UT Dallas CS Department Partners with IBM Watson to Offer an Undergraduate Course

UT Dallas CS Department Partners with IBM Watson to Offer an Undergraduate Course

During the Fall 2015 semester, the IBM Academic Initiative and the Watson Academic Engagement collaborated with the UT Dallas Computer Science department to offer students the opportunity to enroll in the Fall 2015 Cognitive Course Leveraging Watson. The goal of the course is to empower university students with the technical knowledge to build apps infused(…)

UT Dallas CS and Samsung Join Forces to Offer First Ever Mobile VR Course

UT Dallas CS and Samsung Join Forces to Offer First Ever Mobile VR Course

This past fall, UT Dallas, in collaboration with Samsung Electronics America, provided UT Dallas Computer Science students the opportunity to participate in an in-depth Virtual Reality (VR) course. Samsung donated 30 Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition head-mounted displays (HMDs) along with 30 Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphones to the UT Dallas Virtual Reality course instructed by Dr. Ryan McMahan. Dr.(…)

CS & SE Seniors Present their Capstone Projects at the Fall 2015 UTDesign CS Expo

CS & SE Seniors Present their Capstone Projects at the Fall 2015 UTDesign CS Expo

UT Dallas Computer Science and Software Engineering seniors came together last December to present their capstone projects at the Fall 2015 UTDesign Computer Science Expo. Nineteen teams ranging from three to five members each participated in the UTDesign CS Expo. For one semester, both Computer Science and Software Engineering students create senior projects as part of the UTDesign program, a team-based capstone course for(…)

UT-DIISC Holds Their Inaugural Conference, the International Workshop on Interactive & Spatial Computing  (IWISC 2015)

UT-DIISC Holds Their Inaugural Conference, the International Workshop on Interactive & Spatial Computing (IWISC 2015)

The newly established University of Texas at Dallas Institute on Interactive and Spatial Computing (UT-DIISC) held its first International Workshop on Interactive and Spatial Computing (IWISC 2015). The workshop was held in Dallas, TX, over the first weekend in December. IWISC is an international workshop where academics, international researchers, and industry specialists meet and share(…)

Three-hundred Graduates attend the UT Dallas CS Fall 2015 Graduation Luncheon

Three-hundred Graduates attend the UT Dallas CS Fall 2015 Graduation Luncheon

Friends, family, and UT Dallas Computer Science faculty and staff came together last December to celebrate the achievements of the UT Dallas Fall 2015 Computer Science and Software Engineering graduating class. To recognize the dedication and hard work of the fall 2015 graduating class, the UT Dallas Computer Science Department hosted a luncheon before the commencement ceremonies with guest(…)

Battle of the Brains: Fall 2015 High School Programming Contest

Battle of the Brains: Fall 2015 High School Programming Contest

For almost a decade, the UT Dallas Computer Science department has been conducting a statewide “Battle of the Brains: High School Programming Contest.” The contest, which follows ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) style, is held twice a year at the UT Dallas campus with Dr. Ivor Page overseeing the contest.(…)

Dr. Fred Schneider – The Fall 2015 Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series

Dr. Fred Schneider – The Fall 2015 Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series

The UT Dallas Computer Science Department’s Distinguished Lecture series featured Dr. Fred B. Schneider on November 13th. Dr. Schneider is the chairman and Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University, where he has been on the faculty since 1978. Dr. Schneider’s research concerns trustworthy systems, most recently focusing on computer security. The(…)

CS Freshman Raviteja Lingineni wins First Place in the Business Idea Competition for Undergraduates

CS Freshman Raviteja Lingineni wins First Place in the Business Idea Competition for Undergraduates

From Indian food trucks to automated parking systems, UT Dallas students recently shared new business ideas that they hope will meet consumer needs, attract financial backers, and launch them into a successful career. Nearly 300 students participated in the 2015 Business Idea Competition, which was organized by the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) at the Naveen Jindal(…)

UT Dallas Cyber Security Institute celebrates its 5th Annual TexSAW

UT Dallas Cyber Security Institute celebrates its 5th Annual TexSAW

The UT Dallas’ Cyber Security Research and Education Institute (CSI) in conjunction with the UT Dallas Computer Science department hosted their 5th Annual Texas Security Awareness Week (TexSAW) 2015. TexSAW 2015 gathered CS students from across Texas who were from across Texas who were interested in pursuing computer security and were interested in expanding their(…)

UT Dallas Coding Team Places Third in the ACM ICPC Regional Contest

UT Dallas Coding Team Places Third in the ACM ICPC Regional Contest

It took six local programming contests and eight Friday evening training sessions during the fall 2015 semester to train and select four teams who would compete for UT Dallas at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Regional Programming Contest. About sixty teams competed at this year’s South Central Regional Contest,(…)

CS Alumnus Helps Deal Winning Hand to Customers with their Tech Company UrComped

CS Alumnus Helps Deal Winning Hand to Customers with their Tech Company UrComped

Craig Shacklett MS’13 and Cale Sherry BS’10 help make their customers feel like winners even when they lose. The former students co-founded UrComped, a tech company that acts as an independent casino broker, helping its players maximize their comps at casinos and cruise lines worldwide whether they win or lose. In the gambling world, comps(…)

Dr. Ranran Feng tells her story at the Fall 2015 Grace Series Lectures

Dr. Ranran Feng tells her story at the Fall 2015 Grace Series Lectures

The UT Dallas Computer Science Department’s Grace Series Lectures continued with Dr. Ranran Feng as the featured speaker at the beginning of November. The objective of the Grace Series is to present a program of lectures about the role of women in today’s technology fields, as well as to provide inspiration to female graduate and(…)

Google University Outreach visits UT Dallas CS dept. for a Week

Google University Outreach visits UT Dallas CS dept. for a Week

Last October, Google paid a visit to the UT Dallas Computer Science department for a week of activities, luncheons, tech talks, and Q&A’s with the team as part of their Google University Outreach Program. Currently, the UT Dallas CS department has over sixty alumni working for Google. With the large number of UT Dallas alumni working for the company, Google sent three(…)

UT Dallas CS department celebrates Inspiration Awards Luncheon with High School Computer Science Teachers

UT Dallas CS department celebrates Inspiration Awards Luncheon with High School Computer Science Teachers

Last month on October 30th, high school teachers, counselors, and mentors traveled from as far as Cypress, College Station, and Pearland, TX, to the UT Dallas campus to accept their 2015 Computer Science Inspiration Award at the Computer Science Inspiration Awards Luncheon. Despite heavy rain that day, approximately thirty dedicated teachers/mentors attended to accept their award.  The award recognizes nominated high school teachers, mentors, and(…)

7th Annual E-Plan Users Group Meeting held in North Carolina

7th Annual E-Plan Users Group Meeting held in North Carolina

The seventh annual E-Plan User’s Group Meeting was held in Raleigh, NC on November 4-5, 2015. The meeting, which garnered more than 130 people from nearly 15 states, including approximately fifty private industry attendees, twenty first-responders, and others from state and local emergency planning organizations. The conference was organized by UT Dallas and Cutting Edge Planning & Training (CEPT). E-Plan, a system that researchers(…)

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