Welcome New CSE Faculty

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is proud to welcome three new faculty members for Fall 2014, Dr. Eduardo Blanco, Dr. Robin Pottathuparambil and Dr. Mark Thompson.

Further details about them may be found here.

Grad Track now available for CSE Undergraduate Students

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering now offers Grad Track for undergraduate students in Computer Science and Computer Engineering programs. Students who are admitted to Grad Track can enroll in up to nine credit hours of 5000-level graduate courses which will count toward BOTH the undergraduate degree and Master's degree. This will allow students to complete both the BS and MS degrees in five years. For more information about requirements and application details, please see this website.

Dr. Rodney Nielsen Wins UNT Research and Creativity Award

Congratulations to CSE Associate Professor Dr. Rodney D. Nielsen on winning the Competitive Funding Award, one of the Office of Research and Economic Development’s highest honors. This is part of UNT’s Faculty Research and Creativity Award recognition process. The Competitive Funding Award goes to the Principal Investigator who promoted the mission of the University of North Texas in being responsible for the highest total amount of research funding on their competitive extramural grants during the preceding fiscal year.

Congratulations to Spring 2014 Graduates from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Congratulations go to the Computer Science and Engineering Fall Graduates. A full list of our graduates can be seen here.

CSE recognizes Outstanding and Scholarship Students

Congratulations to these CSE Students:

Outstanding Doctoral Student in Computer Science and Engineering – Oghenekarho Okobiah
Outstanding Master’s Student in Computer Engineering – Sunitha Karlaputi
Outstanding Master’s Student in Computer Science – Siyuan Liu
Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Computer Engineering – Jose Barcenas
Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Computer Science – Dillon Fisher
Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Computer Science – Hudson Jameson
Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Information Technology – Nathan Thurmond
Outstanding Computer Science and Engineering Sophomore Student Award – Christopher Wolfe
Outstanding Computer Science and Engineering Freshman Student Award – Mindy Nguyen
Outstanding Teaching Fellow – Ian Brooks
Outstanding Teaching Assistant – Jorge Reyes-Silveyra
Outstanding Grader – Sai Kalluri
PepsiCo Scholarship Award Recipients – Jeremy Gonzales, Mayaria Johnson, Nathan Thurmond

To see pictures of our recognition luncheon, please visit this media gallery page.

Distinguished Speaker on May 2

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering will host the final Distinguished Speaker of the Spring 2014 semester. Sriram Chellapan will speak on "Internet Forensics for Smarter Health and Cyber Security" on Friday, May 2, at 1:30 pm in F223, the main CSE conference room. An abstract of his talk can be viewed here.

Dr. Chellapan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Missouri University of Science and Technology where he directs the Social Computing Research Group (SCoRe). Everyone is invited to attend!

CSE Students present at Design Day on April 25

Undergraduate students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering will present their senior design projects at the UNT College of Engineering’s Design Day on Friday, April 25. All CENG students will participate in poster presentations in the hallways of Discovery Park from 9 to 11 am. Computer Engineering students will begin their group presentations at 11:30 am in D215. Information Technology students will present their project at 11:30 in D208A. More information about the presentations is available in the CSE Student Newsletter. Everyone is invited to attend!

ACM-W Software Testing Competition

The UNT chapter of ACM-W will conduct a software testing competition on Wednesday, April 23, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM in room F222 at Discovery Park. Lunch will be provided, and the top performers will receive Amazon gift cards as prizes. No programming experience is required (in other words, 1030/1040 students are welcome!), and people may enter individually or in teams of up to 3. The entry fee is $5/individual and $10/team. Deadline to register is 5pm on Tuesday, April 22, and space is limited. Please register online here.

PepsiCo offers 2014 Undergraduate Scholarship

PepsiCo is offering a scholarship for Spring 2014 to Juniors and Seniors who are majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Information Technology with a cumulative 3.25 GPA.

Eligible students must apply for the scholarship here before Monday, April 14th, 2014

UNT Computer Science Degree ranked 7th nationally in return on investment

ITWorld has named the Computer Science degree at the University of North Texas as the 7th best return on investment in this article "For the best ROI, get your computer science degree at a state school" and in this slideshow "Show me the ROI: The 10 computer science programs with the biggest payoff." ITWorld used data from PayScale’s "2014 PayScale College ROI Report" to calculate the return on investment for computer science.

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