University of North Texas
CSE Alumni Email Newsletter

September 2007  

CSE News
Alumni News
Student News
College of Engineering News
UNT News

Greetings from the CSE Chairman

Chairman Krisha Kavi

Dear CSE Alumni and Friends,

2007 has been a productive year so far for our Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Our enrollment is holding steady with about 600 undergraduate students and 171 graduate students. Our research funding has increased this year. From January to August 2007, we have been awarded over $1.7 million. You can read about several of our new research grants below. To compare how our department has done over the last few years, click HERE for a detailed report.

Our CSE department is changing and improving. Over the summer, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved a plan that will change our B.A. in Computer Science to a B.A. in Information Technology beginning in Fall 2008. This new program is the only one in the state of Texas with an undergraduate degree in IT and I believe it will be very attractive to prospective students and help our department grow even more.

Alumni support is important to the future of our department. The ABET Computer Engineering accreditation team will be here October 21-23. If you are available to meet with the visiting team, send me an email. ABET teams really want to find out how our graduates feel about their education. So if you have the time, we really would like you to meet with the visiting team. Your participation could help our CSE department to achieve accreditation in our Computer Engineering program.

Thanks for your support of CSE and UNT.

Krishna M. Kavi
Chairman

Department of Computer Science and Engineering News

NSF Awards Grant to Dr. Kathleen Swigger

The National Science Foundation has awarded $499,252 to Dr. Kathleen Swigger to study the performance of student work teams in four countries as the teams write software. The project will create curriculum materials to teach students the best ways to work more effectively in global software teams. The students working on this project will be from UNT, Panama, Great Britain, and Turkey.

Dr. Swigger said, "Outsourcing is not going to go away. There is a growing need to ensure that computer science students are taught the necessary skills to deal with this new type of programming. Students need to know how to use technology to work in culturally mixed and geographically distributed work teams, because distributed software development is becoming the norm."

Dr. Swigger says her research will have implications for geographically distributed collaborative learning teams in general, and furthers UNT's reputation as a student-centered, public research university. She adds the project has drawn interest from several major DFW employers. "Travelocity, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin do similar projects at their companies, and they are acting as advisors on the project."


Dr. Saraju P. Mohanty Receives NSF Research Grant

Dr. Mohanty

Dr. Saraju P. Mohanty received a NSF research-grant to support his research in nanoscale CMOS modeling and estimation. The project titled "A Comprehensive Methodology for Early Power-Performance Estimation of Nano-CMOS Digital Systems" will span over three years, 2007-2010. The primary goal of this project is to facilitate the estimation of power and performance of digital systems described in MATLAB/Simulink when constructed using nano- CMOS technology.

The research will result in the development of new building blocks, collectively grouped as a new MATLAB toolbox, called Power Box. Power Box will be fully parameterized for power and performance to facilitate fast modeling and estimation of systems. The proposed research involves the design and development of theory, algorithms, implementations, and experiments, with sufficient scope for education and training of undergraduate and graduate students in VLSI design and system modeling.

This project can effectively serve the large, complex, digital system design and simulation community of researchers, in both academia and industry to boost further research and to reduce design cycle time.


Dr. Buckles and Dr. Yuan Collaborate on Grants

Drs. Buckles & Yuan
Photo by Andrew McLemore
Dr. Bill Buckles and Dr. Xiaohui Yuan were awarded a National Science Foundation grant of $75,000 for a project that will map the effects of flood damage. Their project, "A New Tool for Economic and Environmental Planning: Expanding the Boundaries of LiDAR," will use LiDAR, or "light detection and ranging," to create a 3D image of varying terrain to predict the path of floodwater during hurricanes and other floods.

In addition, Dr. Buckles and Dr. Yuan were awarded a supplemental grant for a collaborative project with researchers at the Hefei University of Technology of China. This project is sponsored by both the NSF and the National Nature Science Foundation of China (NSFC). They were awarded $49,800 by the NSF and the Chinese partner was awarded 50,000 by the NSFC.

