Computer Science and Software Engineering News

The National Cyber-Informed Engineering Strategy was made public by the Department of Energy in June.

Panel will urge developers to incorporate cybersecurity measures early - 8/18/22 8:04 AM

Auburn University and the McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security will host a special online event Tuesday, featuring leaders from the energy, private and government sectors to discuss the new National Cyber-Informed Engineering Strategy, released by the Department of Energy.

The agreement allows both institutions to identify opportunities for collaboration on joint research proposals.

AU signs memorandum of understanding with Los Alamos National Laboratory - 7/28/22 8:00 AM

With a focus on cyber and critical infrastructure security, AI, and data analytics, the MOU will primarily involve the Auburn Cyber Research Center and the McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security, along with relevant faculty from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

Mehdi Sadi

Professor in ECE earns $175k NSF grant to optimize device performance - 6/29/22 9:00 AM

Sadi Mehdi proposes the use of magnetic random-access memory will speed and increase processing power of cell phones and GPUs, which are often slowed by the increasing presence of deep learning programs

The agreement is considered to be a "win-win" for both Auburn and Air University, located in Montgomery.

Auburn Engineering, Air University form partnership - 6/15/22 9:00 AM

The partnership is designed to develop an environment promotes unique opportunities for students and faculty to participate in Air Force-related research, while enhancing STEM-related education and research

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Center for Inclusive Engineering Excellence students awarded fellowships - 6/6/22 10:55 AM

Four Auburn CIEE members received the GEM Fellowship, an award designed to promote graduate opportunities for minority students.

Allan David

David named acting associate dean for research - 6/1/22 11:45 AM

Allan David has been named as the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s acting associate dean for research.

Hai Phan

Student in CSSE earns EPSCoR graduate research scholar award - 6/1/22 8:10 AM

Hai Phan, a fourth-year graduate student, is praised for his research on facial recognition

Auburn Engineering alumni Beverly Banister, '83 chemical engineering, and K-Rob Thomas, '01 civil engineering, address the crowd at the 25 Years of Excellence gala Saturday.

College unveils the Center for Inclusive Engineering Excellence - 5/19/22 3:00 PM

Auburn Engineering wrapped up its year-long 25th anniversary campaign celebration of the Engineering Academic Excellence Program (AEP) with a gala reception and dinner held at the Hotel at Auburn University on Saturday and unveiled the program's new name - The Center for Inclusive Engineering Excellence.

Clint Lovelace is manager of academic programs in computer science and software engineering.

CSSE manager of academic programs named Auburn Employee of the Year - 4/26/22 7:38 AM

Clint Lovelace one of four employees campus-wide to earn the distinguished, annual honor

Chemical engineering doctoral student Bianca Williams and George Flowers, dean of the graduate school and professor of mechanical engineering

Engineering grad students, faculty recognized at annual Graduate Awards - 4/21/22 2:18 PM

Ten Auburn Engineering students and two faculty members were among dozens of award recipients at the 2022 Graduate Awards Brunch, hosted by the Auburn University Graduate School and the Graduate Student Council.

Spirit week schedule of events

College hosting engineering spirit week events - 4/20/22 12:50 PM

Auburn Engineering's bi-annual spirit week returns April 25-29 on the Gavin Garden in front of the Brown-Kopel Center.

Xiaowen Gong, Melody Russell, Daniela Marghitu, Thaddeus Roppel and Chih-hsuan Wang are leading the university project.

Program designed to improve STEM education in rural Alabama schools - 4/14/22 7:00 AM

Auburn was awarded $589,889 for the university's first National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Teachers project, designed to engage teachers and students from rural and underserved areas of Alabama in cutting-edge STEM technology.

Interim Dean Steve Taylor

Taylor named interim dean - 4/5/22 2:00 PM

Steve Taylor has been named interim dean of Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, according to an announcement by Interim Provost Vini Nathan. Taylor will begin serving in this new role effective immediately. He succeeds Chris Roberts, who was named as Auburn University’s 21st president in February.

Anh Nguyen's five-year project is titled, "Harnessing external knowledge to improve computer vision robustness, explainability, and user accuracy."

