Computer Science and Software Engineering News

Ashton Stroud, sophomore in computer science and software engineering, and Camille Coulter, senior in biosystems engineering, took home the top two prizes in this year's Engineer Together design competition.

Biosystems senior wins Engineer Together design competition - 3/16/23 8:15 AM

The Engineer Together annual design competition winners were announced Wednesday as part of Engineer Together Day.

Santu Karmaker

AI expert in CSSE weighs in on the rise of chatbots - 3/15/23 8:15 AM

Santu Karmaker discusses quirks, concerns regarding increasingly evolving smart tool

Prashamsa Pandey, a graduate student in CSSE, helps a young girl prepare her robot.

Faculty, students harmoniously develop children's computer, music skills - 3/8/23 3:25 PM

Taught by CSSE faculty and students, 20 elementary school children use what they learn and program robots how to play musical tunes on xylophones

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Upcoming Engineer Together Day to highlight college's DEI efforts - 3/2/23 9:00 AM

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s Inclusion and Diversity Committee will host Engineer Together Day on Wednesday, March 15 in the Brown-Kopel Center.  

Prashamsa Pandey's desire to develop children's computer science skills is rooted in her own childhood.

Graduate student in CSSE selected to attend CRA-WP women's conference - 3/2/23 8:00 AM

Prashamsa Pandey has the opportunity to learn, and share her research ideas on introducing computer science to children with like-minded women April 20-22 in San Francisco.

Christian Brodbeck

Brodbeck named Director of Research Engineering Operations - 2/28/23 8:00 AM

To reflect his growing and evolving role in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Christian Brodbeck, who has served the college as research engineer since 2006, was recently named director of research engineering operations.

ive Auburn graduates received the highest honor given by the Auburn Alumni Association at Auburn’s 2023 Lifetime Achievement Awards dinner on Feb. 25. Pictured, from left, are: John Morris, senior vice president for Auburn Advancement and president, Auburn University Foundation; Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Charles McCrary ’73; John Walter, Dale Walter and Jeff Walter, sons of Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Tom Walter ’55; Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Bobby Lowder ’64; Young Alumni Achievement recipient Rose-Gaëlle Belinga ’09; Tim McCartney ’80, son of Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Mike McCartney ’57 (awarded posthumously); and LuAnne Hart ’80, president, Auburn Alumni Association Board of Directors.

4 engineers awarded Auburn Alumni Association's highest honor - 2/26/23 12:35 PM

Five Auburn University graduates — including four Auburn engineers — who are all highly accomplished in their fields, received the highest honor given by the Auburn Alumni Association at Auburn’s 2023 Lifetime Achievement Awards dinner on Feb. 25. The association also honored its Young Alumni Achievement Award recipient.

Third grader Zoe Akins receives instruction from computer science and software engineering student Travis Thompson.

Professor in CSSE uses after-school program to introduce children to AI - 2/24/23 3:35 PM

Anh Nguyen's AI Club allows children to program robots and take a deeper dive into artificial intelligence

An E-Day participant holds engineered heart tissue while visiting the Department of Chemical Engineering's E-Day booth.

Annual E-Day Open House welcomes 3,500 visitors to campus - 2/24/23 2:00 PM

Auburn Engineering hosted more than 3,500 attendees on Friday, Feb. 24 for E-Day, the college's annual open house event.

From left, Wenying Li (agricultural economics), Shubra Kanti Karmaker (computer science and software engineering), Alex Knipper (graduate student, computer science and software engineering), and Jingyi Zheng (COSAM).

Research team from CSSE, COSAM and agriculture win Coleridge Challenge - 2/8/23 12:20 PM

After winning the first and second rounds of the Coleridge Initiative Food for Thought Challenge, a team of Auburn faculty members and students from the colleges of engineering, agriculture, and sciences and mathematics, completed the sweep in December.

Parvin Fathi-Hafshejani, a graduate student in electrical and computer engineering, founded Dropllel, an accurate, rapid and cost-effective detection of viruses, successfully lowering the possibility of large-scale spread.

