Warren B. Nelms Institute Newsletter, January 2022

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​

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Nelms Lightning Talks: “online monitoring of big data streams in iot systems”

Presented by Dr. Xiaochen Xian, Assistant Professor, ISE
Learn more about the smart and connected world through talks presented by Warren B. Nelms Institute and University of Florida researchers. These short 15-minute presentations will cover IoT technology and applications in diverse fields, such as healthcare, agriculture, climate, transportation, and education, and reflect the diverse areas of study researched in the Warren B. Nelms Institute.
Abstract: In many applications of IoT systems, process monitoring involves a large number of process variables and quality characteristics. In this talk, the challenge of IoT big data monitoring is introduced in detail and a monitoring and sampling algorithm based on data augmentation is demonstrated as one solution.

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Jie FU Awarded grant through air force’s young investigator research program

Dr. Jie Fu has received a 2021 Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research Award (YIP) for her project, “Towards Preference-Aware Autonomy: Specification, Synthesis, and Interactive Planning.” YIP recipients receive a three-year grant totaling $450,000. This year, only 36 proposals from researchers across the country were selected for funding.


CryptoComics introduces elementary students to cryptology and cybersecurity

A team of educators and researchers are working to cultivate elementary school students’ interest in cybersecurity and cryptography. The curriculum, titled CryptoComics, is an after-school program which strategically integrates a digital comic book, apps and unplugged activities to engage 3rd – 5th graders, particularly girls and minority students, in cryptography and cybersecurity and STEM identity development.

Cover of Advanced Engineering Materials Features Work by tabrizian & feng

ECE Associate Professor Roozbeh Tabrizian & Professor Philip Feng, along with PhD student Troy Tharpe and Post-Doctoral Associate Dr. Xu-Qian Zheng, have co-authored a paper which currently graces the cover of the esteemed journal Advanced Engineering Materials. The publication is titled “Resolving Mechanical Properties and Morphology Evolution of Free-Standing Ferroelectric Hf0.5Zr0.5O2.”


Researchers win top picks in hardware and embedded security 2021 by iee hsttc

A team of researchers at UF Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World were awarded Top Picks in Hardware and Embedded Security 2021 by IEEE Hardware Security and Trust Technical Committee (HSTTC) for their work “SAIL: Machine Learning Guided Structural Analysis Attack on Hardware Obfuscation.’’


Welcome, Dr. Md Jahidul Islam!

Dr. Md Jahidul Islam is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of the University of Florida. His research focuses on solving challenging open problems in the domains of robot perception, machine vision, and underwater robotics. In particular, he is interested in the design and development of robust perception modules that enable underwater robots to accurately interpret their surroundings in real-time.


Research Portfolio 2021

Warren B. Nelms Institute research addresses major world challenges relating to public health, energy, education, transportation, and more. Together with our esteemed group of multi-disciplinary faculty members, we are developing broad Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and applications to create more secure and connected communities. We invite you to browse our current and ongoing Warren B. Nelms Institute research projects. Many of these projects are collaborative, interdisciplinary, and showcase our unique expertise on IoT.
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