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 […]

Ancient Civilizations, Artificial Intelligence -- Just a Routine Day for UCF Professor

During Hispanic Heritage Month, UCF Today will share some of our students’ and faculty members’ stories and how being Latino has shaped their lives. Luis Rabelo’s day job is pretty impressive. The University of Central Florida engineering professor investigates artificial intelligence and simulations, and how to use both to innovate and enhance operations for public […]

UCF Marriage and Family Research Institute Receives $9.6 Million Grant

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the UCF Marriage and Family Research Institute a five-year, $9.6 million grant to research the effects of relationship education on low-income families. “The study, funded under the name Project Harmony, aims to enhance relationships and empower careers,” said Sejal Barden, who is the lead investigator […]

Volunteer UCF Students Help at Central Florida Zoo

The animals may not have noticed, but students from Volunteer UCF helped spruce up the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens on Thursday by pressure cleaning walkways, mulching flower beds and painting new lines to reserve parking spaces for Wounded Warrior visitors to the Sanford attraction. Sydney Jalali, a junior from Jacksonville majoring in event […]