Nine engineering students among Tiger Cage semifinalists - 2/7/23 3:40 PM

Sixteen teams will compete in the Feb. 24 Tiger Cage semifinals

Akond Rahman

Professor in CSSE earns two NSF grants to research security weaknesses - 1/31/23 7:33 AM

Akond Rahman is principal investigator on two National Science Foundation awarded projects.

This is the seventh-consecutive year that engineering’s online program has ranked in the Top 25.

Auburn Engineering No. 16 among online graduate programs - 1/24/23 6:00 AM

The Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering came in at No. 16 in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Engineering Graduate Programs 2023 rankings, climbing one spot from last year. This is the seventh-consecutive year that engineering’s online program has ranked in the Top 25.

The trip addressed LANL’s workforce needs in terms of diversity, equity and inclusion, with all the students heralding from underrepresented groups.

Recruiting trip to national lab leaves lasting impression on students - 1/13/23 8:00 AM

Nine students, six from engineering and three from COSAM, toured the Los Alamos National Laboratory on a recruiting trip Dec. 11-14

Daniel Tauritz, center, will serve as the point-of-contact with various U.S. Department of Energy laboratories.

Tauritz appointed director of national laboratory relationships - 1/12/23 9:20 AM

Daniel Tauritz, associate professor of computer science and software engineering, and interim director/chief cyber artificial intelligence strategist of the Auburn Cyber Research Center since 2020, was appointed effective Jan. 1 to the newly-created position of director for national laboratory relationships.

Stanford researchers examined a database of more than 180,000 scholars worldwide.

22 scholars ranked among the world's top two percent of cited researchers - 1/5/23 2:50 PM

Stanford University's study examined a database of more than 180,000 researchers worldwide

Jaime Whitehead and Donna Jackson

#GINNing Podcast: Chip off the ol' Motherboard - 12/30/22 12:00 AM

If the story of recent computer science and software engineering graduates Donna Jackson and Jamie Whitehead tells us anything, it's that the world needs more mothers. And motherboards.

Auburn University biosystems engineering department chair Oladiran Fasina and poultry science department chair Bill Dozier, both principal investigators on the Institute for Rural Partnership project, visit the processing plant at the university’s Miller Poultry Research and Education Center.

Engineering part of $28 million grant to meet rural challenges - 12/16/22 5:25 PM

Auburn University is one of three universities sharing a $28 million grant award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, or NIFA, to establish an Institute for Rural Partnership to research the causes and conditions of challenges facing rural areas.

Pradeep Lall, right, recently received the ASME Avram Bar-Cohen Memorial Medal.

Mechanical engineering professor wins Avram Bar-Cohen Memorial Medal - 12/8/22 9:00 AM

Pradeep Lall, the MacFarlane Endowed Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is the inaugural winner of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Avram Bar-Cohen Memorial Medal. The honor was conferred at the 2022 ASME InterPACK Conference recently held in Garden Grove, Calif. The InterPACK is a flagship conference of the ASME Electronics and Photonic Packaging Division (EPPD and focuses on electronics packaging and heterogeneous integration.

Jamie Whitehead will soon begin work as a software developer at Southeast Forest Products in Montgomery, while Donna Jackson is a software developer at Health Care Systems, Inc.

'We were classmates': Mother, son to receive diplomas in CSSE together - 12/7/22 3:00 PM

Donna Jackson is earning a master's degree in computer science and software engineering, while her son, Jamie Whitehead is earning a bachelor's degree. Both graduate together this weekend.

Auburn University President Christopher Roberts, left, and KITECH President Nak Kyu Lee sign the historic memorandum of understanding between the institutions Tuesday.

Auburn signs research agreement with Korean Institute of Technology - 12/6/22 2:00 PM

The agreement includes the establishment of research and/or automotive technology support offices and laboratories, the creation of joint research projects and the exchange of technical information, periodic training symposia and consulting.

Janet Moore

#GINNing Podcast: At Auburn, student services just means Moore - 12/2/22 12:00 PM

In 2019, Janet Moore, assistant dean for engineering student services, was named the National Academic Advising Association's Outstanding Academic Advising Administrator. Find out why on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast.

