$ 615,754 raised 2,276 gifts
Computer Science has raised $ 70,750 from 368 gifts!
Computer Science

The mission of the Department of Computer Science is to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for productive careers in industry, academia, and government by providing an outstanding environment for teaching, learning, and research in the theory and applications of computing. The Department places high priority on establishing and maintaining innovative research programs to enhance its education quality and make it an important regional, national and international resource center for discovering, integrating and applying new knowledge and technologies. 

 

The CS Department continues to excel, with very high rankings in area of AI & natural language processing, software engineering, cyber security and systems (csrankings.org).

 

Computer Science General Fund

We strongly encourage innovation in research, in teaching and in service to the profession, the local community, and industry. Our faculty and students are constantly striving to excel and to advance computer science. Your generous contribution will allow us to propel the Computer Science Department to ever-greater heights.

 

Excellence in Computer Science Fellowship

The Department of Computer Science is one of the largest of its kind in the United States and also proudly maintains top standings in academic rankings. To continue attracting and retaining the best in graduate students, we need your support.

 

Make your gift to this fund which will support graduate students who have not received a teaching or research assistantship with $1,000 competitive scholarships.

 

CS Graduate Scholarship

To attract the world’s top scholars in computer science, the Jonsson School is establishing the Erik Jonsson Graduate Scholarship in Computer Science as an endowment to support incoming master’s students. This one-year scholarship will support students who have not received a teaching or research assistantship. Make your gift to this fund in honor of recently retired, long-time faculty member Dr. Hal Sudborough.

 

Sudborough joined the UT Dallas faculty in 1985 and retired in 2018.  Sudburough was instrumental in laying the foundation that would enable a world class Computer Science department to grow. He taught a number of current faculty who owe a debt of gratitude to his tutelage.  Sudborough also engaged in world class research. His research team solved numerous classical computer science problems, including besting a solution Bill Gates found years before Microsoft was established. “I want to be remembered for contributing to the body of knowledge in my discipline. I’ve found solutions to open problems that nobody knew how to solve.”

 

CS K12 Outreach

We strongly believe that it is possible to introduce Computer programming to all school students in an enjoyable way and enable them to consider higher education & career in STEM fields. Your support of CS K12 Outreach programs funds operations of afterschool and weekend coding clubs, and summer camps for elementary, middle and high school students to teach coding in a fun, hands-on manner.

 

 

 

 

 

