Two UNT CSE Robotics Society students, Joel Thomas and Leonardo Acosta, built a remote controlled robotic head for use in a music video. The group was approached by students form the Art Institute of Dallas to assist them in creating a robot prop for a music video. The turnaround time for the project was approximately one week. Using an Arduino processor and some ingenuity the group was able to produce a working robot head. A video demonstration of the robot can be viewed here. The final video product will be forthcoming.
On Friday, October 17, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering will host its second Distinguished Speaker in Fall 2014. Gabriel (Gabby) Silberman, Executive Director of Technology Strategy and University Alliances with Dell Research, USA, will present "Understanding and Preparing for Disruptive Information Technologies" at 11:30 am in NTDP F223, the main conference room of the CSE Department. Everyone is invited to attend!
For more information, see this announcement.
With the help and funding of technology entrepreneur Mark Cuban, Computer Science senior Jesse Stauffer recently released Xpire, an application for iOS devices that helps users manage their digital footprints on social media. Read about Jesse’s new partnership and how Jesse teamed up with Cuban in this Dallas Business Journal article. Jesse says in the article, "My goal is to stick with Xpire and just grow. By the time graduation comes, we should be generating good revenue." Congratulations to Jesse on his new app and partnership!
The UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering has been selected to be one of fifteen Computer Science departments in the U.S. to participate in the Building Recruiting And Inclusion for Diversity (BRAID) initiative to increase the percentage of undergraduate majors that are female and students of color. This initiative is being launched by The Anita Borg Institute, a non-profit organization focused on advancing women in computing, and Harvey Mudd College.
The BRAID initiative was announced on September 24 by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her address at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), as part of the Girl’s CHARGE, a CGI commitment toward programs for girls and women. BRAID is supported by three-year funding commitments from Facebook, Google, Intel and Microsoft, which provides $30,000/year to each of the participating departments. Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd and Telle Whitney, president and CEO of ABI, will lead the BRAID initiative.
For more information, see this press release.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering will host several Distinguished Speakers in 2014-2015. On Friday, September 19, our first Distinguished Speaker will be James Caverlee, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on web-scale information management, distributed data-intensive systems, and social computing. Dr. Caverlee’s presentation will be on "Geo-Social Footprints in Social Media: Opportunities and Challenges" at 11:30 am in NTDP F223, the main conference room of the CSE Department. For more information, please see this announcement. Everyone is invited to attend!
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering invites all CSE Students to attend a Welcome picnic on Monday, September 15 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at the covered pavilion at the back of Discovery Park by the entrance to Materials Science and Engineering. Food will be catered by El Guapo. Drinks and place settings will be provided. We hope you will join us for food and fun!
We are seeking five students to join our “Research Experience for Undergraduates” cohort starting the week of 9/15/14. No research experience is required to apply. Students should be sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Students will work on a Software Testing or Computer Science Education project that is commensurate with their background.
Students will work during the academic year and we will provide:
Please apply here.
We anticipate that students will start working the week of 9/15/14.
Please contact Renee.Bryce AT unt.edu with any questions.
The ACM and ACM-W invite all CSE Students to their first meeting on Wednesday, September 3, at 2 pm in Room F223 in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Scott McKeefer is the President of ACM and Kathryn Malone-Miller is the President of ACM-W. Come and check out all the activities and events for this semester! Additionally, there will be free food! So if you’re female or male, interested in computers, or want to learn about great opportunities, you should attend! Hope to see you there!
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!