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 […]

UCF National Expert on GLBT Health Issues Inducted as Fellow

Christopher Blackwell, an associate professor at the UCF College of Nursing, has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). Blackwell, who is one of 88 nurse practitioner leaders selected for induction in 2016, was recognized for his outstanding contributions to health care research and education. The American Association of […]

Florida & Metro Forecast: State Economy Will Outpace U.S.

Spurred by rising job growth and home construction, Florida’s economy is expected to continue to grow at a faster pace than the national forecast for the next four years, according to the latest forecast from UCF economist Sean Snaith. “The fundamental underpinnings of the housing market in Florida continue to strengthen. Job growth in Florida […]

Come Playtest Student Video Games at UCF on June 30

A gung-ho police sketch artist and a war-weary girl are among the characters who will visit the University of Central Florida on June 30 as part of an on-campus video game playtest by UCF graduate students. Four student teams from UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA) will be seeking public input on their latest in-progress […]