Greetings from the CSE Chair
Dear CSE Alumni and Friends,
Our CSE Department is growing. The number of entering students has
increased 40% from the same time last year. Of course, having more
students require more faculty. Three new faculty members joined us in
Fall 2012. Now we are searching for a faculty member in the security
area. We will be interviewing candidates during the next few weeks. We
hope to make a decision during March. Look for our announcement in
the next CSE Alumni Newsletter.
Congratulations again to Dr. Kavi and the Net-Centric IUCRC on winning
the Tech Titan award. We just received the award check for $20,000 at
the end of January. This will be reinvested into the IUCRC.
Congratulations to our CSE Cyber Defense Team on qualifying for the
Southwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition! Coming up in
April, our CSE Department will host the SoMiC Workshop: Security on
the Move and in the Clouds for the second year. Read below how you can
make a presentation at this workshop. Please check out all the news
below from our CSE research groups.
I am still excited from seeing so many alumni at our 40th Anniversary
Celebration, but please don't wait another ten years to come back to
UNT! There are many opportunities for you, our alumni, to come back to
campus. You can join us as a "Professor for a Day" at any time during
the semester. You can share your career experiences with our current
students. Contact me to find out how you can get involved. We welcome
your support of our CSE Department!
Professor and Chair
Department of Computer Science and
Tech Titan Award Check presented to Net-Centric IUCRC
|(L-R) Dr. Barrett Bryant, CSE Chair, Dr. Krishna Kavi, Net-Centric
IUCRC Director, and Miguel Garcia-Rubio,|
CENG Associate Dean, with the presentation check on January 30, 2013.
The 2012 Metroplex Technology Business Council
(MTBC) Tech Titans of
the Future award was presented to Krishna Kavi, Director, in August
2012 at the Tech Titans Gala. The award is given to a university
program that educates and trains future technology innovators. MTBC
represents and promotes Dallas — Fort Worth area technology companies
and STEM education.
The Tech Titan of the Futures award recognizes educational
institutions that encourage and support students in choosing
engineering and technology-related disciplines as a preferred path.
This award category spotlights DFW area higher educational
institutions’ tech-related curricula and incentives to perpetuate
tech-related knowledge transfer.
A joint venture between academic, government and commercial
institutions, the Net-Centric Software and Systems IUCRC has been
formed where the university environment can be used to promote
collaborative research between industrial and academic partners.
Students work on projects that are sponsored by technology companies
such as AMD, Boeing, Intel, Raytheon, Texas Instruments, and other
smaller software developers. The Center is expanding with the addition
of new universities and new industrial organizations.
The next semi-annual IAB meeting of the Net-Centric IUCRC will be held
April 2 and 3, 2013. The meeting will take place at the Holiday Inn at
St. Louis Airport.
CSE Cyber Defense team qualifies for Southwest Regional CCDC
|(L-R) Tawfiq Shah, Santiago Serrato, Dr. Gomathisankaran,
Christa Holt, Yernat Yestekov, and Jimi Mills|
at a practice session on February 1.
The Cyber Defense Team from the Department of Computer Science and
Engineering has passed the qualifying round and will compete in the
Southwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
(CCDC) on March 9 and 10 in San
Antonio, TX. The qualifying round was held on January 25 and 26. Teams
from the following universities will be competing:
- Oklahoma State University
- Southern Methodist University
- Texas A&M University—College Station
- Texas A&M University—Commerce
- Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi
- Texas A&M University—San Antonio
- University of North Texas
- University of Texas—Austin
- University of Tulsa
Dr. Mahadevan Gomathisankaran is the faculty sponsor for the team. The
following CSE Students will participate in this competition:
- Yernat Yestekov (MS)
- Rajesh Reddy Pinniti (MS)
- Christa Holt
- Tawfiq Shah
- Santiago Serrato
- Jimi Mills
- Srujan Kotikel (PhD)
Congratulations to the team on passing the qualifying round and good
luck in the final competition in March!
Security Workshop in April 2013
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, in collaboration
with the National Convergence Technology Center at Collin College,
will host the 2nd SoMiC Workshop: Security on the Move and in the Clouds
on April 5, 2013. Speakers from area Faculty, Graduate Students, and
Industry Professionals are all welcome and encouraged to attend.
