Topological Data Analysis Grant

Dr. Brittany Fasy and her collaborators at Carnegie Mellon University and Yale University were recently awarded a $404K NSF grant in "Focused Research Groups in the Mathematical Sciences".  The goals of this project include extending existing algorithms in topological data analysis (TDA) to allow statistically rigorous inferences and developing the statistical theory necessary to apply hypothesis testing to sets of topological descriptors.  This project will make TDA more accessible to scientists and data analysts across disciplines and will give TDA a rigorous statistical foundation.  Congratulations!  [December 2019]

Worker-Robot Interaction Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Laura Stanley, who is leading a 1.2M multi-institutional NSF grant that will study how workers and robots can work together more effectively.  MSU News Article.  [December 2019]

REU Grant

The Gianforte School of Computing is pleased to announce that our highly successful Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program from the National Science Foundation has been recommended for $405K in funding.  The program can potentially host 10 students per summer for three years on the MSU campus.  Previous REU programs have resulted in three students joining our Ph.D. program.  Dr. Clemente Izurieta(PI),  Dr. Brendan Mumey (co-PI), and several mentors are expected to participate. [December 2019]

CATalyst Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Indika Kahanda (PI), Dr. Upulee Kanewala (co-PI) and Matt Kuntz (co-PI) who received $20K for a project entitled "ClearCareAI: An Effective AI-powered CPG-based Treatment Recommendation System for Psychiatrists".  The funding comes from both the US Economic Development Administration and MSU's VPREDGE Office. [November 2019]

National Retail Federation Foundation Scholarships

Congratulations to CS majors Norhan Abbas, Joseph Akers, Payton Harrison, Anthony Nardiello, Zachary Schallenberger and Jamie Winter, who received NRF Foundation scholarships to attend the 2020 NRF Conference in New York City in January.  At this world's largest retail conference, students will learn about computer science related internships and full time opportunities.  [November 2019]

ACM Regional Programming Contest

The ACM Regional Programming Contest took place on October 26th.  An MSU team consisting of computer science majors Sam Behrens, Karl Molina and Elliott Pryor solved five of the eleven contest problems, finishing first at the Montana Tech site and 15th out of 70 teams in the Mountain West region.  Congratulations! [October 2019]

2019 R&D Award Winner

Team members from Montana State University (including Dr. Sean Yaw),  Los Alamos National Laboratory and Indiana University contributed to a project entitled SimCCS 2.0 that was one of 100 2019 R&D winners.  Congratulations!  More information.  [October 2019]

Augmenting Human Cognition with Collaborative Robots

Congratulations to new faculty member Dr. Laura Stanley who is the PI on a three year, $1.2M NSF grant that will be used to explore how collaborative robots can augment human cognition.  Collaborators include co-PI Dr. Mike Wittie, Clemson University personnel and Texas A&M personnal.  Students are needed! [August 2019]

U.S. Air Force Funding

Congratulations to Dr. Clem Izurieta who received $200K from the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to continue his work on software quality assurance through TechLink. [June 2019]

Best Paper Award

Congratulations to Dr. John Sheppard and former Johns Hopkins Ph.D. student Ben Mitchell, who co-authored a paper entitled Spatially Biased Random Forests.  The paper received a Best Paper Award at FLAIRS.  [May 2019]

2019 College of Engineering Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Mike Wittie, who received the College of Engineering's Excellence in Research Award! [May 2019]

Transportation Avalanche Research Pool Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Sean Yaw, Dr. Kevin Hammonds (Civil Engineering) and Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, who have been awarded a $120K grant entitled Developing Real-Time Data Processing and Analytics for Avalanche Forecasting Using Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Lidar During Winter Precipitation Events.  The grant begins this summer. [April 2019]

2019 Gianforte School of Computing Awards

  • Outstanding Ph.D. Researcher: Derek Reimanis
  • Outstanding M.S. Researcher: Jacob Senecal
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistants: Sam Micka, Amy Peerlinck
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Course Assistant: Reese Pearsall
  • Outstanding Faculty Research: Brendan Mumey
  • Outstanding Faculty Service: Mike Wittie
  • Student Selected Professor of the Year: Indika Kahanda

TEER Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Clem Izurieta and Dr. Veronika Strnadova-Neeley, who are both involved in a Thorsen Excellence in Engineering Research (TEER) Grant for $25K from MSU's Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering.  The grant is entitled Initiating a Cybersecurity Research Program in the NACOE.  [April 2019]

Faculty Candidate: Dr. Laura Stanley

On Friday, February 7th, Dr. Laura Stanley, an Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at Clemson University, will visit campus. Dr. Stanley's research interests include human factors, human-computer interaction, and human-centered design in technology development.  A public talk will be given at 4:10 p.m. in Barnard Hall 108 entitled The Development and Efficacy of Immersive Technologies in Healthcare. [February 2019]

Faculty Candidate: Travis Peters

On Friday, January 31st, Travis Peters, a PhD candidate in computer science at Dartmouth College, will visit campus. Mr. Peters' research interests include security and privacy, particularly as it applies to mobile and wearable health systems.  A public talk will be given at 4:10 p.m. in Barnard Hall 108 entitled Securing Our Most Personal Devices and Networks in the Internet of Things. [January 2019]

Award for Excellence

Computer Science senior Nathaniel Tranel will be recognized as one of 40 outstanding seniors at the MSU Alumni Association / Bozeman Chamber of Commerce Awards for Excellence banquet on February 19th.  Recipients excel academically and through service.  Nate selected Upulee Kanewala as his inspirational mentors.  Congratulations!  [January 2019]

Faculty Candidate: Ruozhou Yu

On Friday, January 25th, Ruozhou Yu, a PhD candidate in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision System Engineering at Arizona State University, will visit campus. Mr. Yu's research expertise lies at the intersection of cybersecurity, networking, and distributed systems.  A public talk will be given at 4:10 p.m. in Barnard Hall 108 entitled Data-oriented and Trustworthy IoT Services for a Cyber-Physical World. [January 2019]

MSU Library Collaboration

Dr. Indika Kahanda is collaborating with MSU Library faculty Dean Kenning Arlitsch and Patrick O'Brien.  The collaboration is supported by an MSU HASS (Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences) grant.  The goal is to develop an API that can be used to automate the analysis of the scholarly record of research universities.  Congratulations!  [January 2019]

Very High Research Activity Designation

Due to its research accomplishments, Montana State University is now one of 130 universities to receive the Carnegie Classification of Very High Research Activity.  Montana State University is one of only two universities to attain this top research designation while serving predominately undergraduates.  More information.  [January 2019].

2018 News