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Title: Graduate Study at UNL CSE Department of Computer Science and Engineering University of Nebraska, Lincoln http://cse.unl.edu


1
Graduate Study at UNL CSE Department of
Computer Science and Engineering University of
Nebraska, Lincolnhttp//cse.unl.edu
2
Computer Science and Engineering Vision
  • To be broadly recognized as a top program in the
    US that
  • conducts state-of-the-art research in software
    engineering, systems, and informatics, and
  • educates students with the skill, knowledge,
    creativity, and vision to be leaders in defining
    the future of computing and information
    technology.
  • To be the Innovators of the Cyberspace Age.
  • CSE celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2007-08.

3
Computer Science and Engineering Vision
  • This vision includes
  • Being a recognized leader in cyberinfrastructure
    research and cyberspace education,
  • Achieving a top 5 national ranking in software
    engineering,
  • Broadly integrating computing and information
    technology into education for all students and
    into research and scholarship for colleagues
    across the university,
  • Providing students with world-class computing
    infrastructure coupled to an innovative
    curriculum, and
  • An uncompromising pursuit of excellence.

4
CSE Graduate Programs
  • MS in Computer Science
  • Optional Bioinformatics Specialization
  • Optional Computer Engineering Specialization
  • PhD in Computer Science
  • Optional Bioinformatics Specialization
  • PhD in Engineering
  • Computer Engineering Specialization

5
CSE Core Areas
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Testing and Reliability, Methodology,
    Maintenance, Program Analysis
  • Grid and Pervasive Computing
  • Collaborative Technologies, Distributed Computing
    and Storage, Networking, Security, Embedded
    Systems, Sensors and Sensor Networks, Real-Time
    Systems
  • Informatics
  • Data Mining, Databases, Constraint Processing,
    GIS, Bioinformatics, Computer Vision, Image
    Analysis, Simulation and Modeling, Visualization
  • Theory and AI
  • Machine Learning, Languages, Semantic Modeling,
    Intelligent Agents, Computational Complexity,
    Constraint Satisfaction, Algorithms

6
CSE Faculty
  • 24 Faculty
  • Full Professors 9
  • Associate Professors 9
  • Assistant Professors 6
  • Nine faculty have won NSF CAREER awards
  • Three UNL Edgerton Assistant Professor Awards
  • UNL Faculty Fellow Awards and other university
    awards
  • Three named professorships and one distinguished
    scholar
  • One ACM Distinguished Member

7
Graduate Student Information
  • Graduate Students
  • 100 Graduate Students
  • 1/3 MS students
  • 2/3 PhD students
  • 27 domestic students
  • Most students supported as teaching assistants or
    research assistants
  • http//cse.unl.edu/grad/index.shtml

8
Student Graduation Information
  • Average number of degrees awarded per year for
    the period 2002-03 through 2006-07 (5 years) is
  • 27.8 BS Computer Engineering
  • 48.4 BS Computer Science
  • 32.0 MS Computer Science 
  • 8.0 PhD Computer Science (10.0 per year
    for the past 3 years)

9
Admission Requirements
  • Graduate Record Exam (general test)
  • Quantitative 700 or higher Verbal 500 or
    higher Analytical 3.5 or higher
  • GPA 3.0/4.0
  • TOEFL (foreign students) minimum 600
    (paper-based) 250 (computer-based) or higher. The
    IELTS exam can be taken in place of the TOEFL
    exam.
  • THREE Reference letters
  • Prerequisite courses
  • All core Math CS for a BS in CS
  • Math106 Analytical Geometry Calc I
  • Math107 Analytical Geometry Calc II
  • CSCE155 Intro to Computer Science I
  • CSCE156 Intro to Computer Science II
  • CSCE230 Computer Organization
  • CSCE235 Intro to Discrete Structures
  • CSCE310 Data Structures Algorithms

10
Admission Requirements
  • Deficiency courses
  • E.g. Architecture, Operating Systems, Statistics,
    Numerical Analysis
  • Math314 Matrix Theory
  • Math380 Statistics Applications
  • CSCE322 Programming Language Concepts
  • CSCE340 Numerical Analysis I
  • CSCE 430 Computer Architecture
  • CSCE451 Operating System Principles
  • Well-rounded CS background
  • http//cse.unl.edu/grad/msadmisrequire.shtml

11
Financial Support
  • You can get paid to go to graduate school!!! ?
  • Teaching Assistantship
  • Teach, grade, etc.
  • You apply to department
  • Research Assistantship
  • Work on a research project
  • You apply to professor
  • External Fellowship
  • Sponsored by external sources (e.g. NSF)
  • You apply to agency
  • Competitive helps if you have strong interest in
    research
  • Typically 15,500-18,000/year tuition health
    ins.
  • Depends on your status in the program (MS, PhD,
    etc.)

