Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of South Carolina
I'm recruiting new students for my research lab. Want to join?
|2015-04-17||The USC Office of Research named me a "Breakthrough Star" for 2015, which means (a) some nice recognition, (b) a small, vaguely obelisk-like award, and (c) a free dinner.|
|2015-03-02||It was an honor for me to give a short course on "Automated Filtering and Planning for Simple Robots" in the Seventh Winter School on Computational Geometry at Amirkabir University in Tehran.|
Laura Boccanfuso successfully defended her dissertation.
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 RemotelyCongrats!
|2013-09-17||Nick Stiffler won a Special Recognition Scholarship from Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international honor society for computing and information disciplines.|
|2012-10-18||I gave a talk at our college's Edison Lecture Series. 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.|
|2012-10-05||Nick Stiffler won an Outstanding Poster award at our department's research symposium.|
|2012-09-27||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 working on. [WCSH (Portland, ME)] [WSTM (Syracuse, NY)] [WJAR (Providence, RI)] [WDIV (Detroit, MI)] [CIHF-DT (Halifax, NS)] [WVLA (Baton Rouge, LA)] [KSDK (Saint Louis, MO)] [MedGadget] [Medical Xpress] [Counsel & Heal] [cec.sc.edu] [sc.edu]|
|2012-08-21||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. [Story] [Video]|