From Digital Data to Knowledge: Researcher Receives NSF CAREER Award

Cornelia Caragea

Cornelia Caragea, an assistant professor at UNT's College of Engineering, has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award – the most prestigious recognition offered by the NSF for young researchers – for her work in machine learning, data mining and information retrieval.

Her NSF CAREER project is aimed at designing solutions that will make information more accessible and comprehensible to scholarly web users, helping them discover knowledge more effectively and efficiently. She plans to develop an integrated framework that focuses on the extraction and utilization of scholarly knowledge graphs in online scholarly environments.

To date, Caragea has received more than $1.6 million in National Science Foundation funding for her research initiatives. 

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Information Technology Alumnus Featured at National Convergence Technology Center

Kyle Taylor graduated from our B.A. in Information Technology (BAIT) program in 2012. Kyle is a successful Web Developer with a Dallas area tech company, but is also an entrepreneur in his own right. He gives back to the Tech Community through his involvement with TechMill and other groups that support and encourage entrepreneurship and technical innovation. The National Convergence Technology Center featured Kyle’s story about his experience in our BAIT program.

The BAIT program was accredited by ABET in 2012. More information about out BAIT program is on our website here.

Kyle Taylor

ACM Student Chapter to meet on February 22 - POSTPONED

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:

  1. An increased knowledge of and greater interest in the science, design, development, construction, languages, management and applications of modern computing.
  2. Greater interest in computing and its applications.
  3. A means of communication between persons having an interesting in computing.

The ACM President is Quentin Mayo and the faculty advisor is Renee Bryce.

Distinguished Speaker Seminar on February 10

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.  

Distinguished Speaker Seminar on February 3

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.

HiLT Lab hosts NACLO 2017

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.