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

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,(…)

Discrete Math Mentor Centers Celebrates its Three-Year Anniversary

Discrete Math Mentor Centers 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(…)

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 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(…)

CS Freshman Takes Home 2nd Place at UG Research Awards & Poster Contest

CS Freshman Takes Home 2nd Place at UG Research Awards & Poster Contest

Last fall, the Office of Research at UT Dallas gave out 107 Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards, a record number for the 8-year-old competitive grant program that funds student research under the guidance of faculty mentors. More than 80 of those student researchers displayed the results of their efforts in the Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards and Poster Contest held(…)

UTDesign Team Projects Ready to Soar for Spring Expo Competition

UTDesign Team Projects Ready to Soar for Spring Expo Competition

The final results of the projects created by seniors in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science range from saving corporations money or employee time, to health applications such as a breast pump that allows a mother to assess the nutritional needs of her child, to providing clean water to places without electricity access. Other(…)

IEEE Reliability Society Recognizes Dr. Eric Wong as Engineer of the Year

IEEE Reliability Society Recognizes Dr. Eric Wong as Engineer of the Year

In January 2015, Dr. Eric Wong, professor and the Director of International Outreach in the Computer Science department at UT Dallas, received the Engineer of the Year Award from the IEEE Reliability Society. This award recognizes Professor Wong’s key contributions in software testing and quality assurance occurring within the last few years. The IEEE Reliability(…)

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

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(…)

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