CSE at UNT | Computer Science and Engineering


Welcome to Spring 2018

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering welcomes students and faculty to Spring 2018! Last week Dr. Robert Akl, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, held this Graduate Student Orientation to welcome our new graduate students. Today is the first day of classes and we welcome everyone else to our CSE Department this semester.  Please check this website and the student email newsletters for information on our planned activities this semester. Good luck with all of your classes!

Congratulations to our Fall 2017 Graduates

Congratulations to our Fall 2017 Graduates from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering
For a full list of Fall 2017 graduates, visit this page.

CSE Security Program recertified at NICE 2017

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering was recently designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education at the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE Conference & Expo 2017) held November 7-8, 2017 in Dayton, OH. The redesignation is good through Academic Year 2022. This is the fourth renewal of UNT, which is one of the few schools continuing in the Centers for Excellence since inception.
Dr. Ram Dantu is the Director of the UNT Center for Information and Cybersecurity (CICS). Requirements for our CSE Undergraduate Cybersecurity Certificate may be found here.

(L-R) Dr. Leonard T. Reinsfelder, National Cryptologic School, National Security Agency; Dr. Barrett Bryant, Dr. Ram Dantu, Dr. Mark Thompson, CSE PhD student Logan Widick, and Mr. Daniel R. Stein, Branch Chief, Cybersecurity Education and Awareness, Department of Homeland Security.

November CSE Student and Alumni Newsletters

The November CSE Department newsletters have been sent. The CSE Student newsletter is online here and the CSE Alumni newsletter is online here.

History Channel Show Features UNT Computer Science Faculty Member

Tune in to the History Channel starting Tuesday, November 14th at 9PM to watch a 5 part series on the infamous Zodiac serial killer and the various coded messages he sent to newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow the code team as they dig into clues in the ciphers while working together with seasoned field investigators Sal LaBarbera and Ken Mains, as they chase the many clues in the Zodiac case.
The “Code Team” was led by University of Southern California research director and computer science professor Kevin Knight and included University of North Texas computer science professor Ryan Garlick, Google staff research scientist Sujith Ravi, York University math and cryptology professor Craig Bauer, and Zodiac cipher expert David Oranchak. 
Watch the trailer for The Hunt for the Zodiac Killer here and read the article in the Denton Record-Chronicle here.

The “Code Team” left to right: Ryan Garlick, Sujith Ravi, Kevin Knight and Craig Bauer. Dave Oranchak is out of the frame in this picture.


Two Distinguished Speakers in November 2017

The UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering will welcome two Distinguished Speakers in November 2017. Dr. Jun (Luke) Huan will present Future Large-Scale Predictive Analytics: Opportunities and Challenges on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 11 am. Dr. Vitor Carvalho will present Personalized Neural Conversation Models and Other Research Projects at Snapchat on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 12:30 pm. Both presentations will be held in NTDP F285.

Dr. Jun (Luke) Huan is a Program Director in the Information and Intelligent Systems Division at the National Science Foundation. At NSF he manages programs such as IIS core, Big Data, CAREER, and Partnerships for International Research and Education among others. Dr. Huan joins NSF from his home institute, the University of Kansas, where he is the Charles E. & Mary Jane Spahr Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Dr. Vitor Carvalho is a Lead Research Scientist at Snap Research. He is interested in applied research interfacing Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Data Mining and Search. He finished his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University working under William W. Cohen. He holds multiple patents, tens of papers in top conferences, and has more than 10 years of R&D experience in institutions such as Snap Research, Qualcomm Research, Microsoft Bing, Ericsson and Inome.