Silicon Valley Startup Licenses Patent for Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication System
The University of Memphis Research Foundation has signed an agreement to license a U.S. patent for an Adaptive Multi-factor Authentication System invented and developed by a team led by Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta, professor of Computer Science and director of the Center for Information Assurance.
Prof. Rus Receives $2.58M Grant to Begin Learner Data Institute
Led by William Dunavant Prof. Vasile Rus, this NSF-funded project will lay the foundation for a future Learner Data Institute (LDI). Its mission will be to harness the data revolution to further our understanding of how people learn, how to improve adaptive instructional systems (AISs), and how to improve the learning ecosystem's effectiveness and cost-efficiency as well as the learners’ and instructors' engagement and satisfaction while learning with technology.
Map901 Project Featured on GCN
The Map901 project was featured in GCN this week for its potential impact on first responders' safety and efficiency. The project involves the use of light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology to map building interiors.
Prof. Dasgupta Visits UK Universities
Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta gave an invited talk on his adaptive multi-factor authentication (A-MFA) research at the University of Oxford on a recent visit to the UK.
Summer 2019 Camps
The Department will offer two camps this summer for pre-college students.
Prof. Lan Wang Receives Distinguished Research Award
Prof. Lan Wang, department chair, has been selected to receive the 2019 Alumni Association Distinguished Research Award in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Undergraduates Compete in 2019 CCSC Mid-South Programming Contest
Five undergraduate students participated in the 2019 CCSC Mid-South Programming Contest held on April 12 at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock.
2019 CS Research Symposium and Career Day
The 15th Annual Computer Science Research Symposium and Career Day was held on Friday, April 12 in the Michael D. Rose Theatre.
Sayma Akther Wins 1st Place at Student Research Forum
Doctoral student Sayma Akther took 1st place in the Math and Computer Science category at the UofM's 31st Annual Student Research Forum held on March 25.
Mid-South Student Hackathon
The inaugural Mid-South Student Hackathon was held on March 8-9 at the FedEx Institute of Technology.
Prof. Wang Awarded NIST Grant for City of Memphis Project
Prof. Lan Wang is on a team that was awarded a $418k grant from the Public Safety Communications Research Division of NIST to work with the City of Memphis to map building interiors for first responders.
Assistant Professor Position Available (Supported by IIS)
The Department is seeking candidates for an Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2019. The candidate's research will be jointly supported by the Department of Computer Science and the Institute of Intelligent Systems (IIS).
ACM Student Chapter Receives Support from IP
The Department's ACM student chapter has received a $300 gift from the University of Memphis Ambassadors program at International Paper.
Paper Accepted at AAAI 2019
Graduate student Maminur Islam has had a paper accepted to AAAI 2019, a premier conference for AI.
Undergraduates Win StartCo Event
Undergraduates Kareem Dasilva and Brandon Ellis were on a team that placed 1st among five teams at the StartCo 48 Hours Launch Competition on Sunday, Nov. 11.
Undergraduates Place 1st at ACM ICPC Local Site
A team of three Computer Science undergraduates participated in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest on Nov. 3, placing 1st at the local site.
MD2K Awarded $2M in Grants from NSF and NIH
The Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K), now in its fifth year, has landed two grants totaling $2 million that will enable the center to enhance its software infrastructure, and also join the effort to curb opioid abuse.
Multiple Assistant Professor Positions Available
The Department is seeking candidates for multiple Assistant Professor positions beginning Fall 2019.
Fifth Annual MD2K Meeting
The fifth annual meeting for the NIH-funded MD2K Center of Excellence was held at the FedEx Institute of Technology and Shelby Farms Park on Oct. 1-2.
BDPA Students Attend National Conference
Nine students from the Memphis chapter of Black Data Processing Associates qualified to attend the annual BDPA National Conference in New Orleans in August.
PhD Student Featured on News Channel 3
PhD student Jamal Mosakheil was interviewed on News Channel 3 on how to avoid the growing number of phishing emails.
