UT Dallas CS Dept. Gets Involved With The Open Source Community

UT Dallas CS Dept. Gets Involved With The Open Source Community

An Independent Studies course on cloud computing and networking (using OpenStack) was offered at the University of Texas at Dallas Computer Science Department in conjunction with AwardSolutions, a company that provides training and consulting to employees of large companies. The instructor of the course was Dr. Neeraj Gupta of UT Dallas and Mr. Chuck Derrick(…)

Institute of Data Analytics Signs Project Extension with QuEST Forum

Institute of Data Analytics Signs Project Extension with QuEST Forum

The Institute of Data Analytics, part of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at UT Dallas, has signed a 3-year project extension with QuEST Forum to manage data for the TL 9000 quality standard. QuEST Forum is a global association of the information and communication technology (ICT) companies charged with developing and(…)

Dr. Vincent Ng’s Group Advances the State-of-the-Art in Automated Essay Grading

Dr. Vincent Ng’s Group Advances the State-of-the-Art in Automated Essay Grading

Dr. Vincent Ng, Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas and a member of the UT Dallas Human Language Technology Research Institute, has been active in a range of research areas related to machine learning of natural languages, part of the broad area of natural language processing (NLP). NLP concerns(…)

Discrete Math Mentor Center Celebrates its Three-Year Anniversary

Discrete Math Mentor Center Celebrates its Three-Year Anniversary

The Discrete Math Mentor Center (DMMC) celebrated its three-year anniversary in the spring of 2015. The DMMC welcomes students of Computer Science and Software Engineering who are studying Discrete Mathematics to augment and integrate their classroom learning. A solid understanding of Discrete Mathematics is essential to the success of Computer Science and Software Engineering students. The(…)

The Computer Scholar Honors Program Celebrates its Two Years of Success

The Computer Scholar Honors Program Celebrates its Two Years of Success

In the fall of 2013, the Computer Science department at the University of Texas at Dallas launched the Computer Science2 (CS2) Honor Program, also known as the Computing Scholars Honor Program. Twenty-seven students joined the program that fall; some of the students have left to pursue other majors and a few have dropped out for(…)

UT Dallas’ Computer Science Department visited by 200 teachers from the Computer Science Teachers’ Association

UT Dallas’ Computer Science Department visited by 200 teachers from the Computer Science Teachers’ Association

Two hundred computer science high school teachers attending the national Computer Science Teachers’ Association (CSTA) conference visited UT Dallas for an evening event. The UT Dallas Computer Science department hosted the teachers to show them the facilities and teaching resources, and to demonstrate the cutting-edge research that is taking place in the department. The event(…)

UT Dallas CS Department Hosts two Residential Camps for Tech-Minded Girls

UT Dallas CS Department Hosts two Residential Camps for Tech-Minded Girls

The UT Dallas Computer Science Department is doing their part to inspire high school girls to get interested in the world of computer science by holding residential camps on the UT Dallas campus. The UT Dallas CS Department ran two residential camps for young women during the month of June; the Connect-Inspire-Guide Camp for Incoming(…)

Dr. Cardenas Comments on Hackers’ Favorite Target: Big Oil

Dr. Cardenas Comments on Hackers’ Favorite Target: Big Oil

Hackers have made the energy industry a favorite target. A study conducted in April by Symantec Corp., the world’s biggest cybersecurity firm, found that computer-system invaders attacked 43 percent of global mining, oil and gas companies at least once last year. In a separate survey the same month, conducted for the Organization of American States(…)

NSA/DHS designates UT Dallas a CAE-Cyber Operation Institute

NSA/DHS designates UT Dallas a CAE-Cyber Operation Institute

The UT Dallas Computer Science Department’s educational and research programs in information assurance, cyber security and cyber defense have been designated as one of the National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). UT Dallas will be joining institutions such as(…)

Second Class of Students Graduates from Executive Master’s Program in Software Engineering

Second Class of Students Graduates from Executive Master’s Program in Software Engineering

On May 16th of 2015, the University of Texas at Dallas’ Computer Science Department graduated the second class of the Executive Master of Science in Software Engineering (EMSE) program.  Twelve students graduated after twenty months of coursework earning an executive master’s degree in Software Engineering with the intent of furthering their professional careers. After the(…)

