FIRST Lego League Grand Champions

Go With the Flow, a Helena team of six students, received the Grand Champion Trophy at the statewide FLL tournament hosted by MSU on February 3rd.  The team's robot made a perfect run, completing each of the nine tasks attempted.  The team is coached by MSU Computer Science Alumni Todd Byrne (2004 BS), Mike Frandsen (1998 MS) and Clint Frederickson (2004 BS, 2005 MS).  Four of the six competitors are Generation 2.0 of these alumni.  Congratulations to all! [February 2018]

First Lego League Grand Champions

The Past, Present and Future of Computing

In conjunction with Montana State University's quasquicentennial (125th anniversary), two panels will reflect upon the past, present and future of computing on Friday, February 16th in the Procrastinator Theater.  The panelists are industry practitioners and MSU computer science alumni.  The first panel is titled The Past, Present and Future of Computing [video].  The second panel is titled The Past, Present and Future of Computing at MSU [video].  [January 2018]

New Faculty Member: Dr. Sean Yaw

Dr. Sean Yaw will join the Computer Science Department as an assistant professor in Fall Semester 2018.  Dr. Yaw earned his Ph.D. from Montana State University and currently works for Los Alamos National Laboratory.  His research interests include optimizing network design and performance.  Welcome, Sean! [January 2018]

Defence Logistics Agency Project

Congratulations to Dr. Izurieta and Dr. Sheppard, who secured $300K in funding from the Defense Logistics Agency to continue their cooperative research efforts with TechLink. The funding supports two graduate students through the summer of 2019. Dr. Izurieta's research focuses on the development of cybersecurity measurements to enhance the quality assurance solutions of the Construction Engineer Research Laboratories (CERL).  Dr. Sheppard's research focuses on the investigation of work plan optimization using risk-based analysis methods for incorporation into CERL's ESMS software suite. [December 2017]


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