This supplemental project will focus on extending their results to the visualization of the city model and the simulation of disaster scenarios, such as flooding. During this project, Dr. Buckles and Dr. Yuan expect a visit from their Chinese partner in the middle stage of their research. During the later stage of the project, Dr. Buckles and Dr. Yuan plan to visit their partners in China for discussion and result integration.


Dr. Huang's Joint Project is Funded by NSF

Dr. Yan Huang

The National Science Foundation has issued a $250,000 award to the proposal by Dr. Yan Huang (PI, Computer Science), Dr. Miguel Acevedo (Geography/BEE), Dr. Xinrong Li and Dr. Shengli Fu (Electrical Engineering), and Dr. Ruthanne Thompson (Biology).

This three-year project will develop a publicly available environmental monitoring computing research testbed that incorporates an open sensor network system and tools with intertwined wired and wireless sensors. The immediate research and education projects enabled include energy efficient map interpolation, robust localization models, code designs for cooperative communication in wireless sensor networks, simulation models for near real time environmental monitoring and modeling, and modeling for K-12 teachers/students.

The project team also includes researchers and personnel from Biology (Dr. Tom Waller), Computing Support and Service, the City of Denton, Texas, the National Park Service, and the National Weather Service of Texas.


Software Development Partnership Expands with NSF Grant

Krisha Kavi

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $10,000 planning grant to allow UNT to expand its current partnership in a Net Centric Software Consortium. Dr. Krishna Kavi is the Principal Investigator and the initial director of the Net Centric software consortium that was established with the four major universities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The current partners are the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of Texas at Arlington, and Southern Methodist University. UTD and SMU also received $10,000 from NSF to collaborate with UNT as well as Arizona State University, University of California at Irvine, and Southern Illinois University to form an Industry/University Collaborative Research Center (I/UCRC).

Each university partner has one year to recruit at least five industrial members, paying annual membership dues, before the I/UCRC can be established. The universities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will concentrate on developing high-quality software for new generation applications that involve systems on a network (Net Centric systems). The US Department of Defense has expressed strong interest in the research.

Dr. Kavi says, "We are inviting about 200 companies here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to join the consortium. In February 2008, a meeting will be held to explain the I/UCRC concept, benefits for industry and how they can join the center. In short, by joining the consortium, industry will have royalty-free access to the research we are conducting in the center."

Dr. Kavi predicts the consortium will be known as a leading research alliance in the United States, conducting significant research projects for the federal government and industrial customers and attracting the best research faculty and students from all over the world. The consortium will also help in creating a trained workforce to meet the needs of US industries.

For more information on the North Texas Net Centric Systems Consortium, go to http://www.csrl.unt.edu/~kavi/NetCentric/.


LIT Research Group Has Busy Summer

LIT group
A get-together at Rada's place

The Language and Information Technology group (http://lit.csci.unt.edu) spent the summer working on several exciting research projects, and the group members participated in several international events:

