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2006 CSE Students Recognized at Honors Day

Congratulations to these CSE students who were recognized for their accomplishments on Honors Day, Friday, April 21, 2006 (shown left to right):

2007 Outstanding Students

Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Computer Science — Jack Lindamood
Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Computer Engineering — Mitra Mahdavian
Outstanding Ph.D. Student in Computer Science — Brian Harrington
Outstanding Master's Student in Computer Engineering — Cheryl-Annette Kincaid
Outstanding Master's Student in Computer Science — Courtney Corley

Jack Lindamood will graduate with a B.S. in Computer Science this May. He has been very active with the ACM programming team on campus where his team has tied for second place at the most recent ACM regionals, placed first two years in a row at the SMU Metroplex Programming Contest, and qualified as the only U.S. team to attend the finals for the 24 hour programming contest held in Budapest, Hungary. After graduation Jack will pursue a doctoral degree in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. During the summer between semesters, he will work for Verisign in California.

Mitra Mahdavian is a junior in Computer Engineering, with a minor in Math. She plans to graduate in Spring 2007. She hopes to get a Ph.D. to help teach future generations. Mitra works on campus at the general access computer lab in Chilton Hall and she is active in many student organizations on campus. She has been an officer of the IEEE Computer Society and the UNT Amnesty International Chapter, and she is currently an officer in the Committee for International Peace and PARSIAN (Persian Cultural Society). She is also a recipient of the Multicultural Scholastic Award and a member of the Honors College. In addition, Mitra is an ambassador for the College of Engineering in the CSEagles program, which strives to increase the number of female students studying engineering here at UNT. One of her greatest accomplishments is a black belt in Karate. Mitra also enjoys reading, spending time with her friends, and watching movies.

As an undergraduate, Brian Harrington started working under Dr. Swigger and Dr. Brazile in the Collaborative Systems Lab. He continued working on this project for about four years while completing his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science. Currently, he is working in the Materials Informatics Lab on an interdisciplinary project helping material scientists manage their data. Brian hopes to graduate in December 2006 or May 2007.

Cheryl-Annette Kincaid has really enjoyed her time here at UNT. In 2003, she received her B.S. in Computer Science, and she plans to graduate with an M.S. in Computer Engineering in August of this year. She has also worked with groups in the Laboratory for Recreation Computing (LARC), the Computational Epidemiology Research Laboratory (CERL), and the Computer Privacy and Security (CoPS) Lab. Outside school, Cheryl enjoys reading, beadwork, astronomy, music, working with people, playing games, and spending time in the great outdoors.

Courtney Corley will graduate with his M.S. in Computer Science this May and enter the Computer Science Ph.D. program this summer. Courtney is an active researcher in the computational epidemiology research laboratory (CERL) and frequently collaborates with Rada Mihalcea in natural language processing. He has also been a Teaching Fellow with the department for the last two semesters teaching Program Development (CSCE 1020) and Computer Science II (CSCE 1040). Recently he traveled to the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica to present a poster on graph-based data-mining, to ICEID 2006 in Atlanta, GA where he gave a talk on evaluating human-papilloma virus vaccination strategies, and to Rutgers University in New Jersey to make a presentation on viruses and computer scientists at a data-mining tutorial. On a lighter note, in his off-time, Courtney enjoys playing computer games and reading.