CISE Current Events


Sanjay Ranka, Ph.D., professor, and Daisy Zhe Wang, Ph.D., assistant professor, have been named affiliate faculty members of the College of Medicine’s Institute for Child Health Policy. The institute focuses on disparities in health and health care outcomes for minority and underserved children and develops strategies and interventions to address these issues.


Dr. Jih-Kwon Peir’s paper entitled “Bloom Filtering Cache Misses for Accurate Data Speculation and Prefetching” co-authored with S. Lai, S. Lu, J. Stark, and K. Lai has been included in the “25 years of International Conference on Supercomputing”. The selection committee reviewed the top 100 most-cited papers out of 1800 papers published in ICS proceedings between 1987 and 2011 and selected 35 papers to be included.


Junjie Li’s paper wins the best paper award at the 6th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICoB) in Las Vegas. “Optimal Alignment of Three Sequences on a GPU” is co-authored by CISE faculty Dr. Sanjay Ranka and Dr. Sartaj Sahni.


The CISE department’s student-run organization WiCSE (Women in Computer Science and Engineering) led an outreach day on March 25, 2014, for middle school girls. The girls were attending a week-long spring break camp hosted by the UF WISE group, sponsored by the Florida Museum of Natural History, spending one day in each of 5 science and engineering departments around campus.


Friday, March 28th 2014 from 4:00PM to 5:00PM in CSE Building room 404 Dr. Srikant will be presenting on Resource Allocation and Networking in Clouds and Data Centers.
For the full announcement flyer, please click here.


Last November, sparse matrices came together with electronic music to appear on billboards around London for the LEAF 2013 Electronic Music Festival.


Dr. Vipin Kumar will be presenting: “Understanding Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges for Data Driven Research” Friday, March 21, 2014 from 4:00PM to 5:00PM in CSE Building room 404.


The Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is searching to fill one senior position at the level of associate or full professor in the area of personalized learning under UF’s Rising to National Preeminence program.


A team consisting of students affiliated with the UF CISE Data Science Research Center and Warrington College of Business Administration finished in second place in the 7-hour Hoggetowne Hack 2014.


President Barack Obama asks every American to give it a shot to learn to code, kicking off the Hour of Code campaign for Computer Science Education Week 2013.


Prof. Chandrajit Bajaj will be delivering the first lecture in the Barr Systems distinguished lecture series for 2013-14. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, October 15th from 4-5PM in CSE E121.

Automated Prediction of Molecular Assemblies

Prof. Chandrajit Bajaj, University of Texas, Austin


Sartaj Sahni was recently named the Editor-in-Chief of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) journal Computing Surveys. The ACM is the premier professional association for computer science. Computing Surveys has the highest impact of all the ACM journals. The journal publishes surveys, tutorials, and special reports on all areas of computing research.


In April 2013, the UF Graduate Teaching Assistant Award was given to Sencer
Nuri Yeralan, Computer and Information Science and Engineering. Only about 20
graduate students are given this award at UF each year. Awards to engineering
students are very rare: Nuri is the third engineering student to win this
award since it was established in 2003.


All graduate students working in hyperspectral image analysis are expected to attend.

Also, if you are a PhD student, this seminar will count towards your PhD requirements.

A PDF of the seminar announcement can be viewed here.


The Association of Graduate Students in Computer and Information Science and Engineering (ASCIE) is hosting Computer Science Day in conjunction with the annual Artificial Intelligence in Computer Games Day at the University of Florida.
Computer Science Day is intended to promote awareness of the importance and impact of Computer Science and to showcase just how much fun it is! The event will be on Monday, April 22nd 2013 from 12:00PM to 5:00PM at the CSE Building next to Turlington Plaza and Marston Science Library.


Tim Davis, a professor in CISE, was elected as a Fellow of the
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) on March 29.
Tim is one of only two SIAM Fellows in the state of Florida. The
SIAM Fellows program was initiated in 2009 with 194 members, and
about 34 have been elected each year since then.

Tim Davis’ citation reads:
For contributions to sparse matrix algorithms and software, including the University of Florida Sparse Matrix Collection.


Trendy Entertainment a Gainesville based mobile
gaming company will sponsor UF’s Mobile Computing Killer App Competition
in connection with the Mobile Platforms class taught by Professor Sumi


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