12
Awards and Fellowships
  • Awards
  • Several departmental awards for graduate students
    and TAs
  • Graduate TA and RA Awards from the Nebraska
    Alumni Association
  • Folsom Distinguished Master's Thesis and Doctoral
    Dissertation Awards
  • UNL/CSE Fellowships
  • Recruitment Fellowships Othmer, Chancellor,
    Dohrmann, Klarner
  • Regents Tuition Fellowships (lt9 hours) and
    Graduate Fellowships (gt 9 hours) 1-year of
    residency in the US for international students
  • AAUW Fellowships for Graduate Women
  • GEM Fellowships for Minorities
  • GAANN Graduate Assistance in Areas of National
    Need (US Dept. Ed.)
  • Also, visit UNL Graduate Studies Home Page
  • http//www.unl.edu/gradstud/

13
Student Support and Activities
  • Student Mentoring and Resource Center
  • Colloquiums, seminars, visitors
  • ACM Programming Contest
  • Usually have a team in the world finals.
  • In 2007 (Tokyo), placed 26th. Only 3 U.S. teams
    placed ahead of UNL.
  • Association for Computing Machinery Student
    Chapter
  • Husker Linux User Group
  • UNL Game Developers Club
  • Honorary Sigma Tau and Phi Beta Kappa

14
Placement
  • PhD
  • Faculty Positions (50)
  • Polytechnic University, New York
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Maine
  • Purdue University at Indianapolis
  • Industry (50)
  • Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Google, Garmin
  • Cisco, Juniper, Sprint Nextel, Alcatel-Lucent
  • MS
  • Graduate School (10)
  • Industry (90)

15
Some Unique Features of our Program
  • One of the few programs in the country that teach
    students how to
  • Design and implement microprocessors
  • Build and modify kernels
  • Modify virtual machines
  • Work with leading edge technologies
  • System-on-programmable-chips from Altera
  • Software reconfigurable processors from Stretch
  • MicroC-OSII real-time kernels
  • Wireless sensor nodes from Crossbow and Sun

16
Research
  • Research Summary Information
  • 2 journal and 6 conference publications average
    per faculty member
  • Numerous patents, books, book chapters, and
    essays
  • Grant expenditures of 2.675M for 2005-06 fiscal
    year

17
Selected Research Highlights
18
Selected Research Highlights (contd.)
More department videos at http//cse.unl.edu/resea
rch_videos.shtml
19
PrairieFire Supercomputer
  • 256 processors all linked together via a
    high-speed network.
  • Peak performance 888.5 GFLOPS
  • Upgraded April 2004
  • Top500.org ranking
  • June 2002, 107th in world, 58th in US, 8th in
    academic institutions in the US.
  • February 2006, no longer on list but twice the
    speed.
  • Plan and need to upgrade to 10 TFLOPS

20
The University of Nebraska Tier 2 Computing
Center for CMS
  • The Group
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • K. Bloom, D. Claes, A. Dominguez, J. Keller, C.
    Lundstedt, G. Snow, J. Tan, X. Xu
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • R. Sincovec, D. Swanson, S. Goddard, L. Xu, M.
    Furukawa
  • CMS Activities
  • Tier 2 Computing, Luminosity Measurement, Forward
    Pixel Detector
  • Physics Interests Jet Physics, Forward and
    Diffractive Physics, Top Physics,
  • Higgs Searches, Supersymmetry Searches

21
UC Davis UC San Diego UCLA Caltech UC
Riverside UC Santa Barbara Fairfield Yale Florida
Florida Tech Florida International Florida
State Fermilab UI Chicago Northwestern Notre
Dame Purdue Iowa Iowa State Kansas Kansas
State Johns Hopkins Maryland Boston Northeastern M
IT Minnesota Mississippi Nebraska Rutgers Princeto
n Rochester Ohio State Carnegie
Mellon Brown Rice Texas Tech Virginia
Tech Wisconsin
The CMS Collaboration
22
Access Grid and Visualization
  • Group-to-group interaction system
  • Twelve panel visualization wall.
  • Ensemble of resources that support
  • Collaboration
  • Multimedia display
  • Presentation
  • Interactions
  • Strategic Components in CI environments
  • PI Dr. Byrav Ramamurthy

