UTEP CS Chair Receives Prestigious Award

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For over two decades, Gates has been a leader in initiatives that support Hispanics and members of other underrepresented groups in the computing field. She is perhaps best known for leading the Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI), an alliance of 13 institutions whose work has had large and sustained positive impact on recruitment, retention, […]

Emotion Detection is the Focus of CS Researchers


Happy or Sad? Recognizing Emotion Through Facial Skin Color Watch a YouTube video of a giggling baby and you’ll likely end up with a grin on your face. Your mouth will turn upward into a smile and you might even let out a chuckle yourself. The skin on your face may change color, too, turning […]

Students Enjoy Collaborative, Study, and Meeting Areas


There are new locations for students to socialize and also for increased group work and tutoring: CCSB 1.0706 is the new location for TA office hours, CS tutoring by ACM volunteers CCSB G.0512 is the new location for team meeting location, and social gathering area. Enjoy the new design of the rooms. Go Miners!

Video Chat May be Dramatically Improved by Research


If you’re not hooked up to WiFi, video chatting on your smartphone can be a pretty choppy experience. Users often run into frustrating problems like highly pixelated or frozen frames, lagging video or audio, and connection losses. Mobile video chat programs such as FaceTime, Skype and Google Hangouts use a lot of bandwidth, which is […]

UTEP CS Team Places 2nd


UTEP’s VLL team placed second in IBM’s Great Mind Challenge . The other three participating teams from UTEP CS finished in the top 20. To read the full UTEP news story click here.

Computing Transforms UTEP


Computer Technology Played Important Role in UTEP’s Evolution From its beginnings as an engineering school in 1914, The University of Texas at El Paso has remained at the forefront of employing computing technology for both administrative and academic purposes. The first true computer arrived at UTEP — then Texas Western College — in 1958 when […]

New Graduate Program in Software Engineering

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The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) approved the University’s 76th master’s degree – the 14th through the College of Engineering – in late April. The degree approval process started in 2010 after the college received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education program and the National Science […]

UTEP Unveils Building, Students Unveil Future

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The New Chemistry and Computer Science Building had a Grand Opening on March 2, 2012. UTEP Unveils Building, Students Unveil Future: “The demand for scientists and engineers far exceeds the available pool of qualified candidates,” said Paul L. Foster, vice chairman of The University of Texas System Board of Regents, speaking at the grand opening […]

UTEP ACM-W Gets Support to Promote CS to Women

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ACM-W chapter at UTEP is one of the recipients of the NCWIT Student Seed Fund, sponsored by Symantec. This fund is awarded to student-run programs to develop programs aimed at recruiting, retaining, and supporting women in computing. ACM-W’s initiative will provide mentoring, peer support, training, and professional development opportunities to the CS female students at […]