Dr. Armin Mikler will give the 2015 Distinguished Research Lecture at the Salute to Faculty Excellence in Research and Creativity on September 30, 2015 from 3 to 5 pm in the Willis Library Forum (first floor). Congratulations to Dr. Mikler on receiving the 2015 Research Leadership Award sponsored by the UNT Office for Faculty Success and the Office of Research and Economic Development. All faculty and students are invited to attend this event! Please see this flyer and schedule for more information.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering welcomes Mr. Gopal Rao as our first guest speaker for Fall 2015 on Friday, September 18, 2015. His presentation will be "Big Data Management in Advanced Semiconductor High Volume Manufacturing (HVM) Operations". Mr. Rao is currently the U.S. Chair for the Intelligent Manufacturing working group under the auspices of FUMEC (Fundación México Estados Unidos Para la Ciencia/The United States-Mexico Foundation for Science). His talk will be held at 11:30 am in NTDP F223. Everyone is invited to attend!
Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D., hosted a Cyber-Security Roundtable on August 19, 2015 at Discovery Park. After UNT President Dr. Neal Smatresk welcomed everyone, Congressman Burgess gave his opening remarks. Dr. Dantu, CSE Professor and Director of the UNT Center for Information and Computer Security, participated on a Cyber-Security Panel with David Wagner, President of Entrust Datacard; Stephen Bohanon, Founder, Chief Strategy and Sales Officer for Alkami Technology, Inc. The panel was moderated by Larry Parker, Owner of the Denton Depot. James Elliott, Assistant Regional Director of the Southwest Region of the Federal Trade Commission also made remarks before a question and answer session with the audience.
CSE Professor Dr. Krishna Kavi, standing on the right, questions the panel of security experts in this article about the Cyber-Security Roundtable.
Kyle Taylor, a 2012 graduate of our Information Technology program, is organizing Bootstrap Denton for the second year. Kyle wrote this article which appeared on the front page of the business section of the Denton Record-Chronicle on August 16, 2015. Bootstrap Denton is hosting their 2nd Annual Mixer on Tuesday, August 18, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at Harvest House, 331 East Hickory Street, in Denton. Register for this event and check out Bootstrap Denton here.
Kyle is a co-founder of a local non-profit called TechMill, which focuses on providing resources and supporting students, startups, and entrepreneurs through educational events in the Denton community. Good luck to Kyle and Bootstrap Denton!
The Women in Computing Club and State Farm IT are working together this year to run the popular Women in Computing Book Club. The purpose of the Women in Computing Book Club is to provide a casual environment for female Computing students to meet one another on a recurring basis and to engage in supportive discussions which are relevant both academically and professionally. The group includes students at all stages (freshman through PhD), faculty advisors, and mentors from State Farm IT. The group will discuss Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” which focuses on developing leadership skills and taking on leadership roles within our field. Please contact Katie Malone-Miller at email@example.com if you are interested in participating.
Left to right: Barrett Bryant, Renee Bryce, Mayim Bialik
CSE Associate Professor Dr. Renee Bryce received the Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) in May 2015. This award is presented to faculty members who conduct research with undergraduate students which embody the objectives of NCWIT: individual or team research experiences, including undergraduate women, leading to student accomplishment and professional success.
CSE PhD graduate Shijun Tang has received the Toulouse Dissertation Award in Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering category. Dr. Tang presented his dissertation "Investigation on Segmentation, Recognition and 3D Reconstruction of Objects Based on LiDAR Data or MRI" in Fall 2014 and received his PhD at the Spring 2015 UNT Commencement. Dr. Bill Buckles was his Major Professor.
The Toulouse Dissertation Award is presented annually in four categories of competition and recognizes individuals who have completed dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to a discipline. Read more about the Toulouse Dissertation Award here. Congratulations to Dr. Tang!
The UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering welcomes Dr. Ray Mooney, Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Texas at Austin, on as our Guest Speaker on Friday, June 26, 2015. His presentation will be on Learning Probabilistic Scripts for Text Understanding. Dr. Mooney received his Ph.D. in 1988 from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. He is the author of over 150 published research papers, primarily in the areas of machine learning and natural language processing. His presentation will be held at 11:30 am in NTDP F223. Everyone is invited to attend!