Happy New Year and welcome to the UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering for the Spring 2013 semester! Among a number of exciting things happening this semester is National Engineers Week February 18-22. Please participate in the Career Fair on February 21, where a lot of companies will be searching for interns and full-time employees. Now is also the time to be applying to Graduate Schools for M. S. and Ph. D. programs, including ours (UNT application deadline is February 15). I would be glad to talk with anyone interested in furthering their studies at UNT or elsewhere. Please check this website and the student email newsletters that we'll be sending out during the semester for information on other planned activities this semester. Good luck with all of your classes!
PepsiCo is offering a $1,000 scholarship for Spring 2013 to Juniors and Seniors who are majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Information Technology with a cumulative 3.5 GPA.
Eligible students must apply for the scholarship at http://www.cse.unt.edu/PepsiCoScholarship/ before January 31, 2013.
The Undergraduate Committee will decide the winner. Lisa Reynolds was the recipient of the scholarship in Fall 2012. For more on her award, see this CENG article.
Congratulations go to the Computer Science and Engineering Fall Graduates. A full list of our graduates can be seen here.
Alumni, faculty and staff celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at a banquet on October 26, 2012 at the new UNT Apogee Stadium. CSE Chair Dr. Barrett Bryant greeted everyone and introduced speakers Dr. Warren Burggren, UNT Provost; Dr. Costas Tsatsoulis, Dean of the College of Engineering; and Nelson Cichitto, BS 1989, whose company Avatier Corp. sponsored this event. It was a very special evening enjoyed by all who attended.
Special anniversary edition of the CSE newsletter is HERE. The media gallery page of the 40th anniversary is HERE. Before the celebration, alumni were invited to tour the CSE Department. The media gallery page of the alumni tour is HERE.
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
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 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!