AI research leads CSSE assistant professor to NSF CAREER Award - 3/30/22 10:15 AM

Anh Nguyen awarded $460,736 to explore new means of improving artificial intelligence and open state's first K-6 AI club.

A group photo taken at Auburn Engineering's Graduate Engineering Research Showcase.

Engineering showcase brings hundreds to Huntsville - 3/30/22 8:00 AM

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering successfully completed its mission Tuesday at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. More than 150 graduate students and faculty from all departments traveled to the Rocket City for the Graduate Engineering Research Showcase, presenting their posters in Davidson Center for Space Exploration to members of the Huntsville community and Auburn Engineering alumni.

Auburn University will soon kick off the AI@AU Initiative, promoting artificial intelligence across the curriculum.

Faculty invited to register for SEC AI conference - 3/29/22 11:25 AM

As part of a new consortium designed to advance the role of artificial intelligence in teaching and research, the Southeastern Conference is inviting faculty from its institutions to participate in the first Mini-Conference on Artificial Intelligence in the Curriculum on Friday, April 8, via Zoom.

Part of the initiative includes a creation of AI graduate and undergraduate certificate programs.

$2 million investment will create AI initiative at Auburn - 3/29/22 10:00 AM

The initiative – which plans to achieve proposed milestones by 2024 – sets Auburn University apart as the artificial intelligence center for education and innovation.

Emmett Deen, left, and Jacob Cordero earned the first-place prize of $25,000 and another $5,000 legal services in-kind award from the law firm of Burr & Forman, LLC.

Computer science and software alumnus part of winning Tiger Cage team - 3/25/22 3:28 PM

Emmett Deen co-founded IGNTE with business administration student Jacob Cordero. Together, they created a platform that helps live-streamers ... and won $30.000.

Emmett Dean (left), a 2019 CSSE graduate, and Jacob Cordero, a student in business administration, co-founded IGNTE, a platform that helps simplify showing sponsors or advertisements on live streams.

Two CSSE teams among Friday's Tiger Cage pitch competition finalists - 3/21/22 7:35 AM

Software development within gaming and streaming platforms is the focus for two teams, but can they win the hearts of 11 industry professional judges as they compete for a share of $54,000 in early-stage startup capital?

Numerous Auburn Engineering faculty received promotion, tenure or both in 2022.

Auburn Engineering faculty named to 2022 promotion, tenure list - 3/17/22 2:00 PM

Numerous Auburn Engineering faculty were included on the provost's list of those who were awarded promotion, tenure or both for 2022.

Frank Cilluffo is director of the McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security.

Conflict in Ukraine, sanctions imposed on Russia increase cyber threat - 3/9/22 10:00 AM

Frank Cilluffo says the time to prepare for a cyber attack to the U.S. homeland is now

Forums will be held via Zoom and within the Brown-Kopel Center.

Open forums announced for Samuel Ginn College of Engineering interim dean - 3/4/22 10:00 AM

Members of the campus community are encourage to attend forums, Monday, March 14, one at 10 a.m. and another at 1 p.m., at the Brown-Kopel Student Achievement Center Grand Hall or via Zoom.

Jesse Stewart of Toft by 2153 makes his pitch before industry professional judges during the Friday, Feb. 25, Tiger Cage semifinals.

Four CSSE students among Tiger Cage finalists - 2/28/22 11:00 AM

Jesse Stewart, Brooke Hopton-Jones, Sydney Pham and Emmett Deen, representing two teams, were among students from four teams selected to advance to the March 25 Tiger Cage final round.

Sanjana Ruhani Tammim

Graduate student passionate about inspiring women to pursue their dreams - 2/22/22 10:25 AM

Sanjana Ruhani Tammim was selected to attend the prestigious Computing Research Association Grad Cohort for Women.

Scientists in Auburn’s National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence conduct fatigue testing on an additively manufactured part.

NSF ranks Auburn University among top U.S. research institutions - 2/17/22 1:15 PM

Auburn University is ranked in the top 11% of U.S. research institutions, coming in at No. 100 among 915 universities, according to the National Science Foundation’s recent Higher Education Research and Development Survey. Auburn also was highly ranked nationally in a number of specific fields of research, including No. 54 in engineering.

Zakariya Veasy, a computer science and software engineering major, developed a crowdsource banking platform for the Tiger Cage competition.

