News and Events

March 2014


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. 

February 2014

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.

December 2013

CenDr. 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.

October 2013

LisaThe Department hired one of our own CS alumnus, Lisa Boyce to fill the Lab Manager position. Finally! 

April  2013

Neal McClainNeal 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.  

Brenda ParkerMrs. 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. 

May 2013


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

March 2013

Yi GuWe 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

Deloitte WinnersOn 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

Lusk DonationWe 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.

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Mid-Southeast ACM Conference

Nov. 2012

Undergraduate Chelsea Rath and Graduates Nathan Perry and Tom Richards travel to Gatlinburg to present their research at the Mid-Southeast ACM conference.

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Programming Contest
Nov. 2012

Programming team wins 5th place at ACM regional programming contest.

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Undergraduate Student Paper
Fall 2012

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.

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Bake Sale
Oct. 31, 2012

Women in CS treated us to homemade goodies.


ABET Accreditation
Oct. 2012

The Computer Science Department had a successful ABET accreditation visit.

Alumni Reunion
April 2012

We had a 25th Anniversary Alumni reunion. We enjoyed reconnecting, eating snacks, and seeing changes in the Department facilities.

ACM Programs and Events

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