Suggested general topic areas include:
- Mobile Security
- Cloud Security
- Physical Security
- Network Security Issues
- Social Network Security
- Social and Economic Implications of Security
- Other related topics are also encouraged
For more details about the conference please check the website.
Proposed session or poster titles and abstracts should be submitted to David.Keathly@unt.edu or Ram.Dantu@unt.edu
no later than March 10, 2013. Final notification to presenters will be made
by March 15, 2013.
CSE hosts NACLO 2013
|Teacher Ian Connally brought his NACLO Club members from|
R.L. Paschal High School in Fort Worth to the competition.
The regional competition for the North American Computational Linguistics,
was hosted on January 31, 2013 by the Department of Computer Science
and Engineering at the University of North Texas. More than 40 high
school students from North Texas participated in this competition.
NACLO is an educational competition in Computational Linguistics, the
science of designing computer algorithms to solve linguistic problems.
It challenges students to develop strategies for tackling problems in
fascinating real languages and formal symbolic systems.
Rada Mihalcea, Associate Professor, and Genene Murphy, CSE Staff,
supervised this event, along with the following graduate students:
Shibamouli Lahiri, Veronica Perez-Rosas and Ravi Sinha.
To see more pictures of this competition, go to this
media gallery page.
Distinguished Speaker Seminar
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering hosted Associate
Professor Jeff Lei from the University of Texas at Arlington as a
guest speaker on January 25, 2013. His presentation was on
"Combinatorial Testing: Theory, Methods, and Applications"
The next Distinguished Speaker will be
Nancy Amato from Texas
A&M University on February 22, 2013. She will speak on
"Sampling-Based Motion Planning: From Intelligent CAD to Crowd Simulation to Protein Folding".
To see other Distinguished Speakers coming in Spring 2013, go to the
CSE Seminars page.
Undergraduate Students invited to apply for REU
The Bug Wars is a Research Experience for Undergraduates site project
that exposes students to research on software testing and AI planning through
both competition and collaboration. REU Participants will receive:
- The opportunity to work on exciting research in the area of web testing.
- $5,000 stipend for 10 weeks.
- Social activities, including food.
- Some students will receive a travel stipend for moving expenses.
- The opportunity to be part of program that has a strong emphasis on
collaboration with other students (you won't sit at a computer by
yourself all day/every day).
This REU program provides the opportunity for 8 undergraduate students
to spend the summer as part of a cohort that works on software testing
research for 10 weeks from May 21 to July 27, 2013. Participants will
work closely with a Computer Science faculty mentor. Applications are
due March 1, 2013. For more information, please go to this
Computer Systems Research Group News
Professor Krishna Kavi presented a paper titled "A description
language for QoS properties and a framework for service composition
using QoS properties", at the 7th International Conference on Software
Engineering, held in Lisbon, Portugal, Nov. 19-23, 2012.
In addition, the Computer Systems Research Group
published (or will shortly appear in print) the following papers.
- C. H. Lin, C. Y. Lin, K. M. Kavi and D. J. Chen. "Finding near-optimal
message scheduling settings for SHA-256 algorithm using genertic
algorithms", accepted for publication in the Journal of Information
Science and Engineering.
J. Sherman, B. Potter, K. Kavi and M. Igantowski. "A multicore
memory organization for 3D-DRAM as main memory", Proceedings of the
26th International conferernce the Architecture of Computer Systems
(ARCS-2013), Prague, Czech Republic, Feb 19-22, 2013.
T. Janjusic, K. Kavi and C. Kartsaklis, "Trace driven data
structure transformations", PMBS 2012: 3rd International Workshop on
Performance Modeling, Benchmarking and Simulation of High Performance
Computer Systems, in conjunction with Super Computing Conference
(SC-12), November 10-12, 2012, Salt Lake City, Utah.
S. Kotikela, K. Kavi and M. Gomathisankaran. "Vulnerability
assessment in cloud computing", Proceedings of the 2012 Intenational
conference on Security and Management (SAM'12), July 16-19, 2012,
Las Vegas, USA.
The CSRL lab is hosting 4 graduate students from the University of
Pisa. Giuseppe Regina, Stefano Pianelli, Giandomenico Pisano and
Domenico Pace will spend Spring 2013 semester at UNT, conducting
research under Dr. Kavi's supervision. They will then use the results
of the research towards their MS Theses at the University of Pisa.
