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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.

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.

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.

Associate teaching professor retires after 13 years

After 13 years of working as an associate teaching professor in the MU College of Engineering’s Computer Science Department, Markita Price is retiring. Computer science department chair Professor Dong Xu presented Price with a plaque commemorating her dedication and service to the department.

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.

New research bridges the distance between traditional Chinese medicine, modern technology

In Chinese medicine, one of the steps in determining the health of a person’s body is to examine the tongue. Dong Xu, chair of the computer science department, and Ye Duan, associate professor of computer science, and their research assistants, are developing an app that operates on this principle. “We’d really like to develop an […]

Doctoral CS alum offers advice for student who want to work in industry

Adaptivity is a concept with which computer science alumnus Rajkumar Bondugula is familiar. Since leaving his native India to pursue graduate studies in the U.S., Bondugula said he’s learned that being adaptive is one of the most important skills a person can have in academia, industry and in life. Bondugula came to the University of […]

MU computer science program earns ABET accreditation

After six years of dedicated preparation, the University of Missouri’s computer science program learned in August it had earned accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. ABET is this country’s leading agency to sanction post-secondary education programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. ABET’s nod to the computer science program brought […]

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