Computer Science and Software Engineering News

The 10th annual Tiger Cage final round will be Friday, March 29.

Three engineering teams earn positions in March 29 Tiger Cage final round - 2/26/24 12:35 PM

Auburn Engineering students have been part of eight Tiger Cage-winning teams in the competition's first nine years.

Hugh Williams, left, and Matthew Freestone research natural language processing.

Two computer science students recognized for undergraduate research - 2/20/24 9:00 AM

Matthew Freestone and Hugh Williams were considered as Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers by the Computer Research Association.

Daniela Marghitu hopes the pilot course, open to juniors and seniors in computer science and software engineering, will take flight by 2025.

Proposed course will develop accessible and assistive computing systems - 2/15/24 9:00 AM

Daniela Marghitu's proposed course, “Designing and Developing Accessible and Assistive Computing Systems, Concepts, and Skills,” open to junior and senior CSSE students, could take flight by 2025.

In the Tiger Cage’s 10th rendition, teams selected for the March 29 final round will compete for $80,000 in startup capital, with $25,000 going to the overall winner.

Sixteen Auburn Engineering students to compete in Tiger Cage semifinals - 2/14/24 9:00 AM

In the Tiger Cage’s 10th rendition, teams selected for the March 29 final round will compete for $80,000 in startup capital, with $25,000 going to the overall winner.

Each presentation can be viewed live in Shelby 3129, via Zoom or on-demand.

AI@AU kicks off six weeks of spring AI forums on Feb. 9 - 2/1/24 1:10 PM

Artificial intelligence experts from universities across the South will offer insight and answer questions when Auburn University’s Spring 2024 AI@AU forum kicks off a six-week series beginning Friday, Feb. 9.

Cameron Tilly

#GINNing Podcast: Pitching Mechanics - 1/26/24 2:00 PM

When it comes to subjects like heat transfer, let's just say computer science and software engineering freshman Cameron Tilly's 90+ mile per hour fastball already has him a little ahead of the game.

Auburn's online undergraduate computer science program enrolls 176 students from 34 states.

Auburn Online Computer Science degree ranked No. 1 by Best Colleges - 1/25/24 4:15 PM

Best Colleges, an online organization which annually recognizes national institutions, listed Auburn above all others when its 2024 rankings were released on January 23.

Entrants must record a video presentation using animation, simulation, diagrams, pictures, or even demonstrations explaining an overview of their respective study, but at a level where general audiences can understand. Each video must not exceed 60 seconds.

Registration under way for AUSome Science in 60 Seconds - 1/19/24 2:30 PM

Last spring’s AUsome Science in 60 Seconds research pitch competition was so successful, Auburn Engineering is hosting it again.

Pan He joined the Auburn University faculty in the Fall 2023 semester.

Assistant professor in CSSE named associate editor at top-tier AI journal - 1/12/24 11:45 AM

Pan He will play a vital role in the editorial decisions at IEEE's Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems

Farah Kandah

#GINNing Podcast: Quantum Credentials - 12/14/23 12:00 AM

After cracking his parents' password as a boy in Jordan, Farah Kandah, associate professor in computer science and software engineering, thankfully decided to use his knack for hacks on as force for good. These days, that's taking the form of quantum computing education and mentoring the Auburn Ethical Hacking Club.

The Auburn Cyber Research Center is housed within the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering in the Shelby Center for Technology.

ACRC the focal point for academic security research at Auburn University - 12/6/23 10:00 AM

The Auburn Cyber Research Center blends skills, needs from a variety of engineering disciplines, creates cyber research for the betterment of industry, society

Trevor Aupperle

#GINNing Podcast: Aupperle's Opportunities - 11/24/23 8:00 AM

Listen to software engineering senior Trevor Aupperle reflect on his college choice — and ponder his Prime potential — on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast.

Team members making the trip to CyberForce included, from left to right, Farak Kandah (mentor), Luke Robinson, Jonathan Story, Hemant Sherawat, Andrew Pruett, Walker McGilvary and Kyle Ackerman.