48th Annual Chancellor’s Council Symposium – Building a Global Firewall

48th Annual Chancellor’s Council Symposium – Building a Global Firewall

The UT System held its 48th Chancellor’s Council Annual Meeting and Symposium in Austin, Texas, on May 8, 2015. Approximately 1,000 donors to the UT System were in attendance for the event where Chancellor Bill McRaven gave his first “State of the System” address. To showcase the excellent research and innovative initiatives at UT institutions,(…)

CS Department Celebrates Graduation with Luncheon and Inaugural Presentation of the Kurt Holmes Award and Doctor Family Award

CS Department Celebrates Graduation with Luncheon and Inaugural Presentation of the Kurt Holmes Award and Doctor Family Award

Families and friends came together on Saturday, May 16th to congratulate and celebrate the accomplishments of the 2015 UT Dallas Computer Science and Software Engineering graduates. To honor the hard work and dedication of the graduating class, the UT Dallas Computer Science department hosted a luncheon after the commencement ceremonies. Approximately 450 CS students, family,(…)

UTDesign CS Spring 2015 Expo Celebrate Senior Capstone Projects

UTDesign CS Spring 2015 Expo Celebrate Senior Capstone Projects

Computer Science seniors in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science gathered on May 8th to present their capstone projects at the UTDesign Computer Science Expo. In Spring 2015, twenty-two teams ranging from three to five members each participated in the Expo. All students in the Computer Science BS program are required to(…)

UT Dallas CS Grad Alan Hamlett Revolutionizing Developer Productivity in Silicon Valley

UT Dallas CS Grad Alan Hamlett Revolutionizing Developer Productivity in Silicon Valley

Alan Hamlett is a 2010 graduate of the Computer Science Department at UT Dallas and founder of WakaTime – a developer efficiency platform gaining popularity in Silicon Valley. Hamlett, an avid programmer since the age of fourteen, thinks his experiences in Silicon Valley can be useful for any new computer science or software engineering graduate(…)

Dual CS & CE Major Grad Leaves His Mark on Jonsson School, Robotics Lab

Dual CS & CE Major Grad Leaves His Mark on Jonsson School, Robotics Lab

Four years ago, Hazen Eckert seized on what could have been a routine lecture and turned it into the most transformative experience of his college career. Dr. Mark W. Spong, dean of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, gave a robotics lecture during the Freshman Year Experience class that is required for all first-time students.(…)

Dr. Lily Wu Inspires Students at the Second Grace Series Lecture

Dr. Lily Wu Inspires Students at the Second Grace Series Lecture

On May 4th 2015, the UT Dallas Computer Science Department’s Grace Series Lectures continued with Dr. Lily Wu as the featured speaker. The objective of the Grace Series is to present a program of lectures about the role of women in today’s technology fields and provide inspiration to female graduate and undergraduate students in Computer(…)

CyberSecurity Institute Works to Untangle Web of Concerns with Interdisciplinary Approach

CyberSecurity Institute Works to Untangle Web of Concerns with Interdisciplinary Approach

The Internet of Things — a time in the near future when trillions of electronic devices will be connected to the Internet — will increase the need for interdisciplinary approaches to cybersecurity, experts say. “With electronic devices now and in the future collecting medical, fitness, social, financial and other types of information, the potential amount(…)

CyberCorps®:  Scholarship for Service Program Trains Future Cybersecurity Workforce

CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service Program Trains Future Cybersecurity Workforce

Threats to the nation’s information technology infrastructure are real. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has partnered with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create the CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program to support educational efforts in cybersecurity to produce the workforce that will defend against these threats. UT Dallas is one of 58 institutions(…)

Multi-modal 3D Tele-Immersion Research Project holds its Annual Meeting

Multi-modal 3D Tele-Immersion Research Project holds its Annual Meeting

Multi-modal 3D tele-immersion is a collaborative project that involves the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of California at Berkeley and the Dallas Veterans Affairs Hospital. UT Dallas is the lead institution. The project, funded by the National Science Foundation for $2.4 Million, is tasked to design and(…)

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