CSE at UNT
For Computer Science Education Week, December 5-12, 2016, The White House has announced support of new programs in its press release “Fact Sheet: A Year of Action Supporting Computer Science for All.” Dr. Stephanie Ludi, CSE Professor, is responsible for the new program that our CSE Department, in partnership with Perkins School for the Blind and the California School for the Blind, will pilot a new version of the JBrick robotics programming software, the Glance data analysis tool, and an accessible version of Blockly to support visually impaired students in learning CS. Additionally, the team will test an accessible block-based programming tool for visually impaired students over the next year, with the aim of ultimately enabling visually impaired students to participate in Hour of Code and similar activities. Read The White House press release here.
CSE Professor Dr. Ram Dantu directs UNT's Center for Information and Computer Security. UNT is the only university in the country to receive NSF funding of more than $1 million for a Scholarship for Service program for Ph.D. students studying cybersecurity. UNT's team of six Scholarship for Service students research topics including cyber physical security, insider threats, intrusion detection, data breaches, health information technology, identity management, big data security analysis and more. Read more about our cybersecurity program in UNT News. UNT cybersecurity students and professors (from left) Dr. Suliman Hawamdeh, Quentin Mayo, Yassir Hashem, Logan Widick, Obi Ogbanufe, Josh Talkington, Dr. Ram Dantu and Michael Jaynes. Not shown: Dr. Dan Kim and Dr. Victor R. Prybutok. Photo credit: Michael Clements.
Congratulations to CSE Professor Dr. Saraju Mohanty on being named the new Editor-in-Chief of Consumer Electronics, the magazine of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society. Read more about this prestigious honor on this UNT Faculty Success website.
Congratulations to CSE Professor Dr. Ram Dantu, Director of the UNT Center for Information and Computer Security, on winning the "Outstanding Technology Advocate" award at the inaugural D CEO CIO/CTO awards ceremony on September 27, 2016! A partnership between D CEO magazine and the Information Systems Security Association, this program honors chief information officers, chief technology officers, and other in top IT posts in the North Texas Region. Dr. Dantu thanks all his past and present students in the Network Security Lab and said they are the reason for the recognition. See all the winners here.
The Salute to Faculty Excellence was held September 22, 2016 at the University of North Texas. From left to right are Dr. Song Fu, promoted to Associate Professor; Dr. Barrett Bryant, CSE Chair; Dr. Costas Tsatsoulis, CENG Dean; CSE Professor Ram Dantu, Research Leadership Award presented by the Office of Research and Economic Development; CSE Professor Saraju P. Mohanty, Toulouse Scholar Award presented by the Toulouse Graduate School; and Materials Science and Engineering Professor Thomas W. Scharf, Teacher Scholar Award presented by the Office of Research and Economic Development. Congratulations to all!