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Dr. Mahashweta Das

CSE Alum Earns Honorable Mention Award in ACM Contest
[July 23, 2014]

Recent Computer Science and Engineering alumna Mahashweta Das earned Honorable Mention in the ACM SIGKDD Doctoral Dissertation Award 2014 for her PhD thesis titled 'Exploratory Mining of Collaborative Social Content.' Mahashweta is now a research scientist at HP Labs in Palo Alto, Calif. She will be honored at the SIGKDD Conference in New York City in August.

ACM SIGKDD is the premier society for data mining and knowledge discovery research, and the ACM SIGKDD Doctoral Dissertation Award is the highest distinction for a doctoral candidate in the area of data mining. The data mining community is large, and together with several other communities is pushing some of the most impactful scientific research of our times, such as Big Data, deep learning, social computing, and others. This prestigious and highly competitive award has been given annually for seven years. The SIGKDD Dissertation Award Committee received a record number of nominations this year, and leading experts from all over the world were invited to review the dissertations. The top-5 finalists in this year’s competition included candidates from Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University.

Mahashweta's dissertation, written under advisor Gautam Das, focused on developing novel algorithms for mining and exploring big data in collaborative content sites (e.g., Yelp, Amazon, IMDB, etc.) to benefit experience and decision-making of both content producers and consumers. Her dissertation is one of the early efforts to structure data science on datasets from the social web. Her thesis resulted in regular publications at top-tier conferences (SIGKDD, VLDB) and journals, selection for 'Best papers of VLDB 2012', and the Graduate School Dean's Dissertation Fellowship and Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award 2013 by the College of Engineering at UTA.


Dr. Heng Huang Dr. Chris Ding

Dr. Heng Huang and Dr. Chris Ding have received NSF Award to Study Drosophila Gene Expression Patterns
[July 16, 2014]

Dr. Heng Huang (PI) and Dr. Chris Ding (Co-PI)'s proposal "ABI Innovation: A New Automated Data Integration, Annotations, and Interaction Network Inference System for Analyzing Drosophila Gene Expression" has been awarded by NSF ABI (Advances in Biological Informatics) program with total amount $610,392. This three-year project focuses on designing principled bioinformatics and computational biology algorithms and tools that will integrate multi-modal spatial patterns of gene expression for Drosophila embryos developmental stage recognition and anatomical ontology term annotation, and infer the gene interaction network to generate comprehensive picture of genome function and interaction. Knowledge gained from analysis of the Drosophila expression patterns is widely important, because a large number of genes involved in fruit fly development are commonly found in humans and other species. Thus, research efforts in this project will help the leading-edge of scientific investigations into the fundamental principles of different species development.


CSE Ph.D. Student Gustavo A. Puerto-Souza receives the Provost's Award.
[March 26, 2014]

The Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) symposium March 26, 2014 Provost's Award ($200)
Name: Gustavo A. Puerto-Souza (Computer Science Engineering)
Title: Improving Surgical Precision by using Long Term Augmented Reality on Live Endoscopic Videos
Faculty Mentor: Gian-Luca Mariottini


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CSE Alumnus, Dr. Habib M. Ammari, receives the Distinguished Research Award, at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
[March 24, 2014]

The Distinguished Research Award is given to a faculty member who has consistently and with frequency published important works that enlarge the scope of human knowledge or who consistently and with frequency produced acclaimed creative works. One or two awards are given annually.


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CSE Alumnus Researcher creating system to help homeowners track their power usage, potentially lower their energy bills
[March 10, 2014]

Dr. Ghidini, who recently received his Ph.D. from UT Arlington and now serves as an adjunct professor, is developing a sensor and monitoring system to put consumers in charge of tracking their energy, gas, and water use so they can save money.
"I think Ghidini's idea could revolutionize how people handle their energy consumption," says Sajal Das, a former professor at the University who helped mentor Ghidini on the project.
Traditionally, power providers have been in control of Web-based smart meter applications that can help homeowners and other consumers monitor and regulate their energy consumption. But with Ghidini's sensor, the power would be with individual property owners.
Dr. Das believes the work could save homeowners or businesses 10 to 15 percent of energy expenses. He and Ghidini were among 100 recipient teams of a 2012 National Science Foundation Innovation Corps grant, which has the aim of moving research ideas to the marketplace.
"What makes the grant exciting is that we're taking what we learn inside the lab to where it will be put to use," Ghidini says.
The project also made the final cut in the UT System Horizon Fund Student Investment Competition. Ghidini says the experience provided important lessons on how to pitch the idea to venture capitalists.
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Dr. Manfred Huber

