News and Events
One of our MS students, Alex Williams (who is also one of our BS alums), just got offered a job at Oxford, UK. And he made such an impression on them in their interview that they were willing to work to get an exception for him since he doesn't have his master's yet. He will be doing the programming for a group that is working on identifying ancient Greek papyrus fragments.
MTSU took first and third place in the Deloitte mobile challenge. The first place students each received $3000! The third place students each received Dr. Dre Beats headphones.
Dr. Cen Li was the keynote speaker at the 2013 6th International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology held in Paris France December 20 - 21, 2013.
The Department hired one of our own CS alumnus, Lisa Boyce to fill the Lab Manager position. Finally!
Neal McClain took another job in the Library managing their computer systems. After depending on him for over a decade, we are at a bit of a loss while we wait for the position to be filled. Thankfully it is summer and we still have two system admins who were trained by Neal to keep us up and running.
Mrs. Parker has announced her retirement effective August 1, 2013. She has been a faculty member in the Department since its inception, and she was instrumental in developing and teaching many of the courses. She is probably most affectionately known for her "Architorture" class. She will be missed.
Cody Hazelwood won 2nd place in the ETIS Open House Poster Presentation. Poster Title: Designing, Building and Testing a Low-Cost, Autonomous Search and Rescue Robot Featuring Smartphone Surveillance and Control.
We were successful in hiring a new faculty members this year, Dr. Yi Gu. She will start this coming Fall 2013. Dr. Gu got her PhD from the University of Memphis. Her area of research includes high-performance and distributed computing, scientific workflow analysis and optimization, and cyber security.
February 23, 2013
On January 25th Deloitte LLP presented a mobile app development challenge to Computer Science Departments in the Middle Tennessee Region. Seven teams took on the challenge. On February 23rd the winners were announced. MTSU's two teams took 2nd and 3rd place. The 2nd place winners each received $1500. The 3rd place winners each received an iPad mini. Congratulations to Matthew Houglum, Robert Reeves and Anthony Mills for the 2nd place win, and to Chelsea Rath, Jason Bandy, and Joseph Todd for the 3rd place win.
February 19, 2013
We received a very generous donation of $100,000 from William and Betty Lusk whose grandson Jonathan is a Computer Science major. $50K will go to a scholarship fund for undergraduate research, and $50K will go to lab improvements. Read More...
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