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Monday, April 7th, 2014

IT Program keeps pace with evolution of technology

MU associate teaching professor Dale Musser has been an “early adopter” of wearable technology. He has both a personal and a professional interest in technology’s ever-accelerating trends.

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Symposium sheds light on student’s Big Data discovery

Post-graduate Andi Dhroso was selected as a recipient of the Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship to attend a Keystone Symposium on “Big Data in Biology.”

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Collaboration is key in lab renovation; mobile apps class is one beneficiary

New computer lab spaces in Lafferre Hall utilize fresh technology to teach and allow students the chance to work on collaborative projects.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

From university to industry and back again

After completing his bachelor’s degree, Avi Vatsa took a job in the private sector but eventually returned to university to pursue his master’s degree and become an assistant professor. He then returned to student life in the Computer Science Department.

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Students write successful IBM Big Data proposals

The “Students for a Smarter Planet” program’s winning proposals receive a requested budget award of up to $3,000, and if selected, teams must agree to blog about their projects as they progress. IBM selected two proposals from student teams in Susan Zeng’s class.

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Embracing Big Data’s big bang

In the Fall 2013 semester, the Computer Science Department began offering a Big Data analytics course. IBM has supplied the use of its software, InfoSphere BigInsights and InfoSphere Streams, and access to IBM academic cloud for the endeavor.

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

In the field: Cross disciplinary research uses robots for data collection

Electrical engineers worked with a computer scientist and a computational biologist to create and utilize a robot that would automatically collect the latter pair’s data for research into maize phenotype mutants.

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Coders complete first large-scale MU hackathon

Hack Mizzou, MU’s first university-wide coding blitz, marked what organizer Daniel Silver predicts will be a new tradition for computer science at the College of Engineering.

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Med school beginnings lead to engineer’s career in medical devices

A foray into the medical field was forestalled when one alumnus’ interests lured him into electrical and computer engineering. But a twist of fate took his career back into the medical field.

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Broadband networks as a city utility? New app capitalizes on benefits

A project that promises to make supercomputing more accessible to American manufacturers won “Best Application for Advanced Manufacturing” at the Next Generation Application Summit.

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Reading the mind by tracking the eyes: Computer attempts to understand humans’ visual reasoning

New research uses the built-in camera on a computer to track and record the eye movement of health professionals as they viewed identical radiography images on the computer screen.

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Big Data course added to computer science curriculum

MU Engineering’s Computer Science Department has partnered with IBM’s “Academic Initiative” to offer a “Big Data Analytics” course this fall.

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Researcher drives interest in cutting-edge field of parallel computing

Michaela Becchi, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Missouri, received nearly $500,000 for research on data-intensive uses for GPU clusters.

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Engineering, journalism students present collaborations at tech showcase

Engineering and journalism students shared the fruits of their labor from the past semester — or in some cases longer — at the University of Missouri Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Technology Showcase in May.

Friday, May 31st, 2013

App designer student codes winning smartphone app

A new smartphone app, unveiled at the Reynolds Journalism Institute Tech Showcase in May, promises to give university students more assurance of a safe walk across campus.

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Winning paper describes a revolutionary approach to mapping

James Keller, Curators’ Professor and the R.L. Tatum professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Andrew Buck, a doctoral student in ECE, won “Best overall paper” at the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence.

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

IT students delve into system prototyping

IT instructor Matthew Dickinson’s course on “System Prototyping with Hardware and Software,” is giving the students a crack at modifying and repurposing existing products, using open-source components and a bit of coding know-how.

Monday, April 1st, 2013

CS student wins ‘Monopoly’-themed coding challenge

A bot built by University of Missouri computer science freshman Ryan Endacott swept the board at a small head-to-head game of monopoly against students at Missouri S&T: “Miners and Tigers and Codes, Oh My!”

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Drones take journalism to new heights

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s a journalism drone! When a news outlet wants aerial footage of traffic or scenery, they have to use a helicopter or plane. But with the collaborative efforts of the Missouri Drone Journalism Program, a new option may be available.

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Visual impairment offers unique perspective on technology

Computer science senior Leah McCoy received intraocular implant surgery at 15. She’ll be the first to tell you that computer science is a highly visual field, and her experience with the field has given her the best insight into new forms of technology that can benefit many.

Monday, March 4th, 2013

MULTICOM, MUFOLD rank high in protein modeling competition

There are the astronomical odds to predicting protein structures. MULTICOM and MUFOLD — two MU College of Engineering protein structure prediction teams — competed in the most recent Critical Assessment of protein Structure Prediction competition.

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

MU researcher secures NSF grant for 100G network

A $1 million National Science Foundation grant will enable a computer science faculty member to connect the university to a 100 Gbps network.

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

GAANN fellows get teaching instruction, pursue research projects

Through the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) grant from the United States Department of Education five doctoral students are receiving teaching instruction, funding for conferences and professional networking opportunities..

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Computer Science Department supports three designated research centers

Within the MU College of Engineering, 12 areas of collaborative research have been designated as research centers. Faculty members in the Computer Science Department direct three of the college’s centers.

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

New machines, competitions highlight year for computer science student organizations

Student organizations in the Computer Science Department and Information Technology Program have much to look forward to in 2013.

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Computer science team receives $1.4M from NIH for protein structure prediction

Over the past seven years, University of Missouri Computer Science Professors Dong Xu and Yi Shang have made a name […]

Monday, August 27th, 2012

MU assistant professor earns back-to-back Best Paper Awards at international symposium

A team led by Michela Becchi, an assistant professor in the University of Missouri College of Engineering’s Department of Electrical […]

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Cheng receives NSF CAREER Award

Jianlin “Jack” Cheng, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Missouri, has received a National Science Foundation […]

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Programming team creates concepts for Joplin city website as part of ‘Hackathon’

As the city of Joplin, Mo., nears the one-year anniversary of a deadly EF-5 tornado that ripped through the city’s […]

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Engineering students compete in RJI contest

Two computer science students from the University of Missouri College of Engineering were on the winning team of the 2012 […]