Computer Science and Software Engineering News

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

Official GEM logo

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.