Strategies for Retention and Recruitment of Women and Minorities in Computer Science and Engineering

Strategies for Retention and Recruitment of Women and Minorities in Computer Science and Engineering

Date: 2007
Creator: Akl, Robert G.; Keathly, David & Garlick, Ryan
Description: Article discussing strategies for the retention and recruitment of women and minorities in computer science and engineering.
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Attracting and Retaining Women in Computer Science and Engineering: Evaluating the Results

Attracting and Retaining Women in Computer Science and Engineering: Evaluating the Results

Date: June 2007
Creator: Keathly, David & Akl, Robert G.
Description: This paper discusses efforts to attract and retain students in computer science and engineering fields.
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Robocamp: Encouraging Young Women to Embrace STEM

Robocamp: Encouraging Young Women to Embrace STEM

Date: February 2009
Creator: Akl, Robert G. & Keathly, David
Description: This paper describes the efforts and results of a plan for actively recruiting students to undergraduate computer science and engineering programs at the University of North Texas (UNT). Such recruitment of students is critical to the country's efforts to increase the number of engineering professionals, and is a priority for the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department at UNT.
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Research, Teaching, and Outreach

Research, Teaching, and Outreach

Date: December 2005
Creator: Akl, Robert G.
Description: This presentation discusses research in sensor network routing, WiFi network optimization, 3G cellular call admission, and the outreach and resources needed.
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Robocamp: Encouraging Young Women to Embrace STEM

Robocamp: Encouraging Young Women to Embrace STEM

Date: February 2009
Creator: Akl, Robert G.; Keathly, David & Garlick, Ryan
Description: This presentation discusses Robocamp, a special summer camp that was created by the University of North Texas (UNT) Computer Science and Engineering department. Robocamp successfully promotes engineering among high school women.
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Retention and Recruitment of Women in Computer Engineering

Retention and Recruitment of Women in Computer Engineering

Date: July 2006
Creator: Akl, Robert G. & Garlick, Ryan
Description: This presentation discusses strategies and goals for recruiting more women to Computer Science and Engineering degree (CSE) programs at the University of North Texas (UNT). It also describes a series of activities aimed at improving retention rates of women students already in our programs. Such recruitment and retention of women is critical to the country's efforts to increase the number of engineering professionals, and is a priority for the CSE Department at UNT.
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Retention and Recruitment of Women in Computer Engineering

Retention and Recruitment of Women in Computer Engineering

Date: July 2006
Creator: Akl, Robert G. & Garlick, Ryan
Description: This paper describes the efforts and results of a plan for actively recruiting women students to undergraduate computer engineering programs at the University of North Texas (UNT). It also describes a series of activities aimed at improving retention rates of women students already in our programs. Such recruitment and retention of women is critical to the country's efforts to increase the number of engineering professionals, and is a priority for the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department at UNT.
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Multiscale Design of Advanced Materials based on Hybrid Ab Initio and Quasicontinuum Methods

Multiscale Design of Advanced Materials based on Hybrid Ab Initio and Quasicontinuum Methods

Date: March 12, 2014
Creator: Luskin, Mitchell
Description: This project united researchers from mathematics, chemistry, computer science, and engineering for the development of new multiscale methods for the design of materials. Our approach was highly interdisciplinary, but it had two unifying themes: first, we utilized modern mathematical ideas about change-of-scale and state-of-the-art numerical analysis to develop computational methods and codes to solve real multiscale problems of DOE interest; and, second, we took very seriously the need for quantum mechanics-based atomistic forces, and based our methods on fast solvers of chemically accurate methods.
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Faculty Research and Open Access

Faculty Research and Open Access

Date: October 22, 2012
Creator: Lawrence, Samantha
Description: Poster introducing the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out as part of International Open Access Week at the University of North Texas (UNT).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Real-Time Systems: An Introduction and the State-of-the-Art

Real-Time Systems: An Introduction and the State-of-the-Art

Date: March 16, 2009
Creator: Kavi, Krishna M.; Akl, Robert G. & Hurson, Ali
Description: This encyclopedia article gives an overview of the broad area of real-time systems. This task is daunting because real-time systems are everywhere, and yet no generally accepted definition differentiates real-time systems from non-real-time systems.
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Cost-effective data-parallel load balancing

Cost-effective data-parallel load balancing

Date: May 1, 1995
Creator: Hansen, C.D. & Ahrens, J.P.
Description: Load balancing algorithms improve a program`s performance on unbalanced datasets, but can degrade performance on balanced datasets, because unnecessary load redistributions occur. This paper presents a cost-effective data-parallel load balancing algorithm which performs load redistributions only when the possible savings outweigh the redistribution costs. Experiments with a data-parallel polygon renderer show a performance improvement of up to a factor of 33 on unbalanced datasets and a maximum performance loss of only 27 percent on balanced datasets when using this algorithm.
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Analysis of the numerical effects of parallelism on a parallel genetic algorithm

