Leadership and the IEEE CS LeaD Chapter

Dear students,

Creation of the IEEE Computer Society Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development (LEAD) Chapter at UTEP was initially funded by the Kauffman Foundation under the Kauffman Campus Initiative. During the first year of operation, the IEEE CS LeaD chapter officers organized talks and hands-on activities to develop entrepreneurial, leadership, professional, and business skills of participants. This year we plan to grow the chapter and provide additional hands-on activities to benefit chapter members.

We invite you to join us this Thursday, June 16th, at noon for a presentation on Leadership by Rick O’Brien from the College of Engineering.

Please RSVP with Dr. Romero via email (raromero2@utep.edu) or phone (747-5916).

For more information about what is an IEEE CS LeAD Student Chapter visit our student organizations section by following this link: https://acmutep.wordpress.com/student-organizations/ ‎.

See you there!

Possible CS 4365/5354 Computer Vision for Video Games on Summer

A message from Dr. Kreinovich about a possible new class to be offered during the summer!

Dear Students,

This is just for your information.

There is a possibility that we may be teaching a 2-month summer class special topic class CS 4365/CS 5354 with a specific topic Computer Vision for Video Games.

The budget for this class has not yet been approved, we just want to let you know about this possibility, we will hopefully learn soon whether the class is approved or not. As soon as we know it we will let you all know.


University of New Hampshire Lecturer Position

Done with your arduous PhD work? Like to teach? Then check out this lecturer position at the University of New Hampshirre below!

The Department of Computer Science of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track Lecturer position to begin August 22, 2011.

Demonstrated interest in undergraduate teaching is essential. The candidate should be able to teach a variety of undergraduate computer science and information technology courses.

We anticipate this position evolving to encompass many key facets of the undergraduate program, such as advising, curriculum development, or supervision of capstone experiences.

A Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related discipline is required by the time of appointment. This is a benefits-eligible position. After a probationary year, the position will be under a renewable three-year contract.


The Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees and currently has 17 faculty, 175 undergraduate majors, and 75 graduate students. UNH is a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution and serves as the flagship public research institution of New Hampshire. It is located in the vibrant seacoast area of the state, with easy access to the White Mountains and to Boston. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.


Submit a cover letter, brief statement of teaching experience and interests, complete CV, and contact information for three individuals who will submit recommendation letters at



Evaluation of applications will commence March 23, 2011. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, until the position is filled.


See http://www.cs.unh.edu/search.htm for more information about UNH and the Department.


UNH is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action institution and is a recent recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE award to promote hiring and advancement of women in science and engineering. The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.


College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department of Computer Science

Kingsbury Hall • 33 Academic Way • Durham, New Hampshire 03824-2619 • 603-862-3778

Talk at UTEP: Computer-Aided Tissue Engineering

Dr. Liebschner from Baylor College of Medicine will be visiting UTEP on Friday, March 4, 2011.
He’ll present a seminar entitled “Computer-Aided Tissue Engineering: From Tissue Analysis to Intra-Operative Organ Fabrication” at 11am in BUSN 309.
Refreshments will be served!
Please make an effort to attend.

Dr. Michael Liebschner, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Bio-Innovations Laboratory, Houston, TX
Computer-Aided Tissue Engineering: From Tissue Analysis to Intra-Operative Organ Fabrication

Orthopaedic surgeries comprise more than 20% of all invasive treatments in the U.S. The number one orthopaedic treatment has been open reduction and internal fixation of a fracture, which is the 11th most common overall type of surgery. Biomaterials used for bone tissue engineering are relatively sparse because of limited manufacturing techniques available to produce highly porous, mechanically robust scaffolds. The emergence of interactive computing environments has led to the development of Computer-Aided Tissue Engineering (CATE) for biological replacements of bone where the complex architecture is replaced with an assembly of smaller sub-volumes of simplified building blocks, which have characteristics that are discretely known and able to be manufactured. In this way, the creation of a scaffold consists of the optimization problem of selecting and matching primitive shapes, which match the local properties within the sub-volume they are meant to replace. Arrangement and assembly of these building blocks will allow to fill the defect site. We have developed a technology process that allows ultra rapid assembly of organs and large tissue segments to promote accelerated functional recovery in-vivo. This technology has the potential to overcome the human organ shortage for transplantation, to nullify the organ black market, and to build complex in-vitro tissue models promoting diagnostic and drug discovery. Engineered biological tissues are customizable and immune-compatible and can therefore potentially make a significant difference in the lives of people with failing organs. The objectives of this presentation are to provide an overview of the field of Computer-Aided Tissue Engineering, become familiar with the opportunities for patient specific biofabrication of implants and scaffolds, and introduce the audience to the concept of intra-operative organ and tissue biofabrication.

