Computer Science and Software Engineering News

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 Vandergrift 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.

Savannah Sawyer

#GINNing Podcast: Country music and computer science - 6/17/21 4:30 PM

What do Kid Rock, "American Idol" and Auburn Engineering all have in common? Find out on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast. 

Computer science and software engineering faculty will debut a new class in spring 2022 that will explore how to bridge the gap between artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

NSF grant for AI and cybersecurity education awarded - 6/9/21 10:44 AM

Three computer science and software engineering faculty members are teaming up to improve teaching strategies surrounding the cross-section of artificial intelligence and cybersecurity utilizing a National Science Foundation award.

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering recently honored outstanding departmental alumni in a virtual awards ceremony.

Auburn Engineering recognizes 2020-2021 outstanding alumni - 5/10/21 1:55 PM

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering recently recognized outstanding departmental alumni from 2020 and 2021 in a virtual ceremony.

A graduate student presents her research at the annual Graduate Summer Seminar Series.

Annual Graduate Summer Seminar Series accepting submissions - 5/5/21 12:58 PM

The annual Graduate Summer Seminar Series, hosted by the Center for Polymer and Advanced Composites at Auburn University, is accepting abstract submissions through May 14.

Michael Norwood

Auburn Engineering senior awarded Critical Language Scholarship - 4/28/21 10:50 AM

Michael Norwood, a senior from Pell City majoring in computer science with the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and minoring in Asian studies, has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to undergo study of the Japanese language.

The panel discussion, which begins at 10 a.m. CT, will be moderated by McCrary Institute Senior Fellow Cheri Caddy, who also serves as Senior Cybersecurity Fellow and Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Cyber leaders to discuss digital supply chain risks during AU event - 4/28/21 8:40 AM

Auburn University’s McCrary Institute will host cyber leaders from across the country Friday, April 30, during a virtual event titled “Illuminating Digital Supply Chain Risk.”

Outstanding student award winners representing each department in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

Auburn Engineering honors student and faculty achievement - 4/22/21 10:19 AM

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering recognized outstanding students and faculty in an awards ceremony held Wednesday.

The SEC logo is seen at the 2020 SEC swimming and diving championships.

6 Auburn engineers named to 2020-21 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll - 4/21/21 3:20 PM

Six Auburn Engineering student-athletes earned a selection to the 2020-21 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll based on their grades from the 2020 spring, summer and fall terms.

U.S. Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Jim Langevin, D-R.I.

House representatives to discuss cyber diplomacy during Auburn event - 4/12/21 3:00 PM

Auburn University’s McCrary Institute will host U.S. Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Jim Langevin, D-R.I., during a bipartisan live virtual event Thursday, April 15, titled “Relaunching the Cyber Diplomacy Act.”

AuburnHacks first launched at Auburn University in 2019.

Auburn CSSE students host annual “hackathon” event - 4/6/21 2:02 PM

Auburn University’s annual AuburnHacks event will be held the weekend of April 10-11, hosted virtually by a handful of software engineering students in partnership with Major League Hacking, an organization that operates a league for student hacking events.

McCrary Institute Director Frank Cilluffo (right) hosted Brandon Wales, acting director of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, for a talk on ransomware Monday.

U.S. cyber chief offers ransomware guidance during Auburn talk - 3/22/21 4:02 PM

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Acting Director Brandon Wales joined the McCrary Institute to discuss CISA's strategy to reduce the risk of ransomware across the nation by raising awareness and instigating actions to combat this evolving threat.

Saad Biaz

CSSE professor receives award for outstanding mentoring - 3/18/21 3:11 PM

Saad Biaz, professor of computer science and software engineering, was awarded the 2021 Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award by the Computing Research Association for “exceptional mentorship, undergraduate research experiences and guidance on admission and matriculation of their students to research-focused graduate programs in computing.”

CISA Acting Director Brandon Wales

CISA Acting Director to discuss ransomware attacks during virtual event - 3/18/21 12:50 PM

Auburn University’s McCrary Institute will host U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Acting Director Brandon Wales on Monday, March 22, during a live virtual event titled “A Discussion on Ransomware with the Acting CISA Director.”

The Auburn University Office of Cooperative Education has joined the Engineering Office of Career Development and Corporate Relations.

AU Office of Cooperative Education joins College of Engineering - 3/17/21 9:52 AM

The Auburn University Office of Cooperative Education has joined the Engineering Office of Career Development and Corporate Relations, and remains committed to serving the entire campus community.

