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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 Change Detection Challenge

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.


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.


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.