News from Dependable Computing Systems Laboratory (DCSL)
|(L-R): Savitha Chintakindi, Qiang Guan, Yash Ramamurthy, Dr.
Fu, Ziming Zhang, Jason He, and Ravi Teja Gannavarapu.|
DCSL members Ziming Zhang and
Qiang Guan made multiple paper presentations at the 31st IEEE
International Performance Computing and Communications Conference
(IPCCC 2012) in Austin, TX in
December 2012. Two important papers that are related to the PhD
dissertations of Ziming and Qiang were presented at the conference:
Z. Zhang, Q. Guan, and S. Fu, "An Adaptive Power Management Framework
for Autonomic Resource Configuration in Cloud Computing Infrastructures",
in Proceedings of the 31st IEEE International Performance Computing and
Communications Conference (IPCCC), December 2012.
H. Pannu, J. Liu, Q. Guan, and S. Fu, "AFD: Adaptive Failure Detection
System for Cloud Computing Infrastructures", in Proceedings of the
31st IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications
Conference (IPCCC), December 2012.
Husanbir Pannu also presented two papers at IEEE Global Communications
Conference (GLOBECOM 2012) and
International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications
(ADMA 2012) in December 2012.
H. Pannu, J. Liu, and S. Fu, "Self-Evolving Anomaly Detection for
Developing Highly Dependable Utility Clouds", in Proceedings of IEEE
Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), December 2012.
H. Pannu, J. Liu, and S. Fu, "A Hybrid Anomaly Detection Framework in
Cloud Computing using One-Class and Two-Class Support Vector
Machines", in Proceedings of International Conference on Advanced Data
Mining and Applications (ADMA), December 2012.
Graduate student Ziming Zhang passed the PhD Proposal examination on
December 6, 2012 by giving a dissertation proposal on Adaptive Power
Management for Auto-Configuration in Cloud Computing Systems, to his
PhD Committee, consisting of Drs. Song Fu (advisor and committee
chair), Yan Huang, Krishna Kavi, and Saraju Mohanty. Congratulations
Information Management and Knowledge Discovery Lab News
The Information Management and Knowledge Discovery Lab
(IMKD) has been busy. Dr. Huang
received a two-year Texas Department of Transportation grant to study
how mobile phones and embedded sensors can help with a travel survey.
Travel surveys are important for obtaining current and reliable data
on traffic movements and play a key role in transportation planning,
modeling, and air quality analysis.
PhD student Jason W. Powell and Dr. Yan Huang attended
20th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems
on November 6-9 2012 in Redondo Beach, CA. Jason Powell presented his
paper: "Detecting Regions of Disequilibrium in Taxi Services Under Uncertainty"
co-authored with Dr. Huang.
Dr. Huang worked with students and collaborators at Fudan University
China and won the second place prize in the
2012 ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS CUP competition.
The competition is on map matching which requires aligning GPS points to
road segments fast and accurately. The submitted entry is based on Hidden
Markov Model and multi-threading technologies and achieved both high
accuracy and high matching speed.
IMKD lab welcomes new PhD student Zhi Liu. Zhi graduated from Harbin
Institute of Technology (HIT) in the Summer of 2012 with a BS in
Computer Science. HIT is ranked in the top five in Computer Science in
China. He was recommended by a HIT faculty member that Dr. Huang met
when she visited Microsoft Research Asia in summer of 2011.
New members join LIT Lab
Dr. Rodney Nielsen joined the Department of Computer Science and
Engineering in Fall 2012. He received a dual PhD in Computer Science
and Cognitive Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder in
2008. Dr. Nielsen joined Dr. Rada Mihalcea and Dr. Paul Tarau in the Language
and Information Technologies (LIT) Lab,
and has recently added the following new members:
James Trevor Gale is a junior pursuing a major in computer
science. He is a developer on the SEEDING project under Dr. Nielsen. He enjoys
traveling and hopes to be a QA lead for a video game company or a
software development company.