  • In May 2007, Andras Csomai attended the International Conference of the Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society in Key West, Florida, where he presented his and Rada Mihalcea's work on unsupervised back-of-the-book indexing. The paper was awarded the "best paper award" in the natural language processing track.
  • In June 2007, Hakan Ceylan and Rada Mihalcea attended the Association for Computational Linguistics conference in Prague, Czech Republic. The LIT group had five papers presented at the event:
    • "Explorations in automatic book summarization", by Rada Mihalcea and Hakan Ceylan, published in Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing.
    • "Learning Multilingual Subjective Language via Cross-Lingual Projections", by Rada Mihalcea, Carmen Banea and Janyce Wiebe, published in Proceedings of the Association for Computational Linguistics.
    • "UNT: SubFinder: Combining Knowledge Sources for Automatic Lexical Substitution", by Samer Hassan, Andras Csomai, Carmen Banea, Ravi Sinha and Rada Mihalcea;
    • "UNT-Yahoo!: SuperSenseLearner: Combining SenseLearner with SuperSense and other Coarse Semantic Features", by Rada Mihalcea, Andras Csomai and Massimiliano Ciaramita; and
    • "SemEval-2007 Task 14: Affective Text", by Carlo Strapparava and Rada Mihalcea, all three papers being published in Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on the Semantic Evaluations of Text.
  • In July 2007, Andras Csomai attended the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education in Marina del Rey, California, where he presented his and Rada Mihalcea's work on linking educational materials to encyclopedic knowledge.
  • In September 2007, Carmen Banea, Samer Hassan and Ravi Sinha will attend the IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing in Irvine, CA, where they will present their work on unsupervised graph-based word sense disambiguation, by Ravi Sinha and Rada Mihalcea, and random-walk algorithms for improved text classification, by Samer Hassan, Rada Mihalcea and Carmen Banea.
  • During summer 2007, Michael Mohler and Christian Loza worked on their MS theses, focusing on different research aspects of natural language processing for languages with scarce resources. They have also participated in the UNT - National Polytechnic Institute Mexico City (NPI) exchange, which included a two-week visit of our colleagues from NPI.
  • Rada Mihalcea gave two keynote talks, at the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering: Principles and Techniques in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (June 2007) and at the Third International Workshop on Cross-lingual Information Processing in Camogli, Italy (July 2007). She was also a lecturer at the Seventh European Summer School Eurolan 2007 (August 2007).
  • Also noteworthy is a new project that Rada Mihalcea and Kino Coursey will start working on this fall: a THECB-funded project on learning object repositories (with William Moens from SLIS as PI).


EChallenge Camps Offered During Summer 2007

EChallenge Camps Logo The CSE Department and the College of Engineering sponsored a series of seven summer camps in 2007 collectively known as the EChallenge Camps. All camps target young women entering the 9th to 12th grades in order to encourage them to consider education in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines.

Anchoring the sequence was the return of Robocamp for the third year, as well as a new Advanced Robocamp for returning students. CSExperience camp was also offered with a focus on programming concepts and graphics using the Alice programming environment (http://www.alice.org). The final camp was Eng-inuity! inspired by the PBS series Design Squad with a focus on engineering design concepts in a fast-paced hands-on design and prototyping experience.

The girls were challenged in all camps to create designs that would benefit humanity and the environment and were awarded prizes for the best designs. The Eng-inuity! camp was featured in an article for Education Week magazine. Pictures, videos, the article, and more can be found at http://www.cse.unt.edu/robocamp.

Dr. Robert Akl and David Keathly are the directors for the camps. This year they plan to begin promoting the camps early with trips to local middle schools and high schools, as well as developing mobile camps for summer and weekend programs to be staffed by college students. If you are interested in learning more, or helping with camps in the future, contact David Keathly (dkeathly@cse.unt.edu).


Dr. Paul Tarau Dr. Tarau Presents Paper in Portugal

Dr. Paul Tarau presented the paper "A Logic Programming Framework for Combinational Circuit Synthesis" at the International Conference on Logic Programming, ICLP'07 in Porto, Portugal September 8-13. He also chaired the session on "Implementation" at the same conference. For more information on Dr. Tarau's conference, see http://www.dcc.fc.up.pt/iclp07/program.html".



New Faces in the CSE Department

Hubert Bahr is back in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering after a year's absence. Dr. Bahr first came to our CSE Department in Summer 2005 as an Adjunct Professor and now he is a Lecturer this semester.

Dr. Bahr obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 2004 and his M.S. in Computer Engineering from UCF in 1994. He received his Professional Engineering License from Oklahoma in 1977 and his B.S.E. from the University of Oklahoma in 1972.

Dr. Bahr's research interests are reconfigurable architectures for embedded computing and software engineering for embedded simulation. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM.

In Fall 2007, Dr. Bahr is teaching CSCE 2610, Computer Organization, CSCE 3610, Machine Structures, and CSCE 4440/5440, Real-Time Software Development. Dr. Bahr's webpage can be found at http://www.cse.unt.edu/~hab/.

