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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Huiqi Zhang, center, graduated in May 2010 with a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering. At graduation, Dr. Zhang is shown with UNT Provost Warren Burggren on his left and Dr. Ram Dantu, his major professor, on his right. Dr. Zhang defended his dissertation on April 15, 2010. The title of his dissertation was "Socioscope: Human Relationship and Behavior Analysis in Mobile Social Networks." In addition to Dr. Dantu, Dr. Philip Sweany from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Dr. Parthasarathy Guturu from the Department of Electrical Engineering, and Dr.

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Friday, April 30, 2010

Vikram Chandrasekaran is originally from India. He received his B.E. from Anna University, India and will be receiving his M.S. in Computer Science in August 2010. He is currently working as a research assistant for Dr. Ram Dantu.

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Santi Phithakkitnukoon received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at the December 2009 graduation. Santi has defended his dissertation "Inferring Social and Internal Context using a Mobile Phone" in October 2009. His major professor was Ram Dantu, Associate Professor in the UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

(L-R) Phil Sweany, Ram Dantu, Santi Pithakkitnukoon, João Cangussu, and Parthasarathy Guturu
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Santi Phithakkitnukoon defended his dissertation "Inferring Social and Internal Context using a Mobile Phone" on October 1, 2009. His major professor was Ram Dantu, Associate Professor in the UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Other members on his committee included Phil Sweany, Associate Professor in the UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Parthasarathy Guturu, Assistant Professor in the UNT Department of Electrical Engineering; and João Cangussu, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Santi Phithakkitnukoon is originally from Chiang Mai, Thailand. He received both of his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Digital Signal Processing and Communications from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. He is currently working with Dr. Ram Dantu as a research assistant. His interest has been about applying machine learning techniques to real world problems to design and develop algorithms that allow computing devices to assist people for a better quality of life.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Paul Sroufe will be receiving his M.S. in Computer Science in December 2009. He specializes in computer networks where his passion is information security. Paul has been working with Dr. Ram Dantu for over a year on various research projects and papers. He has recently published a paper on his work involving behavioral feature extraction of emails. Another long paper is in submission currently. The work includes spam and ham classification, identifying spam botnets, and personal finger print analysis of emails. This work will hopefully be a good foundation for his thesis.

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Monday, March 30, 2009

The research of Dr. Ram Dantu, Associate Professor, is featured on the cover of the Spring 2009 edition of UNT Research. "Computer Scientists Overhaul 9-1-1 System to keep up with new Technology" is about Dr. Dantu's work with a multi-university team experimenting on the next generation of 9-1-1 services which will address the challenges presented by Internet-based phones and other emerging technology. Dr. Dantu's research lab was also featured in the November 2008 student newsletter.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Santi Phithakkitnukoon, a NSL doctoral student, has received one of the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies Thesis and Dissertation awards for support to begin in Fall 2008. The Thesis and Dissertation awards support outstanding masters or doctoral students who have achieved candidacy and are in the last year of actively working on their thesis or dissertation research and writing. Congratulations, Santi, on receiving this award!

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Prakash Kolan graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in Fall 2007. While he was a graduate student, he worked as a Research Assistant under Dr. Ram Dantu in the Network Security Laboratory. In July 2007, Prakash successfully defended his dissertation titled "Socio-Technical Defense against Voice Spamming". His Ph.D. work resulted in solutions for identifying unwanted calls on a Voice over IP network. His techniques are based on adaptive learning of end user's behavior in making and receiving calls.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Dr. Ram Dantu has been named a finalist for the Innovator Award for the 2008 Tech Titan Awards given by the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC). The Innovator Award recognizes the pioneering accomplishments of a person, team or group responsible for the creation of breakthrough ideas, processes or products which have advanced the discipline(s) of the arts, education, electronics, energy, engineering, environment, medicine, and/or science.

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