CSE Student Takes Third in Pearson Coding Contest
[March 5, 2014]

Tracy Oguni, a senior software engineering student in UTA's Computer Science and Engineering Department, recently finished third in the Pearson Student Coding Contest with her Android app, "Study Buddy."
Tracy Oguni poses with her check for third place in the Pearson Coding ContestThe app helps students with the common problem of managing and scheduling assignments and study time.
"It was interesting and challenging. I learned things I hadn't been taught in class and a lot of my classes came handy in planning and producing the app," Oguni said.
Oguni's third-place finish in the Pearson contest comes on the heels of a UTA team's first-place finish last fall in the AT&T Coding Challenge.
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Dr. Manfred Huber

Prof. Huber selected to represent UT Arlington in the 2014 "Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards" competition.
[Feb 18, 2014]

Congratulations to Dr. Manfred Huber on being selected to represent UT Arlington in the 2014 "Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards" competition in the category designated for tenured faculty. The Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards are intended to serve as a symbol of the importance that the UT System leadership places on providing teaching and learning of the highest order, recognizing those who serve our students in an exemplary manner, and giving an incentive for others who aspire to such service.


Engineering undergraduates take first place, $10,000 prize for app that deters texting while driving.
[Dec 28, 2013]

A team of UT Arlington undergraduate engineering students has taken first place and a $10,000 prize in the second annual AT&T Coding Contest for developing a cell phone app that discourages motorists from reading text messages when driving faster than 15 mph.
The team included senior James Fielder, freshman Keyurkumar Patel and juniors Zedd Shmais, Kevin Chung and Andrew Toscano. All are Computer Science & Engineering students.
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CSE Graduate Students Present Results of Their Research to Executives and Engineers of Leading M2M Communications Provider
[Dec 19, 2013]

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, Prathibha Datta Kumar, M.S. Eng. student, and Roberto Coluccio, visiting M.Eng. student from the University of Bologna, Italy, presented the results of their research work to executives and engineers at the Dallas offices of Numerex Corp. (NASDAQ:NMRX), a leading provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications systems ranging from vehicle tracking to supply chain management.
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Dr. Gautam Das

Prof. Gautam Das and his collaborators' paper has been has been accepted into the VLDBJ special issue on Best of VLDB 2012.
[Nov 22, 2013]

Paper title:
Mahashweta Das, Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Gautam Das, and Cong Yu: An expressive framework and efficient algorithms for the analysis of collaborative tagging, VLDB Journal, Special Issue, Best of VLDB 2012, pages 1-26, Nov 2013.


Dr. Gautam Das

Prof. Gautam Das and his collaborators win the CIKM2013 "Best Student Paper Award"
[Nov 6, 2013]

We are very proud to announce that the following paper by Dr. Gautam Das and his collaborators was given the CIKM2013 "Best Student Paper Award". The ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) is a top, premier conference in database, information retrieval and knowledge management. This year, only less than 17% of the 848 research track paper submissions were accepted into the conference. There are 1 Best Paper Award, 1 Best Student Paper Award, 3 Honorable Mention Papers and 1 Best Poster Award. This high-profile award signifies the academic excellence of Dr. Das and UTA.
The paper is "Mining a Search Engine's Corpus Without a Query Pool", by Mingyang Zhang (George Washington Univ.), Nan Zhang (George Washington Univ.), Gautam Das (UTA). Dr. Nan Zhang, now at George Washington University, is a former UTA CSE professor.


Dr. Gian Luca Mariottini

Dr. Gian-Luca Mariottini and his student Gustavo Puerto win Best Paper Award
[Nov 6, 2013]

Congratulations to Dr. Gian-Luca Mariottini and his student Gustavo Puerto for winning the Best Paper Award at the 6th Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology (PSIVT 2013), in Guanajuato, Mexico. Their paper is titled "Wide-baseline Dense Feature Matching for Endoscopic Images", by G. Puerto-Souza and G.L. Mariottini. A video of the awarded paper technology is shown at this link: http://youtu.be/w8gqhT7H05g


Dr. Fillia Makedon

UT Arlington engineers lead $1 million NSF project to develop personalized iRehab system
[Sep 23, 2013]

A UT Arlington multidisciplinary team (PI: Fillia Makedon) will lead a three-year, $1 million National Science Foundation grant project to develop iRehab, a smart rehabilitation system that can adapt and personalize therapy programs based on a patient's needs and constraints.
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Dr. Heng Huang Dr. Gautam Das

Dr. Heng Huang and Dr. Gautam Das have received NSF Awards to Build a novel data privacy-preserving framework
[Sep 20, 2013]

