Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Ming Li

Building a better mobile experience for users

Ming Li, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, is working to improve the user experience for people using phones and tablets to stream movies and use apps.

Dr. Li hopes to develop a framework for wireless carriers and internet providers to incorporate data obtained through context-aware sensing that factors in user location, the type of applications being accessed, and even a user’s emotional state. The data would allow companies to make adjustments to optimize the user experience.

Li received a five-year, $502,170 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development program, known as CAREER, for her research.

flexible summer hours

Flexible hours available

The popular flexible summer hours program runs Monday, June 1–Friday, Aug. 7. Participating employees work a compressed week of four 10-hour days with one day off during the work week.

Managers must give written approval and employees must select "Compressed Workweek" on the Flexible Work Arrangement Agreement form (HR-E-F10). A manager-approved copy must be submitted to Payroll Services at before employees can begin the program. Schedules for non-exempt employees must include a minimum 30-minute lunch break.

If activities around returning to campus require additional focus and attention, any approved requests for this program may be ended sooner than what was originally requested.

Questions? Contact your Human Resources Business Partner or call 817-272-5554.

Lim on Facebook Live today

Interim President Teik Lim will talk at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 20, on Facebook Live with the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

THECB OER program

Learn about the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Open Educational Resources grant program and in-kind contributions available from UTA on Tuesday, May 26.

QuestionPro now available

The new online survey tool QuestionPro and training sessions are now available to faculty, staff, and students. Qualtrics will end July 17.

Summer hours at The Market

Summer hours for The Market in the University Center are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Summer meal plan starts Sunday, June 7.

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Payroll services open

Payroll Services will be open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, May 22; Wednesday, May 27; and Friday, May 29. The office will be closed Monday, May 25.

Closed for Memorial Day

Memorial Day holiday

UTA is closed for the Memorial Day holiday Monday, May 25. The University Center will be closed Saturday-Monday, May 23-25.

Reserve Plaza display for fall

Promote your program or student organization with a food court banner spot or a display case in the University Center. View availability and email for a reservation.

'MavWire' summer schedule

MavWire will go to a summer schedule of issues on Mondays and Thursdays starting next week. Send your news to See past issues at

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