Four CIS faculty members, Drs. Marouane Kessentini, Jie Shen, Di Ma, and Brahim Medjehad, received new professional honors and recognition.
Dr. Mohamed Abouelenien, Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science, received a Ford/U-M Research Alliance grant for his research project entitled "Circadian State Detection and Classification System".
Dr. El-Gazali Talbi, Professor at the University of Lille and the head of the optimization group of the Computer Science laboratory (CRISTAL), visited CIS and gave a distinguished seminar on synergy between machine learning and metaheuristics.
Dr. Mark Guzdial, Professor in Computer Science & Engineering Division and in Engineering Education Research at the UM-Ann Arbor and ACM Fellow, visited CIS and gave a distinguished research seminar on using learning sciences research to improve computing teaching.
Dr. Erik Fredericks, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Oakland University, visited CIS and gave a research seminar on impact of uncertainty on cyber-physical systems
Dr. Amiangshu Bosu, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Wayne State University, visited CIS and gave a research seminar on empirical software engineering
Dr. Siyuan Jiang, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Eastern Michigan University, visited CIS and gave a research seminar on applying deep learning and NLP methodologies in software engineering.
Three CIS faculty members, Drs. Birhanu Eshete, Marouane Kessentini, and Qiang Zhu, received professional honors and recognition.
Dr. Birhanu Eshete, Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science, gave the first CIS seminar on his new research results in cybersecurity.
Dr. Marouane Kessentini, Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science, received a new $300K NSF grant to support his research project on software health monitoring and improvement.
Dr. Marouane Kessentini, Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science, received the very prestigious Tunisia's Distinguished Research Award from the President of the country (Tunisia), Beji Caid Essebsi, at the Presidential palace as the best Tunisian Researcher/Faculty in 2018.
Dr. Joe Tekli, Assistant Professor in Computer Engineering at Lebanese American University and Visiting Fulbright Scholar in the CIS Department gave a research seminar on Similarity-based Semi-structured and Semantic Data Processing and Applications.
Four faculty members were honored for the second year of the awards.
Dr. Yuanfang Cai, Associate Professor in Computer Science at Drexel University, visited CIS to discuss research with faculty and students in the SBSE Research Lab and gave a CIS distinguished seminar on "Software Architecture Analysis: Theory and Practice"
Dr. Lan Wang, Professor and Chair of Department of Computer Science at The University of Memphis, visited CIS to discuss potential research collaboration and gave a research seminar on "IoT and Edge Computing in Named Data Network" in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS).
Two faculty members and seven students in the CIS Department were recognized for their excellent achievements at the 36th University Annual Honor Scholars and Faculty Awards Ceremony on March 27, 2018.
The CECS undergraduate degree in game design ranked #45 by the Princeton Review and the undergraduate degree in software engineering ranked #20 by Best Computer Science Schools.
CIS faculty collaborates on a research project sponsored by National Institute of Food and Agriculture/USDA
Dr. Bruce Maxim, Professor of Computer and Information Science, in collaboration with Dr. Maria Lemos (PI) and seven other participating investigators at UM-Arbor, received a research grant from National Institute of Food and Agriculture/USDA.
Distinguished CIS seminar on data science: Professor Mounir Boukadoum talked about current challenges and research in deep learning
Professor Mounir Boukadoum, an IEEE fellow and a full professor at The University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM), Canada, visited the CIS Department and gave a distinguished seminar on "Deep Learning, differentiable programming, and software 2.0"
Sanjay Khunger, the Managing Partner at 2THEDGE LLC and a former GM Chief Technologist, visited the CIS Department to give a distinguished seminar on “The Technology Behind Autonomous Vehicles: From Idea to Concept to Scale”
Dr. Marouane Kessentini, Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science, received a research grant from Lokaksema, Inc.
Dr. Rajeev Agrawal, a Computer Scientist from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, visited the CIS department and gave a distinguished research seminar on "Custom Visualization of Scientific Phenomenon".
Professor Andrian Marcus from The University of Texas at Dallas visited the CIS department and gave a distinguished research seminar on "Using Text Retrieval in Software Engineering The Story of a Research Idea".
Sami Ben-Romdhane, VP & Fellow of Platform & Infrastructure Architecture, eBay, visited the CIS department to discuss potential research collaboration and gave a talk at the CECS Industrial Speaker Series.
The CIS department held a special distinguished seminar in honor of Dr. Bill Grosky for his 16 years of service as CIS chair. The seminar featured the distinguished speaker Dr. Farshad Fotouhi, dean of the College of Engineering and professor of computer science at Wayne State University.