The 2009 summer camp season has begun! June 8 we are hosting the Denton Robocamps for Boys and Girls at Discovery Park. The rest of the summer we will host camps at UNT Dallas, Carrollton's Newman Smith High School, and the Stewpot in Downtown Dallas. Advanced Robotics Workshops are retuirning to Denton and Dallas, along with the new XBox Game Development Camps in Denton only. Counselors and Teachers can enjoy our Teacher's Robocamp in Denton and Frisco. We are anticipating over 250 students in our camps this summer. So welcome to UNT and get ready to have fun!!
For more information about the cmap programs, and to register, please visit http://www.cse.unt.edu/robocamp
Congratulations to our graduates. You can view a list of graduates by going HERE.
CSE doctoral students, Courtney Corley and Jorge Reyes, have been tracking the spread of swine flu by finding mentions of flu and swine flu on English- and Spanish-language online social media, such as blogs, that are dated since October, when the infection began. See this article in the Denton Record-Chronicle.
David Keathly was nominated and accepted a position on the International IEEE Computer Society Chapter Activities Board as the Region 5 Chapter Activities Coordinator. He will work with other regional coordinators from around the world to assist new chapter formation, ongoing chapter activities and professional development throughout our Region. Region 5 covers the Southwestern US from Texas north to Kansas and Missouri and west to Colorado and the Dakotas and east to Louisiana.
The April 2009 edition of the CSE Student email newsletter has been emailed to interested parties. To view this newsletter, click here.
Dr. Krishna Kavi, chair of the CSE Department, is the principal investigator on a National Science Foundation grant that joins three universities with 11 companies to form a research consortium for creating cutting-edge software accessible over electronic networks. See this article about the consortium in the Dallas Business Journal.
Dr. Ram Dantu's research is featured in the cover article of the Spring 2009 magazine, UNT Research. "Computer Scientists Overhaul 911 System to Keep Up with New Technology" can be read here.
The CSE Department's own Dr. Ryan Garlick is featured in the National Geographic program "Code Breakers" aired on the National Geographic channel on Sunday, March 1st, at 7pm CST.
The program is about the science behind secrecy and cracking the codes: how the codes work, why we need them, and how they changed the course of history.
Dr. Garlick is featured because of his and the CSE Department's research into the famous Zodiac "340 Cipher" that has never been solved since the Zodiac killer confounded investigators back in 1969.
You can view more information about the show on their website HERE, as well as watch a brief preview clip of the show.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering hosted the 2009 North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) on Wednesday, February 4, 2009.