News and Events

Dr. Bhattacharya was a speaker at the TechNet Symposium

The goal of the TechNet Symposium is to allow a forum to demonstrate new, innovative ideas and share best practices that promote valuable results to technology challenges faced by our military today, especially in the Fort Bragg area. This year the symposium was held in the Emerging Technology Institute (ETI) in Red Springs, NC on September 16 – 17. Dr. Bhattacharya speech titled Emerging Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Neural Networks was scheduled for September 16th beginning at 10 am. For more details see technetfortbragg.com and bizfayetteville.com.


Fayetteville State University Wins NASA Grant to Support Artemis Space Technology

Fayetteville State University is one of seven universities which has been selected for grant supported research to move forward NASA’s Artemis mission. FSU’s research project titled Active and On-demand Multi Robot Perception (AOMRP) aims to develop multi-robot perception, a technology that utilizes highly specialized image sensors, to support NASA’s use of autonomous multi-robot systems performing scouting missions on the surface of the Moon or other planets. This project which will be hosted by the ISL builds upon previous work in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at the lab. The award was announced at the site. This is the FSU News release about the award.


DoD Announces Winners of the Fiscal Year 2020 Nunn-Perry Award with Fayetteville State University as Partner in the DoD Mentor Protégé Program

The Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) recently awarded Booz Allen and Masego a 2020 Nunn-Perry Award for collaboration and impactful innovation under the DoD Mentor Protege Program (MPP) and development of the Masego Advanced Demographic Attribution (ADA) Data as a Service capability, with Fayetteville State University (FSU) provided critical support in partnership with Booz Allen and Masego. Two of the FSU student team leads were hired by Masego and have continued to support the project beyond graduation. The ISL provided on-site computational resources including dedicated and special-purpose hardware and software which were crucial to FSU's critical support in this partnership. The award was announced at the site. The link to the FSU News release site is FSU sites.


Students win Research Scholarship

Fall 2020 to Spring 2021

Grace Vincent and Nkombe Maro have been awarded a scholarship by the NC Space Grant’s Undergraduate Research Scholarship program to support their research in the ISL lab. Grace and Nkombe will work on the applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for time-series predictions for Manufacturing and Metrology


Fayetteville State University AI Workshop

July 20 - 24, 2020

Students and faculty will host a workshop on AI at Fayetteville State University. Click here for the agenda.

Workshop materials including slides of keynotes, notebooks, and data files can be accessed from the Workshop Github Repository


Center of Excellence funded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation

July 20 - 24, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has awarded funds to create University Research Centers of Excellence (CoE). As part of the CoE for Enhancing Mobility and Reducing Congestion established at North Carolina State University (NCSU), researchers from the ISL lab will work on the project titled Transportation Deep Learning Software for Traffic State Prediction. Read more from the WRAL Tech Wire news article.


Students Win US Department of Homeland Security Internship Offers

Summer 2020

Two students, Grace Vincent and Raymond Kimble have received offers of summer internship at the Coastal Resilience Center (CRC) located in the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The CRC is funded by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). During this DHS sponsored internship Grace and Raymond will develop computational approaches to increase the accuracy of storm surge prediction in coastal areas of the US, specifically in North Carolina.


Student wins Research Scholarship

Summer 2020 to summer 2021

Joshua Hilbish has been awarded a scholarship by the NC Space Grant’s Undergraduate Research Scholarship program to support his research in the ISL lab. Joshua will work on the applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Manufacturing and Metrology


Students Participate in NanoTechnology Entrepreneurship Challenge

Spring and Summer 2020

Two students, Germaine Gregory and Raymond Kimble are participating in the 2020 NanoTechnology Entrepreneurship Challenge – Multicultural and Underrepresented Nanoscience Initiative (NTEC – MUNI). NTEC-MUNI 2020 is supported by Virginia Tech’s NSF-funded National Center for Earth and Environmental Nanotechnology (NanoEarth). Winning teams receive a cash award to help develop their concept as well as business development mentorship for their innovative idea. For more details, visit NTEC-MUNI


AAAI Symposium

March 23 - 25, 2020

Dr. Bhattacharya will present research at the Spring 2020 Symposium of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. Click here to visit the AAAI Symposium.
Read papers and presentation slides, specifically “Physics-Guided Machine Learning for Self-Aware Machining” at the Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing symposium site.


Booz Allen / Masego Meeting

February 20 - 21, 2020

Dr. Bhattacharya and his students attended meetings with Booz Allen and Masego in Virginia


Emerging Researchers Network conference

February 6 - 8, 2020

Dr. Czejdo and one of our students, Frank Penhallegon, attended ERN. Click here to visit ERN


iNaCoMM 2019

December 5 - 7, 2019

Dr. Bhattacharya was invited to be a keynote speaker at iNaCoMM in India. Click here to visit iNaCoMM2019


GEOINTegration Summit

September 27 - 28, 2019

Dr. Bhattacharya was been invited to be a speaker at the GEOINTegration Summit. He participated in the discussion entitled: Curriculum Design Through Collaboration and Integration. Visit the GeoINTegration Summit website.


Booz Allen and Masego, Inc. Career Development

September 23, 2019

Booz Allen Hamilton and Masego, Inc. visited our campus to talk to students about career opportunities at their respective companies, and with the companies in their extensive network.


CyberCarpentry 2019

July 16-27, 2019

Dr. Bhattacharya was invited to teach an NVIDIA class in Image Captioning and Artificial Intelligence at the Cyber Carpentry symposium in Chapel Hill, NC.


CSAM Annual Meeting

May 14-15, 2019

Dr. Bhattacharya and the CSAM students attended the annual meeting for the CSAM project in Charlotte, NC. While there, the students presented their recent work in a poster session.


Masego Research Training

Apr 26, 2019

Masego, Inc. came to our campus in the afternoon for a workshop to train the students who will be participating in our GEODATA project over the summer. The training covered information retrieval strategies, as well as ArcGIS usage. The information gathered is to be standardized (as defined by Masego, Inc.) and then attributed to existing geospatial locations.


Booz Allen and Masego, Inc. Career Development

Apr 26, 2019

Booz Allen Hamilton and Masego, Inc. visited our campus in the morning to talk to students about career opportunities at their companies, and with the companies in their extensive network. They also discussed ways for students to prepare themselves for the job they want.


North Carolina Space Symposium

Apr 5, 2019

Kesharra West, Jordan Hupp and Catherine Spooner presented their work in a poster presentation at the NC Space Symposium in Raleigh, NC.

Visit the NC Space Symposium


Fayetteville State University Symposium

Apr 5, 2019

Several of our students attended the FSU Symposium in Fayetteville, NC to present their recent work. Dalisha Rivera-Rodriguez, Jeremiah Prieto and Kevin Kabbes presented their recent work in an oral presentation. Elise Olivolo, Germaine Gregory and Raymond Kimble presented their recent work in a poster presentation.

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Panel: Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics: Army Questions to Answer, Industry Trends, and How Industry Can Help the Army Leverage AI.

Mar 26, 2019

Dr. Bhattacharya was a panelist at the Ft. Bragg Technet Conference, in Fayetteville, NC.

Visit the Ft. Bragg Technet