CyberCorps pays for students’ education, gives them job opportunities

Leonardo Babun can’t wait to face challenging cybersecurity projects once he graduates. And thanks to a new scholarship-for-service program that gives him the necessary tools and training to be successful, he’ll have multiple opportunities to work for the U.S. government. Ten years ago, Babun — a doctoral student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering […]

FIU to offer first Internet of Things degree in U.S.

Smart watches, smart phones, many home security systems, and autonomous vehicles: The Internet allows them to communicate with each other and together they make the Internet of Things (IoT). Starting in the spring of 2018, FIU will be the first university in the nation to offer a bachelor’s degree in managing these growing networks of […]

Wearable sensor helps people keep tabs on drinking

FIU engineers create wearable alcohol sensor
Electrical engineers are creating a wearable sensor to help people manage their alcohol intake. Activity trackers monitor your steps; this innovative sensor measures your blood alcohol level. Worn like a watch, this sensor picks up vapors from the skin and sends the data to a server. If the alcohol reading is high, a designated loved […]