See you there!

Friday, March 04 @ 11:00 AM
309 Business Administration Building

AHPCRC Summer Institute

Hello Everyone!

For those of you who would like to gain some experience during this Summer, please consider the AHPCRC Summer Institute. The objective of this program is to provide training and hands on experience in the use of computational techniques for science and engineering students, and to prepare those who choose to pursue graduate studies in technology areas dependent upon computational science and engineering.

Through this program you will have the opportunity to gain research experience by working with one of the AHPCRC research groups at Stanford University. Participants receive a stipend of $4,000, travel allowance, dormitory accommodations, and meals at Stanford University.

For additional information please contact:

Thank you,

The objectives of the Institute are to provide training and hands on experience in the use of computational techniques for science and engineering students, and to prepare those who choose to pursue graduate studies in technology areas dependent upon computational science and engineering.
The program curriculum combines short courses in computational engineering methods concentrating on structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, and computer programming for parallel clusters, with a research experience working with one of the AHPCRC research groups at Stanford University.

Participants receive a stipend of $4,000 for the eight-week period.  Participants receive a travel allowance and dormitory accommodations, including meals, at Stanford University.  Students local to Stanford may opt for a higher stipend in exchange for the travel, room and board.

Prerequisites: Students MUST be US citizens.  This program is intended for undergraduate students who anticipate graduation Spring 2012 or later. It is expected that all students in the Summer Institute will have completed freshman calculus and will have some computer programming experience.

Applications should include the following information:

  • An application form (Word format).
  • A one page statement including career and research objectives and computer experience.
  • A current transcript of coursework.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Two letters of recommendation (recommendations from AHPCRC affiliated faculty are given preference, but not required).

This information should be emailed to bbryan@stanford.edu or directed to the following address by March 11, 2011 (late applications cannot be assured of full consideration):

AHPCRC Summer Institute
Stanford University

ME Building 530 Room 122

440 Escondido Mall

Stanford, CA 94305-3030

Tel: 650-721-1396 Fax: 650-723-8816
email: bbryan@stanford.edu

Stanford University is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

The 2011 Competition of Game for 4 Girls is Here!

Hosted by Women in Computer Science at the University of Illinois
Sponsored by EA Games

Get ready to test your game building skills against teams of other college women.  Games4Girls challenges teams of up to 4 college women to create fun and creative computer games aimed at middle and high school aged girls.  Help inspire the next generation of women gamers and women in computing!  And win up to $2000!

Students from more than 30 colleges/universities have competed in G4G! See past winners.

The entries will be judged by high school girls during ChicTech 2011 retreat. Winners will be announced on April 25, 2011.


·         Win cash prizes, gifts, and other awards!

·         Get real-world, collaborative experience in software game development!

·         Provide new software toys for girl gamers!

·         Work with your friends on a fun creative project!

Important Dates

·         Registration Deadline for Competition – 6PM 3/11/2011

·         Game Submission – 11:59PM 4/10/2011 in your timezone

·         Judging at ChicTech Retreat – 4/16/2011 to 4/17/2011

·         Winners Announced – 4/25/2011


G4G this year is sponsored by EA Games.

·         First place – $2000 and $500 donated to the team’s CS Department

·         Second place – $1500

·         Third place – $1000

Need inspiration? Download Past Submissions here!

If you are interested, click here to register for your team!!

(No, you do not have to have four members in your team! and Yes, you can add more members to your team later as long as total # <= 4).

The registration deadline is 6pm March 11, 2011(Register early, spaces are limited!).

For more details, please visit G4G official website. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by email: chictech.wcs@gmail.com or phone 217-819-1247.

Thank you,


Jing Zou
Director of ChicTech

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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