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Dr. Laura Grabowski has been awarded the prestigious UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. She was selected based on her extraordinary classroom performance and innovation in undergraduate instruction. The Department of Computer Science congratulates Dr. Grabowski on this achievement and commends her dedication to UTPA students.

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Dr. Pearl Brazier has been appointed as a commission member for the 2014 – 2015 ABET Computing Accreditation Commission. In this role, she will attend the 2014 Summer Commission meeting and serve as team chair for one or two visits during the 2014 – 2015 visit cycle. ABET provides accreditation to college and university programs […]

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Mr. Gustavo Dietrich has been awarded the UT System 2013 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, recognizing his “commitment to teaching through the delivery of the highest quality undergraduate instruction.” Mr. Dietrich is one of 6 UTPA faculty to receive the prestigious system-wide award for 2013. Nominees for the award were selected by a rigorous campus-level peer-review […]

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Denim Group, San Antonio, TX, is seeking to hire computer programmers, entry level. Interested applicants will need to relocate to San Antonio (Senior level can remote). Prefer Bachelor’s degree, but will accept students who will graduate in May, if they qualify. Please help me spread the word. Great opportunity, especially for those trying to enter […]

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The 2013 NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Application is now open. The NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program seeks to attract students interested in the field of aeronautics to work with NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) which is directed toward enhancing the state of aeronautics for the nation, transforming the nation’s air transportation system, and developing the knowledge, […]

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The UTPA Association for Computing Machinery-Women (ACM-W) won a Student Seed Fund Grant from the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT). Sponsored by Symantec, the $750 grant will help establish the local ACM-W chapter, and will help support the organization’s plans to visit a regional technology company in the spring. UTPA ACM-W was […]

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FOCS (IEEE Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science) is one of the top two conferences in theoretical computer science. It usually publishes papers that represent the best in the year in each subfield of theoretical computer science. Competition for acceptance is no doubt high.  This is the second time both Prof. Robert Schweller and […]

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The National Science Foundation has recently awarded Prof. Yang Liu a grant of $171,710 to for support of his project: “RUI: Applications and New Techniques for Exact Parameterized Computation.” This award is effective August 1, 2012 and expires July 31, 2015. Prof. Yang Liu’s  research has been focused on designing feasible algorithms for problems with […]

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    Congratulations to Prof. Zhixiang Chen, whose paper below receives the Most Influential Paper Award from PAKDD 2012: Jian Tang, Zhixiang Chen, Ada Wai-Chee Fu, and David Wai-Lok Cheung. Enhancing Effectiveness of Outlier Detections for Low Density Patterns. In Proceedings of the 6th Pacific-Asia Conference on Advances in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, (PAKDD 2012). […]

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Dr. Matthew Patitz and Dr. Robbie Schweller Won an NSF Grant. They plan to investigate a number of fundamental problems within theoretical models of self-assembly, as well as plan to directly engage a large number of students in research activities. The winning proposal of Dr. Patitz and Dr. Schweller is “AF: Small: Explorations of Theoretical […]

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