Nishitha Guntakandla is pursuing her masters in UNT-CSCE
with her specialization in Artificial Intelligence. She has done her
undergraduate work at JNTUH, India, where she studied basics for
She is working with Dr. Nielsen on "Companion Bots for Proactive
Therapeutic Dialog on Depression." This project focuses on elderly
people who are isolated and suffering from depression. The ultimate
goal is to build a bot that is capable of performing natural
conversation, just like humans, and simultaneously share some positive
thoughts that would lift them out of their depression.
Mingyu Lin is an undergraduate student from Taiwan. This is his
third year at UNT and in the United States. Mingyu says, "Learning English
is tough, but it is still my top priority!" He is really happy that
he could join this team and learn from this project.
Karen Mazidi is a PhD student. She received her BA degree in
Computer Science from Baylor University in 1980, after which she spent several
years in Dallas as a programmer/analyst. When she decided to pursue her
Master's degree, she looked at the universities in the Dallas area and
chose UNT. She received her MS degree in Computer Science from UNT in 1988.
After graduation, she co-authored several computer science/engineering
with her husband.
In addition to writing books and raising her two sons, Karen has been
teaching at various technical colleges. When she started thinking
about going back to school for her PhD, she once again looked at the
colleges in the area and chose UNT due to their exciting research in
machine learning and NLP topics.
Frank Paiva is a senior computer science student with a mathematics
minor. He works on Dr. Nielsen's SEEDING project. He hopes to go to
graduate school to study Natural Language Processing.
Bandita Sarma graduated from the National Institute of
Technology in Silchar, India in 2011. After graduation, she joined the
Electro Medical & Speech Technology Lab
at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), India as Assistant
Project Engineer. At IITG, she worked on a consortium project on the development
of an online handwriting recognition system for Indic languages funded by the
TDIL division, Dept. of Electronics & Information Technology, Govt. of India.
Bandita is now a masters student at UNT and working on Natural Language
Processing under the guidance of Dr. Nielsen.
Abhiraj Tomar is in his final year as a Computer Science
undergraduate from BITS Pilani University, India. Over the past year he
worked on Search Engine Optimization and created a clustering algorithm based
on Semantic Analysis and Graph Theory. Abhiraj has been heavily involved
with marketing activities of his institute festivals. He is also a
huge soccer fan.
Chengyuan Zhuang is an MS student who graduated from Beijing
University of Posts and Telecommunications with his Bachelor's Degree
in Computer Science and Technology. He has received several science
competition awards in math and physics from primary school to high
school. "Edi" has a great interest in Natural Language Processing
and is now in an education project under the direction of Dr. Nielsen.
He likes to watch movies, listen to music, and walk. He likes to make
Welcome to all the new LIT members!
News from NanoSystem Design Laboratory (NSDL)
The NanoSystem Design Laboratory
(NSDL) had a very productive
year of 2011-2012. During this time, 6 peer-reviewed journal papers
were published and 16 conference publications were presented. A book
was co-authored by Prof. Mohanty and additionally two patents were
filled through UNT. NSDL has now 3 PhD, 2 masters, and 2 undergraduate
students actively engaged in cutting edge research in nanoelectronics.
Selected journal and transaction publications which include student
co-authors are the following:
O. Garitselov, S. P. Mohanty, and E. Kougianos, "A Comparative Study
of Metamodels for Fast and Accurate Simulation of Nano-CMOS Circuits",
IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM), Vol. 25,
No. 1, February 2012, pp. 26-36.
S. P. Mohanty, E. Kougianos, and O. Okobiah, "Optimal Design of a
Dual-Oxide Nano-CMOS Universal Level Converter for Multi-Vdd SoCs",
Springer Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing Journal,
Vol. 72, No. 2, August 2012, pp. 451-467.
NSDL PhD candidate, Geng Zheng, made two presentations at
in Salt Lake City, UT. In particular, the following paper is related to his
G. Zheng, S. P. Mohanty, E. Kougianos, and O. Garitselov,
"Verilog-AMS-PAM: Verilog-AMS integrated with Parasitic-Aware
Metamodels for Ultra-Fast and Layout-Accurate Mixed-Signal Design
Exploration", in Proceedings of the 21st ACM/IEEE Great Lakes
Symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI), pp. 351--356, 2012.