CfIA to Host Mid-South Cybersecurity Summit
The Center for Information Assurance will host the 11th Annual Mid-South Cybersecurity Summit at the FedEx Institute of Technology on Friday, Oct. 5.
CS Faculty Honored at CAS Meeting
Four CS faculty were recognized at the College of Arts and Sciences faculty meeting on Thursday, Aug. 23.
Best Student Paper Nomination at FLAIRS-31
PhD student Nabin Maharjan has a paper nominated for the Best Student Paper Award at the 31st International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS-31).
MD2K Organizes mHealth Tech Showcase at NIH
The MD2K Center for Excellence, under the direction of Prof. Santosh Kumar, organized a well-attended mHealth Technology Showcase at the National Institutes of Health campus on June 4.
Amazon Alexa Blog Post by Alumnus Steve Ash
Steve Ash (PhD 2017, MS 2012) cowrote a recent Amazon Alexa blog post about the work he's doing as a senior machine learning engineer in the Amazon Web Services AI organization.
July Talks by Prof. Dasgupta
Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta gave several invited talks in July.
Profs. Rus and Fleming Awarded $759K NSF Grant
Profs. Vasile Rus and Scott Fleming have been awarded a three-year, $759,136 grant from the National Science Foundation.
Prof. Dasgupta Gives Invited Talk at MIT Workshop
Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta was a guest speaker on June 27 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's 2018 Professional Development Summer Workshop on Applied Cybersecurity.
Prof. Dasgupta on WMC Action News 5
Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta, director of the Center for Information Assurance, was interviewed on WMC Action News 5 about the upcoming Cyber Ambassadors Tech Camp.
Profs. Watson and Daigle Receive Early Career Research Award
Profs. Thomas Watson and Bernie Daigle, Jr., have been selected as recipients of the 2018 Early Career Research Award from the U of M College of Arts and Sciences.
2018 Summer Camps
The Department will offer two week-long day camps for pre-college students this summer.
Students Accepted to 2018 CRA-Women Grad Cohort Workshop
Six Computer Science PhD students were accepted to the 2018 CRA-Women Grad Cohort Workshop.
Prof. Dasgupta Interviewed on WREG
Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta, director of the Center for Information Assurance, was interviewed on WREG News Channel 3 about the recent TNReady testing issues.
U of M Team Wins DoE Cyber Defense Competition
A team of U of M undergraduates took first place in the Department of Energy Cyber Defense Competition held at Oak Ridge National Lab on April 6-7.
Upcoming Data Science Workshops
The Department will hold three series of workshops on using Python for data analytics, data science, and machine learning this year.
14th Annual CS Research Day
Computer Science faculty and students gathered on Friday, March 23 in the University Center Memphis Room to view presentations and posters from 18 participants in a variety of exciting research areas.
Austin Henley Accepts Tenure-Track Position at UT Knoxville
Doctoral student Austin Henley has accepted a tenure-track faculty position at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
New U.S. Patent by Prof. Dasgupta
Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 9,912,657 for an "Adaptive multi-factor authentication system."
Former APCS Student Receives Sedgwick MVP Award
Former M.S. Applied Computer Science student Charles Lancaster, Jr. has received the 2017 Sedgwick Most Valued Performer Award.
CfIA Hosts Meeting for Raymond James Executive
Kishen Sridharan, an executive from Raymond James, visited the U of M on Feb. 23 to meet with cybersecurity faculty, staff, and students.
New StudyInternational Editorial
StudyInternational.com has published a new editorial on the Department.
Fall 2017 Software Engineering Showcase
At the end of last fall semester, undergraduate students in Dr. James Yu's Software Engineering class displayed their semester projects.
Invited Talks by Prof. Shiva
Prof. Sajjan Shiva recently gave two invited international talks.
Best Paper Award at ICISS 2017
Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta received a Best Paper (Honorable Mention) award at ICISS 2017, the 13th International Conference on Information Systems Security held Dec. 16-20 at IIT Bombay.
