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Friday, November 10th, 2017

Aktar’s promising work leads to first-ever EWF fellowship

Rumana Aktar wanted to work with a faculty researcher who was doing cutting-edge work in the area of computer vision, and she found what she was looking for in MU Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Interim Chair Kannappan Palaniappan. Her master’s thesis and current work as a doctoral student has garnered attention, and Aktar recently was selected as the first-ever recipient of the Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) Fellowship.


Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Building a FIRST-class organization

A Mizzou Engineer major recently founded an organization to mentor students participating in FIRST Robotics, which builds youth interest in STEM education.


Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Alum’s volunteer work leads to charitable career services venture

Mizzou computer science alumnus Kevin Melkowski is attempting to turn his volunteer service into a 501c3 nonprofit organization he calls CS Career Hackers.


Friday, October 20th, 2017

MU Big Data researchers build neuro collaborations through symposium

The University of Missouri is already doing groundbreaking work in pairing Big Data experts with clinical and life science practitioners in order to produce cutting-edge results out of the wealth of data the latter groups create with their research. And a group of College of Engineering researchers is looking to expand collaborative efforts even further.


Monday, October 9th, 2017

Six things participants need to know about the 2017-2018 RJI Student Competition

The 2017-2018 RJI Student Competition will differ in two ways from past competitions: Students from outside the University of Missouri are eligible to participate and teams may address any issue facing the news industry. 


Monday, August 21st, 2017

Big Data Analytics summer program sees record growth

The fourth year of the MU College of Engineering’s Big Data Analytics Summer Experience was its biggest yet. More than 70 eager students of various levels of computer science background attended.


Monday, August 21st, 2017

Hacker Trackers camp teaches high schoolers cyber security skills

The four-day-long camp, led by Assistant Professor Prasad Calyam, gives high school students training and development in Python coding and cyber security


Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

College and industrial partner make investments to advance smart manufacturing

Luke Manier, a 2001 graduate from the MU Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, facilitated the donation of equipment for 15 modern industrial automation workstations including components to aid in the construction of two advanced motion control systems from his company, Rockwell Automation.


Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Computing the future

The MU College of Engineering’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) recently wrapped up its 10-week summer session, with brilliant students from around the country completing work on cutting-edge computer science projects.


Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Team MindFlow claims RJI Student Competition crown

Chris Mitchell and Evan Teters partnered with journalism major Humera Lodhi to win the 10th annual RJI Student Competition in late April.


Monday, May 15th, 2017

Computational neuroscience program takes Gahl back to City of Bridges

Martha Gahl, an electrical engineering major, recently was accepted to participate in a summer program with the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition in Pittsburgh.


Monday, May 15th, 2017

Mac Lab drawing rave reviews

The 80-workstation lab space is key to providing crucial resources to educate the next generation of leaders in information technology and computer science.


Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

EECS duo earns prestigious campus accolades

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department graduate students Seth Wiesman and Brittany Morago were honored recently with distinguished thesis and dissertation awards from the University of Missouri.


Monday, May 1st, 2017

MU Partnership with Harris Corporation Supports Advanced Mapping Program for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

The Center for Geospatial Intelligence (CGI) in the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering has partnered with the Harris Corporation to provide advanced geospatial products and services to meet NGA’s needs under its five-year Foundation GEOINT Content Management (FGCM) program.


Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Winning application announced in 2017 RJI Student Competition

Team MindFlow’s app, Informator, took top honors at the 10th annual Reynolds Journalism Institute Student Competition on Tuesday.


Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Annual Robotics Design Challenge a huge success

The 12th Annual MU Robotics Design Challenge event took place in at Naka Hall on the University of Missouri Campus, and the event was a great success.


Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

GENI grants EECS research duo a first-place wish

Doctoral candidate Dmitrii Chemodanov and Prasad Calyam, an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, recently earned first place in the GENI Experimenter Contest.


Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

MU team takes first place at regional hackathon

The University of Missouri team of computer science undergraduates Mohammed Ferris Dweik and Christian Cmehil-Warn, alongside Elijah Sharpe of Lincoln University, beat out teams from Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis to take first place in the Booz Allen Hamilton “Rate Your Wait” hackathon.


Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Intel opens platform for EECS researcher’s groundbreaking work

Bill Harrison, an associate professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, will have the opportunity to do groundbreaking research on Intel’s most advanced hardware, beginning in February.


Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Executive Women’s Forum partners with MU Engineering for doctoral fellowship

The University of Missouri College of Engineering is renowned for its work in a wide array of computing-based fields, and the Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) took notice. That’s why the two entities have teamed up for a fellowship for a female doctoral student, seeking the next engineering leader in the world of computer science.


Monday, December 12th, 2016

Smart technology from MU IT Program alum upcoming

Jeff Nowak, a 2014 graduate of MU’s Information Technology Program, is in charge of sales and operations for Umbo, a smart device that emulates augmented reality through automated displays and gesture control.


Monday, December 12th, 2016

MU developers make semifinals of national app competition

The team developed Mood Toolkit to provide mental health researchers with a configurable real-time, context-based method to monitor patients’ daily emotional well-being. The idea was good enough to earn them a top-five finish out of approximately 70 teams in the national Mood Challenge competition, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

MU researcher probing deep learning’s possibilities

Tony Han, associate professor of computer science, currently is on a research sabbatical, working on cutting edge research in the field of deep learning.


Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

$12 Million Federal Contract to MU Will Establish Education Program for National Intelligence Agency

The University of Missouri College of Engineering has just been awarded a five-year, $12 million contract to deliver a comprehensive data science education program that will provide cutting-edge analytical training for the NGA workforce and potentially other members of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).


Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Sensors increase ability to predict senior citizen falls

A sensor system developed and used by researchers at the University of Missouri produces images and sends automatic e-mail alerts that can be used to predict a fall within a three-week period.


Thursday, August 25th, 2016

MU Engineering researchers develop improvement in topic modeling

Chao Chen, a recent MU Engineering doctoral recipient; Alina Zare, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; and Tory Cobb of the Naval Surface Warfare Center put together a paper, “Partial Membership Latent Dirichlet Allocation (PM-LDA) for Image Segmentation.”


Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

IEEE society’s new vice president for publications aims for consistency

Jim Keller, a Curators’ Distinguished Professor and R.L. Tatum Professor with both the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science departments, recently won an election to be named vice president for publications for the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.


Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Professor co-authors computational intelligence textbook

Vexed by a lack of comprehensive textbooks on computational intelligence, three of the field’s leading minds — including University of Missouri College of Engineering Professor Jim Keller — decided to put together one of their own.


Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Transcription app earns students seat at Silicon Valley table

Recordly, a mobile service that allows journalists to use the Apple Watch to transcribe, track and highlight interviews recorded on their iPhones, won the ninth edition of the annual competition that partners students from the College of Engineering and School of Journalism as well as some students from the College of Business to create innovative new iOS applications.


Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Collaborative effort leads to high-resolution imaging breakthrough

The research illustrated how fabricating a relatively inexpensive plasmonic grating can create a platform that allows for higher resolution imaging down to 65 nanometers.