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College of Engineering and Computing

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Faculty and students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering are advancing the theories, principles and applications of computing to design computers, software, networks and processes. Our academic programs provide a foundation in one of the fastest growing fields in the world, and the faculty members engaged in research at UofSC ensure that we remain at the forefront of computing.

Department Highlights

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Research Spotlight: Using smartwatch tracking technology to ensure accurate medicine-taking process

Professor Homayoun Valafar is utilizing the increasing usage of smartwatches by researching and developing technology that can ensure individuals are adhering to their medication while alerting doctors and health care providers of any inconsistencies.

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Faculty Spotlight: Sheth receives lifetime award in services computing

The award adds to Sheth’s long list of professional accolades. And while his research currently focuses much more on artificial intelligence than services computing, the effects of his past work still endure.

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Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Veterans bring strong work ethic, new perspectives to UofSC community

Military-affiliated students play an important role at the University of South Carolina. Veterans and active duty Gamecocks excel in the classroom and beyond, including alumni like Scott Craig, a Purple Heart recipient, who will earn his degree in computer science.

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Graduate Student Spotlight: AI aims to improve telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic created challenges to the quality of care not only by increasing the number of patients needing mental health treatment, but also by moving many appointments and communications from in-person to telehealth.

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Alumni Spotlight: Computer Science Alumna creates one of TIME's "Best Inventions of 2020"

Laura Boccanfuso, a computer science doctoral grad, founded Van Robotics. Now, their tutoring robot ABii was just named one of the Top 100 Inventions of 2020 by TIME Magazine.


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