Four engineering teams reach Tiger Cage semifinals - 2/14/22 12:05 PM

Engineering students have won six of the first seven Tiger Cage Student Business Pitch Competitions.

Jeremy Ellis is a sixth-generation descendant of two Clotilda survivors.

Software engineering alumnus to co-narrate National Geographic special - 2/3/22 11:00 AM

Auburn Engineering alumnus is a sixth-generation descendant

Not only was the college ranked No. 17 as a whole, but six engineering specialties were recognized.

Auburn Engineering No. 17 in latest graduate online programs ranking - 1/25/22 7:00 AM

College's online graduate program earns Top 25 ranking for sixth-consecutive year

Raj Patel

#GINNing Podcast: Rah! Rah! Raj! - 12/27/21 12:03 AM

We needed a Cupola Engineering Ambassador superstar. And we got him. Enjoy this conversation with software engineering senior Raj Patel.

Fall 2021 commencement ceremonies will take place Dec. 10-11 in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Fall commencement exercises to take place in Jordan-Hare Stadium - 12/6/21 1:05 PM

Auburn University’s fall commencement exercises will take place in Jordan-Hare Stadium Dec. 10-11, contingent on weather and current health and safety guidelines.

Justin Poiroux in Cape Town, South Africa.

#GINNing Podcast: The Count of Monte Crypto - 11/12/21 12:01 PM

low Card chief technology officer Justin Poiroux used his Auburn computer science and software engineering experience to corner the crypto currency exchange market on the world's second largest continent in just a few years, a feat impressive enough to recently secure $15M in Series A Funding from venture capital funds like Peter "PayPal" Thiel's Valar Ventures. 

Mousumi Akter had the opportunity to network and learn from prominent female computer scientists across the world during the annual Grace Hopper Celebration.

Student earns trip to prestigious conference, Google mentorship program - 11/12/21 12:00 PM

Mousumi Akter had the opportunity to network and learn from prominent female computer scientists across the world during the annual Grace Hopper Celebration and was selected for the Google CS Research Mentorship Program.

Adit Singh, Fai Foster Dai, and Dongye Zhao were recognized for outstanding achievements in outreach and graduate faculty leadership, respectively.

Three engineering professors among AU Faculty Award winners - 11/11/21 12:00 PM

Adit Singh, Fai Foster Dai, and Dongye Zhao, were recognized for outstanding achievements in outreach and graduate faculty leadership, respectively.

Mark Yampolskiy, assistant professor in computer science and software engineering, is a decorated researcher in the field of Additive Manufacturing Security who recently helped organize ASTM’s new working group on Guidelines for Additive Manufacturing Security.

CSSE scholar earns ASTM International Young Professor Award - 11/9/21 1:00 PM

Mark Yampolskiy is a decorated researcher in the field of Additive Manufacturing Security who recently helped organize ASTM’s new working group on Guidelines for Additive Manufacturing Security.

Engineering Spirit Week will feature a week of student-centered support activities sponsored by various student service offices.

College hosting Engineering Spirit Week - 11/4/21 3:43 PM

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering kicks off a week of student-centered events with Spirit Week, Nov. 8-12.

Part of Auburn University's growing entrepreneurship offerings, the Halloween Pitch Competition also prepares students for the annual Tiger Cage Business Idea Competition.

Engineering students place second, fourth in Halloween Pitch Competition - 11/2/21 8:00 AM

Wesley Lowman and Christopher Howell combined to win $2,000 in the third annual Auburn University Halloween Pitch Competition on Friday, Oct. 29.

Dr. Mark Yampolskiy

Professor awarded grant to help prevent additive manufacturing sabotage - 10/21/21 8:00 AM

Mark Yampolskiy, assistant professor in computer science and software engineering, believes a side-channel-based approach to detection could prevent sabotage attacks within 3D printed, additively manufactured components

McCrary Institute Director Frank Cilluffo was joined Tuesday by National Cyber Director Chris Inglis, FBI Deputy Director Paul Abbate, CISA Director Jen Easterly, NSA Director of Cyber Security Rob Joyce, and Berkshire Hathaway Energy CEO William J. Fehrman.