Another NSDL PhD candidate Karo Okobiah made the following
presentation at the International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design
held at Santa Clara, CA:
O. Okobiah, S. P. Mohanty, and E. Kougianos, "Ordinary Kriging
Metamodel-Assisted Ant Colony Algorithm for Fast Analog Design
Optimization", in Proceedings of the 13th IEEE International Symposium
on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED), pp. 458-463, 2012.
Both Geng and Karo also made presentations at IEEE Computer Society
Annual Symposium on VLSI
which was held at Amherst, MA. Two papers were also presented at a VLSI
Design Conference held in Hyderabad, India to which student members of
CSE Alumni News
Alumni Focus on Wes Fox
I graduated from UNT in 1992 with a BS in Computer Science and minor
in Mathematics. Instead of listing my titles, honors and
accomplishments (if you are interested in that, look me up on
LinkedIn), I thought I would share some of my memories and things that
were learned along the way. That being said, I have worked every role
in a company from entry level tester to President & COO of a
multimillion dollar corporation. The most important lesson I learned
during the past 25 years is to learn to enjoy your work and appreciate
the people you get to work with.
While enrolled at UNT, some of my memories include installing the
first Ethernet network (that was 10Base2 coax – before twisted pair
came along) for the Computer Science Department in the 330 Lab of the
GAB. Tim Christian (now an Assistant Dean at UNT) and I crimped coax
cables by hand, ran them though the floors/ceiling and installed
adapters in 8086 IBM clones that did not even have hard drives.
During the summers, I was part of a team that worked at IBM testing
software (we car pooled, worked from 8pm – 5am). One student on the
team, Lin, would tell us stories of being at Tiananmen Square.
Another memory was the time the HaIon emergency button was
accidentally pressed in the computer room – what a mess to clean up. I
remember great programming and theory classes with Don R, Jan Carroll,
Dr. Conrady, Dr. Das, Dr. White and Dr. Jacob. I remember taking a
UNIX administration class taught by Billy Barron before UNIX or Linux
was cool. I recall an experimental class for Object Oriented Design
using C++ or the Directed Study on an emerging technology called SQL
(remember this was pre ANSI SQL-92). I remember a radical new
professor to UNT (Dr. Parberry) wanting to start and setup a game
graphics and programming lab.
I mention these specifics to show that UNT provided an excellent
foundation for me to enter the workforce – as employee or
entrepreneur. They were offering not only an education for the
current demand but what would be mainstream in the future. I feel
very fortunate to have gone to school and graduate during the time
period I did. It was a transition period from mainframe to PCs, from
Assembler/COBOL/Fortran to C/C++/Java/Perl and from closed systems
into open source with integration. I often say that the best
investment I have ever made was my degree from UNT. I paid for my
entire schooling with that one summer working at IBM while in my
Junior year, but the investment continues to pay me year after year.
Upon graduating, I did not take the job that paid the highest amount.
I took the job that looked like the most fun and the one that I would
learn the most – Convex Computer. We wore shorts every day, had a
racquetball court onsite and free beer Fridays. I also learned a deep
knowledge of UNIX, C, X and client/server development. I also
committed to myself to move companies within 2 years for the first
three jobs. I did this so I would get more diverse experiences,
expand my network and most importantly learn how to change jobs and
interview. From Convex, I jumped into writing embedded firmware
drivers for the telecomm industry in C and C++, then onto financial
messaging for monetary transactions, data mining and data warehousing,
leading GUI development in Java Swing, and even COO of an online
Currently, I am working for the leading Open Source provider in the
data integration and application integration space –
Talend. I get to work on ETL,
ESB, Data Quality and more recent technologies like Hadoop and Big
Data. I used Talend to power the online retail business to great
success. If you haven't heard or used Talend, check it out.
Since my first job, I have based some job decisions just on the money.
However, I can say they usually end with much pain and not worth it
in my opinion. I give this sweeping account to say, UNT prepared me
for the real world. It not only taught technical languages and
techniques, but taught people skills, how to learn and adapt to
rapidly changing technology. So, to UNT, my professors, my classmates
and teammates at work, thanks for the memories.
Etta Clarke, CSE alumna, awards PepsiCo Scholarship to Lisa Reynolds
|(L-R): Lisa Reynolds with Etta Clarke from PepsiCo.|
Etta is a 1980 UNT Computer Science Graduate
and a member of the CENG Advisory Board.
