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Friday, December 5th, 2014

Breipohl family gives teaching fellowships a helping hand

On a recent visit to the College of Engineering, alumnus Art Breipohl and his wife Shirley were so impressed with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s teaching fellowship program, they made a gift to the department to fund a fifth fellow for this academic year.


Thursday, December 4th, 2014

MU researchers close in on possible autism detection method

Researchers at the University of Missouri are inching closer to determining the viability of using facial measurements as a potential detection marker for autism in children.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Research collaboration improves Twitter analysis tools

A computer science doctoral student and a faculty member from the MU School of Information Science and Learning Technologies paired up to develop an event-based Twitter analyzation software program that is more accurate than existing tools.


Monday, December 1st, 2014

Grad student selected as finalist for worldwide TEXATA competition

MU computer science graduate student Hongfei Cao was selected from over 2,000 participants as one of 12 finalists for the inaugural 2014 TEXATA Big Data Analytics World Championships.


Thursday, November 20th, 2014

MU student organization hosts Interactive Coding Experience for middle schoolers

The Mizzou chapter of the computer science honor society Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) hosted an Interactive Coding Experience Nov. 8 and 9 in Engineering Building West.


Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

MU hosts annual Midwest Verification day

The University of Missouri’s Center for High Assurance Computing hosted the workshop, which attracted graduate students and researchers who came to present their work and give presentations on the topic of verification.


Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

NSF grants boost Big Data capabilities at MU

The National Science Foundation grants received by Prasad Calyam and Chi-Ren Shyu total more than $1 million toward creating a secure hybrid cloud network that will lessen the need for researchers to rely on supercomputer data centers to process their data.


Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Students use hackathons for summer networking

While job fairs and family members can offer valuable feet-in-doors, some students find that providing a demonstration of their skills at hackathons can cast a much wider net.


Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Faculty duo, grad student take first at CVPR Change Detection Challenge Workshop

Computer Science graduate student Rui Wang, associate professor Kannappan Palaniappan and assistant research professor Filiz Bunyak joined fellow Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) scientist Guna Seetharaman to produce a paper entitled “Static and Moving Object Detection Using Flux Tensor with Split Gaussian Models (FTSG).”


Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Assistant Professor Zare selected for NSF CAREER award

Assistant Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Alina Zare recently was awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, Award.


Monday, August 4th, 2014

Pair of summer programs keep Computer Science Department busy

The Computer Science Department debuted its Big Data Analytics Summer Program in July and also hosted a National Science Foundation-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates program.


Friday, July 25th, 2014

Assistant professor Becchi featured by prominent visual computing company

NVIDIA, a prominent visual computing company, recently featured Michela Becchi, an assistant professor in the University of Missouri’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, as one of 30 women chosen to share their stories on how they use the company’s compute unified device architecture.


Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Mizzou-rooted software apps find national appeal

Three software applications with ties to the MU College of Engineering’s Computer Science Department recently garnered mainstream media attention.


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

VIMAN lab pushes the virtual network computing envelope

GENI a cloud infrastructure sponsored by the National Science Foundation allows researchers and others to set up virtual labs to share information, resources, data and more.


Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Singhal earns more than just accolade at app competition

Manav Singhal’s mScan application for the Android operating system earned him a runner-up selection at the OPSWAT Student App Competition, and that work earned him an internship with OPSWAT, a provider of software management and security technologies, in San Francisco this summer.


Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Alumnus leads development of MU Gameday football app

Tyten Teegarden, who earned his bachelor’s in information technology in 2010, and four convergence journalism students began work on an MU Gameday app last semester, with the goal of being ready to go by kickoff of Missouri’s season and 2014 home opener on Aug. 30 against South Dakota State.


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.