The CS Department welcomes the following students who are participating in an NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site entitled, Research in Networking and Networks with Applications to Sustainability. This year's participants are Evan Kleiner (Gardnerville, Nevada), Lucy Williams (Seattle, Washington), Adrienne Dunham (Auburn, Washington), Rachael Luhr (Miles City, Montana), Maggie McDonald (Burien, Washington), Jennifer Lemke (Redding, California), Christine Cunningham (Boston, Massachusetts), Zach Levonian (Onalaska, Wisconsin), Meagan Combs (Barrington, Illinois) and Tuan Le (Edgewood, Kentucky). The REU program is led by Professors Brendan Mumey and Clem Izurieta. [June 2013]
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Congratulations to Ph.D. student Michael Schuh for being awarded a Google Summer of Code internship! Michael will implement a new indexing algorithm for PostgreSQL, a project related to his research under advisor Dr. Angryk in the Data Mining Lab. [June 2013]
Congratulations to Ph.D. student Karthik Ganesan Pillai, who received a summer appointment to the Advanced Short Term Research Opportunity (ASTRO) Program at ORNL in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Dr. Raju Vatsavai will serve as Karthik's research mentor. [May 2013]
Montana State University finished 6th in this year's NASA Lunabotics competition. The multidisciplinary team included Professor Hunter Lloyd and undergraduate Logan Warberg. The team's entry won the Innovation Award. Congratulations to all! [May 2013]
Dr. Clem Izurieta is visiting the University of Concepcion in Chili during May and June to establish research connections and participate in a software engineering class. The university recently featured Clem in a Spanish language article. [May 2013]
The Numerical Intelligent Systems Laboratory (NISL) under the direction of Dr. John Sheppard received a Phase I STTR contract with NASA ($42,000), exploring approaches to perform research in probabilistic and model-based risk and hazard analysis. NISL is partnered with Qualtech Systems, a provider of tools for model-based fault diagnosis and remote monitoring. Congratulations! [May 2013]
Shelly Shroyer received the COE Classified Employee Award for Excellence. Shelly is the CS Department's accountant extraordinaire. John Paxton received the COE Excellence in Teaching Award. Congratulations! [May 2013]
The following people received recognition at the end-of-the-year Computer Science awards ceremony. Outstanding Teaching Assistants: Mike Schuh and Sean Yaw, Outstanding M.S. Researcher: Eben Howard, Outstanding Ph.D. Researcher: Tim Wylie, Outstanding Faculty Service: Mike Wittie, Outstanding Faculty Research: Clem Izurieta and Brendan Mumey, Student Selected Professor of the Year: Hunter Lloyd. Congratulations! [April 2013]
The Computer Science Department is pleased to offer the following courses:
- CAPP 120, sections 001 and 002, Introduction to Computers, 3 credits, fully online, 12 week session.
- CS 145 RA, Web Design, 3 credits, online lecture, either an online or traditional lab, second 6 week session.
- CSCI 112, Programming with C, 3 credits, traditional course, first 6 week session.
- CSCI 232, Data Structures and Algorithms, 4 credits, traditional course, second 6 week session.
- CSCI 246, Discrete Structures, 3 credits, traditional course, first 6 week session.
Congratulations to Qing Yang who is the PI on a two year, 249K grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) / Department of Transportation (DOT). Qing and his fellow Co-PIs, Hongwei Gao from EE and Xianming Shi from WTI, will build self-sustained sensor networks to monitor the water quality near highways. [February 2013]
Congratulations to Ph.D. student Tim Wylie whose paper, Protein Chain Pair Simplification Under the Discrete Frechet Distance, has been accepted by the premier journal IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Tim works closely with Professor Binhai Zhu. [February 2013]
First year CS student Clint Cooper was awarded one of four MSU Vice-President for Research Internships. The internship will allow Clint to characterize the impact of network lag on collaborative group applications such as multiplayer games or group video chat. Clint will work under the supervision of Professor Mike Wittie. Congratulations, Clint! [December 2012]
The CS Department set a new record for research expenditures in fiscal year 2012, topping one million dollars. The $1,008,456 represents roughly a five-fold increase during the past five years and is due to the hard work and contributions of faculty, students and staff. Great job everyone! [September 2012]
The Journal of Computational Biology accepted a paper entitled "Comparing Pedigree Graphs". Collaborating authors include Binhai Zhu, former undergraduate student Bonnie Kirkpatrick who earned a Ph.D. at UC-Berkeley and is now a post-doc at the University of British Columbia, and 1985 Turing Award winner Richard Karp of UC-Berkeley. The Turing Award is the Computer Science equivalent of a Nobel Prize. Congratulations! [April 2012]
At their March meeting, the Board of Regents conferred the title Professor Emeritus of Computer Science upon Denbigh Starkey. Denbigh was commended for serving as Department Head for 18 years, for publishing introductory textbooks that impacted the pedagogy of the field and for being an outstanding teacher. Congratulations, Denbigh! [March 2012]
Rafal Angryk (PI), Piet Martens (co-PI) and John Paxton (co-I) have been awarded a 3 year, $1,125,000 NASA grant for Interactive Search through the Virtual Solar Observatory (VSO). Each year, the grant can employ 2 undergraduate students, 5 graduate students and a full-time post-doctoral research associate. Research will be conducted in the Data Mining Laboratory. Congratulations! [February 2012]
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].