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CSE Alumni Email Newsletter

September 2015  

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Greetings from the CSE Chair

Chairman Barrett Bryant

Dear CSE Alumni and Friends,

Our CSE Department continues to grow with almost 1,200 students in Fall 2015. Our faculty continues to grow also with Dr. Hyunsook Do joining us. Congratulations to Dr. Saraju Mohanty on his promotion to Professor. This Fall ABET will visit and evaluate our B.S. in Computer Science and B.A. in Information Technology programs. Our B.S. in Computer Engineering program was accredited in 2014. Our CSE Department is proud to offer programs that are accredited by ABET.

I am very pleased that we have received National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R) for the academic years 2015 through 2019. Following that recognition, Congressman Michael C. Burgess held a cyber-security roundtable featuring our faculty and students. Our Distinguished Speakers Seminar will continue in 2015-2016. We are one of 15 BRAID departments in the U.S. Please read more about BRAID and other important department news below.

Since becoming Chair in 2011, I have enjoyed meeting with alumni during the last four years. We now have more than 4,000 CSE alumni from around the world. Alumni support and mentoring are important to our CSE students. Please read below how you can support and mentor our CSE students today. Contact me to see how you can help our CSE department succeed this semester. Please join other CSE Alumni at the College of Engineering tent at the UNT Homecoming on October 10!

Barrett Bryant
Professor and Chair

Department of Computer Science and
Engineering News

Congressman Michael Burgess hosts Cyber-Security Roundtable at CSE

Congressman Burgess with Dr. Ram Dantu and his Ph.D. Students.

Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D., hosted a Cyber-Security Roundtable on August 19, 2015 at Discovery Park. After UNT President Dr. Neal Smatresk welcomed everyone, Congressman Burgess gave his opening remarks. Dr. Dantu, CSE Professor and Director of the UNT Center for Information and Computer Security, participated on a Cyber-Security Panel with David Wagner, President of Entrust Datacard; Stephen Bohanon, Founder, Chief Strategy and Sales Officer for Alkami Technology, Inc.

The panel was moderated by Larry Parker, Owner of the Denton Depot. James Elliott, Assistant Regional Director of the Southwest Region of the Federal Trade Commission also made remarks before a question and answer session with the audience. Read more about this event in this Denton Record-Chronicle article.


New Faculty Member at CSE

Dr. Hyunsook Do joins the CSE faculty as an Associate Professor this Fall. She received the Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2007. She was previously employed as a senior research staff in Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute (ETRI), South Korea. She was also a visiting professor at Ewha Women’s University in South Korea.

Her research interests lie in software engineering, particularly software testing, maintenance, and empirical methodologies. She has been working on problems on evolution-aware testing techniques including test case prioritization, test selection, test case generation, requirements-based regression testing, and regression testing using data mining approaches. She received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2012 for her research on software maintenance and testing.

We welcome Dr. Do to our CSE Department! She is teaching Software Engineering in Fall 2015.


CSE Faculty receive National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R) Designation

Professors Ram Dantu and Barrett Bryant (Chair) of the Computer Science and Engineering department (CSE), and Guillermo Oyarce of the Library and Information Sciences department (LIS), attended the Southeastern Cyber Security Summit in Huntsville, AL where they received the center designation from the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. To their left is Mr. Curt W. Dukes, Director of NSA’s Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) and to their right, Andy Ozment, Assistant Secretary Communications and Programs Directorate, DHS.

UNT is one of 36 universities in the nation and one of four universities in Texas designated as CAE-R and CAE-IAE by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The UNT Center for Information and Computer Security offers research expertise in Internet-based technologies, protocol security, privacy, access control, cryptography, secured electronic commerce, secured mobile applications and VoIP security.


First Distinguished Speaker in Fall 2015

Our first distinguished speaker in Fall 2015 will be Gopal Rao on Friday, September 18, at 11:30 am in NTDP F223. His presentation will be on "Big Data Management in Advanced Semiconductor High Volume Manufacturing (HVM) Operations." His talk will give an inside view of HVM operations and look at how, what, why and when large amounts of data are generated. Read more about his presentation here.

Gopal Rao is currently the U.S. Chair for the Intelligent Manufacturing working group under the auspices of FUMEC (Fundación México Estados Unidos Para la Ciencia/The United States-Mexico Foundation for Science). This is a part of a joint effort between US and Mexican governments to realize the economic potential of the US-Mexico border region. Mr. Rao holds Masters degrees in Physics and Solid State Materials. He has authored two technical books, along with many other publications to his credit.