In Fall 2012, Computer Science junior Lisa Reynolds was awarded a
$1,000 PepsiCo scholarship. The CSE Undergraduate Committee, chaired
by Dr. Robert Renka, selected Reynolds for the scholarship. Reynolds
both attended and later helped staff the Department of Computer
Science and Engineering's
and worked with UNT professors on projects for the
She is also currently working on a research project with
her advisor, Dr. Renee Bryce to "research what types of [software]
bugs students create and how they ‘search' for help," explained
Reynolds, "so that we may use this understanding to better help future
CSE Students were invited to apply for the
in Spring 2013. The scholarship is for Juniors and Seniors who are
majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Information
Technology with a cumulative 3.5 GPA. Students must provide recent
activities related to professional or community service, including
activities in the CSE Department and the College of Engineering.
Finally, students must ask a CSE faculty member for a recommendation.
The Undergraduate Committee will decide the winner.
CSE Alumni invited to be a "Professor for a Day"
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering will celebrate
National Engineers Week
February 17-23, 2013. The CSE Department is excited to have Greg
Thurman, BS 1998, as a "Professor for a Day" in CSCE 4925, Information
Technology capstone, on Wednesday, February 20. Greg is a progressive IT leader
currently serving as Director of Business Analysis at Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
His professional experience spans 16 years in software development, enterprise
systems architecture and business intelligence design.
All CSE Alumni are invited to be a "Professor for a Day" in CSE
classes. We welcome the opportunity to have you talk about your career
experiences to our students. Please check our
Spring 2013 schedule
and contact Genene Murphy if
you would like to be a "Professor for a Day" in our CSE Department.
Congratulations to CSE graduates
Congratulations to all of our Department of Computer Science and
Engineering graduates in
PhD Graduates in Fall 2012
Dissertation: "3D Reconstruction using LiDAR and Visual Images"
Major Professor: Bill Buckles
Dr. Duraisamy is a Visiting Scientist at MIT
Chee Wee (Ben) Leong
Dissertation: "Modeling Synergistic Relationships between Words and Images"
Major Professor: Rada Mihalcea
Dr. Leong is a on the Research staff at NLP/Speech Group at ETS Research.
Dissertation: "Source and Channel Coding Strategies for Wireless Sensor Networks"
Major Professor: Bill Buckles
CSE Students defend PhD Dissertations
Congratulations to these PhD students for defending their dissertation
in January 2013!
Ravi S. Sinha (right)
Dissertation: "Finding Meaning in Context using Algorithms in
Monolingual and Crosslingual Settings"
Major Professor: Rada Mihalcea
Defense Date: January 22, 2013
Carmen Banea (left)
Dissertation: "Extrapolating Subjectivity Research to Other Languages"
Major Professor: Rada Mihalcea
Defense Date: January 29, 2013
UG Student wins two conference scholarships
Beatriz Gomez, a CSE undergraduate student working in
Dr. Qunfeng Dong's
has won two highly competitive scholarships for her to attend the following
The undergraduate training workshop in the Statistical and Applied
Mathematical Sciences Institutes in Durham, NC, February 21 - 22. The
scholarship for the SAMSI conference will cover her registration fee,
and hotel and food expenses. They will also provide $350 in travel
The 55th Annual Maize Genetics Conference in St. Charles, IL, March
14-17, 2013. The scholarship for the Maize Genetics conference is
$1,500 to cover all expenses, including registration, accommodation,
travel, and food expenses.
UNT Toulouse Graduate School announces first Graduate Exhibition on March 3
CSE Graduate Students are invited to showcase their research to the
larger UNT community. The Graduate Exhibition celebrates research in
all its aspects as an essential and exciting part of graduate
education at the UNT. The Graduate Exhibition places special emphasis
on communicating research and creative endeavor to a general audience
and offers an unusual opportunity for professional development by
challenging graduate students to present their work in clear,
comprehensible terms to people outside their fields.
The poster option of the Graduate Exhibition will be held March 3 in
the Student Union. The poster option is open to all masters and
doctoral students. The poster registration date is February 11 at 5
pm and the date for submitting the poster content is February 13 at 5
pm. Printing costs associated with poster content submitted prior to
that date and time will be paid by the Toulouse Graduate School. First
place award will receive $500, 2nd place awards (multiple) will
receive $250, and 3rd place awards (multiple) will receive $100.