23
National Agricultural Decision Support System
(NADSS)
A Geospatial Decision Support System for
Agricultural Risk Management
Principal Investigator S. Goddard, Co-Principals
J. Deogun, M.J. Hayes, K.G. Hubbard, S.E.
Reichenbach, P.Z. Revesz, W.J. Waltman, and D.A.
Wilhite Co-Investigators M.E. Tooze, S.K.
Harms, J.S. Peake, and T. Tadesse
24
The Partnership
  • National Science Foundations Digital Government
    Program
  • National Drought Mitigation Center, University of
    Nebraska--Lincoln
  • High Plains Regional Climate Center, UNL
  • Computer Science and Engineering, UNL
  • USDA Risk Management Agency, Natural Resources
    Conservation Service, National Agricultural
    Statistics Service, and the Farm Service Agency
  • USGS EROS Data Center
  • Nebraska Research Initiative on Geospatial
    Decision Support Systems
  • GIS Workshop

25
Current Tools
  • Our current tools apply risk analysis
    methodologies to the study of drought
  • Integration of basic models with data generates
    information for analysis by decision makers
  • Information can be gathered at any resolution for
    which we have data
  • http//nadss.unl.edu

26
e2 ESQuaReD
  • The Laboratory for Empirically-based Software
    Quality Research and Development
  • Members
  • Ahyoung Sung, Gregg Rothermel, Lorin Hochstein,
    Matthew Dwyer, MyraCohen, Scott Henninger,
    Sebastian Elbaum, Witawas Srisa-an
  • Ranked 5th in the world as a software engineering
    group
  • Experimental program analysis
  • Several system and program analysis tools
  • Bandera
  • Bogor
  • Cadena
  • Sofya

27
Schorr Center for Computer Science and
Engineering Research
We moved into our new research center, The Schorr
Center, in January 2008.
28
Conclusion
  • This is an exciting time to be in computing
  • You have an opportunity to be one of the
    innovators of the information age
  • Consider graduate school opportunities
  • Pursue a rewarding research experience with UNL
    CSE faculty
  • Join the POWER OF RED ?

APPLY NOW!
http//cse.unl.edu/grad/appprocess.shtml
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Faculty in Core Competency Areas
  • Software Engineering
  • Myra Cohen, Matt Dwyer, Sebastian Elbaum, Scott
    Henninger, Lorin Hochstein, Gregg Rothermel
  • Don Costello, Jeremy Suing
  • Grid and Pervasive Computing
  • Jitender Deogun, Sebastian Elbaum, Steve Goddard,
    Hong Jiang, Byrav Ramamurthy, Sharad Seth,
    Richard Sincovec, Witawas Srisa-An, Vinod
    Variyam, Mehmet Can Vuran, Lisong Xu
  • David Swanson
  • Informatics
  • Berthe Choueiry, Jitender Deogun, Steve Goddard,
    Hong Jiang, Byrav Ramamurthy, Steve Reichenbach,
    Peter Revesz, Ashok Samal, Stephen Scott,
    LeenKiat Soh
  • Don Costello, Charles Riedesel, David Swanson
  • Theory and AI
  • Berthe Choueiry, Myra Cohen, Jitender Deogun,
    Scott Henninger, Ashok Samal, Stephen
  • Scott, LeenKiat Soh, Al Surkan, Vinod Variyam
  • Charles Riedesel

30
Questions?
31
Contacts
  • If you have any questions or need additional
    information about any of these programs. Please
    contact
  • Gregg Rothermel, Graduate Chair
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • 402-472-2184, grother_at_cse.unl.edu
  • Byrav Ramamurthy, Graduate Recruitment Chair
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • 402-472-7791, byrav_at_cse.unl.edu
  • Or
  • LaRita Lang
  • Graduate Recruitment and External Relations
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • 402-472-3826, llang_at_cse.unl.edu

Computer Science Engineering 256 Avery
Hall Lincoln, NE 68588-0115 402-472-2401 http//w
ww.cse.unl.edu
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