Analysis of the numerical effects of parallelism on a parallel genetic algorithm

Date: September 18, 1995
Creator: Hart, W. E.; Belew, R. K.; Kohn, S. & Baden, S.
Description: This paper examines the effects of relaxed synchronization on both the numerical and parallel efficiency of parallel genetic algorithms (GAs). We describe a coarse-grain geographically structured parallel genetic algorithm. Our experiments show that asynchronous versions of these algorithms have a lower run time than-synchronous GAs. Furthermore, we demonstrate that this improvement in performance is partly due to the fact that the numerical efficiency of the asynchronous genetic algorithm is better than the synchronous genetic algorithm. Our analysis includes a critique of the utility of traditional parallel performance measures for parallel GAs, and we evaluate the claims made by several researchers that parallel GAs can have superlinear speedup.
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On updating problems in latent semantic indexing

On updating problems in latent semantic indexing

Date: November 1, 1997
Creator: Simon, H.D. & Zha, H.
Description: The authors develop new SVD-updating algorithms for three types of updating problems arising from Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) for information retrieval to deal with rapidly changing text document collections. They also provide theoretical justification for using a reduced-dimension representation of the original document collection in the updating process. Numerical experiments using several standard text document collections show that the new algorithms give higher (interpolated) average precisions than the existing algorithms and the retrieval accuracy is comparable to that obtained using the complete document collection.
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Research facility access & science education

Research facility access & science education

Date: October 1, 1994
Creator: Rosen, S.P. & Teplitz, V.L.
Description: As Congress voted to terminate the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Laboratory in October of 1993, the Department of Energy was encouraged to maximize the benefits to the nation of approximately $2 billion which had already been expended to date on its evolution. Having been recruited to Texas from other intellectually challenging enclaves around the world, many regional scientists, especially physicists, of course, also began to look for viable ways to preserve some of the potentially short-lived gains made by Texas higher education in anticipation of {open_quotes}the SSC era.{close_quotes} In fact, by November, 1993, approximately 150 physicists and engineers from thirteen Texas universities and the SSC itself, had gathered on the SMU campus to discuss possible re-uses of the SSC assets. Participants at that meeting drew up a petition addressed to the state and federal governments requesting the creation of a joint Texas Facility for Science Education and Research. The idea was to create a facility, open to universities and industry alike, which would preserve the research and development infrastructure and continue the educational mission of the SSC.
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A distributed computing environment with support for constraint-based task scheduling and scientific experimentation

A distributed computing environment with support for constraint-based task scheduling and scientific experimentation

Date: April 1, 1997
Creator: Ahrens, J.P.; Shapiro, L.G. & Tanimoto, S.L.
Description: This paper describes a computing environment which supports computer-based scientific research work. Key features include support for automatic distributed scheduling and execution and computer-based scientific experimentation. A new flexible and extensible scheduling technique that is responsive to a user`s scheduling constraints, such as the ordering of program results and the specification of task assignments and processor utilization levels, is presented. An easy-to-use constraint language for specifying scheduling constraints, based on the relational database query language SQL, is described along with a search-based algorithm for fulfilling these constraints. A set of performance studies show that the environment can schedule and execute program graphs on a network of workstations as the user requests. A method for automatically generating computer-based scientific experiments is described. Experiments provide a concise method of specifying a large collection of parameterized program executions. The environment achieved significant speedups when executing experiments; for a large collection of scientific experiments an average speedup of 3.4 on an average of 5.5 scheduled processors was obtained.
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Strengthening programs in science, engineering and mathematics. Third annual progress report

Strengthening programs in science, engineering and mathematics. Third annual progress report

Date: September 30, 1997
Creator: Sandhu, S.S.
Description: The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Claflin College consists of the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering and Mathematics. It offers a variety of major and minor academic programs designed to meet the mission and objectives of the college. The division`s pursuit to achieve excellence in science education is adversely impacted by the poor academic preparation of entering students and the lack of equipment, facilities and research participation, required to impart adequate academic training and laboratory skills to the students. Funds were received from the US Department of Energy to improve the divisional facilities and laboratory equipment and establish mechanism at pre-college and college levels to increase (1) the pool of high school students who will enroll in Science and Mathematics courses (2) the pool of well qualified college freshmen who will seek careers in Science, Engineering and Mathematics (3) the graduation rate in Science,engineering and Mathematics at the undergraduate level and (4) the pool of well-qualified students who can successfully compete to enter the graduate schools of their choice in the fields of science, engineering, and mathematics. The strategies that were used to achieve the mentioned objectives include: (1) Improved Mentoring and Advisement, (2) Summer ...
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Bioinformatics in the information age