Congratulations to Dr. Heng Huang and Dr. Gautam Das for receiving a grant from NSF titled "Privacy-Preserving Framework for Publishing Electronic Healthcare Records", funded in collaboration with University of North Texas Health Science Center and George Washington University.
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Dr. Heng Huang

Dr. Heng Huang has received a $892,587 Award from NSF
[Sep 20, 2013]

Congratulations to Dr. Heng Huang for receiving a grant from NSF titled "Robust Large-Scale Electronic Medical Record Data Mining Framework to Conduct Risk Stratification for Personalized Intervention", funded in collaboration with Southern Methodist University and University of Texas Southwest Medical Center at Dallas.
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Dr. Junzhou Huang

Dr. Junzhou Huang receives a $149,998 grant from Samsung Communications
[Aug 4, 2013]

Congratulations to Dr. Junzhou Huang for receiving a grant from Samsung Communications titled "Machine Learning Algorithm Development for Non-intrusive Load Monitoring".
The goal of this project is to develop ML (Machine Learning) based algorithm solution(s) to disaggregate several major appliances operations (HVAC, refrigerator, dryer, dishwasher, cooktop, cloth dryers, microwave, water heater, lights) and properly detect/classify each device, and estimate its power consumption with the performance confidence from the low-sample-rate power measurements. In order to enhance the overall algorithm performance, other contextual information such as user behavior and environmental information will be considered as complements. In addition, non-real time/post processing methodology after the completion of the device operation can be considered. Overall, the success of this project will significantly improve the state-of-the-art in Energy Disaggregation and NILM, and inevitably broaden this research area by opening up and addressing many new research themes.


Giacomo Ghidini receives best paper award at IEEE SmartGridComm 2012
[Nov 10, 2012]

Congratulations to Giacomo Ghidini for being awarded the best paper award for his paper titled "Improving Home Energy Efficiency with E2Home: A Web-based Application for Integrated Electricity Consumption and Contextual Information Visualization" at IEEE SmartGridComm 2012


Dr. Jeff Lei

Dr. Jeff Lei receives two awards from NIST for his project on Combinatorial Testing
[Sep. 17, 2012]

Associate professor Jeff Lei got two grant awards from NIST for his research on "Combinatorial Testing for Complex Systems" and "Combinatorial Testing for Healthcare Systems" with a total amount of $400K.
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CSE Faculty receive GAANN Award.
[Aug. 31, 2012]

Dr. Gergely Zaruba (PI) and Dr. Phil Cohen, Dr. Fillia Makedon, Dr. Vassilis Athitsos, Dr. Jean Gao, Dr. Junzhou Huang, Dr. Heng Huang, Dr. Manfred Huber, Dr. Farhad Kamangar, and Dr. Gian-Luca Mariottini have been awarded GAANN grant by Department of Education for their proposal. This grant will support educating health informatics researchers at CSE department.


UTA Smart Care Turns Household Items Into Home Care - CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
[March. 14, 2012]

UTA Smart Care Turns Household Items Into Home Care - CBS Dallas / Fort Worth.
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Dr. Christoph Csallner

Dr. Christoph Csallner invited at 2012 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit.
[Aug. 14, 2012]

Assistant Professor Christoph Csallner was invited to give a talk at the 2012 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit.
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Mahashweta Das selected as a finalist for Google Anita Borg Memorial Fellowship
[March. 14, 2012]

Mahashweta Das, advised by Professor Gautam Das, was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Google Anita Borg Memorial Fellowship
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Dr. Gautam Das

Prof. Gautam Das receives IEEE ICDE Award
[March. 14, 2012]

Professor Gautam Das has received the "IEEE ICDE Influential Paper Award".
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Dr.Chakravarthy

Professor Sharma Chakravarthy was awarded ACM Distinguished Scientist

Professor Sharma Chakravarthy was awarded ACM Distinguished Scientist (http://awards.acm.org/ homepage.cfm?srt=all&awd=157) in November 2011 and IEEE Senior member in August 2011. The Distinguished Member Grade recognizes those ACM members with at least 15 years of professional experience and 5 years of continuous Professional Membership who have achieved significant accomplishments or have made a significant impact on the computing field.
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Dr. Matthew Wright Dr. Kumar

Associate Professor Matthew Wright and Professor Mohan Kumar are leading a new project, funded by the National Science Foundation

Associate Professor Matthew Wright and Professor Mohan Kumar are leading a new project, funded by the National Science Foundation, on designing robust and secure peer-to-peer (P2P) systems. This project advances the state of the art in P2P security and reliability by applying reputation information at the directory level for improved success of subsequent lookups.
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CReWMaN researcher is awarded the best PhD forum paper and nominated for best paper at ICDCN 2012.