Recent Publications from Prof. Dasgupta
Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta has recently had three research papers accepted or published in leading journals.
Data Science in Python Workshop
We will host a Data Science & Analytics in Python workshop from Dec. 8-10.
Instructor Position Available
The Department is seeking candidates for an Instructor position.
Paper and Tutorial Accepted at AAAI-18
Prof. Deepak Venugopal's lab had a paper and tutorial accepted at AAAI-18, the 32nd Conference on Artificial Intelligence sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.
Undergraduates Compete in ACM Programming Contest
Our undergraduate student team Memphoes placed placed 5th out of 14 teams at the UT Martin site of the ACM Mid-Central USA Programming Contest 2017 on Nov. 4.
Student Team Wins Regional Cyber Defense Competition
A team of students from the Center for Information Assurance won 1st place in the CANSec Student Cyber-Defense Competition on Oct. 29 at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri.
10th Annual Mid-South Cyber Security Summit
The Center for Information Assurance hosted the 10th annual Mid-South Cyber Security Summit at the FedEx Institute of Technology on Oct. 12.
UofM to Host MD2K Meeting on Oct. 24-25
The fourth annual meeting for the NIH-funded MD2K Center of Excellence will be held at the FedEx Institute of Technology on Oct. 24-25.
CS Department Ranked Nationally
The Department was ranked 80th in the nation among 173 doctoral computer science programs, according to a recent study.
CfIA Receives New Cyber Security Education Grant
The Center for Information Assurance has been awarded a $206K CAE Cyber Security Workforce Education Grant to develop interactive, hands-on exercises to integrate into cyber security curricula.
New Text on User Authentication by Prof. Dasgupta
Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta has had a new textbook entitled Advances in User Authentication published through Springer-Verlag.
Prof. Dasgupta Gives Keynote Talk in Poland
Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta gave the keynote talk at MMM-ACNS 2017, the 7th International Conference on Mathematical Methods, Models, and Architectures for Computer Network Security.
Prof. Santosh Kumar Is Co-Editor of New mHealth Text
Prof. Santosh Kumar together with two MD2K investigators (Prof. Jim Rehg from Georgia Tech and Prof. Susan Murphy from University of Michigan) are editors of Mobile Health: Sensors, Analytic Methods, and Applications, a textbook on mHealth released recently by Springer.
MD2K Receives $13.8M IARPA Contract
Under the direction of Prof. Santosh Kumar, the MD2K Center of Excellence has received a new $13.8M contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).
Prof. Venugopal Has Paper Accepted at IJCAI
Prof. Deepak Venugopal has had a paper accepted at IJCAI 2017, the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
Tigers Tech Expedition
Our ACM student chapter held a 5-weekend "Tigers Tech Expedition" camp in April and May for middle-schoolers, mostly from Orange Mound and Binghampton.
Prof. Watson Has Paper Accepted at FOCS
Prof. Thomas Watson has had a paper accepted at FOCS 2017, the 58th Annual IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science.
2017 Creative Game Design Camp
We hosted our third annual Creative Game Design Camp for high school students from July 10-14.
2017 GenCyber Boot Camps
The Center for Information Assurance held two successful cyber security boot camps for middle- and high-school students this June.
Stan Franklin Featured on NBC News
Professor Emeritus Stan Franklin was featured in a recent artificial intelligence article on NBC News.
Prof. Venugopal Awarded Gift from Adobe Research
Prof. Deepak Venugopal has been awarded funding from Adobe Research Labs.
Instructor Position Available
Applications are invited for an instructor position beginning Fall 2017.
CfIA Featured on Local 24 News
The Center for Information Assurance was featured on two recent Local 24 News stories about cyber security.
Lyndsey Rush Wins Dean's Outstanding Employee Award
Administrative secretary Lyndsey Rush has received the 2017 Dean's Outstanding Employee Award from the College of Arts and Sciences.