Ebru Celikel joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering as a Lecturer in August 2007. She has a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Ege University, Turkey, taught 5 courses at the Department of Computer Science at Earlham College in Richmond, IN as a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2005-2006, and then has pursued a postdoc study at the University of Texas at Dallas between July 2006 and July 2007. Her current research areas include computer security, database risk analysis, and lossless text compression.

Dr. Celikel also holds MBA degree in Marketing, which she believes enriched her way of considering things. Dr. Celikel thinks being in academic environment and exchanging ideas with colleagues and students mean a lot to her. She enjoys the joy of teaching and highly values being a good instructor. As a philosophy of teaching, she tries to open different perspectives of thinking for students to broaden their vision.

Dr. Celikel is teaching 2 sections of CSCE 1010, Introduction to Computers, and CSCE 4550/5550, Introduction to Computer Security, in Fall 2007. Her web site is: http://www.cs.unt.edu/~ecelikel.

She likes horseback riding, skiing, running (she already has a couple of medals from local Dallas running races), tennis, and reading on psychology and philosophy.


Jian Zhang received her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA in 2004 and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Hefei University of Technology in Hefei, China in 1996.

Before she joined the department as an adjunct instructor last Spring, she worked at West Virginia Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor and at Howard University as a Research Associate. She is currently teaching CSCE 1030, Computer Science I, in the Fall semester.


Gary Goodman came to our CSE Department in Spring 2007 as an adjunct, and he is back again this Fall. Dr. Goodman holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Dr. Goodman taught at the University of Nebraska for two years, leaving to join the ARPA Speech Recognition Project at Carnegie Mellon University, where he also taught some Artificial Intelligence Courses. He came to Denton in 1979 as a principal in a start-up speech recognition company. His other industry experience includes development of automatic call distributors at Teknekron Infoswitch and the architecture of paging and cellular systems while at Motorola, Inc. Research interests include artificial intelligence, speech recognition, pattern recognition, puzzles, and mathematics.

This semester Dr. Goodman is teaching CSCE 1040, Computer Science II, and CSCE 5400, Automata Theory. Dr. Goodman's website is located at http://www.cse.unt.edu/~goodman/.

When not working Dr. Goodman likes to enjoy his grandchildren, play his guitar, fuse glass, read, and sing with the Texas Millionaires (http://texasmillionaires.com).

Stephanie Deacon is the new Graduate Administrative Assistant for the department. She will assist the Graduate Coordinator with Graduate Applications, TA Applications, Textbook Adoptions, and Class Scheduling.

She's a bit of a homebody, so if she's not here, she's at home hanging with her kids, quilting, or reading.



Friends We'll Miss

Dr. Tom Irby has left the CSE Department after 31 years to take a position closer to his home and family in Pittsburg, TX. Dr. Irby was the first faculty member hired by Dan Scott, founding department chairman of the Department of Computer Sciences. During his time at UNT, Dr. Irby saw the department grow from a Masters in Computer Science program with fewer than 20 students to a comprehensive program with almost 800 majors. During his career at UNT, he taught over 10,000 students. In 1986-1987, Dr. Irby served as Chair of the CSE Department; and, in recent years, he served as the Undergraduate Coordinator.


Dr. Steve Tate has left UNT to become the Department Head at the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 1993, Dr. Tate was hired by Department of Computer Science at UNT. While he was here, Dr. Tate created the Center for Information and Computer Security, which won recognition by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.


Kathy Bomar served the CSE Department as the Graduate Studies Administrative Assistant from December 2003 until July 2007. Kathy left us to become the Administrative Assistant in the Mechanical and Energy Engineering Department downstairs in the College of Engineering.

Alumni News

Saqib Khalil graduated with a B. S. (December 2001) and M. S. in Computer Science (December 2004) from UNT. While working on his degrees, he worked at the General Access Labs, and later as a Teaching Assistant for the CSE department. In September 2003, he accepted an entry-level position at a Plano-based software start-up. After staying there for a year, he moved to Raleigh, NC to work as a consultant for Misys Healthcare.

