Cybersecurity's Front Line

Featured in the Fall Issue of MSU's Mountains & Minds. [November 2022]

DHS Contract

Congratulations to Dr. Clem Izurieta, Dr. Derek Reimanis, Dr. Ann Marie Reinhold, and Dr. Bradley Whitaker (ECE) on successfully securing a 3-year Department of Homeland Security (DHS) award totaling $4.469M.  The team will work collaboratively with Washington State University, Idaho State University, and Rochester Institute of Technology to improve the quality of software systems using a novel hierarchical approach to Software Quality Assurance. MSU News Article.  [September 2022]

Best Paper Award

Congratulations to Jordan Schupbach (PhD student in statistics), Kyle Webster (recent MS graduate in CS), Elliott Pryor (recent BS graduate in CS), and Dr. John W. Sheppard for receiving the Oscar W. Sepp Best Paper Award at IEEE AUTOTESTCON 2022, recently held in National Harbor, MD. The title of their paper is “Combining Dynamic Bayesian Networks and Continuous Time Bayesian Networks for Diagnostic and Prognostic Modeling." [September 2022]

New Faculty

A big welcome to new faculty members Neda Nazemi (Assistant Research/Teaching Professor), Reese Pearsall (Instructor), Ann Marie Reinhold (Assistant Professor) and Lucy Williams (Assistant Research/Teaching Professor). [August 2022]

Precision Agriculture Project

Bruce Maxwell, a professor in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, collaborates with John Sheppard, professor in the Gianforte School of Computing, and their graduate students to study the use of precision agriculture for field management.  Mountains and Minds article. [June 2022]

RAF Software Factory Project

Computer Science students Greg Fulbright, Lenin Lewis and Josh Anderson worked with the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) to improve the functionality of the RAF's Airfield Guide as a project through MSU's Software Factory.  More information.  [June 2022]

2022 Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Brittany Fasy, who received the Excellence in Research Award! [May 2021]

2022 Gianforte School of Computing Student Awards

  • Outstanding Ph.D. Researcher: Peng Zou
  • Outstanding M.S. Researcher: Kyle Webster
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant: Dalton Gomez
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Course Assistant: Patrick O'Connor
  • Student Selected Professor of the Year: Carson Gross

John Ruffato Business StartUp Challenge Winners

Congratulations to computer science majors Marcus Twichel (2022) and Bruce Clark (2021) who won the John Ruffato Business StartUp Challenge through their effective pitch of Morel Technology.  Morel Technology lets restaurants make mobile ordering apps to better compete against large companies in a rapidly changing industry.  MSU News Item. [April 2022]

Computational Biology Publications

Ph.D. student Lucia Williams, advised by Dr. Brendan Mumey, is a co-author on two papers accepted to the 26th International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB 2022), the most prestigious computational biology conference (acceptance rate under 20%).  The papers are “Fast, Flexible, and Exact Minimum Flow Decompositions via ILP” and “Safe and Complete Flow Decompositions for RNA Assembly”.  Congratulations! [February 2022]

Awards for Excellence

Two computer science seniors will be recognized as one of 40 outstanding seniors at the the MSU Alumni Association / Bozeman Chamber of Commerce Awards for Excellence on February 22nd.  Recipients excel academically, demonstrate leadership and engage in service.  Congratulations to Connie Bernard (inspirational mentor: Mary Ann Cummings) and Elliott Pryor (inspirational mentor: Sheppard).  MSU News Article. [January 2022]

NSF SBIR Phase II Grant

Dr. David MillmanDr. Mike Wittie, and GSoC M.S. graduate Taylor Heinecke received a two-year, $1M SBIR Phase II grant from the National Science Foundation for their startup BLOCKY, Inc. It is one of only 32 NSF SBIR Phase II grants ever awarded to a Montana company and only the 4th of this size. The grant will support work on decentralized feature stores to facilitate web3 applications for data trading and analytics. [January 2022]

Provost's Award for Graduate Research Mentoring

Congratulations to Dr. John Sheppard, who received the 2022 Provost's Award for Graduate Research Mentoring!  More information.  [January 2022].

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