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Student Spotlight: One Computer Science Major’s Whirlwind Journey—Fueled by Opportunity

“Lately, life’s been fast-tracked for Anthony Peña, a student at Florida International University in Miami. The 23-year-old co-created a receipt management app, won first-place honors in local and national demo day competitions, mentored interns at Facebook University and secured an
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Professor Geoffrey Smith Memorial Lecture Series: 8/27 – 9/17

Excitement Builds for UPE ShellHacks, Florida’s Largest Hackathon

For several months, Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), the largest student organization for technology at Florida International University (FIU), has been thoroughly preparing for ShellHacks 2021. ShellHacks is recognized as Florida’s largest hackathon, which is evident in how last year’s event
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3 skills critical for success in 21st century – and how to develop them through newly launched micro-credentials

Artificial Intelligence: How it works and its impact Artificial Intelligence (AI), for example, is increasingly becoming part of daily life. We encounter it in many forms, from smart devices like Siri and Alexa to self-driving cars or industry-specific technology that monitors
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S. S. Iyengar named member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts

It is with great Panther Pride that we announce that S. S. Iyengar has been named a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. Iyengar is an FIU Distinguished University Professor at the College of Engineering and Computing’s Knight
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Future of Tech Town Hall: Advancing innovations in tech education and talent development

Last month, the Knight Foundation hosted a town hall focused on advancing innovations in tech education and talent development through policy and public-private partnerships. Speakers included: Governor Deval Patrick, co-commissioner, Future of Tech Commission; former Governor of MassachusettsJaffus Hardrick, President,
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Virtual Walk-in Undergrad Advising

Virtual walk-ins are cancelled on the following dates because of Freshman and Transfer Orientation seasons: September 20; November 4, 10, 15, 17, and 22; December 2 and 15; January 6  Days and Times for Virtual Walk-in Undergrad Advising   Monday,
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FIU and SoftBank Group partner to inject new talent into South Florida’s tech startup scene

FIU is part of a partnership with SoftBank Group International to prepare students to work with tech startups booming in South Florida. “SoftBank sees Miami as a future technology hub for the world, and that future starts with education,” said Marcelo
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Building back Miami’s Biscayne Bay: Do natural solutions hold hope?

“When pufferfish and barracudas turned up dead on the bay’s surface waters, citizens and research teams flocked to the bay to remove dead fish and collect data. Among them was FIU’s Institute of Environment team. The CREST Center for Aquatic
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Computing students, alumni invigorated by growing attention to tech-talent in Miami

Cities like New York City, San Francisco and Seattle have long been considered the top tech hubs of the nation. Though Miami’s major industries continue to be tourism and finance, the city is emerging as an international tech hub. Talent
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FIU’s computing and information honor society wins national Continuing Excellence Award

The Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) Chapter at the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences received the UPE National Board’s Continuing Excellence Award alongside the University of California, Berkeley Chapter. The announcement came during the UPE National Convention, held virtually in
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Professor receives prestigious IBM Global Academic Award

Naphtali Rishe, professor at the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences, is the recipient of the 2021 IBM Global University Program Academic Award. The award is a recognition of Rishe’s ongoing research in Geospatial Data Analytics for Ecological Observations. Rishe also was recently elected
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