The 13th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN) was held at Hong Kong from January 3-6, 2012. two PhD forum papers from CReWMaN researcher presented at the conference. Ph.D student Na Li got the best PhD forum paper award for her paper "Community Detection on Online Social Networks".
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Dr. chengkai Li

Dr. Chengkai Li got HP Labs Innovation Research Award

Assistant professor Chengkai Li has been been awarded a 2011 HP Labs Innovation Research Award of $40,000 for Aug.1, 2011-July 31, 2012, on "Entity-Centric Querying of Enterprise Information for IT Management". More information can be found at http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2011/110907xb.html
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Dr. christoph Dr. chengkai Li Dr. fegaras

New NSF Grant Awarded to Dr. Christoph Csallner (PI), Dr. Chengkai Li (Co-PI) and Dr. Leonidas Fegaras

Assistant professors Christoph Csallner (PI), Chengkai Li (Co-PI) and Associate professor Leonidas Fegaras (Co-PI) have been awarded an $497K NSF grant for their proposal entitled "SHF: Small: Testing Large-Scale Database-Centric Applications".
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Dr. Heng Huang Dr. makedon

New NSF Grant Awarded to Dr. Heng Huang and Dr. Fillia Makedon

Assistant professor Heng Hunag (PI) and Professor Fillia Makedon (Co-PI) got a new NSF grant for their proposal titled "A Large-Scale Data Mining Framework for Genome-Wide Mapping of Multi-Modal Phenotypic Biomarkers and Outcome Prediction". This is a three-year project with a total budget of $499,904, collaborating with the Indiana University School of Medicine.
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Dr. Vassilis Athitsos

Assistant Professor Athitsos has been awarded CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Vassilis Athitsos has been awarded a CAREER award on his proposal entitled "CAREER: Large Vocabulary Gesture Recognition for Everyone: Gesture Modeling and Recognition Tools for System Builders and Users". The total amount is $513K for three years.
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Dr. Jeff Lei

Associate professor Jeff Lei got $250K grant award NIST

Dr. Jeff Lei (PI) and Tao Xie (NC State)got new NIST grant for their proposal titled "Fault Localization Based on Combinatorial Testing". This is a three-year project with a total budget of $250K.
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Dr. Chengkai Li Dr. Gautam Das

New NSF grant awarded for Dr. Chengkai Li and Dr. Gautam Das

Dr. Chengkai Li (PI) and Dr. Gautam Das(co-PI) have been awarded an NSF grant for their proposal "EntityEngine: A Query Engine for Entity-Relationship Queries over Web Text". The amount is about $500K for 3 years.
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Dr. Heng Huang

Heng Huang grant from Consolidated Edison, Inc.

Dr. Heng Huang (PI) got a new $200K grant with Dr. Wei-jen Lee (Co-PI from EE department) from Consolidated Edison, Inc. This project is to investigate pattern recognition algorithms for utilizing data collected from Advanced Metering Infrastructure.
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Dr. Christoph Csallner

Assistant Professor Christoph Csallner (PI) got an NSF award

Assistant Professor Christoph Csallner (PI) has been awarded an NSF grant for his proposal entitled "SHF: Small: Collaborative Research: Preserving Test Coverage While Achieving Data Anonymity for Database-Centric Applications" . This is part of a collaborative proposal with PI Mark Grechanik (the University of Illinois at Chicago).
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Dr. Fillia Makedon

Professor Fillia Makedon (PI) and Dr. Zhengyi Le have been awarded a $152K NSF grant

Professor Fillia Makedon (PI) and Dr. Zhengyi Le have been awarded a $152K NSF grant for their proposal "EAGER: An Exploratory Pilot Project to Build an Intelligent Human-Computer Interface System for Neurological Disorder Assessment and Rehabilitation".
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Dr. Gian Luca Mariottini

New Faculty Member Joined CSE Department

The CSE department welcome a new faculty member, Dr. Gian Luca Marriottini. Dr. Mariottini will join us in the Fall of 2010 as an Assistant Professor.
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Dr. Matthew Wright

Assistant Professor Matthew Wright Wins CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Matthew Wright recently received a five-year, $499,880 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research project entitled, "anon.next: Privacy-Enabled Routing in the Next-Generation Internet."
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Dr. Chris Greer Visits CSE Department

Dr. Chris Greer, assistant director from the Office of Science and Technology Policy, visits CSE Department at UTA
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Dr. Fillia Makedon

