwide and budget cuts to computer science programs in the state, SCIS has managed to continue to grow over the past six years. Today, the school has over 2,000 students enrolled in six computer science/IT degrees ranging from the B.S. to Ph.D. level – more than double the number of students enrolled in 2008...

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Aug 14, 2014

Girls Who Code attend API Workshop at SCIS

The girls visited the Discovery Lab the High Performance Database Research Center. During the workshop, the girls learned how to utilize the Terrafly API to build their own web-based geolocation mapping app using JavaScript.

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Jul 21, 2014

CIS Students and Faculty have Been Selected for the Best Paper Award

Kianoosh G Boroojenia, Shekoufeh Mokhtaria, and  S. S. Lyengar have been selected for the Best Paper Award for the Eighth International Conference on Communication Networks.  They will be receiving the award  on July 26 2014 at Hotel Capitol for their paper titled,"A Hybrid Model for Forecasting Power Demand and Generation in Smart Grids " .   

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Jul 07, 2014

FIU SCIS Hosted a Panel Discussion with the contribution of eight panelists from five distinguished universities across the US

On June 3rd, 2014, the School of Computing and Information Sciences and the FIU College of Medicine co-hosted a distinguished panel discussion in Computational Medicine entitled “Emerging Technologies, Computational Sciences, and Cancer Therapeutics Modeling.” Moderated by Carolyn Runowicz of FIU’s College of Medicine, panelists included Seza Gulec (FIU College of Medicine), Mark Finlayson (MIT, joining FIU SCIS), Ruogo Fang (Cornell, joining FIU SCIS), Benjamin Erickson (University of Miami, Bascon Palmer Eye Institute), and Amit Sawant, David Schwartz, Puneeth Iyengar, & John Yordy (each from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center).

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Apr 17, 2014

FIU SCIS is pleased to announce our newest faculty pictured left to right: Mark Finlayson, PhD MIT 2012; Ruogu Fang, PhD Cornell, 2014; Leonardo Bobadilla, PhD UIUC, 2013.

Arriving in Aug. 2014 Ruogu Fang, PhD, in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University. She received the B.S. degree (highest honors) in Information Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2009. Her research is on the interface of health informatics, computer vision and machine learning. She is particularly interested in sparsity-based modeling for applications such as biomedical imaging. She has published first author papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, including Medical Image Analysis (IF 4.4) and MICCAI (top conference in medical image analysis). Her work related to novel representation, denoising and enhancement methods have earned multiple awards in top conferences and journals, including the Best Paper Award (1 among 1190 accepted papers) at the International Conference of Image Processing in 2010, the Best PhD Poster Presentation at Cornell Engineering Research Conference, and top hottest articles in Medical Image Analysis (April to June 2013).

 

Arriving in Aug. 2014 Mark Finlayson, PhD is a Research Scientist at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT. His research focuses on representing, extracting, and using higher-order semantic patterns in natural language. He received the B.S.E in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1998, the M.S. in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 2001, and the Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT in 2012. He is general chair of the Computational Models of Workshop series, now in its fifth year.

 

Leonardo Bobadilla, currently an SCIS faculty member, received the B.E. degree in Computer Engineering in 2005 and the M.Sc. degree in Statistics in 2008 both from the National University of Colombia. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). His research interests include Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Cyber-Physical Systems. In particular, he is interested in the design and deployment of inexpensive systems for solving common robotics tasks such as navigation, patrolling, and tracking. He has received several awards including an Illinois Student Undergraduate Research (ISUR) Graduate Mentor Award 2012-2013 and the Top 10 Computer Engineering in Colombia (ECAES) Award.

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Apr 01, 2014

Yiqi Xu is Awarded One of Four VMWare Graduate Fellowships for the 2014-2015 Academic Year.

Yiqi Xu’s research focus is in the resource management of big-data systems, including parallel and distributed storage systems. His projects include vPFS, a framework that supports diverse plugins to achieve different types of Quality of Service (QoS) for parallel storage systems running in high-performance systems.

Yiqi is pursuing Ph.D. in the School of Computing and Information Sciences in FIU. Since 2009, he has been working with Dr. Ming Zhao in the Laboratory of Virtualized Infrastructure, Systems and Applications (VISA) in the School of Computing and Information Sciences.

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Mar 18, 2014

FIU's Iyengar inducted as a Fellow by National Academy of Inventors

Distinguished Ryder Professor S.S. Iyengar has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. The director of FIU’s School of Computing and Information Sciences is widely recognized as one of the principal pioneers in sensor networks and image processing.

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Mar 18, 2014

Karl Morris CS PhD Candidate "Best in Show" Miami's Got Tech 2014

Miami's Got Tech!, the third annual Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce event that highlights emerging entrepreneurs and collegiate innovation, attracted a record crowd to Venture Hive in downtown Miami Thursday night. Along with networking, eight teams exhibited their technology products or projects at the event, and judges evaluated them.

