Department of Computer Science and Engineering News
CSE Department Celebrates National Engineers Week February 21-25, 2005
The UNT Computer Science and Engineering Department will celebrate National
Engineers Week as part of its second year in the College of Engineering. The
celebration will kick off with a keynote address by Dr. Raymond A. Paul on
Tuesday, February 22, 2005. Scroll down for more information about Dr.
On Thursday, February 24, 2005, the CSE Department has invited Professor
Harvey Cragon to speak about his research on code breakers during World War
II. Following his speech, the College of Engineering will serve a free
lunch for current students, faculty, and alumni in the Atrium of the Research
The CSE Department is sponsoring several activities during National
Engineering Week. For more information about these and other activities
planned for EWeek, please scroll down.
Dr. Raymond A. Paul, U.S. Department of Defense, to Give Keynote
Dr. Raymond A. Paul will deliver the keynote speech for
National Engineers Week at the College of Engineering on Tuesday, February 22,
2005 at 11:00 a.m. in the auditorium, B155, at the UNT Research Park, 3940
North Elm Street.
Dr. Paul's speech is entitled "Will You Do What I Need? - From
Interconnectivity to Interoperability." While new technologies have been
developed to address this question, an overall framework is lacking. His talk
will address the key ideas and issues in developing an interoperability
Currently, Dr. Paul serves as the technical director for command and control
(C2) policy in the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Network
Integration and Interoperability. In this position, Dr. Paul supervises
command and control systems engineering development and architecture
engineering capabilities for measurements concerning the status of
software/systems engineering resources and evaluates project outcomes to
support major investment decisions.
Dr. Paul holds a doctorate in software engineering and is an active Fellow
member of the IEEE Computer Society. He has published more than 89 articles on
software engineering in various technical books, journals and symposia
proceedings, primarily under Department of Defense and IEEE sponsorship.
Professor Harvey Cragon to Speak About Code Breaking in World War II
Professor Harvey Cragon will discuss his latest book, From Fish to
Colossus: How the German Lorenz Cipher was Broken at Bletchley Park, at
10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2005, in the auditorium, B155, at the
UNT Research Park.
Harvey Cragon is Professor Emeritus at UT Austin and Adjunct Professor at
UT Dallas. Prior to his academic career, he was with Texas Instruments for 25
years in Dallas and Austin. For over 35 years his research interests have been
in high-speed computers and computer architecture design methodology.
Professor Cragon received his BSEE from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in
1950. He was presented the IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award in 1984 and the ACM/IEEE
Eckert-Mauchly Award in 1986. He is a member of the National Academy of
Engineering, a Life Fellow of the IEEE, and a Fellow of the ACM.
Graduate Studies Open House on February 23, 2005
Have you been thinking about continuing your education by going back to
graduate school? The Graduate Program of the Computer Science and Engineering
Department will host a Graduate Studies Open House on Wednesday, February 23,
2005 at 12:00 in Room F223 at the UNT Research Park.
The CSE Department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science.
Beginning in Fall 2004, the CSE Department began offering a new M.S. degree in
Computer Engineering. Take advantage of this opportunity to find out more
about getting your graduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering at
If you cannot attend, but would like more information about our graduate
degree programs, please check our website HERE. If you have further
questions, please contact Dr. Robert Brazile, Graduate Advisor, at
CSE Students Learn from "Professor for a Day"
As part of the Engineering Week activities in the Computer Science and
Engineering Department, a variety of individuals from the local area have been
invited to serve as "Professor for a Day" in both Graduate and Undergraduate
courses throughout the week.
The program provides students in these courses to get a glimpse of the many
and varied ways that the topics and techniques they are studying are being
applied in the "real world". The "Professors" will discuss topics related to
those of the course they are attending, as well as sharing their own
educational and professional experiences. Each participant will coordinate with
the regular course Professor in preparing and presenting their course
Students will also have an opportunity to ask questions and engage in open
discussion with the visitors to their classes. Each volunteer Professor for a
Day will receive a certificate commemorating their service to the CSE
Department and the College of Engineering.
For further information, and a current schedule of the presentations
throughout the week, please visit HERE. The
schedule will be updated weekly until the start of Engineering Week on
February 21, 2005.
Career Fair Scheduled for February 25, 2005
The UNT College of Engineering will sponsor a Career Fair from 9:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 25, 2005 as part of the UNT Engineers Week
program. The Career Fair will be held at the UNT Research Park, 3940 North Elm
Street, in Denton.
The Career Fair will introduce prospective employers to UNT engineering
students with the purpose of helping students obtain internships or permanent
employment. Prospective employers will have the opportunity to interview many
UNT students and the students will be able to meet many prospective
The UNT College of Engineering seeks industry support for this event. If
you would like to participate, please contact Ms. Leticia Anaya, Lecturer, at
(940) 565-2366 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shadow Day Introduces Students to Engineering Careers
Shadow Day, organized by the UNT College of Engineering, introduces
engineering students to the working life of an engineer by allowing students to
follow around or "shadow" an engineer for a day or a few hours.
Students will benefit from being exposed to the field of engineering from an
industrial point of view, instead of an academic view. The engineer will
benefit by meeting the students that attend the UNT College of Engineering and
serving as a mentor to students interested in the field of engineering.
Shadow Days can be scheduled between Monday, February 21, and Friday, March
4, 2005. If you would like to participate in Shadow Day, please contact Ms.
Leticia Anaya, Lecturer, at (940) 565-2366 or email her at email@example.com.