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College of Engineering and Computing


Zhou works to design materials with advanced structural properties

Caizhi Zhou, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is studying advanced structural materials in an effort to develop superior material properties that will be able to withstand harsher environments and result in greater production efficiency for a number of industries.

A message from Dean Haj-Hariri

This past week validated our college's critical role in maintaining the well-being of the world around us. And, I can confidently say that the individuals who make up our college are united in solving whatever challenge this world may have for us.

Crichigno receives grant for research on cybersecurity techniques

The College of Engineering and Computing Integrated Information Technology (IIT) Department has received a $500,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation for the development of new techniques against cyber attacks. The project team is led by Jorge Crichigno and Ph.D. students working on the college's Cyberinfrastructure Lab.

Crichigno and Brookshire developing curriculum to improve technology education

Jorge Crichigno (Principal Investigator) and Robert Brookshire (Co-Principal Investigator) of the College of Engineering and Computing have been awarded a $300,000 grant designed to enhance education and training for careers in information technology.

Computer science student receives national recognition from the CRA

Hunter Damron, a computer science student, received an honorable mention for the Computer Research Association's 2020 Undergraduate Researcher Award - which recognizes him as one of the top computer science and engineering undergraduate students in the country.

A message from CEC faculty to students

In this time of uncharted territory, individual faculty members had messages for their students, both past and present. They know students are feeling a lot of different emotions and wanted to offer advice, support and guidance. Their messages centered on remaining hopeful, staying informed and remembering what is important in life.

Student Spotlight: Q&A with outstanding senior Rembert White

We sat down with Rembert White, who was given the chemical engineering department's Spring 2020 Outstanding Senior Award, to discuss his time at the CEC and his plans for the future.

Spring 2020 computer science and engineering Outstanding Senior Award recipients

Every semester, outstanding seniors are recognized by the college's faculty and the SCSPE. Here are the computer science and engineering department's Spring 2020 Outstanding Senior Award recipients.

University of South Carolina hosts national combustion conference

The latest advancements in combustion engineering were shared at the 2020 ESSCI Spring Technical Meeting Eastern States section of The Combustion Institute, which was hosted by the UofSC CEC from March 8-11.

Alumni Spotlight: How Stanton Scoma brews up a better community

When you walk through the doors of Piecewise Coffee you're met with the rich smells of espresso and baked goods. But it's the chemistry going on behind the scenes that's made this cool hangout so much more than a coffee shop.

Perseverance guides Sutton to the National Academy of Engineering

Michael Sutton's election to the NAE is validation to everyone who ever doubted the importance of the DIC technology he has spent the last 38 years of his career developing. And, more than anything, it's proof to his students and future generations of engineers that dedication and belief in oneself are the defining prerequisites for greatness.

Creating a cleaner, greener energy future through power electronics

Herb Ginn is shaping the U.S. Navy's ships of the future by replacing the ships' traditional energy distribution systems with new-age power electronics. And, his findings on energy storage management through this research pose a key solution to the growing climate change crisis.

Sutton elected to National Academy of Engineering

Distinguished Professor Michael Sutton was elected to the National Academy of Engineering on February 6 for his creation of digital image correlation-based measurement technology and its dissemination through commercialization and application in industry. Sutton is the second faculty member at the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing elected to the NAE, joining Chemical Engineering Professor John Monnier.

Our CEC love story

Sometimes the person you're looking for is right under your nose. For Phonecia Hughes and Michael Myers, it wasn't until a normal morning in front of the Swearingen Engineering Center that their love story was set into motion.

UofSC AI Institute sends three students to national women's cohort

The workshop will provide Revathy Venkataramanan, Utkarshani Jaimini and Ananya Banerjee the opportunity to network with and learn from 20 senior female researchers and professionals in the field of computing.

Alumni Q&A: How the Rooney Brothers' Entrepreneurial Spirit Drives Our Future

The Rooney brothers started EPG in early 2018, working with companies in the electric and autonomous vehicle industry. We sat down with them to learn how their time at South Carolina shaped their company.

College of Engineering and Computing helps bring Navy's initiatives to state

The University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing has been instrumental in bringing U.S. Naval initiatives to the state as a way to boost research and innovation.

Researchers advance water resource management using AI

Erfan Goharian and Song Wang at the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing have been awarded a grant to develop an image dataset of water objects from Microsoft AI for Earth. The multidisciplinary research project will use engineering techniques to identify the presence of water, and then using artificial intelligence, it will develop models that predict its impact on the surrounding environment.

Moss receives NSF REU grant

Melissa Moss was awarded an REU grant by the National Science Foundation. Through this grant, 10 undergraduate students from universities across the country will come to the UofSC CEC this summer and participate in a unique research experience that will prepare them for a future career in research.

Michael Gower: Can We Use Fat Tissue to Promote Muscle Growth? Particulate Systems and Their Potential Benefit for All of Humanity

Michael Gower discusses muscle atrophy, the particulate system he is developing to promote muscle growth, and the many different people this research could benefit.

Passing it Forward: How CEC Alumni are Helping the Next Generation Succeed

When Jeff Blohm graduated from the CEC back in 1997, he probably didn't know that his career with ExxonMobil would take him around the globe. But it's his work with current CEC students that's had one of the biggest impacts on his career.

K-12 students invited to Engineers Week Open House

To kick off Engineers Week (E-Week), the CEC is opening its doors for a one-day open house event geared toward kindergarten through 12th grade students on Feb. 15.

Q&A: Engineers Without Borders' trip to Ecuador

From January 2 through January 10, five University of South Carolina students went to Ecuador as part of the Engineers Without Borders organization to help improve the community's access to clean water.

David Matolak to test advanced wireless technologies for National Science Foundation

David Matolak of the College of Engineering and Computing is participating in a three-year research project through the National Science Foundation that will test 5G and other advanced wireless technologies to help unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones) fly more safely and efficiently.

Student completes dream internship with Tesla

Working at Tesla was something mechanical engineering senior Brian Youngblood had been dreaming about for years. During the spring and summer of 2019, his dream finally came true.

Our 2019 Story

From building tigers to dominating tennis courts and opening the AI Institute, 2019 has been a year to remember. Take a look back with us at the story of our year in the CEC.


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