Donor Heatmap
Rank State Donors
1 TX 278
2 CA 14
3 WA 8
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Student Match
Calling all UT Dallas students! The first 300 students to designate a $2 gift to the area of their choice will receive a dollar-for-dollar match.
$504 MATCHED
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President's Challenge
From 2 to 3 p.m., Dr. and Mrs. Benson will match every UT Dallas faculty and staff gift under $25, dollar for dollar up to $1,969.
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Faculty and Staff A.M. Power Hour Match
Attention all UT Dallas faculty and staff: COMETogether with us from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on April 2 for a Giving Day power hour. All contributions of $50 or less made to any designation at our University will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $2,019, thanks to a generous donor.
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$2,500
Jonsson School Challenge
If we receive 600 gifts to benefit the Jonsson School -- including each of the six departments -- Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations Brittany Huber will give $2,500 to support student scholarships.
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$10,000
Computer Science Challenge
We have received lead gifts from Chander Dhall, Lakshmi Naidu, Naga Jyothi Davuluri, Koushik Jallepalli, Ramesh Suthan Palani, Prasanna Subburaj, Anupama Vijayan, Badhrinath Santhanam, Avinash C. Saxena, Yogesh Pusarla, Matheswaran Marudachalam, Pavel Lishin, Yanzhao Yang, Sunitha G. Manne, Anurag Nagar and Ravi Sathyanna. These gifts of over $10,000 will be unlocked and donated to the Excellence in Computer Science Fellowship if we receive over 300 gifts to the Computer Science Department or any of the funds listed on this page.
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Another Jonsson School Challenge
Chris Bhatti will make a gift of $2,500 to support the Jonsson School with general operating support if we reach 650 gifts on Giving Day to the Jonsson School or any of our six departments.
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$5,000
A New Computer Science Challenge
If the Computer Science Department receives 300 gifts, the CS Department’s Executive Masters in Computer Science program will give $5,000 to the Excellence in Computer Science Fellowship.
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$2,000
A Computer Science Outreach Challenge
If the Computer Science Department receives 350 gifts, the CS Outreach Center will donate an additional $2,000 to the Excellence in Computer Science Fellowship.
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$2,500
Jonsson School Challenge
If we receive 600 gifts to benefit the Jonsson School -- including each of the six departments -- Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations Brittany Huber will give $2,500 to support student scholarships.
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$2,500
Another Jonsson School Challenge
Chris Bhatti will make a gift of $2,500 to support the Jonsson School with general operating support if we reach 650 gifts on Giving Day to the Jonsson School or any of our six departments.
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Bert Romberg Presentation
Make plans to attend a presentation featuring Bert Romberg at the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, JO 4.800, at 10 a.m.!
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Social Media and a Slice Challenge
Stop by the Hoblitzelle Hall (HH) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to take a seflie, tag @UTDallasCE and use #COMETogetherUTD on social media for a slice of pizza. Note: Pizza available while supplies last.
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UTD Pep Band
The Pep Band rocked it! check out our tag board to see video footage of their performance!
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First Gift Bonus
WOW! Huge shout out to Stephanie Taylor! She made the very first gift for Comets Giving Day and unlocked an additional $100 for Science, Mathematics and Education!
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883 (UTD) Gift Bonus
Congratulations to Stephen Ziomek! He was the 883rd donor for Comets Giving Day! Stephen unlocked an additional $100 for Women's Soccer!
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1,969 Gift Bonus
Congratulations to Sean and Jodi Crowley from Sag Harbor, NY - they were our 1,969th donor on Comets Giving Day! You guys just unlocked an additional $100 that will go to the UT Dallas Pep Band!
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2,019 Gift Bonus
Congratulations to David C. for winning the 2,019th Gift Bonus - he unlocked an additional $100 that will go towards School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
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#COMETogetherUTD Challenge
Congratulations to Tasia WIlson for winning this challenge! She unlocked an additional $100 for the Galerstein Gender Center!
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Share Your Cause Challenge
Congratulations to Kim Distin for winning this challenge, she unlocked $100 for Science and Mathematics Education and UTeach Dallas!
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Creative Cuteness Challenge
Congratulations to Monica Boyd Krause for winning the Creative Cuteness Challenge and unlocking $100 for Material Science and Education!
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Be a Pizza the Giving Day Fun
Join us on Margaret McDermott Trellis Plaza by the Plinth for some Comets Giving Day fun! Slices will be given to anyone who takes a photo with the Comets Giving Day marketing materials and shares on social media using #COMETogetherUTD. Northside pizza will be served at noon on a first-come, first-served basis.
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You're On a Roll
Stop by Margaret McDermott Trellis Plaza near the Plinth from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 2. Grab yourself a handful of Tootsie Rolls while listening to the UT Dallas Pep Band and celebrating the impact our Comet community has made for UT Dallas. Post, share and keep the momentum going using #COMETogetherUTD.
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Large School Leaderboard
The Naveen Jindal School of Management and and the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science are by far the University's largest schools, so it's only natural for these two to take part in a little friendly competition on Comets Giving Day. Watch this leaderboard to see who will take the cake and $250 in bonus funds.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $250 Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science 656
2 Jindal School of Management 140
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Overall Participation Leaderboard
Who will rise to the top? Check back periodically to see...
Rank Department Gifts
1 Computer Science 368
2 Jindal School of Management 140
3 Student Ambassadors 115
4 Electrical and Computer Engineering 105
5 Athletics 96
6 Multicultural Center 85
7 Fund for UT Dallas 80
8 Natural Sciences and Mathematics 75
9 Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies 74
10 Center for Students in Recovery 73
11 Materials Science and Engineering 73
12 Comet Closet 64
13 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences 60
14 Comet Cupboard 57
15 Center for Children and Families 55
16 Undergraduate Success Scholars 50
17 Callier Center for Communication Disorders 49
18 Arts & Humanities 47
19 Science and Mathematics Education 46
20 Behavioral and Brain Sciences 44
21 Galerstein Gender Center 43
22 Urban STEM Camp 40
23 Arts, Technology, & Emerging Communication 38
24 Academic Bridge Program 34
25 Mechanical Engineering 33
26 Bioengineering 27
27 Systems Engineering 24
28 UT Dallas Pep Band 22
29 Jim Friedberg ProConnect Opportunity Fund 22
30 Center for BrainHealth 21
31 Delta Zeta 17
32 Area of Greatest Need 16
33 UTDesign EPICS 16
34 Military and Veteran Center 16
35 Jindal Young Scholars Program 14
36 Staff Council 14
37 Student Volunteerism 12
38 Asia Center 11
39 Douglas Aundre Peterson Fund for Homeless Students 11
40 Engineering and Computer Science Dean's Fund 10
41 Interdisciplinary Studies 9
42 Center for U.S. - Latin America Initiatives at UTD 9
43 Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 8
44 Black Faculty and Staff Alliance 7
45 Center for Values 6
46 Young Professionals 6
47 Center for Vital Longevity 6
48 Dance Fund 5
49 Eugene McDermott Library 5
50 QuTD 5
51 McDermott Scholars 4
52 Center for Translation Studies 4
53 Hobson Wildenthal Honors College 4
54 Military and Veterans 3
55 University Emergency Medical Response 3
56 Jane Marie Grace Hicks Memorial Scholarship/Fellow 2
57 Latino Faculty and Staff Association 2
58 Kids University 2
59 Career Center 2
60 UT Dallas Women 2
61 Marjorie Duckworth Endowment 1
62 Professor Biswas Fellowship 1
63 Graduate Studies 1
64 180 Degrees Consulting Student Organization 1
65 Reba Biswas Fellowship 0
66 Neil Gaynor Opportunity Fund 0
67 Pagett and Mike Gosslee Opportunity Fund 0
68 Aviation Collection 0
69 Division of Student Affairs 0
70 Exley Journal for Undergraduate Research 0
71 Other 0
72 Victor L. Worsfold Grant Program Fund 0
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Faculty vs. Staff Challenge
When UT Dallas employees compete, UT Dallas students win!
What is your affiliation with UT Dallas?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Staff 458
2 Faculty 261
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Door Decorating Contest
Congratulations to the Center for Children and Families for winning this year's Door Decorating contest and winning and additional $150! Second place goes to Comet Closet! they unlocked an additional $50!
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Senior Giving Match
Seniors, it's time to leave your mark on UT Dallas! Thanks to a generous donor, all gifts made by seniors graduating in 2019 will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $1,000!
$1,000 MATCHED
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Nothing Bundt Cakes Fundraiser
All UTD supporters in the Richardson area, check out Nothing Bundt Cakes Richardson Feb. 18-22 to support the Comets Giving Day Door Decorating Contest! Twenty percent of all proceeds during this week will go to the contest winner! Just mention UT Dallas at checkout, and keep in mind you can order up to a year in advance. Whoosh!
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