Greetings from the CSE Chair
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!
Professor and Chair
Department of Computer Science and
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,
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
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
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
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
Prof. Mohanty has been Granted Multiple Patents by USPTO
|Professor Mohanty as a Program Chair Inaugurating ISVLSI 2015 held at
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
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
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.
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,
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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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
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
"Ranking/unranking of Lambda Terms with Compressed de Bruijn Indices" at
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.
CSE Alumni News
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
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
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
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
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.
CSE Students defend Dissertations and Theses
Since the last
CSE Alumni Newsletter in July 2015,
this PhD student has successfully defended his dissertation.
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.
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produced by Genene Murphy and Don Retzlaff. It is a publication of
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