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AI for Low-Income Students

Master’s Degree in AI Now Within Reach of Low-Income Students

FAU will recruit and train talented and diverse students who are economically disadvantaged and provide them with a unique opportunity to pursue graduate education in a burgeoning field.[...]

experimental ocean current turbine

Researchers Receive NSF Grant to Explore Opportunities for Extracting Marine Renewable Energy

The Gulf Stream ocean currents off Florida’s East Coast represent a valuable untapped energy source, and researchers at the FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science are studying efficient ways to harness and extract this energy.[...]

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NSF CAREER Award to Use Wearables and a Smartphone for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s

What if we could detect chronic medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s using the latest AI technology? A researcher at the FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science was awarded a prestigious CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to do exactly that.[...]

accurate testing

NSF CAREER Grant to Develop Automated Tests for Viral Infections

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in many states, but accurate testing options that produce rapid results are in short supply across the country. A researcher at the FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science is working on a solution.[...]

Cryptography Theory

NSF CAREER Grant Aims to Improve Cryptography Theory and Practice

If you lost your cell phone, how secure would your personal information be from a potential hacker trying to steal your passwords and other sensitive information? Cryptography, or the study of techniques to ensure secure communication, is an increasingly popular field, and a researcher at the FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science received a $500,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to delve further into this crucial topic.[...]

Weathering the Storm

FAU Technology Makes ‘Weathering the Storm’ More Precise

Researchers have installed 92 automated weather monitoring stations in seven counties in Florida, including Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties; one county in Georgia; 12 counties in South Carolina; and in San Juan, Puerto Rico. [...]

MODEL COVID-19 SPREAD

Big Data Analytics Enables Scientists to Model COVID-19 Spread

The project leverages prior experience in modeling Ebola spread to successfully model the spread of COVID-19.[...]

Seeing is Believing

Seeing is Believing: Effectiveness of Facemasks

Using flow visualization of emulated coughs and sneezes, researchers assessed the efficacy of facemasks in obstructing droplets.[...]

COVID-19 Modeling and Risk Evaluation

COVID-19 Modeling and Risk Evaluation Powered by AI

NSF-sponsored project will create a web-based COVID-19 knowledge base and risk assessment tool[...]

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Aired on NBC and CNN, Engineering Team Emulated Cough and How it May Spread COVID-19

A research team from the FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science, Dept. of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering, were featured on NBC’s Today Show, MSNBC, and CNN's 360 by Anderson Cooper while they conducted an experiment to emulate a cough. [...]

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

The FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science and I-SENSE Team Up with Baptist Health, South Florida for COVID-19 Pandemic and Produce 16,000 disposable Face Shields

The FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science leveraged their facilities to produce a total of 16,000 disposable face shields, 8,000 for Baptist Health, South Florida and 8,000 for local medical practices. [...]

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Smart City Technologies Can Provide Streetscape Data for Pandemic Analytics.

Researchers from I-SENSE/Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science look at how smart city technologies and fine-scale mobility data sets can help in the study of pandemic analytics. [...]

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Researchers Take Body Armor to the Next Level with Advanced High Energy Fibers

Researchers at the FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science, Dept. of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering, are developing materials that improve the performance of military helmets and body armor [...]

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Advanced DNA Sequencing Technology Uncovers Evolutionary History of Native Americans

A professor from the FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science, Dept. of Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, received an NSF grant to study genome-level data [...]

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Using Deep Learning to Improve Our Response to Natural Disasters’

Together with Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, researchers at the FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science have been awarded a $350,000 grant to apply a deep learning approach [...]

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Owls-in-Action: Engineering Students Build a Bridge in South Africa

A group of students from the FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science, Dept. of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering, traveled to Eswatini, South Africa to build a suspension foot bridge. [...]

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Students Compete in Hardware Hackathon

Undergraduate and graduate students were challenged to build smart devices to solve real-world problems during a 24-hour Hardware Hackathon [...]

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Faculty Receive Awards from The Engineers' Council

Three faculty members from the FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science received prestigious awards from The Engineers’ Council, [...]

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

FAU MAKES ‘U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT’ LISTS FOR BEST GRADUATE PROGRAMS

More than one dozen Florida Atlantic University graduate programs are included in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Programs” for 2021. Each year, U.S. News ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing, including specialties in each area. [...]

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FAU Awarded $1.3 Million from Florida Division of Emergency Management

11/25/2019

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science have received a $1,288,955 grant from the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) for a pilot project to create a framework for their Watershed Planning Initiative. The project is funded in part by the federal government through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and in part from the state of Florida. The FDEM Bureau of Mitigation prioritizes flood risk management as an integral part of its mission.  [...]

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Machine-Learning Algorithms Track Tremors in Parkinson’s Patients

10/30/2019

Human red blood cells (RBCs) are extremely resilient and have the capacity to undergo cellular deformation as they navigate across various micro-vessels and capillaries. Over their 120-day normal lifespan, RBCs must undergo significant cyclic deformation through large elastic stretching and relaxation. Pathological deformations in RBCs are associated with various diseases such as malaria, sickle cell anemia, diabetes, myocardial infarction and various hereditary disorders.  [...]

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FAU wins 2019 SWANA International Solid Waste Design Competition

10/22/2019

The FAU team of Joshua Tronnier (BS Environmental Engineering), Sharmily Rahman (MS Civil Engineering), Kaitlyn Luck (BS Environmental Engineering), Zach Smierciak (BS Environmental Engineering), and Bishow Nath Shaha (Ph.D. Ocean Engineering) was awarded first place in the international solid waste design competition for the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) at the WASTECON annual convention held in Phoenix, AZ on October 21, 2019.   [...]

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New Method Reveals Effects of Mechanical Fatigue on Biological Cells

9/17/2019

One of the hallmarks of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is tremors. This involuntary movement disorder reduces quality of life by interrupting patients’ activities such as writing and eating. Neurologists routinely measure tremors using the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS), which requires patients to perform specific tasks. Unfortunately, this evaluation is based on an onsite physical exam that only provides a snapshot of the patient’s tremor experience in their day-to-day life.  [...]

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