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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

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 interested in pursuing computer security and were interested in expanding their knowledge of cyber security. Forty-eight […]

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, […]

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 […]

Cyber Security Institute and Information Assurance Information

The UT Dallas Cyber Security Research and Education Institute (CSI) currently includes eleven core professors conducting research in data security and privacy, software and language security, secure networks, secure systems and forensics, hardware security, information assurance, cryptography, control systems security, data mining for malware detection and security applications. UT Dallas has been designated a National […]

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

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

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 […]

Twenty-Seven CS Students Celebrate ‘Our Time to Lead’ at the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Technology

This October, Twenty-Seven UT Dallas female Computer Science and Software Engineers and five UT Dallas CS faculty members, made their way to Houston, TX, for the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Technology (GHC) Conference. The GHC is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing into the spotlight. Anita […]

CS Department Hosts Three Conferences in October

During the last two weeks of October, the CS Department at UT Dallas played host to three prominent computer science conferences. SecureComm 2015, the 11th EAI International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks, took place from October 26th to the 30th. IEEE MASS 2015, the 12th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc […]

Drs. Hamlen and Kantarcioglu Discuss the IRS’ Tax Refund Fraud Detection Systems Vulnerability to Hackers

| TBO – Tampa Tribune | The new computer system the IRS is using to detect identity theft refund fraud may be vulnerable to hackers, according to a recent inspector general report, which cited delays in patching known cyber security issues. The IRS is touting what it describes as a powerful and sophisticated system to detect and prevent […]

NSF Grants Bring Together Computer, Political Scientists for International Conflict Projects

UT Dallas political and computer scientists have received nearly $2 million from the National Science Foundation to collaborate on two projects focused on international conflict. The first grant includes $1.5 million to create a research tool that uses big data to provide updated information on civil protests and unrest, and international conflicts. A second grant […]

Texas Vets 1st to Test New Cyber Rehab Technology

Starting in November, 25 Dallas-area veterans will be the first to try cutting-edge rehabilitation technology designed to transmit sensations of physical touch over the Internet, according to researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas who are leading the initial six-month trials. The project, dubbed the Multi-modal 3D Tele-immersion Research Project, seeks to provide enhanced […]

IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI 2015) this October 21st-23rd

The third IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI 2015) will be taking place in Dallas, Texas, this month on October 21-23, 2015.  The conference, which is sponsored by IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Computer Society and the Technical Committee on Intelligent Informatics, is the leading community forum concerned with the application of […]

CS Department Organizes a Bevy of Activities to Welcome Students to the New School Year

This August marked the beginning of a new 2015 academic year for UT Dallas and the Computer Department. The UT Dallas Computer Science department welcomed 2,876 students, including 466 computer science/software engineering freshmen, with activities and events as a way to welcome and familiarize students with the UT Dallas CS community. The CS/SE related activities […]

Samsung donates $28K of Virtual Reality Equipment to UT Dallas for VR course

This semester Samsung Electronics America, a global leader in technology, donated 30 Samsung Gear VR (virtual reality) 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. The donations would not have been possible if it were not for the generosity of Nick DiCarlo, Vice President and […]

Computer Scientist Seeks Stronger Security Shroud for the Cloud

Dr. Zhiqiang Lin, of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at UT Dallas, is working to advance the field of cloud computing, and in the process, has developed a technique that allows one computer in a virtual network to monitor another for invasions or viruses. Lin’s research has earned the assistant professor of computer […]

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 […]

UT Dallas Center for CS Outreach Codes with K-12 Campers for the Summer of 2015

This summer students from all over North Texas and beyond ranging from ages five all the way to seventeen came to the UT Dallas Computer Science department to explore the world of Computer Programming. During the eleven weeks of summer the Center for Computer Science Education and Outreach (CCSEO), operated by Drs. Jey Veerasamy and […]