Building, Recruiting And Inclusion for Diversity

Dr. Bryant at Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California.

The Department has been a member of the BRAID program for almost one year and has been awarded a second year of funding. Dr. Bryant attended a meeting of the 15 BRAID departments at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, in July, to report our work during the first year, including a training class for prospective teachers of computer science principles, running software testing competitions across a number of high schools, offering a middle school summer camp, and sending students to the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing.


Bug Wars REU at CSE in Summer 2015

(L-R) Back Row: Nigel Pugh, Walter Squires, Joe Lilleberg, Cree White, Jazzmine White, Wesley Coomber.
Front Row: Suu Magai, Mari Flores, Lydia Buzzard, Dralia Tulley-Patton.

Congratulations to the Bug Wars Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) group above that finished their summer research experience. We wish them the best as they finish up their undergraduate studies and hope to see some of them back at UNT for graduate school!

Bug Wars is a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site that is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and run by Dr. Renee Bryce and Dr. Hassan Takabi. This program provides undergraduate students with a research experience and prepares them for graduate programs. No prior research experience is required for participation, and students can apply at any point in their undergraduate education.

REU Graduate Student Director, Ryan Michaels, worked with half of the students to explore research in software testing and security. The group focused on software testing experienced the breadth of the testing process on mobile applications: test-case generation, fault seeding, replaying of test cases to discover those errors, and evaluation of test suites. Additionally they assisted in testing a new tool for mobile test case generation. This experience not only helped to prepare the REU students for paths to graduate school, but it also gave Ryan the opportunity to practice mentoring students since he plans to apply for faculty positions at teaching colleges soon.

In security the students investigated the potential role that brain wave scanners can play in computer security, specifically in the Android and PC mediums. The students created applications which had the user select a number or image, and then used brain wave readers to determine what number or image the user was thinking of based on fluctuations in the readings. Both research studies will be continued by UNT students in the future.


CSE hosts Robocamp in Summer 2015

The UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering hosted summer programs to introduce young men and women entering the 7th thru 12th grades to Robotics, Game Development, Mobile Apps, and Computer Science and Engineering. Depending on the camp they chose, students experienced modules on Mobile App Development and either Robotics or Video Game Development as part of this program.

Camps were held at Discovery Park on June 15-19 and July 6-10. App/Game camp was held at the Ericsson campus on Legacy Drive in Plano on June 15-19. The App/Robo camp was held at the Collin College camp in Frisco on July 6-10. For more information, see the RoboCamp website.


CSE Students participate in Big Data Challenge

Students in Dr. Ryan Garlick’s CSCE 4350 Introduction to Database Systems Design course will be participating in the UNT Innovation Greenhouse Big Data Challenge during the Fall semester. Forming groups to independently work on the tasks set forth in the challenge, students will be working on extrapolating useful information from the extremely large dataset over the course of the semester. Some students will focus on implementation and optimization of the database, while others focus on creating search interfaces and visualization of the data.


Bill Buckles Chairs 6th IEEE ICCCNT

Bill Buckles, Prakash Duraisamy, and an attendee
Bill Buckles and Invited Speaker Krishna Kavi

The 6th IEEE International Conference on Computing, Communications and Networking Technologies (ICCCNT) was held in Denton on July 13-15, 2015. The conference was sponsored by UNT and students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Department of Electrical Engineering were instrumental in its success. Dr. Bill Buckles was the General Chair and former UNT Ph.D. graduate and current Miami University faculty member, Prakash Duraisamy, was the key in organizing the conference and moving it to the United States this year.

Invited speakers included Vivek Goyal (Boston University, IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow), Upendra N. Singh (NASA Langley, SPIE Fellow), Krishna Kavi (UNT), and Masahiro Fujita (University of Tokyo). Participants, many of whom visited UNT on the last day, came from India, Taiwan, Oman, Australia, Korea, Norway, and many other countries.

The conference is unique in that it mixes on-site lectures with Skype lecturers having more limited access to international travel support. Eighty-one full papers, each peer-reviewed were represented on the program. Images from the event can be viewed at this Flickr link.


Prof. Mohanty has been Granted Multiple Patents by USPTO

Professor Mohanty as a Program Chair Inaugurating ISVLSI 2015 held at Montpellier, France.

