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Friday, February 27th, 2015

MU professor Skubic teams up with School of Medicine to tackle 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.


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.