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!
Congratulations go to the Computer Science and Engineering Fall Graduates. A full list of our graduates can be seen here.
The UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering celebrates Computer Science Education Week by hosting its CSE Advisory Council meeting on Friday, December 9. Everyone can participate in this call to action to advocate for computing and elevate computer science education for students at all levels. You can pledge your support for CSEdWeek to raise awareness of the role computing plays in all our lives and to promote computer science education for all students by going to this website.
Dr. Armin R. Mikler presented a webinar â€œUtilizing Computational Tools for the Design and Analysis of Bio-Emergency Response Plans" for the Texas Department of State Health Services in Austin on November 30. Dr. Mikler is the Director of the Computational Epidemiology Research Laboratory at the University of North Texas.
Following the accidental or deliberate release of harmful biological agents, responders have little time to mount an adequate response. Researchers at the newly formed Center for Computational Epidemiology and Response Analysis at the University of North Texas are developing new tools that will help to prepare for such events. "Where?" and "How?" questions are the basis for developing efficient emergency response plans long before these health emergencies actually occur.
Professor A.R. Hurson was the ACM Guest Speaker on Friday, November 4. Dr. Hursonâ€™s presentation was on Heterogenous and mobile databases. Dr. Hurson (bio) is currently a Professor and Chair of Computer Science at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, MO. His research is in pervasive computing, heterogenous and multi databases. He has also worked on computer architecture.
The Metroplex Technology Business Council presented a check for $15,000 to the Summer Robocamp for Girls on October 28, 2011 for the Tech Titans award in 2010. Left to right in the picture are Armin Mikler, Associate CSE Chair; Miguel Garcia-Rubio, CENG Associate Dean; Greg Smith, 2010 Tech Titans Gala Co-Chair for the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC); Lisa Danzer, Tech Titans of the Future Judge in 2010 and President of the Alliance of Technology and Women; Robert Akl, Robocamp Director; Ian Parberry, CSE Interim Chair in 2010; and Geoff Gamble, UNT Senior Vice Provost.
The CSE course schedule Spring 2012 is now available for viewing on the department website. As more faculty course assignments are known, they will be added first to this website's listing, so always check our site first.
Dr. Ram Dantu has received an Innovation Corps award from the National Science Foundation to develop his Mobile Life Guard program for a commercial audience. Dr. Dantu is the only professor in Texas to receive one of the inaugural I-Corps awards, and one of only 21 awardees in the country.
NBC DFW featured Dr. Dantu in this news story.
Undergraduate Students in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Information Technology attended ADVISE-A-PALOOZA on Wednesday, October 19, at 11:30 am in DP F223, the main conference room by the CSE office.
Media Gallery Page for Advise-A-Palooza is here.