Professor Saraju Mohanty has been granted multiple patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). A patent titled Intelligent Metamodel Integrated Verilog-AMS for Fast and Accurate Analog Block Design Exploration with US Patent Number 9,026,964 was issued on May 5, 2015. This patent presents an idea called iVAMS which makes system-level models described in Verilog-AMS circuit aware by making metamodels from the circuits and including them in Verilog-AMS thus bridging the gap of circuit-level and system-level descriptions.

The overall iVAMS is circuit-level accurate while having capability of system-level high-speed simulations. Therefore iVAMS is a paradigm shift idea in electronic design automation that can allow full-chip parasitic simulation of the analog/mixed-signal (AMS) circuits which is not easily possible in traditional analog simulator like SPICE. As UNT president Neal Smatresk ‏@UNTPrez tweeted on May 20, 2015: "#UNT, invention, patent...3 words that describe how our researchers solve problems and create new technologies! @UNTEngineering."

Another patent titled Methodology for Nanoscale Technology based Mixed-Signal System Design with US Patent Number 9,053,276 was issued on June 9, 2015. This patent presents several new design optimization methods that can speed up the design exploration process of AMS circuits by 10,000X. This creates the possibility of reducing non-recurrent design cost of the chip and making electronics for larger mass of the society.

Prof. Mohanty as a Program Chair Inaugurating ISVLSI 2015 held at Montpellier, France

Professor Mohanty was a program chair for the 14th edition of ISVLSI which was held at Montpellier, France during Summer 2015. ISVLSI 2015 is a sponsored meeting of IEEE-CS which is very well attended by researchers around the globe. It had a total of 34 technical sessions and 2 keynote addresses from Industry researchers.

University of North Texas received major visibility during this conference in France. Prof. Mohanty, as Chair of the Technical Committee of VLSI, attended the IEEE Panel of Conference Organizers (POCO) held in Glasgow, Scotland. IEEE POCO gave very good detailed information to conference organizers in what is involved in organizing a conference. Prof. Mohanty acknowledges the travel support from IEEE-CS TCVLSI as well as from Cadence Academic Network for his conference travels during summer.

In the other news from the NanoSystem Design Laboratory (NSDL), Ph.D. candidate Shital Joshi travelled to ISVLSI 2015 to present the following two papers:

  • S. Joshi, E. Kougianos, and S. P. Mohanty, "Simscape based Ultra-Fast Design Exploration of Graphene-Nanoelectronic Systems", in Proceedings of the 14th IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI), 2015, pp. 292—296.

  • E. Kougianos, S. Joshi, and S. P. Mohanty, "Multi-Swarm Optimization of a Graphene FET Based Voltage Controlled Oscillator Circuit", in Proceedings of the 14th IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI), 2015, pp. 567—572.

ISVLSI is an IEEE-CS sponsored meeting which is a quite selective venue and follows a double blind review process for paper selection. Shital had a very good experience at his first international conference presentation.


News from Dependable Computing Systems Lab

 
Qiang Guan (LANL), Nathan Debardeleben (LANL) and Song Fu (UNT)  Song Fu (UNT) and Sean Blanchard (LANL)

Dr. Song Fu spent two and a half months during the summer break as a Research Scientist at DOE Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Los Alamos, New Mexico. During this time he worked on two projects, gave four research talks, and explored collaborations with scientists at LANL. The outcomes of his visit include one secured research grant, one collaborative research proposal submitted to DOE, and two technical papers. Song Huang, a Ph.D. candidate of Dr. Fu, also worked at LANL as a research intern this summer. He presented results of the collaborative project on Measurement and Characterization of Haswell Power and Energy Consumption in the LANL’s Student Mini Showcase.

Graduate student Ziming Zhang passed the Ph.D. dissertation defense on Adaptive Power Management for Autonomic Resource Configuration in Large-Scale Computer Systems. His Ph.D. Committee consisted of Drs. Song Fu (advisor), Yan Huang, Krishna Kavi, and Saraju Mohanty. Congratulations to Ziming!

The following papers were recently accepted by international conferences.

  • S. Huang, S. Fu, Q. Zhang, and W. Shi, "Characterizing Disk Failures with Quantified Disk Degradation Signatures: An Early Experience", accepted by IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC), 10 pages, October 2015.

  • Q. Guan, N. Debardeleben, S. Blanchard and S. Fu, "Addressing Statistical Significance of Fault Injection: Empirical Studies of the Soft Error Susceptibility", accepted by the 21st IEEE International Symposium on Dependable Computing, 10 pages, December 2015.

