Data Science Professor Is Newest U of A Arkansas Research Alliance Scholar
From left, Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Chancellor Joe Steinmetz, professor Justin Zhan and Jerry Adams, president and CEO of the Arkansas Research Alliance, at the Capitol Building in Little Rock.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Justin Zhan, professor of data science in the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, was formally inducted today into the Arkansas Research Alliance Academy during a ceremony with Gov. Asa Hutchinson at the Capitol in Little Rock.
Special Topics Course Offerings For Spring 2020
CSCE 5013 (Section 001) - Blockchain: Dr. Justin Zhan
This class will prepare students on contemporary Blockchain technologies and applications. Topics covered will include: Blockchain core technology, e.g., blockchain architecture, cryptography, consensus algorithms, scalability; Blockchain application development, e.g., smart contracts, DApp, enterprise applications; Ethereum, HyperLedger; Blockchain infrastructure management, e.g, deep learning, big data analytics, cloud service; Blockchain usages in cryptocurrency; Bitcoin, Ethereum, anonymous coins. Prerequisite: CSCE 3193 and INEG 2313.
CSCE 4013 (Section 001) - Big Data Analytics and Management: Dr. Justin Zhan
This class will prepare students on current and emerging big data analytics. Topics covered will include: Foundation of Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Cloud Computing, Visualization, Hadoop, MapReduce, R, etc. Prerequisite: CSCE 3193 and INEG 2313.
CSCE 4013 (Section 002)/5013 (Section 002) - Cloud Computing and Security: Dr. Miaoqing
Cloud computing has entered the mainstream of information technology, providing infinite or at least highly elastic scalability in delivery of enterprise applications and services. In this course, we will focus on the architecture of today's cloud computing, the technologies used within them, application development using MapReduce and Spark, and the security risks and management in the cloud. Prerequisite: CSCE 3613 Operating Systems or instructor consent.
CSCE 5013 (Section 003) - Models of Computation: Dr. Matthew Patitz
This course will first provide an introduction to fundamental notions which help characterize what "computation" actually means, to help recognize how and when it occurs in physical systems. We will then discuss the theoretical limits of computation (i.e. why some things are fundamentally uncomputable) and barriers imposed by the computational complexity of certain types of problems. We will then introduce a variety of abstract models of computing, followed by discussions of various physical models of computing both natural (e.g. chemical reaction networks, quantum computing systems, DNA-based self-assembling systems, and artificial membrane systems). We will investigate the latest in both theoretical and experimental work in non-traditional models of computation and the potential computing platforms and technologies of the future.
CSCE Announces Faculty Search for Two Positions
The College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, invites nominations and applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions in the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering beginning in August 2020. For more about the positions, the department and college, and to apply you can read more here.
CyberCorps Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and managed by the Arkansas Security Research and Education (ASCENT) Institute, the UofA Scholarship for Service (SFS) program is now accepting applications from eligible undergraduate and graduate students with the goal as developing a superior cybersecurity workforce. This program provides generous scholarships ($25,000 per year for undergraduate students and $34,000 per year for graduate students, plus up to $15,750 educational allowance per year). Each scholarship recipient will need to agree to work with the government post-graduation for a period equal to the duration of the scholarship. For more information and application submission, please visit https://ascent.uark.edu/sfs/. Applications received on or before September 15th will receive full evaluation.
Ph.D. Fellowship Available for DoEd-Funded GAANN Program
Multiple fellowship positions are available at University of Arkansas under the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program funded by the U.S. Department of Education (DoEd) for Ph.D. students interested in Cybersecurity. For application details download the PDF flyer.