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2020 USNWR Rankings

March 18, 2019
US News and World Report published 2020 ranking of Best Graduate Programs. Our EE and CpE programs are ranked 53 and 52, respectively.

New DARPA/SPAWAR Award to Amro Awad and Mingjie Lin

February 20, 2019
Congratulations to Amro Awad and Mingjie Lin for their new grant from DARPA/SPAWAR to investigate novel secure processor architectures. This three-year $1.12M project aims to explore efficient implementations of novel secure architectures through hardware prototyping.

UCF wins DOE’s 2018 Cyberforce Competition

December 4, 2018
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the University of Central Florida’s Cyber Defense Team as the national winner of DOE’s 2018 CyberForce CompetitionTM. Sponsored by DOE’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER), the CyberForce Competition is DOE’s fourth cyber defense competition designed to develop the next generation of cybersecurity professionals to help defend and bolster our nation’s critical energy infrastructure and ensure our energy security.

Dedication of Mittra ARMI Laboratory

December 1, 2018
With generous support of Dr. Raj Mittra, the Mittra Antenna, RF and Microwave Integrated Systems Laboratory is dedicated today. Dr. Mittra, a Courtesy Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is a world-renowned scholar in EM.

Big Data Collaboration Focused on Advancing Smart Infrastructure Technologies

October 22, 2018
UCF and Siemens unveiled a new collaboration around smart infrastructure. In addition to the existing Siemens’ Digital Grid Lab, the newly expanded partnership establishes the Smart Infrastructure Data Analytics Lab in ECE. Software and hardware installed in the lab aims at improving the performance and efficiency of buildings and the energy grid by harnessing the power of data. The full release can be viewed at:

CpE Students winning top prizes at Duel Factor Capture the Flag Competition.

October 20, 2018
Our CpE students won the top prizes at Duel Factor Capture the Flag Competition at 2018 Florida Cyber Conference. The Capture the Flag competition was open to college students and industry professionals and had two categories: individual participants and 2-person teams. David Maria won 1st place in the individual category, and Austin Sturm and Sara Abbak won 1st place in the team category.

Online Learning Consortium’s Effective Practice Award

October 18, 2018
Congratulations to Ronald F. DeMara and his collaborators Baiyun Chen and Richard Hartshorne for receiving the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Effective Practice Award for “Elevating Participation and Outcomes with Digitized Assessments in Large-Enrollment Foundational STEM Curricula: An immersive development workshop for STEM faculty.” Details of the award is available at The Evaluation and Proficiency Center, spearheaded by Professor DeMara, was established by ECE Department in 2014 to integrate self-paced tutoring, asynchronous testing, and rapid post-test remediation. Since then, it has expanded into seven engineering degree programs as plus physics.

Congratulations to Dr. Fallah

September 25, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Fallah whose work on connected and automated vehicle technologies has been recognized and featured in the IEEE ITS magazine’s “ITS people” column. The article features Dr. Fallah’s accomplishments and the recent contributions of his work at UCF to developing standards and solutions for vehicle safety and vehicular communications. For more information, see the article at: