Welcome to the UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering for the Fall 2014 semester! Please join me in welcoming our new faculty members, Drs. Eduardo Blanco, Patrick Burke, and Mark Thompson. Dr. Robin Pottathuparambil will join us in Spring 2015. You may find out more about them on our website.
We are pleased to announce that with the ABET accreditation of our B. A. in Information Technology in August 2014, all of our undergraduate degree programs are now recognized by ABET. ABET accreditation brings extra value to your degree and certifies that our programs have "met certain standards necessary to produce graduates who are ready to enter their professions." Find out why ABET accreditation is important here.
Our major development for 2014-2015 is 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 B. S. and M. S. degrees in five years. If you are a junior or senior with an outstanding academic record, please consider applying for this opportunity. More details may be found here.We invite you to visit the the Student Research Collaboration Laboratory in F221 to meet your student colleagues for an espresso or meal and work out collaborative research ideas on our whiteboard wall. Please check this website and the student email newsletters that we'll be sending out during the semester for information on our planned activities this semester. Good luck with all of your classes!
Dr. Pat Burke joins the CSE Faculty as a Visiting Lecturer. He received his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of North Texas in 2014. Dr. Burke completed his M.S. in Computer Science at the University of North Texas in 1988, and earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the United States Air Force Academy in 1977.
His main research interest is software engineering with an emphasis on finding better development tools and processes to avoid errors in the final software products. Retargetable compilers provide some potential in this area and formed the basis for his disseratation research. Dr. Burke completed most of his PhD studies concurrent with his employment with Raytheon in North Texas. He retired after nearly 30 years in the Software Engineering industry in order to complete his dissertation.
His goal is to put all that experience to good use by helping his students avoid some of the same pitfalls in their careers.
Quentin Mayo (far right), the UNT STARS Evaluation Assistant, at the STARS Celebration in Washington, D.C. in August 2014.
The Fall 2014 UNT Stars are Quentin Mayo, Ryan Michaels, Mayaria Johnson, Lisa Reynolds, Noel Behailu, Danielle Gaither, Jason Powell, Michael Perdue, Oscar Vallner, and Kathryn Malone-Miller. STARS Computing Corps is a community of practice for student-led regional engagement as a means to broaden participation in computing.
The Corps is a model for catalyzing regional partnerships through tiered participation of students, professionals, and educators in mentoring, civic engagement, and experiential learning. The UNT STARS group has run Software Testing Competitions with Girl Scouts, created an interactive map of Discovery Park, run a book club, and more.
Steve Wozniak, inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, will speak Aug. 18 (Monday) as part of the University of North Texas Distinguished Lecture Series.
Wozniak will speak at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 in the UNT Coliseum, located at 600 Ave. D, at the southeast corner of North Texas Boulevard and Highland Street. Tickets go on sale Aug. 1 (Friday), and can be purchased online.
Read the complete article here.
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.
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.
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 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.