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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 […]

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

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

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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. […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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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