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April 11, 2019

Talk: Research Opportunities in Computer Science & Engineering at University of North Texas, by Prof. Bryant & Dr. Mikler

  • August 9, 2019 till August 9, 2019
  • II&T, NCSR Demokritos
  • Lecture Room

Research Opportunities in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas
The University of North Texas (UNT) and Demokritos have a collaboration to offer a PhD. degree in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at UNT, jointly supervised by faculty at UNT and Demokritos researchers. The CSE Department has strengths in Algorithms and Computational Science, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, Computer Systems and Networks, Cybersecurity, and Software Engineering. This talk will discuss further details of how Demokritos students may participate in this agreement and details on the course of study as well as research strengths in the UNT CSE Department.
Speaker Biographies
Barrett R. Bryant is Professor and Chair of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of North Texas (UNT), a Tier 1 Research University in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. He received his B. S. in computer science from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1979 and his M. S. and Ph. D. in computer science from Northwestern University in 1980 and 1983, respectively. From 1983-2011, he was on the faculty of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has also held visiting appointments at a number of institutions, including Ibaraki University, Hitachi, Japan, the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, USA, and Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He serves on the Steering Committee of SAC (ACM Symposium on Applied Computing), and is a member of EAPLS (European Association of Programming Languages and Systems), and a senior member of ACM and IEEE. His primary research area is programming languages, especially applied to problems in software engineering, and has published over 150 papers in journals and conferences in this and related fields.Further details are available at
In 1997, Armin Mikler joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Texas with a PhD from Iowa State University. In 2004, Dr. Mikler established the Computational Epidemiology Research Laboratory (CERL) with focus on the development of computational methodology to model and simulate the spread of diseases and the design and analysis of bio-emergency response plans. Together with colleagues in Biology and Geography, Dr. Mikler established the interdisciplinary Center for Computational Epidemiology and Response Analysis (CeCERA) with funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services. Today, CeCERA is the home of PhD students who are conducting research in a variety of areas under Dr. Mikler’s mentorship. Recent graduates of his research group are using their expertise in Computational Epidemiology as faculty members at different universities and as researchers at National Laboratories, and industry. Dr. Mikler’s research on response plan design and analysis is supported by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has supervised over 30 PhD and MS theses and has published over 70 research articles related to a range of topics, including distributed systems, networking, computational epidemiology, and response plan design and analysis.

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