2017 DoD Information Assurance Scholarship Program
The Department of Defense is seeking rising junior and senior undergraduate (third and fourth year) and graduate/doctoral students who are interested in full-ride scholarships for concentrated studies in information assurance.
Prof. Daigle Receives ARL Grant
Prof. Bernie J. Daigle, Jr., affiliate faculty with the Biology Department, has been awarded a $485K research grant from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.
CS Students Win at University Research Forum
Five Computer Science students received awards at the UofM's 29th Annual Student Research Forum held on March 27.
Malasri Receives Teaching Award
Instructor Kriangsiri Malasri has been selected as a recipient of the 2017 Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award.
Tigers Tech Expedition
Alumnus Herve Aniglo and community partner Meka Egwuekwe were featured on WREG News Channel 3 this week speaking about the upcoming Tigers Tech Expedition camp.
CAST and DRONES Research Cluster Grants
Several CS faculty have received research grants under the CAST and DRONES Research Clusters at the UofM.
Interdisciplinary Innovations Awards
Profs. Dipankar Dasgupta and Lan Wang have received two Interdisciplinary Innovations Awards from the UofM Division of Research and Innovation.
Online Cyber Security Course Featured on WMC Action News 5
Carolyn Butler from the Center for Information Assurance was recently featured on WMC Action News 5 to talk about an upcoming free online course.
2017 CS Research Day Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the oral and poster presentations at the 13th Annual Computer Science Research Day.
NSA Codebreaker Challenge Featured on WMC Action News 5
Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta, director of the Center for Information Assurance, and undergraduate student Berkeley Willis were featured on WMC Action News 5 to talk about our recent strong showing in the 2016 NSA Codebreaker Challenge.
New Grants for Profs. Watson and Venugopal
Prof. Thomas Watson and Prof. Deepak Venugopal have been awarded new research grants.
Prof. Dasgupta Featured on Interview with David Fogel
Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta was recently featured in an interview with Dr. David Fogel, past president of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and current co-general chair of IEEE SSCI 2017.
Spring 2017 New Faculty
The Department is pleased to welcome Dr. Kan Yang as a tenure-track Assistant Professor.
Student Team Places in NSA Codebreaker Challenge
A team of students from the Center for Information Assurance placed 11th nationwide in the 2016 NSA Codebreaker Challenge.
Prof. Wang Receives U.S. Patent
Department chair Prof. Lan Wang has been awarded a U.S. patent for her work on a new Forwarding Information Base (FIB) aggregation algorithm.
Xiaoshan Cai Awarded Amazon Subterranean Delivery Patent
Alumnus Xiaoshan Cai (BS 2010) has been awarded a U.S. patent for his work at Amazon on a subterranean delivery system.
Students Accepted to 2017 CRA-Women Grad Cohort Workshop
Several Computer Science graduate students have been accepted to the 2017 CRA-Women Grad Cohort Workshop.
Kareem Dasilva Wins 2016 BDPA App Showcase
Undergraduate student Kareem Dasilva won the 2016 National BDPA Mobile App Showcase.
Paper Accepted at ACM CHI 2017
PhD student Austin Henley, Prof. Scott Fleming, and BS/MS alumna Maria Luong have had a paper accepted at ACM CHI 2017.
2017-18 Scholarship Applications Now Open
Scholarship applications for the 2017-18 academic year are now open through the Tiger Scholarship Manager system.
MD2K Featured as Cover Story on MIT Technology Review
The MD2K project is currently featured as a top story on MIT Technology Review.
Prof. Dasgupta Featured on FOX13 Memphis
Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta, director of the Center for Information Assurance, was featured on a Nov. 22 FOX13 Memphis news story about cell phone privacy concerns.
CfIA Student Highlights 2016
Undergraduate and graduate students in the Center for Information Assurance have achieved several notable successes in 2016.
igniteCS Grant from Google
Undergraduates Herve Aniglo and Kareem Dasilva have received a $10K grant from Google's igniteCS program to hold a drone programming camp starting in April 2017.
