CSE at UNT
The first meeting of the UNT ACM Student Chapter will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, from 12 noon to 1 pm in NTDP F223. The Student Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is organized and will be operated exclusively for educational and scientific purposes to promote the following:
- An increased knowledge of and greater interest in the science, design, development, construction, languages, management and applications of modern computing.
- Greater interest in computing and its applications.
- A means of communication between persons having an interesting in computing.
The ACM President is Quentin Mayo and the faculty advisor is Renee Bryce.
RISE Lab hosts Texas Software Engineering Research Doctoral Symposium on February 10. Distingushed Speaker will be Dr. Myra Cohen.
The Research Innovations in Software Engineering (RISE) Lab will host the 2nd annual TEASER (TExAs Software Engineering Research) Doctoral Symposium on February 10, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Myra Cohen, the Susan J. Rosowski Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her presentation will be Configurations Everywhere – the Good, Bad and the Ugly for Software Testing. Her presentation will be at 11:30 am in NTDP F285. Dr. Cohen is a member of the Laboratory for Empirically-based Software Quality Research, ESQUaReD, and her expertise lies in testing of highly-configurable software, product lines and testing graphical user interfaces, and in search-based software engineering.
The UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering welcomes Dr. Gopal Gupta, Erik Jonsson Professor and Department Head at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas, as our Distinguished Speaker on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 11:30 am in NTDP F285. Dr. Gupta's presentation will be on Automating Common Sense Reasoning. He has conducted research in automated reasoning, computational logic, programming languages, parallel computing, and assistive technology and has published extensively in these areas. To find out more about Dr. Gupta, please see this website. CSE Professor Paul Tarau is hosting Dr. Gupta’s presentation.
The regional competition for high school students to participate in the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad NACLO 2017 will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The HiLT Lab in the UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering will host the competition. At last year’s competition, Wyatt Reeves from R.L. Paschal High School in Fort Worth, participated in NACLO at UNT and scored high enough to be selected for the USA Team at the 2016 International Linguistics Olympiad in Mysore, India. See this NACLO press release.
NACLO is an educational competition in Computational Linguistics, the science of designing computer algorithms to solve linguistic problems. It challenges students to develop strategies for tackling problems in real languages and formal symbolic systems. Dr. Rodney Nielsen, Associate Professor, and Genene Murphy, CSE Staff, will supervise this event, along with HiLT PhD students Nishitha Guntakandla, Natalie Parde and Namratha Urs. A special thanks to Dr. Ian Parberry for allowing his lab to be used for the competition. More information is available at this HiLT Lab News & Events page.
The UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering welcomes Dr. Perry Alexander, AT&T Foundation Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Science and Director of the Information and Technology Center at the University of Kansas, to be our first Distinguished Speaker of Spring 2017 on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm in NTDP F285.
Dr. Alexander's presentation will be on Verifying Infrastructure for Trust. His research interests include formal methods, system-level design, trusted computing, design and specification language semantics, and component retrieval. His teaching interests include formal methods, programming languages, digital systems design and software engineering.
We will host the “Secure Software Testing for Web and Mobile Applications” Research Experience for Undergraduates Site at University of North Texas this summer. Accepted students will receive:
- The opportunity to work on exciting research in the area of web testing.
- $5,000 stipend for 10 weeks.
- Some students will receive a travel stipend for moving expenses.
- The opportunity to be part of program that has a strong emphasis on collaboration with other students (you won’t sit at a computer by yourself all day/every day)
More details and the application are available: http://www.cse.unt.edu/~reneebryce/Renee_Bryce/REU.html
We will begin review of applications starting on Feb 1, 2017.