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Computer Science and Engineering Students Attend 2018 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers SoutheastCon


A group of faculty and students from the Computer Science and Engineering Department represented Bethune-Cookman University at the 2018 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) SoutheastCon in St. Petersburg, Florida. 

IEEE is the largest society for computing and technology professionals. IEEE SoutheastCon is the premier annual conference for the southeastern U.S. region. BCU participated in several activities. 

Two B-CU technical papers were presented: “Underwater Acoustic Channel Propagation Module for Simulation of Large-scale Sub-aquatic Internet of Things (IoT) Networks” was presented by Ashim Ghimire, computer engineering major. Ashim’s advisor and co-author is Dr. Ahmed Badi. “Design of a Simplified Artificial Neuron (I\&F) Model in FPGA” was presented by Dr. Juan Calderon and Dr. Morrison Obeng. Both papers will be published on the IEEE Xplore digital library. Additionally, the BCU student team took part in the robotics competition. The robotics team advisors are Dr. Juan Calderon, Dr. Xiaohe Wu and Dr. Morrison Obeng.

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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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