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

Computational Epidemiology Research Laboratory featured on Spectra

Dr. Armin R. Mikler, CSE Professor and Director of the UNT Computational Epidemiology Research Laboratory talked with Julie West on Spectra in this interview, along with Dr. Sudha Arlikatti, Associate Professor and EADP Coordinator in the UNT Department of Public Administration. Spectra, ntTV's newest show is being co-produced by the UNT Office of Research and
Economic Development

Center for Information and Computer Security (CICS) helps Denton achieve recognition

The UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering's Center for Information and Computer Security (CICS) has helped the City of Denton to be recognized as one of the top 10 best data security cities in the country. Dr. Ram Dantu is the Director of this CSE Center. The report, by New Jersey-based corporate location consulting shop Boyd Co. Inc., cites the relatively low cost of operating in Denton, along with the city’s strong telecommunications infrastructure and its relative insulation from natural disasters. For more information, read this Denton Record-Chronicle article and this Dallas Business Journal article.

CSE hosts NACLO 2012

High school students solve problems for NACLO in February 2012.
More pictures from this event here.

The regional competition for high school students to participate in the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO 2012) was hosted by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering on February 2, 2012. 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 real languages and formal symbolic systems.

Welcome from Dr. Barrett Bryant

Welcome to the UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering for the Spring 2012 semester and Happy New Year! I look forward to seeing all of you in the department. This semester we'll be recruiting new faculty members for our department. Each candidate will present a seminar about their research during their visit. These visits will start February 6. I think you will find these talks interesting and encourage you to attend. Please check this website and the student email newsletters that we'll be sending out during the semester for information on these and other planned activities. Good luck with all of your classes!

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