Tennessee Higher Education Commission Grant
The Department will be involved in a $75K 2017 Improving Teacher Quality grant from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to develop online CS education modules for middle school students.
FSE 2016 Paper Receives ACM SIGSOFT Award
PhD student Austin Henley and Prof. Scott Fleming are authors on a paper that received the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award (DPA) at FSE 2016.
Department Hosts Python Data Science Workshop
From Oct. 14-16, the Department hosted a workshop on Python programming for data science.
UofM Will Share $3M DHS/FEMA Cyber Security Grant
The National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC), of which the UofM's Center for Information Assurance (CfIA) is a core member, has been awarded a $3M grant from DHS/FEMA to develop and deliver cyber security training as part of the Continuing Training Grants (CTG) program.
Two Papers Accepted at COLING 2016
Prof. Deepak Venugopal has had two papers accepted at COLING 2016, one of the premier conferences on natural language processing.
UofM to Lead $4M NSF Cyberinfrastructure Project
Prof. Santosh Kumar is the PI on a new $4M data cyberinfrastructure grant from NSF.
Honorable Mention at ACM UbiComp 2016
PhD student Nazir Saleheen received an Honorable Mention at ACM UbiComp 2016.
Best Paper Award at VL/HCC 2016
PhD student Austin Henley and Prof. Scott Fleming won the Best Paper Award at VL/HCC 2016.
CS Faculty Recognized at UofM General Faculty Meeting
Three Computer Science faculty were recognized at the UofM general faculty meeting held on August 18.
Fall 2016 New Faculty
The Department is welcoming three new faculty members for the Fall 2016 semester.
Papers Accepted at CHI, FSE, ICML, UAI, UbiComp
The Department's students and faculty have had papers accepted at several top-tier conferences this year.
Names in the News: Prof. Santosh Kumar
Prof. Santosh Kumar has had his work with the mHealth Systems Lab featured in several recent news articles.
Prof. Dasgupta on WMC Action News 5
Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta was featured on a WMC Action News 5 segment this morning, publicizing the upcoming GenCyber Boot Camp for middle-school students.
2016 Summer Camps
The Department will be hosting several activities this summer for middle and high school students.
Prof. Lu Receives Early Career Research Award
Prof. Zhuo Lu has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Early Career Research Award from the UofM College of Arts and Sciences.
Strengthening Communities Grant with CodeCrew
The Department has been awarded a Strengthening Communities Initiative capacity building grant with community partner CodeCrew to develop a game design curriculum for high school students.
Undergraduate Herve Aniglo Wins AMIS techUp! Competition
Undergraduate student Herve Aniglo won the Association for Management Information Systems (AMIS) 1st Annual techUP! Competition, held on April 9 at the UofM's Fogelman College of Business and Economics.
Instructor Position Available
The Department is seeking applicants for an Instructor of Computer Science position. The instructor will teach undergraduate/graduate courses, participate in curriculum development and improvement, and advise students.
2016 CS Research Day
Congratulations to the winners of the oral and poster presentations at the 12th Annual Computer Science Research Day.
CS Students Win at University Research Forum
Computer Science students have continued the tradition of doing very well in this year's University Research Forum, winning both 1st and 2nd place in the Math and Computer Science poster session.
Undergraduate Student Success in Cyber Security Research
The Center for Information Assurance (CfIA) at the University of Memphis, under the leadership of Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta, is at the forefront of cyber security research, education, and outreach in the state of Tennessee and the Mid-South region.
Research Assistant Professor Position Available
The Department has an opening for a non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor with responsibilities for conducting research and developing research proposals in the area of information assurance and cyber security and also engaging in collaborative efforts.
Prof. Dasgupta Featured on FOX13 Memphis
Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta, director of the Center for Information Assurance, was featured on a Feb. 19 FOX13 Memphis news story about security threats in mobile software.
Intel Visiting Campus on Feb. 26
Intel Corp. will be visiting campus on Feb. 26 to interview candidates for internship positions. Positions are available at bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels.
