The Center for Computer Science Education & Outreach receives $40k Grant from State Farm

The Center for Computer Science Education & Outreach receives $40k Grant from State Farm

The Center for Computer Science Education and Outreach (CCSEO) received a $40k grant from State Farm Insurance on Thursday, April 17th. The check presentation took place at Synergy Park North at the end of a community event held for State Farm, Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC), and the City of Richardson. Ashley Pettit, State Farm Vice(…)

UT Dallas CS Department’s First Annual Undergraduate Research Expo

UT Dallas CS Department’s First Annual Undergraduate Research Expo

The Computer Science Department at The University of Texas at Dallas held its first annual Undergraduate Research Expo in Computer Science on Saturday, April 11th 2015. Approximately 75 students attended the Expo, including 20 who came from other Universities. In his opening speech kicking off the Expo, Professor John Cole, the event chairman, warmly welcomed(…)

Game theory reveals new ways to protect de-identified data

Game theory reveals new ways to protect de-identified data

A new collaborative study from Vanderbilt and UT Dallas introduces an adroit and flexible strategy to quash attacks on patient privacy and aid the flow of vital research data. The study, which appeared recently in PLOS ONE, treats publishers and recipients of de-identified patient data as potential competitors whose prospective benefits, gains and losses can be(…)

Dr. Ryan P. McMahan Speaks at the 2nd Annual TEDxUTD Event

Dr. Ryan P. McMahan Speaks at the 2nd Annual TEDxUTD Event

The University of Dallas at Texas will be holding its second annual TEDx event this Sunday. Both UT Dallas faculty members and students will join community experts as featured speakers as they deliver their talks centered on the theme of “Beneath the Surface.” The event will include three faculty members including Dr. Ryan McMahan, an(…)

Professor Daescu Wins Grant for Research on Children with Bone Cancer

Professor Daescu Wins Grant for Research on Children with Bone Cancer

Dr. Ovidiu Daescu, Professor in the Department of Computer Science, is part of a team that was recently awarded a major grant from the Texas Cancer Prevention Research Institute (CPRIT). He and his collaborators from the University of Texas Southwestern were awarded a grant of $1,290,442 to fund a research project titled: Using Imaging and(…)

NSF Brings Together Computer Scientists, Industry for New Tech Hub

NSF Brings Together Computer Scientists, Industry for New Tech Hub

Computer scientists at UT Dallas hope that funding awarded by the National Science Foundation to create an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center will help the Dallas area become a research hub for technology that enhances human abilities. Like all I/UCRCs, the iPerform Center for Assistive Technologies to Enhance Human Performance supports research that interests university and industry members. The center(…)

Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham Delivers the Inaugural Grace Series Lecture

Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham Delivers the Inaugural Grace Series Lecture

This past Wednesday, April 1st 2015,  the Department of Computer Science at University of Texas at Dallas presented the first Grace Series lecture with Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham as the inaugural 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(…)

Dr. David Walker – The Spring 2015 Distinguished Lecture Series

Dr. David Walker – The Spring 2015 Distinguished Lecture Series

On April 3rd, the Computer Science Department’s Distinguished Lecture series featured Dr. David Walker, a professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. Dr. Walker received his B.Sc. from Queen’s University, Canada, in 1995 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University in 2001.  Dr. Walker’s research interests include programming language theory, design and implementation(…)

Battle of the Brains – The 2015 Spring High School Programming Contest

Battle of the Brains – The 2015 Spring High School Programming Contest

The Computer Science department of the University of Texas at Dallas organized this latest High School Programming Contest on Saturday March 21st from 10am to 4pm. The contest was originally scheduled for February 28th, but due to snow and ice that fell on North Texas that day, the contest had to be rescheduled to March(…)

National Center for Women & IT and Microsoft Research Sponsor UTD’s Tech Girls Summer Camp

National Center for Women & IT and Microsoft Research Sponsor UTD’s Tech Girls Summer Camp

The National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT.org) and Microsoft Research has selected to sponsor the University of Texas at Dallas’ Connect-Inspire-Guide Camp for female freshman students. The NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund awards NCWIT’s Academic Alliance members at non-profit US institutions with start-up funds to develop and implement initiatives for recruiting and retaining young(…)

