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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.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

SoyKB: a powerful tool at the junction of plant biology and computer science

The University of Missouri expanded its investment in soybean research in 1999 by hiring four faculty members with expertise in breeding, genetics, genomics and economics to fill endowed chair positions funded by the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) with assets that came directly from the state’s soybean growers.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

SoyKB project provides student researchers real world experience

Two students who got a taste of computational scalability and the other benefits of involvement with SoyKB are Michael Fitzpatrick and Danny Franklin.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Computer Science dissertation named top on campus

Ilker Ersoy, who successfully defended his computer science dissertation in July 2014, was selected by the MU Office of Graduate Studies to receive the campus 2015 Distinguished Dissertation Award.


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.


Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Computer science, IT students showcase innovative work

The Computer Science and IT Showcase held by Upsilon Pi Epsilon advertised participation as “an opportunity for students in Computer Science and Information Technology at Mizzou to showcase their work, including academic research, independent study, personal or group projects.”


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.


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.


Monday, March 30th, 2015

Computer science students, adviser honored at Engineering Awards Banquet

Academic adviser Adrianna Wheeler and four Computer Science Department students received awards at the Engineering Awards Banquet on March 13.


Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Engineering students to showcase research to legislators at the capitol

Eight engineering undergraduates will travel to Jefferson City on March 10 to discuss and explain their research projects to state lawmakers.


Monday, February 9th, 2015

CS department preps summer programs

The Computer Science Department is taking applications for two summer programs that will allow non-MU students to study in the department over the summer.


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

Mizzou Amateur Radio Club returns to the airwaves

A group of enthusiasts at the University of Missouri recently revived the dormant Amateur Radio Club to spread their love of medium across campus.


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.


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

Graduate research results in book collaboration

Working with his faculty adviser, Professor Wenjun Zeng, Suman Deb Roy wrote extensively on computational models that could make this data an accessible and valuable resource for those working in such fields as social media, advertising, marketing and journalism.


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.


Friday, November 7th, 2014

Fifth Missouri Tech Expo gives ideas a space to shine

The University of Missouri hosted the 5th Annual Missouri Technology Expo on October 16, serving as a forum allowing researchers and MU startups to pitch technologies and business plans to an audience of entrepreneurs, investors and technology companies.


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.


Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Second annual Hack Mizzou mines depths of Lafferre, brains

A total of 400 students worked day and night at the second-annual Hack Mizzou, held over the first weekend of October at Lafferre Hall.


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

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).”


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.


Monday, June 16th, 2014

IBM partnering with MU to prepare students for Big Data careers

IBM announced that it will partner with 28 schools and universities, including the University of Missouri, to help prepare students for the predicted 4.4 million jobs expected to be created worldwide by 2015 in support of Big Data.