Ethical Hacking Club members gain real-world experience at premier event - 11/14/23 2:00 PM

What’s the best means to integrate, maintain, and secure an organization’s internal system infrastructure and remote client management software? Engineering students found out at CyberForce.

Tin Nguyen joined the Auburn Engineering faculty this past August after earning a National Science Foundation CAREER Award at Nevada-Reno.

Professor in CSSE uses data science to combat cancer misdiagnoses - 11/9/23 10:40 AM

Associate professor Tin Nguyen awarded three-year, $1.2 million grant from National Institute of Health to find an ideal means of diagnosing cancer subtypes via data analysis

Auburn University’s fifth-annual Halloween Pitch Competition was Friday, Oct. 27.

Online graduate students create fitness device, win pitch competition - 11/2/23 8:00 AM

Holli Michaels (engineering management) and Courtney Montague (CSSE), online graduate students from Santa Barbara, California, impress judges with AbGlo.

Farah Kandah is principal investigator on the project, "Creating and Sustaining a Diverse Community of Expertise in Quantum Information Science Across the Southeastern United States.”

Professor in CSSE awarded grant to enrich quantum computing education - 11/1/23 9:00 AM

Farah Kandah hopes to make an impact in developing the workforce in relation to quantum information science.

The designations are "an acknowledgement of the success we have achieved..." CSSE Department Chair Hari Narayanan said.

AU one of 10 universities to earn 3 NCAE in Cybersecurity designations - 10/30/23 8:50 AM

The National Security Agency designations are for cyber operations, cyber defense and cyber research.

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Auburn alum at Blue Origin working to launch one of world’s tallest rockets - 10/25/23 7:00 AM

Monk is a director on the New Glenn mission management team at Blue Origin, the aerospace manufacturer founded by’s Jeff Bezos. He graduated from Auburn with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering in 2005 and earned a master’s at the University of Colorado a year later. He immediately joined NASA’s Constellation program, working to develop the rockets and spacecraft needed to replace the retiring fleet of space shuttles. When the program was canceled in 2011, Monk had mixed feelings.

Ryan Pollard won first place for oral presentation, honorable mention for poster presentation and Best in Show overall.

Student in mechanical engineering wins Best in Show at research showcase - 10/16/23 9:40 AM

Ryan Pollard, a first-year graduate student, earned 'Best in Show' honors for his oral and poster presentation, "A Kinematics-Based Approach to Future Joint Angle Prediction."

Marcus Sachs believes Cyber-Informed Engineering provides the engineering groundwork to successfully build security into new products and existing infrastructure.

Deputy director for research at McCrary accepts joint appointment at INL - 10/12/23 9:45 AM

Marcus Sachs' appointment will enable Auburn and Idaho National Laboratory to partake in specific government-funded research proposals that require laboratory and university agreements

Will Bryan, CEO and founder of Autonoma, was team lead for Autonomous Tiger Racing.

Alabama Launchpad Cycle 3 finale to have Auburn Engineering flavor - 10/11/23 2:45 PM

Will Bryan, who is working toward a PhD in mechanical engineering, and Zakariya Veasy, a senior in computer science and software engineering, will compete in the Dec. 7 event.

October is the 20th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Cybersecurity expert weighs in on new threats, means of protection - 10/10/23 12:15 PM

October is the 20th installment of Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Tao Shu's research earned a three-year, $300,000 National Science Foundation grant.

Professor in CSSE develops method to prevent cyber attacks on satellites - 10/9/23 9:05 AM

Tao Shu's NSF-funded project will randomly scatter pieces of code from one satellite to another, creating a logistical nightmare for would-be hackers

Jakita Thomas will implement a series of workshops, beginning next summer, to engage members of the Broadening Participation in Computing Alliances.

Associate professor in CSSE earns $204,324 NSF EAGER grant - 10/2/23 3:00 PM

Jakita Thomas was awarded a $204,324 National Science Foundation Early-Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER)

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's newly launched pilot program aims to help students take their engineering career to the Next Level.

Next Level program aims to develop career skills in students - 9/28/23 10:00 AM

The College of Engineering's newly launched pilot program, titled Next Level, aims to enhance career preparedness and to improve first destination satisfaction by focusing on formative career development in the classroom.