Cyber experts discuss importance of public, private partnerships - 10/19/21 3:00 PM

Leading cyber security experts weigh in on utilizing public data to help protect national cyber infrastructure

The goal is to break through bureaucratic boundaries and fight cybercrime with the full resources of the federal government and the private sector.

Auburn to host senior DHS, FBI and NSA cybersecurity officials - 10/14/21 4:00 PM

Four of the nation’s most senior cybersecurity officials will gather Tuesday, Oct. 19, during an event hosted by Auburn University’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Infrastructure Security to discuss the next generation of public/private cybersecurity partnerships.

Justin Tran will begin a career at the Southern Company upon graduation in 2022.

Senior in ECE named Frank Vandegrift Co-op Student of the Year for 2021 - 10/7/21 9:00 AM

Justin Tran is a testament to why the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s cooperative education (CO-OP) program should be strongly considered by undergraduates desiring hands-on experience before entering the workforce.

The 2021 Auburn Alumni Engineering Council award winners included T.J. Pruitt, Outstanding Young Auburn Engineer; Ryan Hill, Outstanding Young Auburn Engineer; Brad Corson, Distinguished Auburn Engineer; Gerald Pouncey, Distinguished Auburn Engineer; Regenia Sanders, Distinguished Auburn Engineer; Carol Godfrey, Distinguished Auburn Engineer; Zeke Smith, Distinguished Auburn Engineer; Bob Karcher, Superior Service; and Ed Lewis, Distinguished Auburn Engineer. (Not pictured: Rose-Gaëlle Belinga, Outstanding Young Auburn Engineer)

Auburn Alumni Engineering Council honors 10 with college’s highest awards - 9/27/21 12:30 PM

Nine outstanding engineering alumni and one longtime employee of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering were honored during a ceremony Friday, Sept. 24, by the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council for their distinguished professional careers. These alumni include six who were recognized as Distinguished Auburn Engineers, three as Outstanding Young Auburn Engineers and the college’s former assistant dean of student services for his Superior Service.

Vicki McLendon, a senior in CSSE, said events such as Cyber Fire help make students more marketable as they progress into the job market.

Cyber Fire Challenge provides real-world, code-cracking experience - 9/2/21 12:50 PM

Thirty-five Samuel Ginn College of Engineering students and two Alabama National Guard members signed up to crack cryptic codes, discovered cyber anomalies, and investigate for potential malware during the third Cyber Fire Puzzles Cyber Security Challenge.

Xiaowen Gong

Exploration into wireless machine learning results in NSF grant - 8/19/21 8:00 AM

Xiaowen Gong, assistant professor in electrical engineering, awarded $220,000 grant to study wireless federated learning in order to achieve collaborative intelligence.

Jakita Thomas

Professor awarded grant to study experiences of Black women in computing - 8/18/21 7:00 AM

Jakita Thomas, associate professor in computer science and software engineering, earns $160,235 grant and fellowship at Constellations Center for Equity in Computing

Shiwen Mao

NSF awards $320,000 grant toward wireless research - 8/10/21 7:00 AM

Shiwen Mao, professor in electrical and computer engineering, seeks means to provide sufficient data in order to train complex machine learning models for wireless technology research

Daniela Marghitu also serves on NSF's Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering.

NSF appoints CSSE faculty member to serve on EPSCoR committee - 7/29/21 8:00 AM

Daniela Marghitu will assist the NSF's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research in financially-challenged states.

The conversation with Gen. James Dickinson on Tuesday, July 27, can be viewed live on YouTube. See below for viewing options.

Cybersecurity the focus of conversation with space command chief - 7/21/21 9:00 AM

Gen. James Dickinson, commander of the U.S. Space Command, will discuss his top priorities on the cyber and space security with McCrary Institute Director Frank Cilluffo on Tuesday, carried live on YouTube

Ujjwal Guin

#GINNing Podcast: Assistant ECE professor talks White House citation - 7/9/21 12:00 PM

Assistant electrical and computer engineering professor Ujjwal Guinn is picking up good citations.

The SEC's Spring Academic Honor Roll includes student-athletes from track & field.

5 Auburn engineers named to 2021 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll - 6/25/21 12:15 PM

Five Auburn Engineering students are included among the 96 Auburn student-athletes named to the Southeastern Conference's 2021 Spring Academic Honor Roll.