  • S. Huang, S. Fu, N. Debardeleben, Q. Guan and C. Xu, "Differentiated Failure Remediation with Action Selection for Resilient Computing", accepted by the 21st IEEE International Symposium on Dependable Computing, 10 pages, December 2015.

  • Q. Guan, N. Debardeleben, S. Blanchard and S. Fu, "Soft Error Susceptibility of Sorting Algorithms to Statistical Fault Injection", accepted by Fault Tolerance for HPC at eXtreme Scale in ACM Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing, June 2015.



News from Information Security and Privacy: Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) Lab

Congressman Burgess with Dr. Hassan Takabi and his Ph.D. Students.
  • Two new Ph.D. students (Ehsan Hesamifard and Shoaib Haque Khan) and two Masters students (Samir Koppikar and Anuj Bhalotiya) join the lab.

  • INSPIRE Lab researchers have published 6 papers in Spring and Summer semesters and several others are under review.

  • Dr. Takabi is co-editing a book "Security, Privacy, and Digital Forensics in the Cloud" to be co-published by Wiley USA and Higher Education Press (HEP, China).

  • Dr. Takabi serves as Demo Chair of the ACM SACMAT 2016, Panels co-Chair of the ACSAC 2015 and Travel Grant co-Chair of the ACM CCS 2015.

  • Our undergraduate intern from India, Gunjan Soni, (pictured below with Dr. Takabi) was named the winner of the College of Engineering’s Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering (SUPER) Research poster presentation.



NSF Net-Centric & Cloud Software & Systems (NCSS) Industry & University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) will meet in October 2015

The next Net-centric IUCRC Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) meeting will be held in Dallas on October 14-15, 2015. More details will be posted at the IUCRC website soon. Please register for this event here. NCSS IUCRC has been in operation for 6 years and has been conducting over $1M worth of research per year. Students that participated in IUCRC research have been employed by our industrial members or were offered internships. For more information about the IUCRC, please send an email to either kavi@cse.unt.edu or struble@airmail.net.


Software Engineering Laboratory (SELL) News

Dr. Bryant in Santorini, Greece.

Dr. Barrett Bryant presented a keynote lecture on "Grammar Inference Technology Applications in Software Engineering" at the 3rd Hellenic Forum for Science, Technology & Innovation on June 30 in Athens, Greece. Dr. Bryant also discussed research and graduate student recruiting at Demokritos, the Greek National Center for Scientific Research, with which our department has a partnership.

Dr. Paul Tarau has presented the following papers:

  • "On logic programming representations of lambda terms: de Bruijn indices, compression, type inference, combinatorial generation, normalization" at PADL’2015 in Portland, Oregon.

  • "On a Uniform Representation of Combinators, Arithmetic, Lambda Terms and Types" at PPDP’2015 in Siena, Italy.

  • "Ranking/unranking of Lambda Terms with Compressed de Bruijn Indices" at CICM’2015 in Washington, D.C.

Ph.D. student David Adamo interned at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, this summer.



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Bryan Turner graduated in December 2000 with a B.S. in Computer Science. Bryan writes, "It was a very challenging degree to earn especially early on during the core programming classes. Later in the curriculum things became a bit more comfortable as we had the fundamentals out of the way and started learning more real world use of technology. Don Retzlaff’s programming classes stood out to me then and even more so now that I am a part of the work force. His courses were unique in that he was not lecturing students but rather treating the class like a business meeting where he was playing the role of the customer and we were the consultants.

"They were well-rounded projects where we were taking requirements from Don who was acting as a hybrid client / business analyst providing us with feature requests and we were converting the requirements into technical documentation and eventually code. Fast forward 15 years and that is exactly how the Information Technology world operates."

After graduation from UNT, Bryan started his career programming websites and eventually transitioned to database and windows development using Microsoft technology. Bryan has been an Application Development Manager of Operations in charge of the day-to-day applications that supported one of the largest Jones Act carriers in the U.S. His team supported the business focusing on tracking data issues, fixing defects in the software and making new enhancements. Bryan has also been an Application Developer at a 3rd party benefits administrator where he led a team that was involved in supporting and modifying the company’s internal accounting systems. Additionally, he oversaw any applications tied to measuring Service Level Agreements with his company’s clients.

