SICE looks back at a busy 2017

Year in Review 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we reflect on a monumental year of accomplishments and developments for the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering.
Twelve months ago, we didn’t exist, at least not in name. To mirror the growth of the intelligent systems engineering program and to reflect its importance to the future of the school, the School of Informatics and Computing changed its name to the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering over the summer. SICE also saw a record-breaking 1,100 students graduate in May, and Dean Raj Acharya was joined by a host of faculty and staff during a trip to India in the fall to share the opportunities SICE offers.

Students and faculty continued to shine in 2017. They received millions of dollars in grants and multiple awards for their ground-breaking work and research. From virtual reality basketball to medical nanotechnology, SICE continues to shape the future.
It has been a great 2017, a year that was critical in our development as our influence continues to grow. Here’s a look back at some of the biggest accomplishments and moments from the year that was.

School-wide News
SICE faculty and staff bring School’s vision to India
SICE announces M.S. in Intelligent Systems Engineering
SICE students pack Fall Career Fair
ILS ranked No. 2 in world university rankings
SoIC becomes SICE
M.S. in Intelligent Systems Engineering among newly approved IU degrees
SoIC celebrates the class of 2017
IU's inaugural class of intelligent systems engineering students get hands-on experience
Dean Raj Acharya - Leading SoIC into the future
IU, ISE set to host Brainhack Global Bloomington

Student Success Stories
SICE students shine at Indy Big Data Visualization Challenge
Shoemaker Scholars making their presence felt on campus
Summer REU students cap off work with symposium
SoIC student selected to attend prestigious conference celebrating the ACM Turing Award
SoIC students earn honor at AT&T Hackathon
Sensory overload apparel and 3-D hearing ideas win Cheng Wu Innovation Challenge
SoIC senior develops virtual reality basketball game
HCI students win Student Design Competition at HRI2017
SoIC students take home top honor at TT Algo Competition
Barron earns Forbes' 30 Under 30 honor

Faculty Research and Honors
Fox, ISE awarded $4 million grant to advance medical nanotechnology
Ensmenger named chair of Department of Informatics
Plale awarded access to Microsoft cloud to advance big data training
SoIC announces faculty promotions
Reception honors successful research efforts
SoIC’s Fox partners with C2RO on robotics software
Menczer featured in IU Hot Topics event to address fake news, 'sleuthing the truth'
Intel backs Kim's deep learning project
SoIC, Crane partnering to bolster national defense through 'smart tech' agreement
Bollen leads IU involvement in DARPA-funded study of human social behavior


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