For more details, see this
Toulouse Graduate Exhibition website.
College of Engineering News
CENG to celebrate National Engineers Week
The Council of Engineering Organizations
and the Center for Student Affairs are
hosting the annual celebration for
National Engineers Week
February 17-23 to promote and educate others about the field of
engineering as a profession. Be sure to check the latest Engineering
Week schedule for the most recent updates.
On Monday, February 18, Lockheed Martin will have a recruiter table
from 9 am to 3 pm in the Discovery Park Hallway
On Tuesday, February 19, from 10 am to 2 pm, ASHRAE will be holding a
Projectile Launch in the field outside Discovery Park. From 11 am to 7
pm, come and be entertained by the Tagi 2000 Robot! At 1 pm, free
Scrappy ice cream will be served followed by free tacos from El
Guapo's at 3 pm. From 1 to 5 pm, come and help build a dalek from Dr.
Who in the ExtravaCANza! Cans of food will be collected February 4-18
in boxes at Discovery Park. All food collected will go to the Denton
Community Food Center. On Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 pm, come enjoy
free pizza and video games!
On Thursday, February 21, the Career Center is hosting an Engineering
Career and Internship Fair in the hallways of Discovery Park. At 3 pm,
come to an open session to find out what it is like to work at NASA
with Kevin Tones, a NASA computer engineer, in B142. From 5:30 to 7
pm, the Career Center is hosting a Schlumberger presentation in B190.
On Friday, February 22, an outreach project with Singley Academy High
School is planned. Alumni are welcome to participate in any of these events.
For more information, please contact email@example.com.
News from UNT Society of Women Engineers
|CENG Students at the SWE Region C Conference at SMU.|
(L-R): Stephanie Routh, Jennifer Williams, Jessica Rimsza, Mahsa Mahdavian, and Megan Brown
In November 2012, members from UNT SWE attended the
2012 Society of Women Engineers National Conference
in Houston, TX. It was a great opportunity for students to attend workshops,
network, and participate in the career fair. SWE members received tips on how
to apply to graduate school, ace job interviews, and manage stress. It was also
a great time for some prizes and opportunities. Jacqui Oquendo, UNT SWE Secretary,
won an iPad and Adriana Blanco, UNT SWE Vice President, was offered a summer
internship with General Electric in Erie, PA.
UNT SWE just attended the
SWE Region C Conference
hosted by the Southern Methodist University SWE chapter from February 1 – 3,
2013. This was a great chance for members that were unable to attend the
national conference to connect with other SWE members and learn from engineering
The chapter will also provide a workshop at the "Expanding Your
Horizons" Career Conference sponsored by the American Association of
University Women at Texas Woman's University on February 16 for
middle school girls.
COMING UP at the COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING|
DESIGN DAY — Friday, April 26, 2013
Poster and Project Presentations by CENG Students
University of North Texas News
Condoleezza Rice to speak at UNT April 16
Stanford University professor of political science and former U.S. Secretary of
State, will speak on April 16 at 8 pm in the UNT Coliseum as part of the
University of North Texas Distinguished Lecture Series.
The event will include remarks from Rice as well as a Q&A session. This series
is sponsored by the UNT Division of Student Affairs.
Tickets are on sale now. General admission tickets for alumni are $25.
Floor seating for alumni is $45. For more information about this
event, please see this
UNT press release.
University Union to be expanded and renovated
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board voted in January to
approve the expansion and renovation of UNT's University Union. Construction
is expected to begin in June 2013 with completion planned for June 2015.
UNT has the third largest undergraduate enrollment in Texas and our
freshman class is expanding rapidly. The expansion and renovation of
the University Union means UNT will be able to provide its growing
student body with the space it needs to get involved with campus life.
To read more about the University Union, please see this
UNT press release.
The CSE Email Newsletter was assembled and
produced by Genene Murphy and Don Retzlaff. It is a publication of
the UNT Computer Science and Engineering Department. Contact the department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to receive this newsletter as
text rather than formatted in HTML, please contact Don Retzlaff at email@example.com.
http://www.cse.unt.edu UNT Computer Science and Engineering Department — February 2013