Prof. Rus Wins Best Paper Award at ICSLE 2015
Prof. Vasile Rus and postdoc Dr. Dan Stefanescu won the Best Paper Award at the 2nd International Conference on Smart Learning Environments (ICSLE 2015) for their paper entitled "Towards Non-Intrusive Assessment in Dialogue-based Intelligent Tutoring Systems."
Outreach Events Attract Local Students
The Department recently held several large outreach events for local students: a reception for newly-admitted freshmen, the annual CS Open House, a 100 Girls of Code workshop, and an Hour of Code event.
CS Faculty Awarded CAST Cyber Security Grants
Several CS faculty have received research grants from the FedEx Institute of Technology's Cluster to Advance cyber Security and Testing (CAST), an interdisciplinary group of campus experts on cyber security and systems testing.
CfIA Receives Cyber Security Training Grant from FEMA
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a 2015 Continuing Training Grant of $3 million for cyber security training to the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC). The project will be led by the University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute; the University of Memphis Center for Information Assurance (CfIA) will collaborate on the project as a core member of the consortium.
Student Team Wins 2nd Place at Cyber Defense Competition
A team of four Computer Science students recently won second place in the prestigious CANSec Cyber Defense Competition, held in Little Rock on Oct. 24.
Undergraduates Win NSBE Hackathon
Undergraduate students Herve Aniglo and Kareem Dasilva received 1st place in the first annual hackathon at the National Society of Black Engineers Region 3 Fall Regional Conference.
CS Alumnus Tim Whitehorn to Speak at Entrepreneurs Lunch
Tim Whitehorn, an alumnus of the Department's undergraduate program, will speak at the Crews Center for Entrepreneurship's lunch on Wed., Oct. 28.
CS Names in the News
Prof. Santosh Kumar and alumnus Dr. Sidney D'Mello were recently featured in online news articles.
mHealth Lab Has Three Papers Accepted at UbiComp
The Mobile Health Systems Lab has had three full papers accepted to this year's prestigious ACM UbiComp conference.
Prof. Kumar Named Chair of Excellence
Prof. Santosh Kumar has been named the Lillian & Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence in Computer Science. Authorized by the Tennessee General Assembly in March, this is the first state-endowed chair of excellence in computer science to be established in Tennessee.
Over $1.8M in New Grants for 2015
The Department has about $1.87 million in new grant funding for the 2015 academic year.
CS Team Wins SemEval-2015 Semantic Textual Similarity Competition
A team from Prof. Vasile Rus's Language and Information Processing Lab has won the semantic textual similarity competition at SemEval-2015, the premier forum for semantic evaluation.
Creative Game Design Camp Attracts Local High School Students
The Department held its first Creative Game Design Camp from June 1-5.
UofM Partners with 100 Girls of Code
The UofM has become an official chapter of 100 Girls of Code, a national organization started by the Tennessee Code Academy that aims to introduce more young women to computer science and engineering from an early age.
CS Research Day Winners
Winners for the 11th annual Computer Science Research Day held on April 3 have been announced.
Prof. Fleming Receives Early Career Research Award
Prof. Scott Fleming has been selected as a recipient of the 2015-2016 Early Career Research Award from the UofM College of Arts and Sciences.
Undergraduates Participate in CCSC Mid-South Programming Contest
The UofM sent two teams of undergraduate students to the CCSC Mid-South programming contest held at Hendrix College on April 10.
CS Students Win at University Research Forum
Ph.D. candidates Abhijit Nag and Daqing Yun received 1st and 2nd place, respectively, in the Math/Computer Science category of the poster presentation at the UofM's 27th Annual Student Research Forum held on March 30.
UofM Receives Cyber Defense Research Designation
The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated the University of Memphis as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE/R) through academic year 2021.
Prof. Kumar Helping Shape Presidential Initiative
Prof. Santosh Kumar is playing a key role in President Obama's recently announced Precision Medicine Initiative.