Local woman selected for NSF cybersecurity summer research program
Diana Anguiano, of Escondido was selected for an intensive summer research program designed to decrease the tide of cyber-attacks on people using mobile technology and social networking sites.
Participants were recruited through a National Science Foundation grant- funded project called: REU Site: CyberSAFE@UALR: Cyber Security and Forensics Research at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Anguiano, a senior majoring in computer science at Cal State University San Marcos, conducted research with Mengjun Xie, a faculty mentor from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Anguiano’s research project was “Comparison Between Fingerprint Authentication and Behavioral Biometric using 2D and 3D Gestures.”
More than 130 students applied for 10 spots. Participants included undergraduate college students with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher who are majoring in computer science, computer engineering, math, physics, electrical engineering, or another computing- related major.
Those selected spent eight weeks conducting research with a faculty mentor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Participants received a $4,000 stipend, on-campus housing, a meal plan, and travel expenses.
The students were honored during a commencement ceremony July 29 at the UALR Engineering and Information Technology Building.
With about 11,000 students and 100 programs, UALR offers learning, research, service, social and career opportunities that can only be found at a metropolitan university located in Arkansas’ capital city.
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UD Students Named to Spring 2016 Dean’s List
More than 400 University of Dallas students have been named to the Spring 2016 Dean’s List for earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher, including two from Escondido:
Chanel Carter of Escondido
Rachel Sutherlin of Escondido
The University of Dallas, located in a Texas metropolitan area of nearly 7 million people, is a leading Catholic university widely recognized for academic excellence by well-known publications, organizations and accrediting bodies. It offers distinctive individual undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the liberal arts, business and ministry that are characterized by an exceptional, engaged faculty, a commitment to shaping principled, well-skilled leaders and academic rigor in the Catholic intellectual tradition. For more information, visit www.udallas.edu.
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