CSE hosts invitational round of NACLO (North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad) in March 2012

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering hosted the invitational round of NACLO (North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad) on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Four students participated in this round. This is the first time that more than one student from the University of North Texas site has been invited for the second round, which is remarkable, given that only 150 students across the country qualified for this round. Congratulations to Alexander Hulen, Erin Wei, Matthew Roberts and William Parker!

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 fascinating real languages and formal symbolic systems.

Rada Mihalcea, Associate Professor, and Genene Murphy, CSE Staff, supervised this event, along with the following graduate students: Chris Hokamp (Linguistics), Veronica Perez-Rosas (CSE), and Ben Leong (CSE).

(L-R) Alexander Hulen from R.L. Paschall High School in Fort Worth, Erin Wei from Ranchview High School in Valley Ranch, Matthew Roberts from R.L. Paschall High School in Fort Worth, William Parker from Denton High School in Denton

Photos taken by Genene Murphy.