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University leaders set Florida Poly Ablaze for second straight year

Florida Poly employee winners

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University celebrated its second annual Ablaze ceremony, recognizing a dozen members of its staff and faculty for their dedication and professional contributions to the school. The event was held on Wednesday, April 17 at the Magnolia Building in Lakeland. Ablaze is a program launched in 2018 to acknowledge the commitment and […]

Florida Poly leads effort to stop mobile device hackers

Florida Poly faculty cybersecurity grant

Students at Florida Polytechnic University may soon be at the forefront of cybersecurity education with cutting edge curriculum focused exclusively on mobile computing security. Dr. Karim Elish, assistant professor in the computer science department, has been awarded a $70,500 grant from the Florida Center for Cybersecurity to develop an evolving course on mobile security and privacy.

Success without barriers

Dr. Luis Jaimes

A classroom full of Florida Polytechnic University students fills Dr. Luis Jaimes with joy. The computer science professor finds satisfaction in teaching his favorite course, Machine Learning, as he shares some of the knowledge that has brought him admirable success.

Florida Poly employees honored with inaugural faculty and staff awards

Ablaze Employee Recognition Award Winners

Nearly a dozen Florida Polytechnic University employees are being recognized for their commitment and dedication in a variety of areas including teaching, research, and service to others…

Florida Poly wins first National Science Foundation Research Grant

Florida Polytechnic University was awarded its first National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to sponsor a cutting-edge research project proposed by computer science professors Drs. Luis Jaimes and Ilhan Akbas. The research on cyber-physical systems applications focuses on crowd-sensing to leverage the power of crowds to monitor a variable of interest such as temperature, pollution or state of infrastructure […]

Florida Poly developing ‘Happy Suit’ for Astronauts

Faculty and students at Florida Polytechnic University are developing a critical component for the next generation of spacesuits that will not only make astronauts more comfortable and efficient, but will also keep them happy. Depression is a major problem in space, as astronauts can be adversely affected by factors like insufficient exercise, excessive exposure to […]