After about 8 years Bryan started managing projects and development teams. In the last 5 years he has been doing project management. Currently he is a Senior Project Manager at a Medical Supply Chain company in Las Colinas Texas. Bryan writes, "What I do every day is a direct reflection of what we did in Don’s and many other classes. My daily work involves translating the business requirements into technical requirements for the developers. I have always felt my studies at UNT prepared me for the real world. Not all of the courses were as applied as Don’s courses, but they all did a great job of establishing a technical way of thinking that provided a great foundation for my development positions."

Bryan has been married for 15 years and has an 8 year old son and a 6 year old daughter. He is a private pilot and flies for fun in his free time.


We want to hear from you! What have you been doing since graduating from UNT? Please send a few paragraphs and a picture to CSEAlumni@unt.edu


B.A. in IT graduate runs Bootstrap Denton

Since our first B.A. in Information Technology students graduated in Fall 2010, we have had 71 graduates in that program. Kyle Taylor, a 2012 graduate of our IT program is organizing Bootstrap Denton for the second year. Kyle wrote this article which appeared on the front page of the business section of the Denton Record-Chronicle on August 16, 2015. Kyle is the co-founder of a local non-profit called Techmill, which focuses on providing resources and supporting students, startups, and entrepreneurs through educational events in the Denton community. Good luck to Kyle!


Alumni Help needed to send students to Grace Hopper

CSE Faculty and Students at Grace Hopper in October 2014: Back row (L-R): Fahmida Hamid, Yuan Li, Andrea Godea, Cornelia Caragea, Danielle Gaither, Lisa Reynolds. Front row: Stephanie Shu, Renee Bryce.

In October 2015, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. This conference is the largest gathering of women technologists and it is produced by the Anita Borg Institute and presented in partnership with the ACM. Since it is in Texas and we will not have to pay for airfare this year, we want to send 20 women and 4 faculty members to this conference. Although we do not have airfare, we still have to pay for registration, hotel and transportation to Houston. Can you or your company help us send our students? If so, please contact me at Barrett.Bryant@unt.edu. In the spirit of UNT’s 125th anniversary, a $125 gift will support one half of a student’s registration for the conference or a hotel room for two students for one night. Thanks for your consideration and we hope you will support our efforts to have a major presence at Grace Hopper in 2015!


How you can support and mentor our CSE students

The Fall semester once again brings the opportunity for students to become involved in a variety of professional societies, special interest groups and honor societies. These organizations can benefit them in many ways, as our alumni are aware. But how can you assist our student organizations to contribute effectively at UNT? Here are a few suggestions:

1. Volunteer as a guest speaker or recommend someone at your company or in your network that would be interesting and educational. Perhaps you are a member of a society that has a speaker’s bureau!

2. Help organize a field trip to your company for something interesting.

3. Volunteer as a mentor to work with a small group of students to develop their leadership skills and invite them to the DFW area section meetings of the various societies if you are a member.

4. Donate funds or materials to help the organizations provide programming and host special events, or sponsor a scholarship to subsidize the membership fees for students. Many companies have matching funds available for scholarships.

5. Encourage your company to sponsor an event or other funding for these organizations in exchange for advertising and opportunities to recruit potential employees at career fairs and other events.

6. Sponsor a student to attend one of the Student Leadership conferences or a technical conference sponsored by a society. Be a part of our National Engineers Week activities.

7. Visit a student group meeting once a year so the students will begin to understand their importance and potential impact on their immediate and long term career success.

8. Encourage your company to offer internships at UNT so that our students can gain valuable work experience and improve their technical, communications and leadership skills.

9. Suggest and mentor a project for one of our Capstone courses. Get more details on this College of Engineering page about our Senior Design Capstone Experience. We have one year sequences in IT and Computer Engineering and a one semester course in Computer Science. These students work on real projects for clients and follow a full product development lifecycle from requirements to delivery. The results are presented annually at our Design Day event in the College of Engineering in April. Come visit to see what our students are doing!

10. When you order from Amazon, you can support ACM and ACM-W by using this link.

We have a number of honor societies, including Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. These groups also need help from our alumni in a fashion similar to those listed above. Also if you are an honor society member, you can assist with induction ceremonies and other events.

We also currently have student chapters of ACM, ACM-W, IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, SWE, as well as a Robotics Society, Information Security Group, a Linux Users group and a Competitive Programming Team associated with our department. There is also an Eta Kappa Nu honor society (Computer engineering) and we are trying to revive the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society Chapter (Computer Science).

