November 2012 Editions of CSE Student and Alumni Newsletters sent

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

CSE Students Halloween Trick-Or-Treat

ACM and ACM-W decorated the CSE department for Halloween and hosted a trick-or-treat event on October 31, 2012. Participants visited selected labs and faculty offices and received candy after asking questions about their work. The event was a great opportunity for students to learn about the work of faculty and labs that they might not otherwise encounter.

Prizes were awarded as follows:

Best Costume: Quentin Mayo, Ph.D. student
Best Computer Related Costume: Joseph Helsing, Ph.D. student
Best Faculty Costume: Dr. Dantu
Best Lab Decoration: Network Security Lab

For pictures, go to this media gallery page.

September 2012 Editions of CSE Student and Alumni Newsletters sent

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

Dr. Kavi’s NSF Net-Centric Software and Systems IUCRC wins Tech Titan of the Future Award


Congratulations to Dr. Krishna Kavi, Director of the NSF Net-Centric Software and Systems Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, for winning the Tech Titan of the Future, University award on August 24, 2012. This award, presented annually by The Metroplex Technology Business Council, recognizes educational institutions that encourage and support students in choosing engineering and technology-related disciplines as a preferred path. This award category spotlights DFW area higher educational institutions' tech-related curricula and incentives to perpetuate tech-related knowledge transfer. For more details, see this UNT press release.

In the picture on the right, Dr. Kavi holds the Tech Titans trophy, and standing with him, from left to right are CENG Dean Dr. Costas Tsatsoulis, CSE Chair Dr. Barrett Bryant, and CSE Professor Dr. Bill Buckles.

Welcome from Dr. Barrett Bryant

Welcome to the UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering for the Fall 2012 semester! Please join me in welcoming three new faculty members, Dr. Renee Bryce, Dr. Cornelia Caragea and Dr. Rodney Nielsen. You may find out more about them on our website. 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!

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

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

New CSE Faculty announcement

Dr. Barrett Bryant, Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has announced that three new faculty members will join the CSE Department in Fall 2012. They are Dr. Renee Bryce, Dr. Cornelia Caragea, and Dr. Rodney Nielsen. Dr. Bryce joins us as an Associate Professor from Utah State University. Dr. Caragea joins us as an Assistant Professor from the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Neilsen joins us as an Associate Professor from the University of Colorado. More details about our new faculty are here. We welcome them to our CSE Department at the University of North Texas!

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.

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