The Department is hunting for a new Lab Manager as the former one, 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. Anyone interested in applying for this position
should apply here.
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
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...
Mid-Southeast ACM Conference Results
Nov. 16, 2012
Chelsea Rath won Honorable Mention for her presentation and Nathan Perry and Thomas
Richards won third place for their presentation at the Mid-Southeast ACM conference.
Mid-Southeast ACM Conference
Undergraduate Chelsea Rath and Graduates Nathan Perry and Tom Richards travel to Gatlinburg
to present their research at the Mid-Southeast ACM conference.
Programming team wins 5th place at ACM regional programming contest.
Undergraduate Student Paper
Undergraduates Alex C. Williams and Austin Hitt coauthored a paper with their internship
supervisors Sophie Voisin and Georgia Tourassi from Oak Ridge National Lab. That paper
entitled "Automated Assessment of Bilateral Breast Volume Asymmetry as a Breast Cancer
Biomarker During Mammographic Screening" has been accepted at the Computer Aided Diagnosis track
of the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference to be held in Orlando Florida February 2013.
Oct. 31, 2012
Women in CS treated us to homemade goodies.
The Computer Science Department had a successful ABET accreditation visit.
We had a 25th Anniversary Alumni reunion. We enjoyed reconnecting, eating snacks, and seeing changes in the Department facilities.