2017 Gator Computing Program

June 5-16, 2017

Gainesville, FL

The 2017 Gator Computing Program wrapped up on June 16th after offering an incredible opportunity to learn from UF’s preeminent research facilities. During this two-week program, student participants discovered and explored several scientific applications and environments – including tours of campus laboratories – using what they learned to tackle real world problems as part of a project team. The students also got to hear lectures from leading science and humanities faculty and take programming lessons in Arduino, MATLAB, Python, and Unity software.

The Final Day presentations for the Gator Computing Program were streamed live and recorded for later viewing.

A diverse range of topics were presented by UF faculty and staff members leading their fields of research, as students sought to understand the vital roles of computer science in each area of interest.

Topics below were featured in the 2017 Gator Computing Program:


Learn the complexities of preparing for extreme weather events in the Multihazard Lab

Dr. Forrest Masters


Understand how brain imaging techniques are used to combat neurological disorders

Dr. Adam Woods


Grasp the impact of open-source 3D modelling and printing

Dr. Sara Gonzalez


Uncover the future of pharmaceuticals and personalized medicine

Dr. Julie Johnson


Explore the possibilities of autonomous robotics in the Machine Intelligence Lab

Dr. Eric Schwartz


Discover the dynamics of disease transmission caused by emerging pathogens

Dr. Marco Salemi