On Friday, March 27, the UNT Center for Information and Computer Security will host a Workshop on Hot Topics in Networking and Security (HoNeST) from 9 am to 5 pm at the Ericsson, Inc. campus in the Austin Conference Room, 6300 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX. More than 250 people have already registered for this event. To find out more about this workshop, please this website.
The UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering is home to the Center for Information and Computer Security which has been designated a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Ram Dantu, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, directs the interdisciplinary Center at UNT. For more information about UNT’s cybersecurity program, see this UNT press release.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering welcomes Elisa Bertino, Professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at Purdue University, as our next Distinguished Speaker on Friday, March 6. Her presentation will be on Big Data Security and Privacy. She is the Research Director of The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security CERIAS at Purdue University. Her main research interests cover many areas in the fields of information security and database systems. Her research combines both theoretical and practical aspects, addressing as well applications in a number of domains, such as medicine and humanities. The seminar will held at 11:30 am in NTDP F223. Everyone is invited to attend!
On February 20, Steven K. Reinhardt, Senior Fellow at AMD Research, will be our second Distinguished Speaker. His presentation will be on Heterogeneous Systems: Today and Tomorrow. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been at AMD since 2008, directing research in the areas of high-speed networking, memory hierarchy designs, and on-chip interconnects. Previously, Steve was an associate professor in the EECS department at the University of Michigan, where he was a full-time faculty member from 1997 to 2006. At Michigan, he led research in memory-system architecture, networking, reliability, processor microarchitecture, multithreading, and system simulation.
The seminar will held at 11:30 am in NTDP F223, the main CSE conference room. Everyone is invited to attend! If you would like to meet Dr. Reinhardt, contact Dr. Krishna Kavi.
TAMS Student Aditya Vaidya is working with CSE faculty member Dr. Armin R. Mikler, Director of the UNT Computational Epidemiology Research Lab (CERL), on a computer model that could help epidemiologists better manage mosquito-borne illness outbreaks. Aditya presented his research at the ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Health Informatics in Fall 2014 and is now featured in this NBC DFW news story. He is also preparing to play his first concert at Carnegie Hall!
The UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering in collaboration with The National Convergence Technology Center (an NSF Center hosted by Collin College, Frisco, TX) will host the Workshop on Hot Topics in Networking and Security (HoNeST) on Friday, March 27, from 9 am to 5 pm at the Ericsson, Inc. campus in the Austin Conference Room, 6300 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX.
The keynote speakers include Jeremy Epstein from NSF and Henning Schulzrinne from FCC. The sessions include talks from service providers and network equipment manufacturers such as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, Cisco, Ericsson and Huawei Technologies. Follow the link for free registration. http://www.cse.unt.edu/honest
On February 13, Professor Marjan Mernik from the University of Maribor in Slovenia will be our first Distinguished Speaker 0f 2015. His topic will be "A Parameter Control Method of Evolutionary Algorithms Using Exploration and Exploitation Measures". He is on the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Institute of Computer Science and directs the Programming Methodologies Lab at the University of Maribor. He is also a Visiting Professor of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and at the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia.
The UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering will offer a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Summer 2015. Dr. Renee Bryce and Dr. Hassan Takabi are the directors of this program that focuses on "Secure Software Testing for Mobile and Web Applications." No prior research experience is required and we particularly encourage more applicants from 4-year colleges that have limited research opportunities at their universities to apply. Students may apply for paid positions, including a stipend, housing and relocation at this website.
The regional competition for high school students to participate in the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad NACLO 2015 will take place on Thursday, January 29, 2015. The HiLT Lab in the UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering will be hosting the competition. UNT’s NACLO enrollment is in the top six in North America, along with Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University, Columbia University, University of Maryland, and University of Toronto.
NACLO is an educational competition in Computational Linguistics, the science of designing computer algorithms to solve linguistic problems. It challenges students to develop strategies for tackling problems in real languages and formal symbolic systems. Dr. Rodney Nielsen, Associate Professor, and Genene Murphy, CSE Staff, will supervise this event, along with HiLT PhD students Nishitha Guntakandla and Wes Solomon and undergraduate lab assistant Erin Eversoll. Thanks to Dr. Ian Parberry for allowing his lab to be used for the competition. More information is available at this HiLT Lab News & Events page.