Dr. Bryant presented a keynote lecture on "Directions in Interdisciplinary Computer Science and Engineering" at the 20th Conference of the Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS 2015). Dr. Bryant discussed research work at the two interdisciplinary centers in the CSE department, the Center for Computational Epidemiology and Response Analysis (CeCERA) and the Center for Information and Computer Security (CICS) and how computer science and engineering could interact with other disciplines to develop societal breakthroughs.
SDPS is a premier conference focusing on
trans-disciplinary engineering. Dr. Oscar Garcia of the UNT Electrical
Engineering Department also presented a keynote lecture at the conference
and the UNT College of Engineering was a Copper Sponsor of the conference.
The keynotes were held in the Crystal Ballroom of the Hilton Fort Worth,
formerly the Hotel Texas, where President John F. Kennedy made his final
speech on November 22, 1963, before leaving for Dallas.
Dr. Armin Mikler receives UNT Research Leadership Award
CSE Professor Dr. Armin Mikler received the UNT Research Leadership Award at the UNT Faculty Excellence celebration on October 2, 2015. Before that, Dr. Mikler presented the 2015 Distinguished Research Lecture at the Salute to Faculty Excellence in Research and Creativity on September 30th.
Dr. Mikler’s presentation "Finding Research in Unexpected Places: The
Story of RE-PLAN" was about his research as Director of the Center for
Computational Epidemiology and Response Analysis. To see pictures and a
video of Dr. Mikler’s lecture, please see this
media gallery page.
Congratulations to Dr. Mikler on receiving this honor!
Professor Mohanty receives Air Force Contract
Professor Saraju Mohanty has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract. The project titled "Memory Design Optimization for Low-Latency Embedded Vision Processor (LLEVS)" is exploring options for fast memory optimization for application specific processors. More information about the contract is available at this website.
Professor Mohanty believes that the significant experience of his group on memory design and its optimization will lead to major success in developing energy efficient and high performance memory. The recent two patents granted to Dr. Mohanty have received widespread recognition. UNT Faculty Success published an article titled "Engineering Professors Awarded Multiple Patents to Innovate Integrated Circuit Design" which appeared in the latest newsletter.
The College of Engineering published this article "Researchers Receive Patent for a Method for Designing Complex, Mixed-signal Circuits" to discuss the new patent. Professor Mohanty has been inducted to the editorial board of IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine as a senior editor. His responsibility as the senior editor is to oversee special issues for the magazine.
Ph.D. candidates/students from the NanoSystem Design Laboratory (NSDL) travelled to ACM/IEEE International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), held in Austin, TX November 5-6, 2015. Prasanth Yanambaka, Shital Joshi, and Umar Albalawi attended. Prasanth and Shital would like to acknowledge travel support from the sponsors of the meeting: IEEE, Cadence, and Intel. Umar acknowledges support of the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission for his travel. The following two papers were presented at Austin:
NSF Net-Centric & Cloud Software & Systems (NCSS) Industry & University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) News
The Net-Centric I/UCRC has a new Administrative Specialist, Melanie Dewey. She will be helping the Center Director, Dr. Krishna Kavi, and the Managing Director of the center, Mr. David Struble. Melanie’s primary duties are marketing the center and recruiting new companies for membership.
The semi-annual Industrial Advisory Board meeting of the NCSS I/UCRC was held at the Gateway Center on the UNT campus on October 14, 2015. The meeting was very successful with more than 50 attendees including current IAB members, potential industrial members, students, faculty and an NSF (National Science Foundation) evaluator. There were thirteen formal presentations, with several poster presentations included in the program. In addition, the meeting used video conferencing for the first time, which allowed participation by students and industry members from remote locations. Photos from the event can be found at the NCSS I/UCRC webpage.
David Hashe, a TAMS (Texas Academy of Mathematics and Sciences) student working with Dr. Kavi in the CSRL (Computer Systems Research Laboratory) was hired as a summer intern by AMD. He investigated how to make the gem5 computer architecture simulator more useful for simulating large computer systems and was successful at doing so. He was able to run workloads that are important for data centers and in high-performance computing, such as MPI (Message Passing Interface, a collection of software libraries that permit executing programs on a cluster of computers), and evaluate their performance. As a result, he has helped open up a new method for the simulation of large computer systems, which is important for research into the performance of such systems.
Mahzabeen Islam and Marko Scrbak, two PhD students from the CSRL are currently working at AMD as research associates. The work done at AMD will be directly applicable to their PhD research and AMD has permitted them to use results from their internship in their dissertations. Another PhD student of Dr. Kavi’s, Srujan Kotikela, has been interning at Armor (formerly FireHost). Armor provides highly secure data hosting operations. Srujan has been offered employment at Armor as soon as he finishes his doctoral studies.
Dr. Kavi will be traveling to Barcelona, Spain in November to attend the International Conference on Software Engineering Advances (ICSEA-2015). He is serving on the panel, "Quo Vadis Software Engineering?" While there, he will also present a paper: "Evaluation of a Security Service Level Agreement", co-authored with his former post-doctoral researcher, Dr. Chen-Yu Lee. Dr. Lee was at UNT until June 2015 and he is currently employed by Morgan Stanley in New York.
PhD student Charles Shelor will be traveling to Waikiki, Hawaii in
early December to present a paper, "Dataflow processing-in-memory using coarse
grained reconfigurable logic", at the
3rd Workshop on Near Data Processing,
which is held in conjunction with MICRO-48 conference. The paper is co-authored
with Dr. Kavi and another CSE graduate student, Shashank Adavally.