Language is a fundamental part of the human experience. It’s what separates humans from other animals. But since the 1950s, computer scientists have been trying to make computers capable of understanding language as well.
For the past decade, digital data has experienced exponential growth as technology has changed how information is created, captured and consumed. The amount can easily double from year to year, and Statista projects 181 zetabytes — that’s 181 billion terabytes — will be produced in 2025.
An FSU interdisciplinary research team, led by Dr. Zhe He, has received the Best Interdisciplinary Research Award from the 2021 Aging and Health Informatics Conference (AHIC) for its presentation “Machine Learning-Based Predictions of Older Adults’ Adherence to Technology-Based Cognitive Training.”
Tommy Chong is a senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer science through the Department of Computer Science, part of Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Chong, a Panamanian, transferred from FSU’s Republic of Panama campus to Tallahassee in 2020.
Florida State University scientific computing alumni have developed a speech-to-speech artificial intelligence program used to help train phone operators who dispatch emergency services. Through a partnership with Priority Dispatch, the call-simulator software produced by NewSci — an artificial intelligence software development company based in Tallahassee — has been adopted by 911 call centers across the nation and around the globe.
A researcher in the Florida State University Department of Computer Science has received an Amazon Research Award to develop automated methods to catch software bugs. Grigory Fedyukovich, an assistant professor of computer science, in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded $60,000 to continue work on automating formal verification of software — the source code analysis of programs to identify bugs or prove the absence of bugs.
Trystan Loustau is a junior majoring in psychology and minoring in computer science and statistics, all departments part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Loustau, a Presidential Scholar and Honors Experience student, actively participates in FSU’s Undergraduate Research Program through the Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement and received an IDEA Grant in April 2020 for her research on psychological morality and immune system function.
Three Florida State University faculty members have been recognized by the National Science Foundation with the prestigious CAREER Award, a grant given to promising up-and-coming researchers who are expected to become leaders in their fields.
Nearly 15 years ago, Florida State University senior Tetiana Panina and her family emigrated from Ukraine to the U.S. to pursue a better life.
Ian Carter is a student in the Department of Computer Science, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, and is pursuing a minor in the School of Communication. Inspired by his own experience as a transfer student, Carter is now a mentor in the FSU Transfer Genius program, a pilot program that aims to help Florida State transfer students succeed in their first semester and beyond.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the lives of people across the country. To encourage healthy and safe practices to help stop the transmission of the coronavirus, FSU iSensor Lab, led by School of Information Associate Professor Shuyuan Mary Ho (pictured right), developed an app for Android devices called “CV19 SelfDefense.” “This Collaborative Collision is a wonderful research opportunity that the Office of Research has created for researchers across campus,” said Ho. In partnership with Professor Xiuwen Liu from the Department of Computer Science and Professor Gordon Erlebacher from the Department of Scientific Computing, the team developed CV19 SelfDefense as part of a grant from FSU Collaborative Collision titled “Achieving economic normality and public health via deep learning modeling and contact tracing.”
Mustakimur R. Khandaker earned his doctorate from the Department of Computer Science, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, and graduated in July. Khandaker published research at prestigious conferences including ASPLOS 2020, USENIX Security 2019, and Euro S&P 2019, and has accepted the position of tenure-track assistant professor of computer science at the University of Georgia.