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Nov 18, 2013

Miami Herald: Discovery Lab's Telebot Featured at Miami Maker Faire

Anthony Martelly, 9, could hardly contain his excitement as he and his mom, Amorette Speaks, waited for a demonstration of “Hutch,” Florida International University’s 6-foot tall “telebot,” who gave a show every hour. Steve Luis, a director with FIU’s School of Computing and Information Sciences, said Hutch was developed over the course of about 18 months in the FIU Discovery Lab, which is designed to tap creativity and encourage student innovation.

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Mar 26, 2014

Dept. of Transportation funds $11.4 million UniversityCity proposal

SCIS Professor Naphtali Rishe and NSF/CAKE team will deploy an innovative Intelligent Transportation System to assist students, university staff, and community members to move efficiently to and through the FIU campus.

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Jul 11, 2013

U.S. Department of Defense awards $2.1 million in grants to university

SCIS Asst. Professors Bogdan Carbunar and Ming Zhao have received DoD funding for data protection techniques for mobile devices and resource management of virtualized systems respectively. SCIS Asst. Professors Bogdan Carbunar and Ming Zhao have received DoD funding for data protection techniques for mobile devices and resource management of virtualized systems respectively. 

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Jul 11, 2013

Miami Herald: South Florida's app economy emerging on many fronts

The number of payroll jobs in information services, a broad sector of the economy encompassing software development and publishing, has risen by 1,200 in Miami-Dade and Broward counties since 2010 

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Jul 11, 2013

Keeping Fitbit safe from hackers and cheaters with FitLock

The GigaOM article explores how FIU SCIS Asst. Prof. Dr. Bogdan Carbunar and his team "has shown that Fitbits can be subject to attacks including denial of service, injection, and data capture." The team developed FitLock a tool to address many of the security issues. 

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Jul 11, 2013

SCIS Student wins 2013 McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

Gregory Jean-Baptiste, a recent FIU SCIS Computer Science Bachelors graduate won the Fellowship award which provides an annual stipend and tuition support for up to five years. We congratulate Gregory as he continues his graduate studies with FIU SCIS. 

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Mar 04, 2013

FIU Student Wins Innovation Award at Miami's Got Tech 2013

Frank Hernandez, an SCIS CS PhD student won the $500 Student Innovation Award at the Miami Chamber Event held on Feb. 28th for his app: MTG Doctor. For more information read this Miami Herald post.

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Feb 21, 2013


IT Industry Cluster Analytics Group Call for Participation

Florida International University and the Haas Center at UWF will host a meeting on March 29th with key communications, software, and modeling, simulation, and training (MST) companies to discuss Florida workforce needs. Learn more and RSVP.

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Jan 30, 2013

Strong IT industry ties help land jobs for FIU grads, $3.75 million for university

FIU's strong relationships with the IT industry have helped the university secure $3.75 million in additional funding from the SUS – recognition of its success in computer science and information technology education.

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May 13, 2013

Professor Mark Allen Weiss named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

Mark Allen Weiss, professor and associate director of Florida International University's School of Computing & Information Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

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Nov 26, 2012

Miami Herald: App Economy Potential Sizzles

Article features FIU Computer Science students developing iOS apps in class COP4655, as senior projects and in the AppDojo community.

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Nov 15, 2012

Over 250 Alumni and Students attend SCIS 25th Anniversary featuring Distinguished speakers.

On Nov. 9th and 10th FIU SCIS celebrated it's 25th anniversary with a spectacular symposium and open house. For information about the event and visit the Event website for program materials.

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Oct 17, 2012

The Ideal Storm Tracker

The Storm Surge Simulator uses real-time data feeds to help south Florida residents identify public alerts and active shelters. It is a simple way for residents to compare severe storm surges with objects they can relate to.

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Oct 17, 2012

Cloud VPS Support FIU on VISA

Dr. Ming Zhao heads the Laboratory for Virtualized Infrastructure, Systems and Applications(VISA). With the help of Cloud VPS the group and him will expand the project for cloud deployments.

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Oct 17, 2012

Big No No to RoboCop

SourceFed’s Joe Bereta and Lee Newton attempt to describe Discovery Lab’s Man-Machine cob without using the reference RoboCop. How good are they they? Truly…

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Oct 17, 2012

New Mind Set, New Era

FIU faculty, students and alumni are helping the Miami tech community flourish. Bringing a new approach to the way companies, startup, investors and mentors get involved.

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Oct 17, 2012

Discovery Lab Impacting the Work Force

Students at FIU engineering department help bring military and police officer vets to the labor force once more. Helping them continue to do what they love without any barriers.

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Oct 17, 2012

One Step Closer to the Perfect Military Officer.

Lieutenant Commander Jeremy Robins, US Navy Reserves helps FIU’s Discovery Lab decipher the recipe for a robot to do everything a human cop could do.

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Oct 15, 2012

FIU’s “Hybrid Man-Machine Cops”

FIU’s Discovery Lab and U.S. navy reserves join by bringing to life robots that will patrol the cities. Being remote controlled by veterans, and changing the way they recover.

