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Computer science grad student has head in ‘cloud’

“I’ve built my own cloud platform that allows for real time massive communication,” said Ryanne Dolan, a University of Missouri College of Engineering doctoral candidate in computer science. “Some people call it pushbutton web. It allows you to have a conversation with a million people.” In cloud computing, tasks are accomplished through a network of […]

MU researchers partner with Boone County Clerk to develop new voting system technologies

American military personnel and citizens working and/or living overseas historically have experienced difficulty casting their votes in national elections. Contributing factors include inaccessibility and reliance on foreign mail systems. In the 2008 presidential election, more than 30 percent of overseas voters had difficulty with the process, causing the federal government to adopt the Military and […]

MU to launch production of fourth feature film

Midwest students dreaming of futures in the film industry don’t need to set their sites on Los Angeles. The opportunity to take part in the production of a feature length film exists at the University of Missouri, where this semester the fourth film since 2005 is in the works. The upcoming movie’s cast and crew […]

Computer science academic adviser honored

Adrianna Lynn, the academic adviser for all 400 of the students in the computer science department – including IT – was one of 10 academic advisers from across campus nominated for the University of Missouri’s 2010 Professional Adviser Award. Sponsored by the MU Adviser’s Forum, with support from the provost’s office, nominees were honored at […]

Dale Musser receives Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award

Dale Musser, assistant professor and director of the College of Engineering’s information technology program, is engaging his students with technology – and getting recognition for it. Musser received the 2009-10 University of Missouri Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award for undergraduate teaching. Since 2001 the MU Provost’s Office has been recognizing professors, teaching assistants, staff […]

Filming on “Vengaza Azteca” to begin on campus

Legendary masked Mexican film star Mil Mascaras returns to Columbia and the MU campus next week for a third student and faculty produced feature film, thanks to a grant from MU’s Interdisciplinary Innovations Fund. Two previous films, “Mil Mascaras: Resurrection” and “Academy of Doom,” were produced by the College of Engineering’s IT program. The first […]

iPhone and windows development courses offer interdisciplinary class environment

In a cooperative agreement with Apple Inc., Dale Musser, director of the Information Technology program, is teaching two courses next fall that will allow students from different disciplines to receive the same applicable credit — a first for the University of Missouri. Inspired by the Reynolds Journalism Institute iPhone student competition in which interdisciplinary teams […]

Interdisciplinary student teams develop iPhone applications

At the crack of dawn on Jan. 29, a group of University of Missouri computer science and journalism majors, along with faculty representatives from MU’s Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) and the College of Engineering, boarded a plane headed for Apple Computer headquarters in Cupertino, Cal. Students making the trip are members of five finalist teams […]

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