Many shop and pay bills by the click of a cell phone button thanks to artificial intelligence, which remembers our passwords and preferences.

What role does AI play in holiday shopping? CSSE professors discuss - 12/1/22 2:10 PM

Hari Narayanan, chair of computer science and software engineering, and Gerry Dozier, assistant professor, share their thoughts on the role AI plays in holiday shopping, its pitfalls and strengths

Student research videos must be no longer than 60 seconds.

$2,200 up for grabs in upcoming student research video competition - 11/30/22 10:45 AM

Auburn Engineering's first AUsome Science in 60 Seconds competition offers up to $2,200 in cash and prizes to the best – and most concise – student researchers, graduate and undergraduate, on video.

Wesley Lowman

#GINNing Podcast: Wesley's Foundation - 11/28/22 12:00 AM

Computer science, finance, battle bots, volunteerism, picking Auburn over the University of Pennsylvania... this episode of the best podcast in all of higher education has it all.

Auburn University hosts the South's BEST Regional Robotics Championship for the 20th time, Dec. 3-4 at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum.

Auburn hosts South's BEST Regional Robotics Competition Dec. 3-4 - 11/22/22 10:00 AM

Students from four states will bring their creations and design plans to Auburn for the 20th consecutive year.

The institute will be housed out of Auburn’s Research and Innovation Campus in Huntsville, hosted by the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering with oversight by the College of Engineering and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Auburn University Board of Trustees approves Applied Research Institute - 11/11/22 11:15 AM

The Auburn University Board of Trustees approved a proposal Friday to form an Applied Research Institute that will represent an aggregation and culmination of various defense, aerospace, national security and biotech efforts at Auburn University. The proposed institute will serve as a hub to coordinate, organize and market these many efforts to Auburn's external constituents.

Researchers are using natural language processing and machine learning techniques to help the USDA’s domestic food and nutrition assistance programs link databases to develop a better understanding of Americans’ dietary habits.

CSSE team wins 2nd round of Coleridge Initiative Challenge - 11/3/22 7:40 AM

Assistant professor Santu Karmaker and students Naman Bansal and Alex Knipper advance to the Initiative's third and final round with winners announced November 30

Computer science and software engineering student Zakariya Veasy and his business idea, OMNIS, won the October 28 Halloween Business Idea Pitch Competition.

Senior in CSSE wins Halloween Business Idea Pitch Competition - 11/2/22 9:00 AM

Zakariya Veasy created OMNIS, a crowdsourced social media platform that provides an alternative to high-interest payday loans

Admiral Michael Rogers, right, former NSA director and U.S. Cyber Command director, and Frank Cilluffo, director of the McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security.

Former NSA, U.S. Cyber Command leader visits students, faculty - 10/31/22 2:00 PM

Michael Rogers, a 1981 Auburn alumnus, shared views on a number of cybersecurity-related topics Friday during a special, interactive discussion

Auburn University Research and Innovation Campus grand opening.

Auburn opens doors to Research and Innovation Campus in Huntsville - 10/25/22 12:00 PM

Auburn University expanded its footprint and opened its doors to a new facility in Huntsville on Tuesday with the grand-opening celebration of the Research and Innovation Campus.

Admiral Michael Rogers is a 1981 Auburn University alum.

Grand Challenges in Cybersecurity: A Discussion with Admiral Rogers - 10/25/22 11:00 AM

Students, faculty with an interest in cybersecurity are encouraged to attend

Graduate Engineering Research Showcase overall winner Shiva Nageswaran with, from left, Steve Taylor, interim dean, and Maria Auad, CEGS advisor and associate dean for graduate studies and faculty development.

ISE student wins 10th Graduate Engineering Research Showcase - 10/21/22 2:45 PM

A record 177 students — representing all departments within the college — participated in poster presentations, allowing them the opportunity to exchange ideas among peers and compete for cash prizes.

