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John Merrill Discusses Election Security at Cybersecurity Conference    /  WVUA

The Office of the Secretary of State hosted educators from around Alabama Thursday afternoon for a cybersecurity seminar at the University of Alabama. Recently, there have been several cybersecurity attacks…


Source: WVUA    /    Published: February 7, 2020    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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Cyber Security Scholarships Available to UA Students    /  UA News

The University of Alabama received a five-year $3.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarships to UA students interested in pursuing government careers in cyber security.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: February 6, 2020    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Research, Students, UA News   

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Former professor returns to lead transportation institute    /  Crimson White

Allen Parrish is returning to The University of Alabama on Feb. 17 to serve as executive director of the Alabama Transportation Institute.  Parrish was employed at the University from 1990…


Source: Crimson White    /    Published: February 5, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Alabama Transportation Institute Names New Director    /  UA News

Dr. Allen Parrish is returning to The University of Alabama as executive director of the Alabama Transportation Institute.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: February 3, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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What’s New in HPC Research: Gravitational Lenses, the Human Brain Project, Biofuels & More    /  Hpcwire.com

Extreme-scale cosmology simulations are crucial to understanding our universe, but the data they produce can be unwieldy, necessitating compression. In this paper, researchers from the University of Alabama and Los…


Source: Hpcwire.com    /    Published: January 7, 2020    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research   

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UA researchers test tech to monitor eating habits    /  The Tuscaloosa News

University of Alabama researchers are involved in the study of a wearable device designed to monitor the user’s eating habits, with an eye toward fighting obesity. The Automatic Ingestion Monitor,…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: December 12, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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UA Computer Science professor discusses bringing technology to the classroom (live interview)    /  WVUA

Dr. Jeff Gray is a professor in the department of computer science at The University of Alabama and a member of the software engineering group. He is a National Science…


Source: WVUA    /    Published: October 18, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

UA Students Shine at Hacking Competitions

Several University of Alabama students competed in two Tennessee-based collegiate hacking competitions last fall and won top prizes. VolHacks 2018 was held in Knoxville, Tennessee, last September. This 36-hour annual…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 11, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Students   

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University of Alabama researchers to design next-gen transportation system in west central Alabama    /  Alabama Newscenter

Researchers at the University of Alabama are embarking on a $16.8 million project to transform the roads and highways in the Tuscaloosa area into a smart transportation network that is…


Source: Alabama Newscenter    /    Published: October 3, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Center for Transportation Operations, Planning and Safety, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:   , , , , ,   

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SCHOOL NEWS: September 29, 2019    /  The Tuscaloosa News

During the summer, Kaylin Hughes, a junior from Central High School, was one of 40 girls in the state of Alabama who participated in the 2019 National Science Foundation LEGACY…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: October 1, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.