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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 […]

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

The National Center for Women & IT ( 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 […]

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 […]

Summer Research Program for Undergraduates

The Computer Science Department at the University of Texas at Dallas conducts a ten-week summer research program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for undergraduate students.  For the summer class of 2014 (pictured above) the focus was on “software safety” however, the technology and skills learned by the students have general applicability to research […]

Graduate Research – Distributed Systems

During the Friday mixer on 9/5/2014, in the Computer Science Department at UT Dallas, Joseph Beshay, Brooks McMillin, and Swair Shah talked about their research on Distributed Systems.  Their adviser is Dr. Ravi Prakash.  A summary of their presentation is included below. The  Department of Computer Science at UT Dallas  is one of the largest […]

Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research

The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research for academic years 2014-2021. Official letters of notification are being sent to Dr. Kamil Sarac at UT Dallas, the State Governor, Members of Congress, and appropriate Congressional Committees. Official CAE certificates will […]

Cybersecurity Researchers Roll Out A New Heartbleed Solution

Technique Called ‘Red Herring’ Creates Decoy Servers, Entraps, Monitors Hackers Who Think They’re Stealing Data. As companies scrambled in recent days to address the latest cybersecurity bug known as Heartbleed, researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas had a solution that fixes the vulnerability, and also detects and entraps hackers who might be using […]

Research in Big Data is Big at UT Dallas

At the weekly Computer Science mixer on Friday, 4/18/2014, Luis Mojica, Tahrima Rahman, David Smith, Somdeb Sarkel, Vibhav Gogate, and Deepak Venugopal (pictured above) described their research, related to Big Data.  The camaraderie among the PhD graduate students and their adviser, Dr. Vibhav Gogate, was evident on the first page of their presentation.  The description […]

Week of Activities Highlights Undergraduate Research Opportunities, Examples of Best Work

Thomas J. Broadfoot was able to do research under Dr. Roozbeh Jafari.  Undergraduate students conduct research all across the UT Dallas campus, earning the experience that helps propel them to success in their careers and graduate or professional programs.  But they’re gaining more than just another item on their resumes. “Learning how to communicate effectively […]

Research Activities

Research in the UT Dallas Computer Science Department is organized into six main areas: Cyber Security Computing Theory Computer Systems Intelligent Systems Software Engineering Network and Telecommunications Research activities are organized in several institutes, centers, and laboratories.   Research Areas   INSTITUTES & Centers LABS Applied Logic, Programming-Languages and Systems Lab Computer Graphics and Animation […]


Timothy McMahan Senior Lecturer Degrees: B.S., Computer Science, The University of North Texas M.S., Computer Science, The University of North Texas Ph.D., Computer Science, The University of North Texas Research Interests: Video Games and Simulations Computational Neuropsychology Human Computer Interaction Virtual Reality Machine Learning Representative Publications: Parsons, T. D.,McMahan, T., & Kane, R. (in press). Practice […]

UT Dallas Coding Camps Help More Than 2000 Kids Build Computing Skills

Since 2012, thousands of kids from all over North Texas and beyond, ranging from ages five all the way to seventeen have traveled to the UT Dallas Computer Science department to explore the world of Computer Programming. To help accomplish this, over 90 UT Dallas computer science students have been involved and have had the […]

UT Dallas Works with North Texas High School Senior To Host IT Empowerment for Her Camp

This summer, Saumya Rawat, a senior at Dallas’ School of Science and Engineering Magnet, worked with Dr. Janell Straach, a CS Professor and the Director of the UT Dallas Center for Engaging Women in Cyber Security, to offer a 3-day IT Empowerment For Her app development camp for 21 middle school girls from underrepresented areas […]

Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu Receives Intelligence and Security Informatics Award

Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu, a professor of computer science in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, recently received the Technical Achievement Award in Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI) from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The award, announced at the recent IEEE ISI 2017 conference in Beijing, recognized Kantarcioglu’s outstanding research […]