Professor Fillia Makedon received $722K NSF grant from NSF

Professor Fillia Makedon (PI) and Vassilis Athitsos, Heng Huang, Zhengyi Le and Dan Popa (Co-PIs) have been awarded a $722K NSF grant for their proposal "MRI/Dev.: Next Generation Multimodal Data Management Human-Sensing Instrument for Trustworthy Research Collaboration and Quality of Life Improvement"
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Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad

Professor Ishfaq Ahmad received two NSF grants for his collaborative research projects in "Green Computing"

Two NSF grants entitled "CSR: Medium: Collaborative Research: GridPac: A Resource Management System for Energy and Performance Optimization on Computational Grids" and "MCDA: Collaborative Research: A Multi-Element and Multi-Objective Optimization Approach for Allocating tasks to Multi-Core Processors" are awarded to Professor Ishfaq Ahmad for his collaborative research projects with several other universities.
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Dr. Jeff Lei

Dr. Jeff Lei received an award from NIST

Dr. Jeff Lei (PI) has received an award from NIST for his proposal entitled, “Advanced Combinatorial Testing Techniques”, with a total amount of $248K.
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Dr. Donggang Liu Dr. Matthew Wright

New NSF grant awarded for Dr. Donggang Liu and Dr. Matthew Wright

Dr. Donggang Liu (PI) and Dr. Matthew Wright (co-PI) have been awarded an NSF grant for their proposal "TC:Small: Towards Trustworthy Intrusion Monitoring Using Wireless Sensor Networks". The amount is $450K for 3 years.
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Dr.Chris Ding Dr. Heng Huang

Two NSF grants have been awarded to Dr. Chris Ding and Dr. Heng Huang

Dr. Chris Ding (PI) and Dr. Heng Huang (co-PI) have been awarded two NSF grants for their proposals entitled "New Theoretical Foundations of Tensor Applications: Clustering, Error Analysis, Global Convergence, and Robust Formulations" and "Collaborative Research: Nonnegative Matrix Factorizations for Data Mining: Foundations, Capabilities, and Applications".
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Dr.Chakravarthy Dr. Kumar

Dr. Sharma Chakravarchy and Dr. Mohan Kumar got grant from Air Force Research Laboratory

Dr. Sharma Chakravarthy (PI) and Dr. Mohan Kumar have been awarded a $267k grant from AFRL (Air Force Research Laboratory) for their proposal entitled, "A Distributed Middleware-based Architecture for Fault-Tolerant Computing Over Distributed Repositories".
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“GAANN Doctoral Fellowships in Computer Science Specializing in Security” was selected for funding.

Professor Ishfaq Ahmad (PI) and Phil Cohen, Gautam Das, Dongang Liu, Fillia Makedon, Carter Tiernan and Matthew Wright has been awarded a $522,624 grant by Department of Education for their proposal "GAANN Doctoral Fellowships in Computer Science Specializing in Security". This grant will receive $130,656 matching funds from UTA, creating a total amount of about $652K.



Dr. Das

NSF grant awarded to Dr. Gautam Das

Dr. Gautam Das has been awarded an NSF grant by IIS Division for his proposal entitled "Suppressing Sensitive Aggregates over Hidden Web Databases, a Novel and Urgent Challenge". The amount is $251.186 for 3 years.
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Dr. Das

In 2009, we hired Dr. Nathaniel Nystrom as Assistant Professor in the CSE Department. He has done excellent work on software extensibility, language-based security, programming language run-time systems, and compiler optimizations.
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Dr. Arthur Reyes

CSE On the Move

April 23-24, 2009 Dr. Arthur Alexander Reyes (CSE dept.), Dr. Atilla Dogan (MAE dept.), and Komkrit Kaewchay (graduate student in Aerospace Engineering) visited RotoMotion LLC in South Carolina to learn how to operate RotoMotion's SR20 and SR30 autonomous helicopters. All the travelers are affiliated with the UTA Autonomous Vehicles Laboratory , which is buying two complete helicopter systems with funds provided by the Texas Workforce Commission. The systems will be used for workforce training and research in rapid-response aerial observation & reconnaissance.



Dr. Sharma Chakravarthy

New Book By Prof. Sharma Chakravarthy

March 2009
We are very happy to announce that Professor Chakravarthy's book on "Stream Data Processing: A Quality of Service Perspective" has now been published by Springer and will be available on April 24th, 2009. The authors are Sharma Chakravarthy and QingChun Jiang.



Dr. Elmasri Gil Carrick David Levine

CSE faculty have Operating Systems book published

February, 2009
Dr. Ramez Elmasri, A.G. Carrick (formerly a lecturer in UTA CSE) and David Levine had their book Operating Systems: A Spiral Approach published by McGraw Hill Higher Education.