Emmanuel Winful, right, is the college's health and safety manager.

Auburn Engineering named Green Cross Award semifinalist - 9/25/23 8:20 AM

College recognized for advocating transformational research that doesn't push the boundaries of safety.

The 11th annual Graduate Engineering Research Showcase offers $8,250 in prizes.

Almost 200 registered for annual Graduate Engineering Research Showcase - 9/21/23 8:00 AM

Students will exchange ideas, hypotheses and fresh concepts between one another and faculty judges on Thursday, October 12.

Auburn Engineering's undergraduate programs rank No. 3 among public institutions in the Southeastern Conference and No. 1 in the state.

Auburn Engineering undergraduate programs receive No. 30 public ranking - 9/18/23 12:00 PM

Auburn Engineering's undergraduate programs climbed three spots in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Auburn Engineering professors Fa Foster Dai, J. David Irwin and Bruce Tatarchuk have been recognized as NAI fellows, while professor Jin Wang is an NAI senior member.

AU ranked by National Academy of Inventors among Top 100 U.S. universities granted utility patents - 9/14/23 7:00 AM

Auburn innovators earned 12 new patents in 2022

Akond Rahman

Assistant professor in CSSE earns $553K NSF grant - 9/13/23 8:15 AM

Akond Rahman is principal investigator on a three-year, $553,295 National Science Foundation grant for the project, “Resilient Operations for Deployment Units Used in Container Orchestration,” aimed at targeting and strengthening software resilience.

Santu Karmaker, assistant professor in computer science and software engineering, delivered the series' first presentation on Friday, September 8.

AI@AU initiative spearheads fall series of expert-led AI forums - 9/8/23 12:25 PM

The AI@AU forums will draw speakers from inside and outside the university to talk on a variety of topical AI and machine learning issues.

Zakariya Veasy

#GINNing Podcast: Banner Man - 8/25/23 10:00 AM

Learn how business school poster boy Zakariya Veasy is poised to revolutionize the credit game through Omnis, a pitch-perfect startup facilitating peer-to-peer, short-term microloans on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast. 

What can we learn from the movie iRobot, where human-like machines performed tasks and became a threat?

Artificial intelligence-themed film festival kicks off Tuesday, August 29 - 8/22/23 3:00 PM

Viewers will have the opportunity to view five movies, then learn from an Auburn University professor about what they witnessed and how it can be applied today… and tomorrow.

Cyber Fire Puzzles, created by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, drew students from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Harbert College of Business and the College of Sciences and Mathematics.

Cyber Fire presents real-life cyber security challenges to students - 8/21/23 2:25 PM

Almost 60 students were presented with cyber security challenges in the form of puzzles to develop skills fundamental to practitioners on August 19-20.

Companies and organizations represented at the July 19-20 roundtable, held inside the Shelby Center, included the McCrary Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Southern Company, American Electric Power, Dominion Resources, Duke Energy, and Tennessee Valley Authority.

McCrary Institute, utility leaders discuss cyber threat mitigation - 8/9/23 1:00 PM

Priority issues included the electric sector landscape, national cybersecurity strategy, building a cyber-trained operational technology workforce, cyber-informed engineering, and more.

Thanks to a new course developed by Auburn University, faculty at Southeastern Conference institutions will have guidelines and suggestions for how to best integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into their instruction and scholarship.

Auburn University leading SEC consortium to advance innovation in AI teaching, learning - 8/8/23 11:20 AM

Auburn is among several universities delivering pragmatic solutions to critical questions on how faculty can effectively integrate AI in their instruction and scholarship.

Shubhra Kanti "Santu" Karmaker said, "Whether it’s creating new technologies to educate our children or building an AI agent to quickly assimilate abundant information, I’m happy to play a part."

Assistant professor in CSSE earns two grants that combine for $1.25M - 8/2/23 9:50 AM

Shubhra Kanti (Santu) Karmaker is conducting investigative studies involving natural language processing and artificial intelligence-assisted interactive learning for the National Science Foundation and Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Seven students representing four engineering disciplines were awarded Department of Defense SMART scholarships this year.

