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National Coastal Center Launches at UCF

UCF has launched a national research center focused on finding big-picture solutions to threats facing coastal communities. In 2017, federal and local governments in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico spent more than $284 billion to deal with the impact of hurricanes and flooding, according to NOAA. “There’s a perfect storm coming,” said Graham Worthy, UCF biologist […]

Team Uses Big Data to Predict Wildfires

Faculty advisor Daoji Li, Ph.D., led a UCF team to a second place finish in the 2017 SAS Analytics Shootout competition which was announced in September in Washington D.C. in the front of over a thousand people. (Watch the announcement video.) This annual competition pits teams from all over the world against each other to […]

The Probability to Lift Off

Jimmy Rudolph ’76 was hired to work at the Kennedy Space Center on NASA’s new Space Shuttle Program right after he graduated from Florida Technological University. In a room full of old-school engineers who didn’t always trust computers, Jimmy made a name for himself after he learned a computer programming language in just one day. […]

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