CSE winners from the Engineering Reception and Banquet

On February 20, 2009, the E-Week Engineering Reception and Banquet was held in the UC Bluebonnet with great success. Several faculty and students from the CSE department received awards.
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Dr. Chris Ding

NSF award for a Collaborative Research

Congratulations to Professor Chris Ding for a new NSF award that is coming. The NSF/ DMS program will award Prof. Ding and his colleague Prof. Li from FIU, $100K ($56K for UTA and $44 for FIU) for their proposed work on "Nonnegative matrix factorization for data mining".
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Dr. Chengkai Li

Dr. Chengkai Li has received a $10,000 Research Enhancement Program Grant

University of Texas at Arlington Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering Dr. Chengkai Li has received a $10,000 Research Enhancement Program grant to conduct research on problems associated with mashing up information on the Web.
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Dr. Vassilis Dr. Das

NSF proposal recommended for an award

Congratulations to Professors Vassilis Athitsos (PI) and Dr. Gautam Das (co-PI) whose NSF proposal is being recommended for an award by the IIS Division of NSF.
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Dr. Das

NSF Grant awarded for Dr. Gautam Das and Dr. Nan Zhang

Professors Dr. Gautam Das and Dr. Nan Zhang's proposal for reserach on "Data Analytics over Hidden Databases" has been awarded with NSF Grant. The grant amount is $120,001 for the period of 18 months starting from 9/1/2008. Dr. Das is th Principal Investigator and Dr. Zhang is the Co-PI.
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Dr. Liu Dr. Kumar

NSF grant for research on Distributed Opportunistic Computing awarded ($159,998 for 2 years)

Congratulations to Professors Dr. Mohan Kumar (PI) and Dr. Yonghe Liu (co-PI) whose NSF proposal is being recommended for an award by the CISE, CNS Division of NSF for research in "DOC - Distributed Opportunistic Computing"
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Dr. Liu Dr. Kumar

NSF award for research on Collaborative Virtual Observation in Dynamic Environments ($336,817 for 3 years)

Congratulations to Professors Dr. Mohan Kumar (PI) and Dr. Yonghe Liu (co-PI) who are awarded with NSF award for research in Collaborative Virtual Observation in Dynamic Environments by NSF Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS) Division.
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Dr. Christoph

NEW FACULTY HIRED

It is with great pleasure that we announce the hiring for Dr. Christoph Csallner as Assistant Professor in the CSE Department. Dr. Csallner is an expert in software engineering and is working on software engineering problems...
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1st International Coference On PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments : PETRA 2008

The PETRA Conference brings together different types of technology to address an important social and healthcare issue: as the world's population ages, there is growing interest in solutions for the in- home care of the elderly as well as for the care of people with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other disabilities or traumas.
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The First bigD* Regional Symposium on Data and Information Management
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The Data Management Group in CSE Department is organizing the first bigD* Regional Symposium on Data and Information Management. The goal of this symposium is to foster the collaborations and interactions among a large number of research groups working on topics related to data and information management
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Dr. Makedon

NSF DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM STUDENT-AUTHOR TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS

We expect NSF funding to support a number of graduate student authors to participate in PETRA'08. Funding will be made available of up to $1500 per student to cover his or her expenses.
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8th Annual High School Robot Programming Contest Lets Students Show Off Their Skills At UTA

Little yellow robots buzzed around the Nedderman Hall atrium at the University of Texas at Arlington on Saturday, February 9th, 2008. The robots were programmed and built by high school students to compete in the High School Robot Programming Contest, RoPro, sponsored by the Computer Science and Engineering Department at UTA (CSE@UTA).
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Dr. Ahmad

Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad becomes a Fellow of the IEEE

Dec 21, University of Texas at Arlington Professor of Computer Science & Engineering Ishfaq Ahmad has been elevated to the rank of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
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$265K Department of Justice Grant for Personnel Locator Research

Dr. Zaruba Dr. Huber Dr. Kamangar Mr. Levine

Nov 1, The CommTech Program in the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Department of Justice, has awarded researchers in the Computer Science & Engineering Department a $264,879 grant to develop a mesh network based solution to identify and locate strategic personnel within a secure area such as a police precinct.
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Vassilis Athitsos

$900,000 NSF Grant For Technology To Study American Sign Language

Oct 29, Assistant Professor Vassilis Athitsos and his collaborators have been awarded a three-year, $900,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop new technology for learning American Sign Language (ASL).
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Dr. Das