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Sep 26, 2012


FIU Students Win First Runners-up at Hack The Bass

First runners-ups were FIU AppDojo students Daniela Cadena(business and Jose Miguel Infante(Computing and Information Sciences) were among sixty participants at the event.

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Sep 17, 2012

Discovery Lab Telebots Could Help Disabled Officers, Veterans

With telebots, a disabled police officer will be capable of performing many, if not most, of the functions of a normal patrol officer." Read world wide media coverage

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Sep 06, 2012

FIU Student Startup using KickStarter to bootstrap game development

Oneironaut Games, the student founded company is being incubated in the Game Developers Guild hosted at the Collaborative Open Innovation Lab in the FIU Engineering Center.

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Sep 06, 2012

SCIS Student awarded Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Mr. Mario Consuegra, our Ph.D student was awarded the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship starting from this Fall 2012 for research in the area of "Green Computing". Congratulations also to Professor Giri Narasimhan, Mr. Consuegra's advisor.

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Sep 06, 2012


FIU Alumni and Students win at Miami AT&T Mobile App Hackathon

1st Place: "Social Ball Handling" by Unboxed Labs: Alina Balean, Jason Clary, Raul F. Hernandez, Ricardo Vasquez, Leo Correa and Jesse Domack. "Best use of Sphero SDK": Game Developers Guild by Lazaro Herrera, Frank Hernandez, and Rene Alfonso. Congrats also to all the FIU participants!

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Sep 06, 2012


Cloud Computing Research Impact

In collaboration with CloudVPS, a leading European cloud provider, Dr. Ming Zhao's VISA research lab's project "dm-cache", a new caching-methodology that works from within the Linux-kernel,now deployed at CloudVPS to provide scalable virtual machine storage. Free Linux VMs are offered to users who are interested in participating the beta test!

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Oct 17, 2012

State Farm’s Lending Hand

Discovery Lab received $50,000 from State Farm to expand their business and technology education programs. Helping the university impact the community with their innovations.

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Oct 17, 2012

Naphtali Rishe Impacts Miami Real Estate

Director of FIU’s High Performance Database Research, says “this is bread and butter for reasearchers like me.” Rishe distinguishes himself by attacking the way people search for sales trends.

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Oct 17, 2012


Two FIU Professors Recognized by the Association for Computing Machinery

The ACM names Mark A. Weiss and Shu-Ching Chen two of the most distinguished members worldwide. For their innovation and economic competitiveness in the computing world.

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Oct 17, 2012

Storm Surge Simulator for the common John Doe

Miami-Dade County and FIU join to bring valuable and simple information for residents. Helping civilians understand the severity of storms and easily imagine the potential dangers.

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Oct 17, 2012

Information Security Workshop at the University of Oxford

Associate Professor Geoffrey Smith, passionate about computer security gives talk on “Min-Entropy as a Resource.” Participating with different researchers from all over the world.

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Oct 17, 2012

FIU Brings Hurricane Safety, Just a Click Away

Residents can now search for storm surges via web, thanks to students here at FIU. They have made it easy to pinpoint storm locations and levels.

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Oct 17, 2012

FIU Helps Storm Surge Preparation, Not Restoration

Using Google Maps students and faculty at FIU have made it possible for residents in Miami-Dade county to prepare before a storm surge occurs. Helping people feel safe, secured and prepared for anything that comes their way.

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Oct 17, 2012

Making Hurricane Season Run Smoother

Florida Keys don’t have to suffer from unnecessary evacuations any longer. FIU’s advancement in technology is helping save time and costs. Allowing the Keys to be better prepared for actual hurricane alerts that require their residents and tourist to evacuate the islands.

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Oct 17, 2012

Que Tan Grave es una Inundacion?

Gracias a FIU y el condado de Miami-Dade, residents aqui en el sur de la Flordia van a tener acceso a una erramienta por internet, que les dira la magnitude de inundaciones en sus areas. Haciendolo facil y amigable para el publico obtener informacion.

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Oct 17, 2012

Storm Surge Simulator Brings Realistic Threats

Residents of South Florida can now visit a website to educate them on the true threats they are vulnerable in case of a hurricane. FIU and the Miami-Dade county are helping run the hurricane season much smoother.

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Oct 17, 2012

The S.S.S.

The Storm Surge Simulatorn a simple hurricane severity ranking system. Created by FIU students with the help of the county, this simulator will be helping over half a million residents with evacuation precautions and decisions.

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Oct 17, 2012

Emergency Management Storm Surge Simulator

Miami-Dade county’s 800 sq. miles prone to evacuation, will no longer have to fear. Thanks to FIU’s simulator, resident’s will have the option to look for themselves the dangers of the hurricane on the county’s website.

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Oct 17, 2012

No More Unnecessary Evacuations

Miami-Dade residents will now have a tool to inform them of the threat of a storm surge. All by the click of a button, residents can visit the county’s website and receive information regarding how hurricanes will impact their location.

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