"Across Three Centuries" cover

Newest Auburn history book highlights women in engineering - 10/20/22 9:00 AM

Art Slotkin, ’68 aerospace engineering, has written 11 books, nine of which detail aspects of Auburn University’s history. His newest book, “Across Three Centuries”, profiles the history of women—specifically those in engineering—at Auburn.

Emmanuel Winful has been an Auburn Engineering health and safety manager since 2019.

Health and safety manager wins NSC Diversity in Safety Scholarship - 10/12/22 8:00 AM

Emmanuel Winful, Auburn Engineering health and safety manager since 2019, is among the first recipients of the National Safety Council’s Diversity in Safety Scholarship.

Sam Mulder

#GINNing Podcast: Securing Security - 10/7/22 10:00 AM

Smart people like the 1992 movie "Sneakers." So, it's no wonder Sam Mulder, new associate research professor in Auburn's Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, can quote it.

Sam Adams, double-majoring in computer science and software engineering and German, studied in Stuttgart, Germany, from March through July.

Engineering, German build lasting bridges between countries, disciplines - 10/6/22 12:20 PM

Computer science and software engineering student Sam Adams dreamed of one day living in Germany. Years later, and almost 5,000 miles away from the Plains, he’s fulfilling that dream through the Building Lasting Bridges project.

Students from all engineering disciplines will make research poster presentations before peers and judges.

College's 10th annual Graduate Engineering Research Showcase Oct. 20 - 10/3/22 9:00 AM

More than 200 graduate students are expected to showcase and present their research findings before peers and judges, competing for cash prizes

Auburn alumni, faculty, staff and administrators gather on Samford Lawn to celebrate the 150th anniversaries of the College of Agriculture and Samuel Ginn College of Engineering .

Agriculture, Engineering launch 150th anniversary celebration - 9/23/22 7:53 PM

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Auburn’s reorganization under the Morrill Act from East Alabama Male College into the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama, which established the Colleges of Agriculture and Engineering.

The first of three engineering career fairs starts Tues., September 19.

Demand for Auburn Engineering students high as career fairs approach - 9/19/22 1:00 PM

Auburn Engineering kicks off fall career fair season with a two-day career fair Sept. 20-21, a Civil & Environmental + Biosystems Engineering Career Fair on Sept. 28 and an additional fair to be held at the end of October due to high demand.

The building is being constructed on land provided by the City of Orange Beach on Terry Cove off Perdido Bay with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico.

BoT approves AU Gulf Coast Engineering Research Station in Orange Beach - 9/16/22 12:15 PM

Auburn football isn’t the only thing going orange this weekend, as the Board of Trustees approved a project Friday to build an Auburn University Gulf Coast Engineering Research Station in Orange Beach.

Auburn's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's undergraduate program has been ranked among the nation's Top 35 among public institutions for the past 12 years.

College's undergraduate programs ranked 33rd by U.S. News & World Report - 9/12/22 3:40 PM

U.S. News and World Report ranked Auburn Engineering's undergraduate program No. 33 among public institutions nationally, No. 3 in the Southeastern Conference and No.1 in the state

Computer science and software engineering doctoral students Alex Knipper, left, and Namal Bansal, right, with assistant professor ShubhraKanti "Santu" Karmaker, center.

CSSE team uses machine learning to win Coleridge Initiative Challenge - 9/7/22 9:00 AM

ShubhraKanti (Santu) Karmaker, assistant professor in computer science and software engineering, and two doctoral students spent approximately 750 hours in July and August developing a model predicting links between retail scanner data (IRI) and the Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies (FDNSS).

Cheryl Seals

CSSE professor one of 30 to earn fellowship in Drexel's ELATES program - 8/26/22 7:40 AM

Cheryl Seals, Charles W. Barkley Endowed Professor in computer science and software engineering, is part of a program designed to promote women in STEM-related careers.

Isabelle Cochran

#GINNing Podcast: Going Nuclear - 8/20/22 12:00 AM

Isabelle Cochran's minor focuses on a major issue: nuclear power. Learn how this software engineering senior plans to apply her education to the energy issues of tomorrow on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast below or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, iHeartRadio or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts by searching #GINNing.

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