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The CS Department at UT Dallas puts a strong emphasis on research. Its 53 strong research faculty are engaged in cutting-edge research in areas of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Data Science, Networks, Systems, Theory, and Software Engineering. The department’s research in Natural Language Processing is ranked #8 nationally, in Software Engineering #9 nationally, […]

Undergrads Explore Joining Faculty Research Projects During the UG Research Speed Matching Lunch

This past April, twenty-four UT Dallas Computer Science Undergraduate students were invited to take part in the Spring Computer Science Undergraduate Research Speed Matching Luncheon. The event brought together both UT Dallas’s distinguished computer science and software engineering faculty members and a select group of ambitious CS/SE undergraduate students. Students who attended this exclusive event were invited based on their GPA of 3.8 or higher. The event […]

UTD CS Professors Publish Sixteen Research Papers at Three of the World’s Leading Conferences in Artificial Intelligence

UT Dallas Computer Science professors and their PhD students, working in the area of intelligent systems, published sixteen papers in three of the most prestigious conferences in artificial intelligence: (i) six papers in the 30th AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) 2016 Conference on Artificial Intelligeance, (ii) four papers in the 29th Annual […]

2nd Annual CS Research Expo Encourages Research Amongst Undergraduate Students

Last February, the UT Dallas Computer Science Department held the second Annual Computer Science Research Expo (CSREX) as a way to encourage undergraduate research. Computer Science students from around Texas and the Southwest submitted their research papers, posters, and software demos for the Expo. The Expo aimed to promote undergraduate research by having Computer Science […]

Dr. Kevin Hamlen research to be published in the 2016 NSF I/UCRC Tech Breakthrough Compendium

Cyber Attacks against government agencies, financial institutions, health care providers, and companies of all sizes have become more prevalent and devastating over the past decade. Researchers at UT Dallas have been actively researching ways to combat cyber attacks. This past January, the research of Dr. Kevin Hamlen, a professor in the UT Dallas Computer Science department and a Senior Technical Advisor of UT […]

Prominent European Researcher, Dr. Luc de Raedt Delivers Opening CS Distinguished Lecture Series Talk for 2016

The Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series started the 2016 year with Dr. Luc de Raedt, professor of research at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Leuven, Belgium, prominent researcher from Europe, and an expert in intelligent systems, machine learning, and probabilistic programming. On Friday, February 12th, Dr. Luc De Raedt delivered his talk, “Probabilistic […]

CS Department Institutes the Research Excellence Scholarship Program for top 1st year PhD students

This year the UT Dallas Computer Science Department established the Research Excellence Scholarship for 1st year Computer Science and Software Engineering PhD students. The PhD Admissions Committee selected five students from the fall 2015 incoming applicant pool to the PhD program in Computer Science and Software Engineering. “A goal of the program is to recognize […]

UT Dallas & UTA iPerform Center Creates Opportunities for Universities and Industry Researchers

University faculty, Industry members, and students met at the University of Texas at Dallas on October 9th for the 2nd Semi-Annual Industrial Advisory Board Meeting of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) iPerform Center for Assistive Technologies (AT) to Enhance Human Performance. The mission of the center is to bring together […]

Undergrad Research Matching Event gets Students Ready for UG Research Course

UT Dallas’s Computer Science Department brought together its distinguished Computer Science/Software Engineering faculty and invited ambitious undergraduate students with high GPA’s to participate in the Undergraduate Research Matching Event as a prelude to the Undergraduate Research in Computer Science course. Dr.’s Linda Morales and Janell Straach, both UT Dallas CS professors and the course’s supervising instructors, set up a matching event to allow both computer science and software […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]