New Automated Way to Spot Threats in Crowds Pioneered at UCF

New Automated Way to Spot Threats in Crowds Pioneered at UCF

Engineers at the University of Central Florida are devising a way to use video to detect abnormal behavior in large crowds in an effort to help keep people safe from terrorist attacks. Professor Mubarak Shah heads the team that is using video streams, algorithms and a unique analysis to figure out how crowds behave and […]

Iron Man Keeps Promise – At Movie Set Hosts Boy He Met through UCF

Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. is again a real-life hero to one local boy. Alex Pring received an Iron Man-themed bionic arm thanks to UCF’s Limbitless Solutions (http://limbitless-solutions.org/index.php/en/) last year. The volunteer student group built the arm, and the actor delivered it to the then 6-year-old in a surprise meeting. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEx5lmbCKtY). The student nonprofit […]

President's Partnership Reception Recognizes Orlando Magic and Others

The President’s Partnership Reception, an annual event to honor the philanthropic support provided by UCF’s corporate partners, was held Wednesday evening at The Burnett House, the President’s home on campus. Key donors to the university were recognized and a special partnership award was presented to the Orlando Magic, represented by its President and CEO, Alex […]

UCF Student Filmmakers Win College Emmy for Documentary

“Filthy Dreamers,” a documentary by UCF students about the challenges to academic freedoms at Florida State College for Women in the 1920s, won an Emmy on Wednesday at the 37th College Television Awards in Los Angeles. The top film in its category was created by students in the 2013 and 2015 advanced documentary workshop class […]


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Hand-A-Thon: Building Bionic Hands for Kids

Volunteers help build mechanical hands for kids at the UCF Limbitless Hand-A-Thon.