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Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Journalism, Engineering kick off ninth annual student app competition

On Sept. 15, the MU School of Journalism and College of Engineering Information Technology Program kicked off the ninth rendition of their student contest with a programming theme that involves developing apps for the Apple watch.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Brand new workspace brings virtual reality tools to MU engineering

Many schools are adopting VR resources for their students, including MU Engineering’s Information Technology program, which has introduced its own VR space in 105 Engineering Building North.

Friday, September 4th, 2015

IT Program Collaborative Learning Space makes splashy return

In its new location in W2003, the renamed collaborative learning space hopes to further promote innovation and student learning with a bigger, better working space that everyone can use.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Big Data Analytics Summer Program grows in Year Two

The University of Missouri Computer Science Department brought back its Big Data Analytics Summer Program in July after a successful debut a year ago, expanding both the program’s enrollment numbers and its scope.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Consequences, problem-solving ‘within and around wires’ serves alumna well

The Air Force Academy’s loss was the University of Missouri’s gain as a bright, ambitious Mexico, Mo., native with a passion for solving technical problems came to the MU College of Engineering.

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

RNAMiner makes transcriptomic, genomic data analysis easier

Jianlin Cheng, associate professor of computer science, and doctoral students Jilong Li and Jie Hou recently developed RNAMiner, a website making it easier for those in the biological sciences to analyze genomic and transcriptomic data.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Computer science collaboration with journalists creates showcase-winning public radio app

SoundStir, mobile community for public radio listeners, won first place at the 2015 RJI Tech Showcase student competition. Team Turnip also was recognized for technical innovation.

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Electrical engineering junior teaches firefighters to fly

Muhammad Al-Rawi, a junior electrical engineering major, spent his Spring Break teaching members of the Santa Rosa Program Protection and Fire Brigade in Costa Rica how to pilot quadcopters to aid their conservation efforts.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

ECE professor earns honorary professor status from UK university

James Keller, a Curators Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science departments, recently was named an Honorary Professor by the University of Nottingham and spent time at the British university giving a pair of talks and further building relationships with other researchers.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Standout ECE students and faculty honored at Engineering Awards Banquet

Michela Becchi, Grant Scott and four students were honored at the annual Engineering Awards Banquet, held on March 13 as part of Engineers’ Week.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Two computer science seniors compete at PBS MediaShift Hackathon

Computer science seniors Julia Duncan and Lawrence Williams joined three MU journalism students at the second-annual MediaShift Journalism School Hackathon from Feb. 27 to March 1 at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

MU researcher testing limits of human perception capabilities

Jung Hyup Kim, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at MU, and his student research team recently began using motion-capture and eye-tracking technology to investigate the relationship between human perception stress and performance using human-in-the-loop simulation.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor He elevated to IEEE fellow

Henry He, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Missouri recently was honored by being named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers fellow.

Friday, February 27th, 2015

College of Engineering and School of Medicine team up on knee ligament tears

Aaron Gray, an assistant professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Orthopaedics at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, and Marjorie Skubic, MU professor of electrical and computer engineering, have joined forces with a diverse group of faculty and student researchers to study the problem of ACL tears in adolescent female athletes.

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Twist of fate leads CS alumnus to job with Internet powerhouse

More than 1 billion YouTube subscribers upload approximately 100 hours of video every minute, and when offered the opportunity to work full-time for the company, recent alumnus Kevin Melkowski knew he had to take it.

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Tech field points Air Force ROTC, CS student in right direction

Many graduates enter the work force after earning their degrees. Life post-graduation for Air Force ROTC students, such as Cadet Colonel Ben Riemann, is different. Nearly all ROTC graduates wait for their next assignments, and in Riemann’s case, the computer science senior, will have a month before heading west.

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Fulbright Scholarship brings world traveler to Mizzou

Computer technology was “mysterious and even magic,” to a young Ronny Bazan Antequera. Chasing that magic led him from his hometown of La Paz, Bolivia, to training courses in Japan and India and finally to the brink of his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri.

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Paper on fuzzy rose diagrams lands top student paper award

Doctoral student Andrew Buck and Professor James Keller teamed up to earn Best Student Paper at the 2014 IEEE SSCI event in Orlando, Fla., for the paper “Visualizing Uncertainty with Fuzzy Rose Diagrams.”

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Two computer science faculty members tabbed for expert comment

A pair of computer science faculty members recently were called upon for expert comment by several media outlets. Assistant Professor Prasad Calyam was quoted in several stories dealing with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on the websites of the City of Columbia and KOMU TV, and Associate Professor Kannappan Palaniappan was quoted in a pair of stories dealing with the use of drones for image detection and mapping.

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.