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A big welcome to Dr. Eric Rozier who visits campus on Monday, April 7th.  Dr. Rozier earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.  He presents a brief teaching demonstration at noon in EPS 126, followed by lunch with CS students in our conference room.  Dr. Rozier gives a public research seminar at 4:10 p.m. in EPS 108.  The seminar is entitled Defending Data from Digital Disasters: Engineering Next Generation Systems for Emerging Problems in Data Science. [April 2014]

Our remodel of EPS 254 into a Japanese-themed, student success center is complete.  Please help us celebrate by attending our Grand Opening on Friday, February 28th.  An open house runs from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. that includes a program at 4:15 p.m.  MSU News Article.  A video recording of the event.  [February 2014]

On Friday, February 21st, 12 Computer Science graduate students displayed posters of their research in the EPS Atrium.  Serving as judges were members of the department's advisory board.  Golden Helix provided generous prizes.  Sean Yaw, advised by Brendan Mumey, was awarded first place for a poster entitled Non-Preemptive Peak Demand Job SchedulingGuangchi Liu, advised by Qing Yang, took second for a poster entitled Assessment of Multi-Hop Interpersonal Trust in Social Networks by Three-Valued Subjective LogicMelissa Dale, advised by Clem Izurieta, took third for a poster entitled Design Pattern Grime and its Impact on Technical Debt.  [February 2014]

The Computer Science Department is involved in a team-taught, dual enrollment course at Bozeman High School this semester.  A Bozeman Daily Chronicle article provides more information and photos.  [February 2014]

Students who graduate with a B.S. degree in Spring 2015 or later will use DegreeWorks to file for graduation instead of the current paper method.  Spring 2015 graduates should file their graduation application during August or September of Fall Semester 2015.  Our certification officer, Hunter Lloyd, will communicate additional information as the time gets closer. [February 2014]

Computer Science Education Week is observed each year, in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.  Please consider taking part in The Hour of Code.  Listen to President Obama's comments.  [December 2013]

Dr. Qing Yang and Dr. Mike Wittie have received $198K from the Montana Department of Transportation to develop the NorthWest Passage (NWP) Operations and Travel Information Integration Sharing (OTIIS) system.  The project will enable safer and better-informed travel on roads in the northwest.  Congratulations!  [November 2013]

The Numerical Intelligent Systems Laboratory (NISL) under the direction of Dr. John Sheppard has received a $26K Phase I SBIR with the US Navy.  Methods to capture and analyze data from automatic test equipment to predict future failures of electronic systems will be explored. The associated work is in conjunction with IEEE standardization efforts in electronic test and diagnosis. NISL is partnered with Qualtech Systems, Inc., a small business that provides diagnostic and health management tools and services. [November 2013]

Dr. Clem Izurieta (CS) and Dr. Geoff Poole (LRES) have received $47K in additional funding from the Institute on Ecosystems to continue their work on simulation modeling.  Congratulations! [October 2013]

RightNow Technologies founder Greg Gianforte has pledged to give the CS Department more than $200,000 over three years to initiate three programs to recruit students into computer science and help meet the state’s demand for high-tech workers.  MSU Article.  [October 2013]

For the third year in a row, students in the CS Department's Numerical Intelligent Systems Laboratory (NISL) have been recognized for their research at the IEEE AUTOTESTCON conference. Nicholas Ryhajlo and Liessman Sturlaugson received the AUTOTESTCON Best Student Paper Award for their paper titled, "Diagnostic Bayesian Networks with Fuzzy Evidence." In addition, Liessman Sturlaugson, Nathan Fortier, and Patrick Donnelly received the AUTOTESTCON Runner Up Best Student Paper Award titled, "Implementing AI-ESTATE with Prognostic Extensions in Java." Both papers were co-authored by Dr. John Sheppard, advisor to all four students and director of NISL. AUTOTESTCON is the world's premier conference focusing on new technologies for military and aerospace automatic test systems. It is sponsored jointly by the IEEE Aerospace Electronic Systems Society and the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society. [September 2013]

The Numerical Intelligent Systems Laboratory (NISL) under the direction of Dr. John Sheppard has had a contract option exercised under a Phase II STTR with the US Navy ($87,749), exploring approaches to combining physics-based and data-driven models for electronic fault prognostics. In addition to producing new tools and approaches to modeling electronic degradation and failure, this work is also having a direct impact on the revision of several IEEE standards that have been adopted by all three military services. NISL is partnered with Impact Technologies, a Sikorsky Innovations company. [September 2013]

The CS Department will conduct a study abroad trip to Germany during the first six week summer session of 2014.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact John Paxton.  More information.  [August 2013]

The Computer Science Department has received a two year, $100K grant from the USFWS.  The grant will provide funding for a visiting scholar to investigate the impact of human energy influences on the greater sage-grouse.  The work involves decision systems, databases, visualization and GIS analyses.  [August 2013]

There is a departmental linkedIn group entitled Montana State University Computer Science Alumni Network.  The group is open to alumni of the department, as well as current and former faculty, staff, advisory board members and supporters.  If you are a member of one of these groups, please consider joining!  [July 2010].