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Current Open Faculty Search Positions in CS

The Department of Computer Science (CS) invites applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor and two open-rank positions (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) starting in Fall 2020 in the general areas of algorithms/theory, computer systems/big data, and data science/artificial intelligence. Internationally recognized outstanding candidates in other areas are also encouraged to apply.

UTSA Computer Scientists Work to Combat Photoshopped Videos Called Deep Fakes

Reprinted from KSAT News Article

A deep fake is basically a photoshopped video. It’s a video that was fabricated. An example could be where someone else’s face and voice was edited over another person, and these videos can be very convincing and may appear real. Deep fakes are already out in the world, and so now schools, professors, and computer scientists are already working to combat them.

Artificial Intelligence Rolls Out Across Academic Disciplines

Reprinted from UTSA Today

The University of Texas at San Antonio is participating in a pioneering program to introduce artificial intelligence principles to students in all academic disciplines.

UTSA is working with MITRE, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to research and development in the public interest, to help faculty develop lesson modules incorporating AI, big data analytics and data visualization in classrooms across campus this academic year.

AI Summit to Mark UTSA Commitment to Transdisciplinary Research

Reprinted from UTSA Today

Artificial Intelligence is a key focus for The University of Texas at San Antonio. Solidifying this cluster of research activity into a collaborative forum is the launch of the university’s inaugural AI Summit, taking place Nov. 11. Nationally recognized AI experts from across the country will discuss their advanced research with the UTSA community. 

UTSA Study Warns of Security Gaps in Smart Light Bulbs

Reprinted from UTSA Today

Smart bulbs are expected to be a popular purchase this holiday season. But could lighting your home open up your personal information to hackers?

Earlier this year Amazon’s Echo made global headlines when it was reported that consumers’ conversations were recorded and heard by thousands of employees.

Now researchers at UTSA have conducted a review of the security holes that exist in popular smart-light brands. According to the analysis, the next prime target could be that smart bulb that shoppers buy this coming holiday season. 

UTSA kicks off cybersecurity month with tournament

Reprinted from UTSA Today

Defending a computer network against cyberattacks while building up an organization’s assets and providing security training events may appear to be a typical day’s work for a cybersecurity professional, but for middle- and high-school students throughout San Antonio, those are standard attack and defense moves used in the card game Cyber Threat Defender.