Seven Auburn Engineering students awarded DoD SMART scholarships - 7/13/23 11:00 AM

Emma Akozbek, Seth Markum, Rehman Qureshi, Alton Stoute, Dayton Malone, Mason Holtcamp, and Chase Hittle will receive tuition for up to five years, mentorship, summer internships, a stipend and full-time employment with the Department of Defense after graduation through the scholarship.

Zakariya Veasy

Senior in CSSE making entrepreneurial impact - 7/12/23 2:00 PM

Zakariya Veasy founded OMNIS to develop secure, easy-to-use solutions for those coming to the U.S. who often face significant obstacles in attempting to establish credit once they get here.

Akond Rahman

#GINNing Podcast: Everybody Loves Rahman - 6/30/23 12:00 PM

Akond Rahman, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, discusses his NSF-funded contributions to strengthening the nation’s cyber infrastructure on the latest episode of the best podcast in higher education. 

Mario Eden

#GINNing Podcast: New Boss Level - 5/12/23 12:00 PM

As chemical engineering chair, Mario Eden led the department to its highest-ever U.S. News & World Report Graduate Program ranking; increased undergraduate enrollment to record numbers with incoming freshmen with ACT scores of 30 or higher for 11 years in a row; successfully added 17 tenure-track faculty members and two full-time lecturers during the past 10 years, including the department achieving the highest percentage of female full professors among any chemical engineering department in the country; increased philanthropic support of the program by millions of dollars; and successfully led the department through the national accreditation process in 2016 and 2022. Last month, he was appointed the new dean of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. But in terms of lasting impact, his latest distinction — #GINNing Podcast guest — stands alone.

From left, CSSE Coordinator of Student Services Michael Covington, Manager of Academic Programs Clint Lovelace, and Coordinator of Student Programs Matthew Morris.

CSSE advising team earns grant to improve student career outcomes - 5/8/23 8:30 AM

Their proposal pairs recent Auburn University Campus Engagement & Experience Survey results with three required professional development classes to not only measure success – but also ensure student success moving forward.

Steve Taylor

Taylor named SVP for Research and Economic Development - 5/4/23 2:00 PM

Taylor has served as the interim dean of Auburn’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering since April 2022. Taylor will begin his new position on June 1.

James Goosby earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Auburn in 2000.

Goosby named executive-in-residence at McCrary Institute - 5/2/23 7:30 AM

Auburn Engineering alumnus aims to provide leadership for the development of a collaboration center that aligns to the mission of the McCrary Institute to support the security of critical infrastructure – specifically the electricity sector.

Wesley Lowman

Student in CSSE part of Auburn FMA's Global Case Competition winning team - 4/26/23 7:00 AM

Wesley Lowman, a junior in computer science and software engineering, was part of Auburn's four-student Financial Management Association team to win one of the most prestigious student-organized case competitions in the world.

Auburn has climbed 10 spots in U.S. News' Best Engineering Graduate Program rankings over the past four years.

Auburn Engineering climbs to No. 31 in U.S. News and World Report ranking - 4/25/23 5:44 AM

Auburn Engineering has climbed 10 spots in the Best Graduate program rankings over the past four years

Maggie Nelson (left) and Yoorae Noh extrude recycled filament and feed it into a new spool.

CPAC gives used 3D printing filament new life through recycling program - 4/21/23 12:50 PM

Through ReMake, the Center for Polymers and Advanced Composites is collecting 3D printing waste and recycling it into filament that can be redistributed to labs across campus.

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CPAC Summer Seminar Series kicks off May 30 - 4/20/23 1:00 PM

The annual seminar series hosted by the Center for Polymers and Advanced Composites is an opportunity for graduate students to share their research and foster interdisciplinary research collaboration at Auburn.

Computer science students Vicki McLendon and Kyle Ackerman enjoyed learning new software tools that trace the steps of cyber attackers.

Students spend weekend as cyber sleuths, trace fictional attack - 4/20/23 10:00 AM

Tracer FIRE, held April 14-16, was an educational program is developed and run by Sandia National Laboratories for the purpose of training university students in cyber incident response.