Computer Science and Software Engineering News

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.

Mario Eden has been named as the 14th dean of Auburn University's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Auburn University appoints Eden as its new dean of engineering - 4/14/23 2:00 PM

Following a national search, Mario Eden, the Joe T. and Billie Carole McMillan Professor and chair of Auburn University’s Department of Chemical Engineering, has been named as the 14th dean of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, according to an announcement by Interim Provost Vini Nathan.

Interim Dean of Engineering Steve Taylor kicks off the 2023 Spring Awards Ceremony.

Spring awards recognize outstanding students, faculty, staff and alumni - 4/14/23 1:45 PM

The Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering hosted its annual spring awards ceremony, which recognizes students, faculty, staff and alumni who have shown outstanding leadership and devotion to the college.

Fatemah Jamshidi

#GINNing Podcast: Robot Rock - 4/14/23 12:00 PM

When it comes to expanding our understanding of computer science's relationship to music theory — and, heck, maybe even vice versa — nothing matches the Persian powered pedagogy of CSSE doctoral student Fatemah Jamshidi.

Friday's event will discuss the need to prioritize resilience of U.S. space systems.

McCrary Institute to host virtual roundtable on securing space - 4/11/23 2:25 PM

Event Will Discuss Need to Prioritize Resilience of U.S. Space Systems

Leadership from Auburn Engineering and the Technical University of Applied Sciences at Wurzburg-Schweinfurt discussed collaboration efforts during a week-long summit March 26-31.

Auburn bolsters relations with German technical institute - 4/10/23 2:35 PM

Fostering the spirit of collaborative research and educational programs, Auburn University leadership hosted a delegation from the German Technical University of Applied Sciences at Wurzburg-Schweinfurt, March 26-31.

Parvin Fathi-Hafshejani makes her business pitch before industry professional judges during the Tiger Cage final round on Friday, March 31.

Student creates device that instantly detects disease, wins Tiger Cage - 4/4/23 8:45 AM

Parvin Fathi-Hafshejani, a doctoral student in ECE, won the ninth Tiger Cage Business Idea Competition and $25,000 in early-stage startup capital

Nilanjana Raychawdhary

Student in CSSE awarded invitation to graduate cohort for women - 4/3/23 5:00 PM

Nilanjana Raychawdhary will attend the Computing Research Association Widening Participating Graduate Cohort for Women April 20-22 in San Francisco.

Graduate students and faculty from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering present research posters at the second annual Graduate Engineering Research Showcase in Huntsville.

Graduate Engineering Research Showcase returns to Huntsville - 3/24/23 8:00 AM

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering held its second annual Graduate Engineering Research Showcase in Huntsville on Wednesday, with more than 150 graduate students and faculty presenting research posters to members of the Huntsville community and Auburn Engineering alumni.

The Tiger Cage finals will be Friday, March 31, in Horton-Hardgrave Hall's Broadway Event and Space Theater.

Three engineering teams among Tiger Cage Pitch Competition finalists - 3/24/23 7:30 AM

Students are competing Friday, March 31, for a prize pool of $54,000 in startup capital.

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.