Professor Sajal Das wins IEEE Engineer of the Year Award

Oct 14, Dr. Sajal Das was awarded the "IEEE Engineer of the Year Award" by the IEEE Ft. Worth Section during the Metrocom 2007 Conference held in Arlington. This award recognizes the recipient's leadership and technical contributions in engineering, community and societal activities.
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Fillia Makedon

Dr. Fillia Makedon received a $500K grant from the National Science Foundation

Dr. Fillia Makedon has received a $500K grant from the National Science Foundation as the principle investigator to study trustworthy recommendation systems.
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Scott McCloud

Talk by online comic and graphic novel creator Scott McCloud

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering and Sabre Holdings present online comic and graphic novel creator Scott McCloud, currently on his "Making Comics 50 State Tour".
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Jeff Smith

CSE Alumnus Dr. Jeff Smith Receives National Foundation Award

Jeff Smith, a distinguished alumnus of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UTA, has received the Kauffman Foundation's Community Award for his successful efforts to improve the economic conditions of the citizens of Magote, a mountain village in Honduras.
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ACM Logo

UTA Co-Hosts ACM South Central Regional Programming Competition Nov. 3-4

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UTA joins Louisiana State University in hosting on the UTA campus Nov. 3-4 the 2006 ACM South Central USA Programming Contest. Read More



Dr. Fillia Makedon

Dr. Fillia Makedon Named Chair of CSE

Dr. Fillia Makedon, a leading researcher in her field, has been named chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington.
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Dr. Guru Parulkar

NSF Project Director, Guru Parulkar, Speaks Oct. 18 on Major Research To Create New Internet Architectures and Distributed Systems

Dr. Guru Parulkar, a program director in the National Science Foundation's Computer and Network Systems division, will speak at UTA as a CSE Distinguished Lecturer on Wednesday, Oct. 18.
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Charlene Li

Forrester Research Analyst to Speak Sept. 28 on Future Impact of Blogs, Podcasting and Other Social Computing Technologies

Charlene Li, a principal analyst for Forrester Research, a leading global technology and market research company that forecasts technology's impact on business and consumers, will speak at UTA Sept. 28.
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Dr. Jean Gao

Dr. Jean Gao Receives NSF Grant to Research Early Disease Detection

Dr. Jean Gao has received a $356,000 grant from the National Science Foundation as the principal investigator to study biomarkers that help identify early disease detection and help in the discovery of new drugs. Read More



AUV Team

UTA Student Team Scores Big Again in National AUV Competition

A team of engineering students from the University of Texas at Arlington won third place in the 2006 national AUVSI Student Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Competition. A UTA team won first place in the national student competition last year. Read More




Dr. Roger Walker Dr. Yonghe Liu

CSE Receives $1.7 million in Research Funding

CSE has received $1.7 million in research grants so far in 2005-2006. The awards include $602,284 for research on integrated cognitive systems from the Institute for the Study of Learning and Expertise, $386,553 from TxDOT, $275,000 from the NSF to develop new applications integrating stream and event processing and $100,000 for a security framework research project funded by the Texas Advanced Research Program. Read More


Imagine Cup Team

CSE Team is National Finalist in Microsoft Software Design Competition

A team of UTA CSE students was among the nation's top 15 university teams who competed in Microsoft's 2006 Imagine Cup national finals in May. The finalists beat out 300 university teams nationally to place as finalists in the software design competition. Read More


Dr. Sajal Das Dr. Manfred Huber

Professors Das, Charavarthy, Huber Recognized for Research, Teaching Excellence

Professor Sajal Das has been named to UTA's Academy of Distinguished Scholars in recognition of his outstanding scholarly achievements. Professor Sharma Chakravarthy received the College of Engineering's Excellence in Research Award in recognition of superior scholarship. Assistant Professor Manfred Huber received the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Excellence in Teaching Award in recognition for being a superior teacher. Read More


Dr. Sharma Chakravarthy

Dr. Chakravarthy receives $275,000 NSF Grant For Stream and Event Processing Research

CSE Professor Sharma Chakravarthy has received a $275,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to integrate stream processing with event processing to meet the needs of new applications for intelligent home monitoring, accident monitoring on highways and in other areas. Read More



Dr. Jean Gao

Dr. Jean Gao Recognized as One of Nation's Promising Young Researchers by NSF

Dr. Jean Gao has been recognized by the National Science Foundation with one of the nation's top honors for investigators in the early stages of careers who are considered likely to become America's research leaders. Read More



Hans Stork

Industry Leaders from Texas Instruments, Intel to Speak
In CSE Distinguished Lecturer Series March 29, April 10


