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The College of Computing, Engineering and Construction (CCEC) is engaged in a variety of science and engineering research initiatives. This page highlights some of these. For further information, please contact the offices of our three academic units or contact CCEC's Research Technology Services unit.  

UNF Machine Vision Laboratory

The UNF Machine Vision (MaVis) Laboratory for hands-on teaching and student-engaged research

is co-led by Dr. Ayan Dutta (Assistant Professor, School of Computing) and Dr. Patrick Kreidl (Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering) under advice of Mr. Daniel Preza (Staff Engineer, Johnson & Johnson and Adjunct Professor, Electrical Engineering). This cross-school endeavor initiated in January 2018 with equipment (valued at over $100,000) provided through the generosity of Cognex Corporation and ICS, Inc. This summary (i) highlights the lab’s year one accomplishments, (ii) describes plans for the coming year and (iii) identifies related educational and research activities underway at UNF that the MaVis Lab seeks to complement in the future. 


GEO Mechanics & Imaging

The Geo-Mechanics and Geo-Imaging Laboratory is a research laboratory at the University of North Florida.  This well equipped laboratory is used for soil characterization, rock characterization, and shallow geophysical characterization studies for site characterization.

Graph Theory

Dr. William Klostermeyer is a graph theorist and is a leader in the study of eternal domination, which concerns the placement and movement of mobile guards used to defend a graph (modeling a city) against a series of attacks. In addition to numerous publications and innovations on the subject, he created the Wikipedia page on the subject: Eternal dominating set.  He is also the Managing Editor of the journal Utilitas Mathematica, see Utilitas Mathematica on the web.

Florida Data Science for Social Good

Together, Drs. Dan Richard and Karthikeyan Umapathy build and support data-driven decision making in the public sector by developing data ecosystems and by training students to be data-driven social innovators.

Florida Data Science for Social Good (FL-DSSG) hopes to promote data-informed approaches through partnerships with Florida agencies to solve social problems.

Learn more about the program and how you can be a part of it. 

High Performance Replacement for Welding, Soldering, Brazing and More

Today's tradition methods of bonding often require heat, operator skill and significant capital at scale.  Polymeric adhesives, like "super glue", are inexpensive and easily applied, however do not meet performance requirements in a vast array of commercial and industrial  applications.  Bridging the gap between nanotechnology and real world applications, Dr. Stephen Stagon develops MesoGlue.  MesoGlue is a fully metallic glue that meets the stringent demands of high-tech applications while being as easy to apply as a polymeric adhesive.  

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Development of Remotely Operated Amphibious Vehicle for Coastal Research and Education

Dr. Dally in conjuction with the Taylor Engineering Research Institute Develope The Surf Rover.  With this mobile instrument platform, operations can be conducted seamlessly across the dry beach, out into the surf zone, and beyond.  The Surf Rover has the ability to be folded into a suitable configuration so it can be easily and rapidly transported on a modified boat trailer to any coastal location.

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