In April 2005, Saqib was recommended for a position at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He worked for the School of Medicine in their Information Technology Services department as a Software Developer.

Even though Saqib is originally from Pakistan, his stay at UNT really made DFW a home away from home. So when a good opportunity came up last October from a Fort Worth based transportation company (Ryder), he gladly accepted it and relocated back to DFW. He currently works in the RyderOnline development team where he is responsible for maintaining and supporting several J2EE applications.

Apart from learning new technologies and gadgets, Saqib loves to travel and meet new people. On weekends, he enjoys hanging out with old friends and he also likes to bowl and golf.

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

How Alumni Can Help Student Organizations

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:

  • Volunteer as a guest speaker or recommend someone at your company or in your "network" that would be interesting and educational
  • Help organize a field trip to your company for something interesting
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Encourage your company to sponsor an event or other funding for these organizations in exchange for advertising and opportunities to recruit potential employees
  • 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
  • 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

Soon we will also have a number of honor societies, including Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon. 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.

Please consider helping us create an active, supportive and vibrant collection of student professional and honor organizations. Contact David Keathly for more information on these organizations at dkeathly@cse.unt.edu.


DC BEST 2007 Invites Alumni Support

DC BEST
High school students work together at the
DC BEST kick-off on September 15.
Photo by Chrislynn Mabel
DC BEST (Denton County Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) is a nonprofit organization that organizes a robotic competition among middle and high schools. DC BEST provides schools with free supplies, the game field, the technical support and the overall environment where these school teams can compete in a robotics tournament. At the kick-off held on Saturday, September 15, the rules of the upcoming robotics game were explained, the students got to see the game field, and supplies for the competition were given to the schools.

The next event of this six week competition is Mall Day when the high schools will practice with their robots on the actual game field. This will be held Saturday, October 20, 2007 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Golden Triangle Mall in Denton. A week later on Saturday, October 27, Game Day will be held at the UNT Coliseum from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. At least twenty schools are expected to participate.

Volunteers are needed to help with Mall Day and Game Day. DC BEST is a nonprofit organization that is run completely by volunteers. If you can volunteer to be a judge or a referee, please contact Leticia Anaya, Assistant DC BEST Director, at Lanaya@unt.edu or (940) 565-2022. For more information on DC BEST, see THIS NT Daily article.

DC BEST 2007 is being sponsored by the UNT College of Engineering, Bell Helicopter, Nucon Steel, Southern Stretch Forming & Fabrication Inc., Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant Firm, Peerless Manufacturing Co, United Copper Industries, Inc., C&G Electric, Inc., XTo Energy, Pye TeSelle, and Sam Atkinson.

Student News

Afrin Naz Afrin Naz Receives PhD and Teaching Position

Afrin Naz received her Ph.D. in Computer Science at the UNT graduation in August 2007. Dr. Krishna Kavi was her major professor and advised her dissertation: "Split Array and Scalar Data Caches: A Comprehensive Study of Data Cache Organization." Her research interests include computer architecture, parallel and distributed systems, compilers and embedded system designs. Dr. Naz has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Math and Computer Science at Drake University in Des Moines, IA.


Zodiac Cipher UNT Team Takes on the Zodiac Killer

Professor Ryan Garlick's Symbolic Processing class in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering is attempting to decode the unsolved 340-character cipher sent by the infamous Zodiac killer to the San Francisco Chronicle on November 8, 1969.

The David Fincher movie Zodiac has stirred new interest in the case, and the students hope to use modern techniques on this nearly 40 year old mystery. The bay area serial killer sent an earlier message to newspapers that was successfully decoded, but this text of this message has never been revealed. Even using heuristic methods, the amount of processing required is enormous. Students are hoping to develop methods to reduce the number of keys that must be evaluated.