Dr. Hans Stork, chief technology officer at Texas Instruments, will speak in the CSE Distinguished Lecturer Series on March 29. He is responsible for furthering TI's position as a top developer of advanced silicon technology and for the company's long-term research and development strategy. Read More



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World's leading conference on pervasive computing sponsored by CSE, IEEE

Leading computer scientists from industry and academia from around the world will travel to Italy in March to attend PerCom, recognized as the leading international conference on pervasive computing and communications. The conference is sponsored by CSE at UTA and IEEE. Read More



Dr. Hao Che

Dr. Hao Che was awarded a $64,200 research grant from NSF

Assistant Professor Hao Che was awarded a $64,200 research grant from the National Science Foundation. The project is titled "Collaborative Research: NeTS-NBD: An Integrated Solution to Provide QoS, Traffic Engineering, and Fault Tolerance in an Overlay Networking Environment". The one-year project is a collaborative effort with the University of Pennsylvania.



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UTA ACM Student Chapter Hosts National Student Conference March 3-4

UTA's ACM chapter is hosting the National ACM Student Conference at UTA March 3-4. The event, held at University Center, includes a job fair and technical presentation from industry. Read More



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CSE High School Robot Programming Competition Big Success

High school students from Arlington, Dallas and DeSoto independent school districts and other schools participated in RoPro 2006, an annual robot programming contest for high school students sponsored by CSE. The challenging, fun event was held on the UTA campus Feb. 4. Read More



Dr. Carter Tiernan

High School Students Converge on UTA for CSE Robot Competition

Students from DFW-area high schools will face off Saturday, Feb. 4, at the University of Texas at Arlington to see whose robot can navigate through a maze without direct control or find an object using vision and touch. Read More




Talk by Dr. Mahbub Hassan of the University of New South Wales

Mahbub Hassan is Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and a seconded Principal Researcher at National ICT Australia. Read More


CSE ©UTA and LSU to co-host 2005 ACM South Central Regional Programming Contest

On Saturday, Nov. 12th the UTA Computer Science and Engineering Department will co-host the 2005 ACM South Central Regional Programming Contest with LSU. Approximately 24 teams from Texas and Oklahoma colleges and universities will converge on Nedderman Hall at the University of Texas at Arlington. Read More


Industry Advisory Board (IAB) meeting set for November 11, 2005

The IAB, comprised of almost 20 leading North Texas technology companies, advises the department on student curriculum, research and other matters. The board provides a broad range of support to the department and plays a critical role in ensuring that CSE graduates meet the needs of industry.


Leading Researcher Roger Walker Named Interim Chair Of Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Dr. Roger Walker, a leading research scientist at the University of Texas at Arlington, has been named interim chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering


New Funding Received for Graph-based Data Mining Research

Professors Larry Holder and Diane Cook have received three grants totaling almost $800,000 to continue their pioneering work in graph-based data mining using the Subdue system. Read More


UTA, the Mayo Clinic and Iowa State University Collaborate on Medical Technology Research

Professor JungHwan Oh is the lead investigator on a $579,000 grant funded by the National Science Foundation to develop new hardware and software to produce advanced endoscopy videos. Read More


PerCom Is Leading International Conference on Pervasive Computing

Computer scientists worldwide seeking current state-of-the-art research on pervasive computing and communications are turning to PerCom, the leading international conference on pervasive computing, which is sponsored by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UTA and IEEE. Read More


1.6 Million Research Project Funded by NSF Seeks to Develop Secure Infrastructures

Meeting at an annual workshop to discuss their research project, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, are researchers from UTA, Pennsylvania State University and the University of Kentucky. Read More


Former CSE Faculty Member Eric Byrne Dies While on Himalayan Trek

Eric Byrne, a former faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UTA, died May 9 after being stricken with an illness while trekking in the Himalayas. He was 44. Read More


CSE Ranks No. 1 at UTA in New Research Funding

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering ranked No. 1 in new research funding in 2004 among all UTA academic and non-academic departments, according to UTA's Office of Research. Read More


PerCom 2005 Meets in Hawaii; Sponsored by CSE

More than 200 computer scientists and students attended the third annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom), which is co-sponsored by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UTA, March 8-12 in Kauai, Hawaii. Read More


Sabre Holdings Scholarships Announced

Sabre Holdings Corp.'s annual scholarships for CSE students were announced at the Engineering Banquet during E-Week in February. Read More


Security Research Institute Receives $250,000 Funding

The Institute for Research in Security (IRIS) at the University of Texas at Arlington has received $250,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation to develop advanced security detection methods to monitor, prevent and recover from natural or inflicted disasters. Read More