Swearingen Engineering Center 3A54
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of South Carolina
315 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Information for USC Students
My research touches a number of areas, generally related to planning
problems in robotics.
- CSCE 350 (Data Structures and Algorithms):
- CSCE 374 (Introduction to Robotics):
- CSCE 574 (Robotics):
- CSCE 774 (Robotic Systems):
- CSCE 791 (Seminar on Advances in Computing):
Laura Boccanfuso successfully defended her disseration, titled
"CHARLIE: A New Robot Prototype for Improving Communication and Social
Skills in Children with Autism and a new Single-Point Infrared Sensor
Technique for Detecting Breathing and Heart Rate Remotely". Congrats!
Nick Stiffler won a Special Recognition Scholarship from Upsilon Pi
Epsilon, the international honor society for computing and information
I gave a talk at our college's Edison
Lecture Series. Video of the presentation will eventually be
available to local Time Warner customers via their "Carolina On Demand"
channel. A few short clips of my talk also appeared on the local NBC
affiliate's newscast, sandwiched between stories about an earthquake
drill at a school and a square-dancing club for senior citizens.
Nick Stiffler won an Outstanding Poster award at our department's
Laura Boccanfuso appeared on the local NBC affliate in Columbia as part
of a story about CHARLIE, a research robot that Laura and I have been
The story was picked up by a few other news outlets:
[WCSH (Portland, ME)]
[WSTM (Syracuse, NY)]
[WJAR (Providence, RI)]
[WDIV (Detroit, MI)]
[CIHF-DT (Halifax, NS)]
[WVLA (Baton Rouge, LA)]
[KSDK (Saint Louis, MO)]
[Counsel & Heal]
Nick Stiffler was named a Palmetto Pillar Award Recipient by the Greater
Columbia Chamber of Commerce. This is the only award of which I am aware
that includes a trophy in the shape of a palmetto tree.