Brian Maurer

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Early study finds viewers may not pick up on mathematical, analytical color cues

Information Technology Program Director Brian Maurer is studying how people interpret color palettes in media.

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Directors appointed to lead new IT program labs

Mizzou Engineering has created two new labs within the Information Technology Program designed to give students additional hands-on research opportunities.

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Meet Brian Maurer

Meet Brian Maurer, who’s leading the Information Technology Program into a new era of innovation.

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Mizzou Engineer Applies Love of Film to Color Research Project

Junior Josh Ward has always been a movie buff. So when he had the opportunity to use what he’s learned in his computer science courses to help analyze award-winning films, he was thrilled to get involved. Ward is now part of a research team looking into mathematically quantifying color palettes from 50 movies that have won an Academy Award or been runner-up for best cinematography over the past 10 years.

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See Spot Work: Spot the Robot Now Embedded in IT Program

See Spot walk. See Spot run. Now, students in the Information Technology Program at Mizzou Engineering are seeing how they can make Spot perform more complicated tasks.

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Coloring Outside the Lines: Research to Quantify Color Palettes of Award-Winning Films

Filmmakers rely heavily on color palettes to invoke a mood or set a tone in cinema. But do human brains actually pick up on those strategic color schemes? That’s what one Mizzou Engineer hopes to discover over the course of the coming year.

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Mizzou’s Online Programs, Including Online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Ranked 14th in U.S.

Mizzou’s online bachelor’s programs—including the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology—were recently ranked 14th in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

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Maurer Named Director of Information Technology Program

Brian Maurer has been named Director for the Information Technology (IT) Program at Mizzou Engineering. His duties as director began Jan 1, 2021.

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Looking for a Creative Major? Go for IT, Senior Says

Ashley Rolf is an artistic person, and she wanted a creative major that would match her varied interests. She wasn’t, however, expecting to find that creative major in Information Technology. Then she discovered the IT Program at Mizzou. And it wasn’t at all like she’d imagined.

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IT Faculty Welcome New, Returning Students

The Information Technology Program at Mizzou Engineering is a tight-knit community. That was one take-away from a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, Aug. 20, welcoming new and returning IT students.