Please consider helping us create an active, supportive and vibrant collection of student professional and honor organizations. Contact the department for more information on how you can help.


Student News

CSE Students defend Dissertations and Theses

Since the last CSE Alumni Newsletter in July 2015, this PhD student has successfully defended his dissertation.

Ashok Dahal

Dissertation: Detection of Ulcerative Colitis Severity and Enhancement of Informative Frame Filtering using Texture Analysis in Colonoscopy Videos

Major Professor: Dr. JungHwan Oh

Defense Date: August 26, 2015





CSE Student receives Linux Training Scholarship

CSE Student Kyri’ay Vanderpoel has received a Linux Training Scholarship from the Linux Foundation. Kyri’ay works as a helpdesk technician at System Medical and studies computer science at the University of North Texas. His goal is to work in secure development, penetration testing, cloud security, or database designs after graduation. He believes that he can spread his passion for open source software to create a better ecosystem for developers and users. Kyri’ay is currently a junior in the Computer Science program.

Congratulations to Kyri’ay! For more information about the Linux Training Scholarship, please see this release from the Linux Foundation.


CSE Graduate Students at STARS Celebration 2015

Dr. Phil Sweany and three graduate students pictured above left to right Alejandro Cruz, Ryan Michaels and Quentin Mayo attended the 10th anniversary of the STARS Celebration in Charlotte, NC in August 2015. The event celebrated diversity in computing and provided opportunities for learning, collaborating, and networking with academic and industry partners.

We are proud that Quentin received the award for Best Evaluation Assistant (EA) from STARS! They presented him with the honor and a prize (a tablet) at the conference. Congratulations to Quentin on his award!

College of Engineering News

CSE Alumni invited to CENG tent for UNT Homecoming on October 10

CSE alumni and friends are invited to join the UNT Homecoming celebration on Saturday, October 10. The College of Engineering is planning a tailgating party for alumni from 1 to 3:30 pm. Please make your reservations at this CENG Homecoming page. Homecoming will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the University of North Texas. This year’s theme is "Forever Mean Green; A Journey Through Time."

Come join us and meet College of Engineering faculty members and students and find out what is happening in your Department of Computer Science and Engineering. At 4 pm, the Homecoming Football Game will be your Mean Green vs. Portland State at Apogee Stadium. For more details about Homecoming, please see this UNT press release.


Showcase of Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE)

CSE Student Adam Hair participated in SURE in November 2014.

College of Engineering undergraduate students are invited to present their research at the Showcase of Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE) on Friday, November 6, 2015. The Showcase for Undergraduate Research in Engineering will provide an opportunity for undergraduate researchers to share the knowledge they have gained through their research as well give them experience in conducting a poster presentation.

The event will consist of a poster presentation that will be followed by an awards ceremony. Presenters should be prepared to design a poster displaying the research project, present information about the research in a professional manner and stay for the duration of the event. The College of Engineering will be making some more announcements about SURE soon.

University of North Texas News

UNT engineering researchers win 2015 Tech Titan award

UNT Electrical Engineering faculty members Shengli Fu (left) and Yan Wan (right) received the 2015 Tech Titan of the Future—University Level award from The Metroplex Technology Business Council. UNT also won the award in two previous years. In 2010, CSE faculty members Robert Akl and David Keathly won the award for Robocamp for Girls. In 2012, CSE Professor Krishna Kavi won the award for his Net-Centric Software & Systems I/UCRC. For more information about this award and their research, please see this UNT press release.


UNT Enrollment breaks records

In this 125th anniversary of the University of North Texas, enrollment records were set with 37,231 students, a nearly 3 percent increase over the previous school year. The College of Engineering had a 22 percent increase in enrollment. Adding to the boost in enrollment were a large number of new graduate students. Graduate student enrollment jumped 16.3 percent. The university also saw a boost in undergraduate transfer students, 7.3 percent over last year, and freshmen enrolled, 6.6 percent over last year. The freshman class also includes 15 new National Merit Scholars for a total of 30 current scholars at UNT. For more on UNT enrollment, see this UNT press release.


Read all the UNT News here.

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 csenewsletter@unt.edu.

Alumni gifts to the department make it possible to provide students with scholarships and travel to competitions and conferences. To support your CSE Department with a gift, please visit https://development.unt.edu/givenow/givenow_ceng.php and select "Computer Science and Engineering" as the designation for your gift.

http://www.cse.unt.edu UNT Computer Science and Engineering Department — September 2015