Bioinformatics in the information age

Date: February 1, 2000
Creator: Spengler, Sylvia J.
Description: There is a well-known story about the blind man examining the elephant: the part of the elephant examined determines his perception of the whole beast. Perhaps bioinformatics--the shotgun marriage between biology and mathematics, computer science, and engineering--is like an elephant that occupies a large chair in the scientific living room. Given the demand for and shortage of researchers with the computer skills to handle large volumes of biological data, where exactly does the bioinformatics elephant sit? There are probably many biologists who feel that a major product of this bioinformatics elephant is large piles of waste material. If you have tried to plow through Web sites and software packages in search of a specific tool for analyzing and collating large amounts of research data, you may well feel the same way. But there has been progress with major initiatives to develop more computing power, educate biologists about computers, increase funding, and set standards. For our purposes, bioinformatics is not simply a biologically inclined rehash of information theory (1) nor is it a hodgepodge of computer science techniques for building, updating, and accessing biological data. Rather bioinformatics incorporates both of these capabilities into a broad interdisciplinary science that involves both conceptual ...
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Simulink(R) Based Design and Implementation of a Solar Power Based Mobile Charger

Simulink(R) Based Design and Implementation of a Solar Power Based Mobile Charger

Date: May 2016
Creator: Mukka, Manoj Kumar
Description: Electrical energy is used at approximately the rate of 15 Terawatts world-wide. Generating this much energy has become a primary concern for all nations. There are many ways of generating energy among which the most commonly used are non-renewable and will extinct much sooner than expected. Very active research is going on both to increase the use of renewable energy sources and to use the available energy with more efficiency. Among these sources, solar energy is being considered as the most abundant and has received high attention. The mobile phone has become one of the basic needs of modern life, with almost every human being having one.Individually a mobile phone consumes little power but collectively this becomes very large. This consideration motivated the research undertaken in this masters thesis. The objective of this thesis is to design a model for solar power based charging circuits for mobile phone using Simulink(R). This thesis explains a design procedure of solar power based mobile charger circuit using Simulink(R) which includes the models for the photo-voltaic array, maximum power point tracker, pulse width modulator, DC-DC converter and a battery.The first part of the thesis concentrates on electron level behavior of a solar cell, its ...
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High-Skill Training: Grants from H-1B Visa Fees Meet Specific Workforce Needs, but at Varying Skill Levels

High-Skill Training: Grants from H-1B Visa Fees Meet Specific Workforce Needs, but at Varying Skill Levels

Date: September 20, 2002
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "In recent years, U.S. employers have complained of shortages of workers with higher-level skills in information technology, the sciences, and other fields. To find workers with these skills, employers often turn to foreign workers who enter the United States with H-1B visas to work in specialty occupations. Despite the recent economic downturn, employers report that they continue to need higher-skilled workers. Congress passed the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to create a system connecting employment, education, and training services to better match workers to labor market needs. In 1998, Congress passed legislation raising limits on the number of high-skilled workers entering the United States and imposing a $500 fee on employers--which was later raised to $1000--for each foreign worker for whom they applied. Most of the money collected is to be spent on training that improves the skill of U.S. workers. The National Science Foundation (NSF) receives 22 percent of the funds to distribute as scholarship grants to post-secondary schools that distribute the funds as scholarships for low-income students in computer science, engineering, and mathematics degree programs. The grantees operating skill grant programs use the flexibility ...
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Secure Embedded Platform Networked Automotive Systems

Secure Embedded Platform Networked Automotive Systems

Date: March 2011
Creator: Gomathisankaran, Mahadevan & Namuduri, Kamesh
Description: This paper discusses secure embedded platforms for networked automotive systems.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering
Classifying Drug Resistance in the NCI60 Cancer Cell Lines Based on the mRNA Expression Levels of the 48 ABC Transporters

Classifying Drug Resistance in the NCI60 Cancer Cell Lines Based on the mRNA Expression Levels of the 48 ABC Transporters

Date: March 2014
Creator: Alshammari, Sultanah M.; Urity, Vinoo & Azad, Rajeev K.
Description: Poster for the 2014 MCBIOS Conference. This poster discusses classifying drug resistance in the NCI60 cancer cell lines based on the mRNA expression levels of the 48 ABC transporters.
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Swarm-Copters Senior Design Project: Simulating UAV Swarm Networks Using Quadcopters for Search and Rescue Applications

Swarm-Copters Senior Design Project: Simulating UAV Swarm Networks Using Quadcopters for Search and Rescue Applications

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Moudy, Mark; Namuduri, Kamesh & Keathly, David
Description: This paper discusses a senior design project on researching swarm-copters.
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Specialized Research Datasets in the CiteSeer˟ Digital Library

Specialized Research Datasets in the CiteSeer˟ Digital Library

Date: 2012
Creator: Bhatia, Sumit; Caragea, Cornelia; Chen, Hung-Hsuan; Wu, Jian; Treeratpituk, Pucktada; Wu, Zhaohui et al.
Description: This article provides an overview of some of the specialized datasets that were created for various projects related to the CiteSeer˟ digital library.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering
iCAMP: Curate, Archive, Manage, Preserve

iCAMP: Curate, Archive, Manage, Preserve

Date: April 2012
Creator: Moen, William E.
Description: This presentation discusses the iCAMP project. The UNT College of Information's iCAMP project, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is developing a four course, competency-based, online graduate academic certificate program in data curation and data management for a hybrid audience of information professionals and disciplinary researchers and scholars. This presentation gives an overview of the iCAMP project and its development.
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