CSE welcomes NCSR "Demokritos" Speaker on December 12

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering will host a lecture on "Transfer Learning for Classification" by Dr Anastasia Krithara on Thursday, December 12, at 1 pm in F223. Dr. Krithara is a research associate in NCSR “Demokritos” since October 2008, where she is involved in national and international projects (e.g. FP6-IST BOEMIE, FP7-ICT SYNC3, FP7-ICT BioASQ, CLARIN-EL). Before, she was a research engineer in Xerox Research Centre Europe, in Grenoble, France, where she carried out research in the area of machine learning and more precisely in semi-supervised and active learning for text classification tasks. She holds a BSc in Computer Science from Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), an MSc in Machine Learning and Data Mining from University of Bristol and a PhD in Machine Learning from Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI). Her research interests include Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, and Knowledge Engineering. She is the co-author of several publications in artificial intelligence journals and conferences. She is a member of the Greek Artificial Intelligence Society (EETN). She co-organised the International Research Centered Summer School (IRSS-2013).

ACM-W receives grant for Spring 2014

Congratulations to the ACM-W organization that received a $1,000 grant from the NCWIT Student Organization Seed Fund. This grant provides funds for a Book Club and Software Testing Competition in Spring 2014.

Students that are interested in joining the book club will receive a free copy of “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” by Cheryl Sandberg. Meetings (with food) will be held throughout the semester to discuss the book. Please contact ACM-W President, Danielle Gaither, if you would like to sign up. We especially encourage new students to join us.

The Software Testing Competition will be hosted next semester. ACM-W students will lead this event. All undergraduate and graduate students will be invited to compete for prizes and bragging rights! More details and registration will be available early next semester.

Distinguished Speaker Seminar on November 15

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering will host the third Distinguished Speaker in 2013-2014 on Friday, November 15, at 11:30 am. Jeff Gray, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Alabama will speak on "Supporting Software Evolution through Model Transformation.” It will be held in the main CSE conference room in F223. Everyone is invited to attend!


Supporting Software Evolution through Model Transformation


Jeff Gray

University of Alabama, Department of Computer Science

gray@cs.ua.edu   http://gray.cs.ua.edu

CSE Trick-or-Treat Party

The ACM and ACM-W is hosting its annual CSE Trick-or-Treat Party on Thursday, October 31, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Thirteen labs and offices in the CSE Department are participating. Look for the signs on the doors in the CSE hallways. Play a trivia game and win candy and prizes! Costume contest for students, faculty, and staff! Scariest Lab Contest! FREE to students!

Students can visit the following offices to play the Trivia Game and receive candy:

Welcome Table
ACM/ACMW

Staff
Ms. Deacon (CSE Main Office)

Faculty
Dr. Bryant (Department Chair – Main Office)
Dr. Yuan (CSE Faculty Office)
Dr. Sweany
Dr. Schneider

Distinguished Speaker Seminar on October 11

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering will host several Distinguished Speakers in 2013-2014. On Friday, October 11, our Distinguished Speaker will be Bjarne Stroustrup, University Distinguished Professor and holder of the College of Engineering Chair of Computer Science at Texas A&M University. Dr. Stroustrup, inventor of the C++ programming language, will speak about "The Essence of C++ with examples in C++84, C++98, C++11, and C++14."

UNT Bug Wars REU for 2014

The UNT Bug Wars Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is now accepting applications for Summer 2014. Bug Wars is a REU site project that exposes students to research on software testing and AI planning through both competition and collaboration. This REU program provides the opportunity for 8 undergraduate students to spend the summer as part of a cohort that works on software testing research for 10 weeks in Summer 2014. Participants will work closely with a Computer Science faculty mentor. For more information, go here.

September 2013 Editions of CSE Student and Alumni Newsletters sent

The CSE Department September 2013 Student and Alumni Email Newsletters have been sent. You can view the student newsletter online HERE, and the alumni newsletter online HERE.

CSE Undergraduate Students in Showcase for Undergraduate Research in Engineering

The College of Engineering’s inaugural Showcase for Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE) will be held this Friday, September 20th, from 9 am to 11:45 am at Discovery Park. The following CSE students will showcase their research: James Glenn, Mingyu Lu, Andrew Marin, Zachary Morgan, Frank Paiva, Lisa Reynolds, Mallory Smith, and Logan Widick. The Poster Presentations will begin at 9 am and the Presentation of Awards will begin at 11 am. Everyone is invited to attend!

Distinguished Speaker Seminar on September 13

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering will host several Distinguished Speakers again in 2013-2014. The first Distinguished Speaker will be Thomas Boehme of the University of Ilmenau on Friday, September 13 at 11:30 am in the F223, the main CSE conference room. His presentation will be on “Learning in Repeated Games.” Everyone is invited to attend!

CSE Students invited to join ACM and ACM-W

The ACM is back for another year with many new events and opportunities for students. The first meeting will be Monday, September 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm in F219. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting to find out what ACM is all about and the activities and events for this semester. Danielle Gaither, on the left, is the President of the ACM-W. Quentin Mayo, on the right, is the President of the ACM.

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