Living Learning Community Host a 31 Hour Hackathon

Living Learning Community Host a 31 Hour Hackathon

The CS Living Learning Community (LLC) and the CS department sponsored a Hackathon over the weekend of March 7th and 8th. The event started at noon on Saturday and ended early Sunday evening. The principal objective of the weekend Hackathon was to bring together CS students to develop and design web, mobile, and software applications(…)

NCWIT Encourages Young Women through the Aspirations in Computing Program

NCWIT Encourages Young Women through the Aspirations in Computing Program

Twelve young female high school students received the Award for Aspirations in Computing from the NCWIT (The National Center for Women & Technology) in a day-long event held in late February. The NCWIT is a non-profit community of 600 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s involvement in computing and technology.(…)

Creator of ‘UTD Eats’ Franchises Dining App at Other Universities

Creator of ‘UTD Eats’ Franchises Dining App at Other Universities

When Justin Ehlert was a freshman at UT Dallas, he and his friends occasionally became frustrated when they would walk to the dining hall and realize that it had already closed. That frustration drove him to develop UTD Eats, a website and iOS app that shows students when and where to eat on campus, and which(…)

Addressing The Evolving Challenges Of Cybersecurity

Addressing The Evolving Challenges Of Cybersecurity

Last week, cyber attackers took on targets ranging from the White House to the town of Cleburne in North Texas. Russians are suspected of trying to break into unclassified White House computers. And hackers broke into Cleburne’s system after a police officer shot and killed a dog. The University of Texas at Dallas’ Cyber Security(…)

Dr. James Kurose – The Spring 2015 Distinguished Lecture Series

Dr. James Kurose – The Spring 2015 Distinguished Lecture Series

The Computer Science Department’s Distinguished Lecture series on March 6, 2015 featured Dr. James Kurose who is the Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). Dr. Kurose leads the CISE Directorate in its mission to uphold the nation’s leadership in scientific discovery and engineering innovation through(…)

Cyber Security Expert Talks About Privacy, National Security, and Cyber War

Cyber Security Expert Talks About Privacy, National Security, and Cyber War

Dr. Yvo Desmedt, Distinguished Professor in Computer Science at UT Dallas and a globally recognized expert in cryptography, cyber security, and cyber infrastructure protection, recently spoke at two conferences on the all-important topics of privacy and national security, respectively. The first of these talks was given at the 2014 international Conference on Cyber Security and Privacy that brought(…)

NSF Projects Offer Research Experience for Undergraduates

NSF Projects Offer Research Experience for Undergraduates

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at UT Dallas is home to two different research projects for undergraduate students sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Eric Wong, professor of computer science, leads a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) project about software safety, and Dr. Amy Walker, associate professor of materials scienceand engineering, leads an REU project about surface(…)

Dr. Pedro Domingos – The Spring 2015 Distinguished Lecture Series

Dr. Pedro Domingos – The Spring 2015 Distinguished Lecture Series

The first talk in the Computer Science Department’s spring 2015 Distinguished Lecture Series took place on February 27th 2015 and featured Dr. Pedro Domingos. He is currently a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. His research interests are in machine learning, artificial intelligence and data science. He received a PhD(…)

The Good Life: Data Show Recent Grads Faring Well in the Workplace

The Good Life: Data Show Recent Grads Faring Well in the Workplace

Andrew Seguin BS’09 packed 10 items into a backpack, straddled his blue Kawasaki motorcycle and embarked on a six-month cross-country journey to clear his head before pursuing a career. The University of Texas at Dallas computer science graduate spent his college years acing tests and completing all of the work his professors put before him. But he(…)

Computer Science Students Earn Top Awards

Computer Science Students Earn Top Awards

UT Dallas computer science students continue to impress with their technical prowess in cybersecurity. Top awards recently were earned at the 11th annual New York University Polytechnic School Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) conference and at the Capital One Coding for Good Hackathon competition. “Our students have shown time and again that the program at(…)

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