UTEP Computer Science Professor Named VP of NAFIPS


Associate Professor of Computer Science Martine Ceberio, Ph.D., has been elected vice president of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society (NAFIPS). Fuzzy information processing is a way to model uncertainty in reasoning, offering ways to handle information when measurements or statements are not fully exact in order to help decision-making in computer science be […]

2016 CampusLink Hackathon


Kicking off in September, the 2016 CampusLink Ultra-Hackathon was a free event open to students where they would compete and apply technology to solve multiple technological challenges. Students had the opportunity to use modern technologies such as virtual reality headsets, Arduino development kits, cloud computing services, Cisco Meraki and iBeacon.  The event challenged students in three […]

2016 HENAAC Scholars

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Coming into its 28th year of promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to underserved and underrepresented communities, it is a pleasure to announce that over $450,000 in scholarships is being awarded to almost 150 Class of 2016 HENAAC Scholars by Great Minds in STEM. These merit-based scholarships are awarded by GMiS in three categories, […]

UTEP Launches Regional STEM Degree Accelerator


The University of Texas at El Paso has received a $725,000 grant from Educate Texas as part of its Texas Regional Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Degree Accelerator initiative. The pioneering grant program is an opportunity to sync faculty and employers toward the goal of empowering students with the knowledge and skills that equal […]

CS Department leads UTEP to NSA-CAE designation in Cyber Operations

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The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) has been designated as a National Security Agency (NSA) – Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations for the period of 2016-2021.  This designation is based on the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) Secure Cyber-Systems (SCS) Track.  In June of 2015, UTEP was renewed as […]

UTEP CS receives a $3.9M NSF grant to support students in cyber-security

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A team of computer science faculty from The University of Texas at El Paso has been awarded a highly competitive $3.9 million Scholarship For Service (SFS) grant from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security. The funding will give scholarships to 28 bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. computer science students over the next […]

UTEP CS Professor gets Fulbright Scholarship Award

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Dr. Nigel Ward received a Fulbright Scholarship Award to conduct his research at Kyoto University  on the prosodic and multimodel aspects of dialog behavior across languages.  He will be on Faculty Development Leave until mid-spring. The UTEP CS Department is proud of Dr. Ward’s achievement and thanks him for all his work.

Dr. Ann Gates wins 2015 Great Minds in STEM Education Award

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Professor and Chair of Computer Science Ann Gates, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2015 Great Minds in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Education award. Gates was selected for the honor from about 200 nationwide nominations. Great Minds in STEM, formerly known as the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC), created the Education […]

NCWIT Extension Services Transformation (NEXT) Awards, UTEP GETS RECOGNIZED


NCWIT’s Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs (ES-UP) provides customized consultation to academic departments to help improve their strategic recruitment and retention of women students in their majors. To recognize the achievements of these outstanding departments, NCWIT has established — with funding from Google.org –the NCWIT Extension Services Transformation (NEXT) Awards. These awards recognize ES-UP client […]