Warren B. Nelms IoT Spring Newsletter, 2020

It is our great pleasure to introduce the Institute’s newsletters. The Institute remains at the forefront of IoT research, education and outreach activities with specific emphasis on developing groundbreaking IoT technologies and their exciting applications in solving global problems – a core mission for the Institute.

The newsletter will highlight your ongoing activities and accomplishments, not only on the research front but also on education and outreach. We hope to keep you up-to-date on the broad research activities within the Institute, as well as provide opportunities for collaboration. We look forward to connecting with you.

Swarup Bhunia, Director, Semmoto Endowed Professor, ECE
My T. Thai, Associate Director, UF Research Foundation Professor, CISE

UF CISE Fall Digital Newsletter


A Tri-Modal Sensory System for Detecting Onset of COVID-19 through IoT

Engineering researchers in UF’s Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World are developing TRIDENT, a tri-modal sensory system for detecting onset of an infection such as COVID-19.

New NSF and Amazon Award for Project on Explainable AI and Fairness

Professor My T. Thai, in collaboration with professors Hanghang Tong from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Ross Maciejewski from Arizona State University, recently received a three year award from the National Science Foundation and Amazon.

Student Highlights: Srivalli Boddupalli

Srivalli’s research has been published in venues like IEEE Transaction on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Design & Test, and IFIP International IoT Conference, among others.

Student Highlights: Caroline Chhu

Caroline Chhu is a 3rd year Chemical Engineering major working with our graduate student Naren Masna and Dr. Swarup Bhunia. She has been working on a project to detect fake medicines and synthetic opioids using Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance (NQR) Spectroscopy.

Sharon Lynn Chu: Wearable Technologies for K-12

Sharon Lynn Chu, Ph.D., an assistant professor, receives an early CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to investigate the design of wearable technologies.

Tuba Yavuz: Secure and Reliable IoT through Automated Model Extraction and Analysis

Tuba Yavuz, one of Nelms Institute faculty members and an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has been awarded a 2020 NSF CAREER Award for her project, “Towards a Secure and Reliable Internet of Things through Automated Model Extraction and Analysis.

Award-Winning Paper at IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine Awards

A paper co-authored by ECE Florida faculty and Ph.D. students has won First Best Paper Award at the 2019 IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine (CEM) Awards.