Rep. John Katko

Auburn's McCrary Institute hosting Rep. John Katko for live virtual event - 3/11/21 7:00 AM

Auburn University’s McCrary Institute will host Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y. and ranking member of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, to discuss the 117th Congress’ cyber and homeland security priorities during a live virtual event Tuesday, March 16 at 2 p.m. CT.

Natalie Eichorn

#GINNing Podcast: Software engineering student worker superstar - 2/28/21 12:00 AM

In German, her last name may mean "squirrel." But around these parts, it translates to Best Student Worker of the Year.

Cheryl Seals

Pair of esteemed professors react to receiving Barkley Endowed Professorships - 2/26/21 10:10 AM

Cheryl Seals, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, has been selected as a 2020 recipient of the Charles W. Barkley Endowed Professorship.

Alice Smith

Professor named INFORMS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Ambassador - 2/17/21 4:10 PM

Alice Smith aims to widen the diversity of people who are included in the peer-reviewing and editing process of scholarly journals as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Ambassador for INFORMS.

The virtual Engineering and Technology Career Fair will take place Feb. 10-11.

Auburn Engineering to host virtual Engineering and Technology Career Fair - 2/5/21 3:44 PM

A virtual Engineering and Technology Career Fair, hosted by the Auburn University Career Center and the Office of Career Development and Corporate Relations in the College of Engineering, will be held Feb. 10-11.

Bo Liu (left) and Wei-Shinn (Jeff) Ku

Auburn Engineering professors awarded editorships at top journals - 2/4/21 4:10 PM

Auburn Engineering faculty Bo Liu and Wei-Shinn (Jeff) Ku were recently appointed associate editors of prominent engineering journals published by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and IEEE Computer Society, enhancing the visibility of the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering.

The Foster family, from left: Bernard, '92 industrial engineering, software engineering junior Adia, pharmacy student Zuri and Mendolyn, '92 electrical engineering.

Software engineering junior follows in parents' engineering footsteps - 2/1/21 10:37 AM

The love for Auburn University runs deep in the Foster Family, three of whom chose to pursue Auburn Engineering degrees with a fourth pursuing a degree in pharmacy just across campus.

Jakita Thomas

CSSE faculty member named among America’s most inspiring Black scientists - 1/21/21 3:25 PM

Computer science and software engineering faculty member Jakita Thomas, a noted researcher and leader in promoting equity and inclusion in computer science, was recently included in Cell Mentor’s list of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America.

Representatives from four engineering employers will discuss various buzzwords in the workplace in a virtual panel on Thursday.

Upcoming employer panel to discuss breaking down buzzwords - 1/19/21 3:15 PM

The Office of Career Development and Corporate Relations kicks off its 2021 Employer Panel Series with a virtual discussion titled "Breaking Down Buzzwords" on Thurs., Jan. 21 at 4:30 p.m.

Computer Science Degree Hub ranked Auburn's online Bachelor of Computer Science program among its top 10 programs.

Auburn online computer science degree ranked among nation’s top 10 - 12/24/20 2:02 PM

Auburn University’s online Bachelor of Computer Science program has been ranked among the nation’s top online computer science programs, according to Computer Science Degree Hub. The program earned the ranking based on its estimated cost, return on investment and graduation rate.

Researchers in the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence are shown conducting fatigue testing.

Auburn Engineering posts banner year for research in fiscal year 2020 - 12/23/20 10:23 AM

The Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has again posted a banner year for externally sponsored projects, bringing in more than $74 million in awards during fiscal year 2020. 

Bernie Moussad

#GINNing Podcast: Feel the Bern - 12/20/20 12:00 AM

Bernie Moussad just graduated from Auburn University with a 4.0 GPA in computer engineering. If you think that sounds hard, try living with the name "Bernie" for the last four years.

Marcus Sachs

Prominent cybersecurity expert to lead McCrary Institute research - 12/14/20 6:00 AM

Marcus Sachs, a security executive with nearly 40 years of public and private sector professional experience, was announced today as the McCrary Institute’s deputy director for research. Sachs, whose appointment was effective Dec. 1, will lead, coordinate and expand the institute’s cyber and critical infrastructure security research portfolio. He will initially serve as Auburn’s principal investigator supporting a multi-institution initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to create a national network of institutes that will educate and train dynamic and diverse cybersecurity professionals.

A researcher in the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence is pictured operating an additive manufacturing machine.

Auburn receives funding for additive manufacturing cybersecurity training - 12/8/20 3:26 PM

ASTM International and Auburn University have been awarded more than $260,000 in funding from America Makes for the development of additive manufacturing cybersecurity training.