April/May 2012 Editions of CSE Student and Alumni Newsletters sent

The CSE Department April/May 2012 Student and Alumni Email Newsletters have been sent. You can view the student newsletter online HERE, and the alumni newsletter online HERE

Congratulations to the Spring 2012 Graduates from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering!


Congratulations go to the Computer Science and Engineering Spring Graduates. A full list of our graduates can be seen here.

UNT designated as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research

Dr. Ram Dantu, Director of the Center For Information and Computer Security (CICS) and Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been informed that the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated the University of North Texas as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R) for the academic years 2012 through 2017. CICS is ranked as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE-IAE) from 2003-2017.

UNT is one of 36 universities in the nation and one of four universities in Texas designated as CAE-R and CAE-IAE by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The Center for Information and Computer Security offers research expertise in Internet-based technologies, protocol security, digital forensics, watermarking, cryptography, secured electronic commerce and secured mobile applications and VoIP security.

CSE Students present at Design Day on April 27

Computer Engineering and Information Technology undergraduate students will present their research projects at the UNT College of Engineering's Design Day on Friday, April 27. All CENG students will participate in poster presentations in the hallways of Discovery Park from 9:30 to 11 am. Computer Engineering students will begin their group presentations at 11:30 am in the DP Auditorium, B155. Presentations by CSE Information Technology students will begin at 1:30 pm in the main CSE Conference Room, F223.

Media gallery page of CSE students at Design Day is HERE.

UNT Distinguished Alumni Award presented to Jason West

CSE Alumnus Jason West ('96) received a Distinguished Alumni Award on April 20, 2012 from the University of North Texas. First presented in 1965, this is the university's most prestigious award. It is given to individuals who have achieved prominence in their profession, thereby reflecting a positive image of UNT.

Jason was a founding member of the Laboratory for Recreational Computing (LARC) in 1993. Dr. Ian Parberry, Director of the LARC, is pictured on the left with Jason on the right at the UNT Alumni Award banquet. Congratulations to Jason on receiving this award!

Outstanding CSE Students for 2011-2012


Congratulations to these Outstanding Students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering!

Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Computer Science — Brandon Nelson
Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Computer Engineering — Andrew Allen
Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Information Technology — Brett McCormick

Outstanding Master’s Student in Computer Science — Sandeep Panchakarla
Outstanding Master’s Student in Computer Engineering — Brandon Gozick
Outstanding PhD Student in Computer Science and Engineering — Oleg Garitselov

They were recognized at the UNT Honors Day on April 13, 2012.

SoMic Workshop: Security on the Move and in the Clouds on April 9


Workshop: Security on the Move and in the Clouds was held at UNT’s Discovery Park on April, 9, 2012. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, in collaboration with the Convergence Technology Center at Collin College, hosted a workshop on Security issues related to mobile device platforms and applications, Social Media and the Cloud.

The conference was intended for Community College and University Faculty Members and Students as well as Industry Professionals interested in discussing new trends in security as well as address security-related issues in the mobile space, the rise of Social Media and Cloud Computing and Storage.

Dr. Ram Dantu featured on front page of Denton Record-Chronicle


Dr. Ram Dantu, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has created a new way to check blood pressure using a smartphone. Instead of the usual cuff to check blood pressure, Dantu created a small attachment that uses the flat disk of a stethoscope. The diaphragm can be placed over clothing and still take an accurate measurement. Dantu said this is just a prototype and he wants to make something more sophisticated and manufacture it for consumer use.

Read the article in the Denton Record-Chronicle. A video of how the device works is at the end of the article. KDAF-TV came to Discovery Park to film this news story, which aired April 2, 2012.

RoboCamp and Xbox Game Summer Programs in Summer 2012

The Department of Computer Science is offering six RoboCamp and Xbox Game Camp summer programs in June and July 2012. Students entering grades 8-12 in the Fall of 2012 are eligible to attend. Registration begins on March 15. More information is at http://www.cse.unt.edu/robocamp.

February 2012 Editions of CSE Student and Alumni Newsletters sent

The CSE Department February 2012 Student and Alumni Email Newsletters have been sent. You can view the student newsletter online HERE, and the alumni newsletter online HERE
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