More information will be forthcoming, along with a link to use your computer to help in the deciphering process. If you have access to processing resources that can assist with the project, please contact Ryan Garlick at garlick@unt.edu.

College of Engineering News

Founding Dean Oscar Garcia to Step Down

Dr. Garcia Oscar N. Garcia, Founding Dean of the College of Engineering, announced in August that he will step down at the end of the 2007-2008 academic year to return to the faculty to teach and assist colleagues and students with research.

Dr. Garcia said, "After four years of developing a new College of Engineering at UNT, all of us in the college feel a sense of pride and accomplishment in all the great things that have been achieved," said Garcia, who specifically was recruited to UNT to launch operations for the new college.

During his tenure at UNT, Garcia has been charged with developing both student recruitment and fund-raising campaigns for the college. Additionally, he has been instrumental in recruiting top faculty for the college, which now includes nearly 50 members. The college also more than doubled its restricted research dollars to $4.1 million in 2007, up from $1.9 million in 2003. Garcia also oversaw the renovation of the former Texas Instruments building at UNT Research Park.

UNT President Gretchen M. Bataille said, "Under Dr. Garcia's leadership, our College of Engineering has expanded far beyond the initial offerings of computer science, materials science and engineering technology degrees to offer students a variety of degree programs and has played a significant role in advancing research at UNT. Dr. Garcia has done an outstanding job helping to establish a solid foundation for the College of Engineering to build upon in the future."

To read the entire UNT press release about Dr. Garcia, please click HERE.


Dr. Garcia Names New Associate Dean for Research
and Thanks Dr. Swigger

Dr. Bill Buckles Dr. Oscar Garcia has named Dr. Bill Buckles as Associate Dean for Research at UNT's College of Engineering. Dr. Buckles came to UNT in August 2006 as a Professor. Before coming to UNT, Dr. Buckles was at Tulane University where he was the Yahoo! Founders Chair in Computer Engineering. Before that, he taught at the University of Texas at Arlington. He received his PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Alabama at Huntsville in 1981.

His research has been supported by NASA, NSF, the State of Louisiana, and, on several occasions, the Missile Defense Agency. Twice he has been honored with national technical achievement awards from NASA. He has been a visiting professor at the Techhochshule in Aachen Germany, the GMD (Germany's version of NSF), the Free University of Brussels, National Central University of Taiwan, and Fulbright Fellow at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico.

Dr. Kathleen Swigger was the first Associate Dean for Research at the College of Engineering. Dr. Garcia expressed his appreciation to Dr. Swigger, by saying, "We are tremendously grateful to Kathy for her four years of work in helping us increase our research productivity and recruit graduate students. It has worked!"


Master's Degree for Electrical Engineering Added

The UNT College of Engineering is now offering a master's degree in electrical engineering. The Electrical Engineering Department expects about 20 students to be in the program. A total of 150 undergraduate and graduate students are pursuing degrees through this department. For more information about this new program, please read this UNT press release: HERE or go to the department's website at http://www.ee.unt.edu/.

University of North Texas News

UNT Event Calendar

Vishwanath 'Vish' Prasad UNT Selects New Vice President for Research

Vishwanath "Vish" Prasad, Executive Dean and Distinguished Professor in the College of Engineering at Florida International University in Miami, will join UNT as Vice President for Research effective October 22, 2007. As Chief Research Officer, he will provide the executive and administrative leadership for further development of the Research Park, home to UNT's College of Engineering, the newly created interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Research and Technology, and other research centers and institutes. For more information about this appointment, see THIS UNT press release.


UNT Enrollment Climbs to Another All-Time High

The University of North Texas enrollment has increased by 2.5 percent to an all-time high of 34,268, according to the unofficial headcount on the 2007 Fall census date (12th class day). This is the seventh consecutive year UNT has posted a new all-time high enrollment. UNT's enrollment first passed 30,000 students for the first time in 2002. According to the Denton Record-Chronicle, UNT is the fourth largest state university in Texas. For more details on UNT's enrollment, see THIS UNT press release.

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