Department of Computer Science

41 S&T faculty members honored for outstanding teaching

Posted by on November 24, 2015

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Forty-one Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty members will receive the Outstanding Teaching Award for 2014-2015. The winners will be recognized at a ceremony scheduled t 1:30 p.m. p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in St. Pat’s Ballroom A of the Havener Center. The Outstanding Teaching Award is given each year to faculty members by the Outstanding Teaching Award Committee, which bases its selections on student evaluations.

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Four alumni honored by S&T computer science academy

Posted by on November 4, 2015

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Four alumni of Missouri University of Science and Technology with ties to the computer science department were inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Computer Science during the group’s banquet and induction ceremony, held Oct. 22, 2015, at Matt’s Steakhouse in Rolla. The academy honors outstanding computer scientists for their contributions to the profession and their involvement with Missouri S&T students and faculty. The academy also serves as an advisory group to the computer science department.

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Op-ed: Moving beyond ‘medieval’ cybersecurity

Posted by on October 30, 2015

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The following op-ed was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. The author is Dr. Bruce McMillin, professor of computer science, associate dean for research and external relations in the College of Engineering and Computing, and co-director of Missouri S&T’s Smart Living signature area. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s recent […]

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McMillin elected to IEEE Computer Society Board

Posted by on October 15, 2015

Dr. Bruce M. McMillin, professor of computer science and associate dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at Missouri University of Science and Technology, was elected to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society Board of Governors.

The IEEE is the world’s leading membership organization for professionals in all aspects of advancing techology, and the computer society is the largest of the 39 IEEE technical societies.

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Tan Le kicks off computer science Golden Jubilee

Posted by on October 15, 2015

To kick off its 50th anniversary Golden Jubilee, Missouri University of Science and Technology’s computer science department is bringing in entrepreneur, CEO and computer science technology pace-setter Tan Le as the keynote speaker.

The Golden Jubilee marks the 50th anniversary of Missouri S&T’s computer science degree program. As the first school in Missouri to offer degrees in computer science, the Golden Jubilee is a time for the school to reflect on and celebrate the past 50 years while looking to the future.

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Researchers study users to increase cyber security

Posted by on September 25, 2015

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Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers are working to build a framework to study the online behavior of Internet users and how that behavior affects the safety of systems and networks.

Dr. Maggie Cheng, associate professor of computer science at Missouri S&T, and Dr. Fiona Nah, professor of business and information technology at Missouri S&T, are working with a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation. The researchers are looking to design experiments to study the characteristics of user behavior, Cheng says, creating a theoretical framework to study human cyber behavior.

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Missouri S&T computer teams can hack it in competition

Posted by on September 1, 2015

Missouri University of Science and Technology will kick off a Golden Jubilee celebration marking the 50th anniversary of its computer science department with a competition designed to help society through computing.

The Hackathon for Humanity (H4H) contest kickoff runs from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, in Room 209 of the computer science building with live streaming for remote participation. For more details, see the H4H website.

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App helps patients with depression

Posted by on August 11, 2015

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Individuals who are affected by depression now have a new tool to help them: a smartphone application that lets users log their moods and symptoms and share that data with their psychiatrists.

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Missouri S&T named state’s only Center of Academic Excellence in cybersecurity

Posted by on June 8, 2015

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Missouri University of Science and Technology has once again been accredited as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Research. Missouri S&T is the only university in the state with this active designation and is one of 56 schools in the nation.

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Time to move beyond ‘medieval’ cyber security approach, expert says

Posted by on May 21, 2015

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The nation’s approach to cyber security has much in common with medieval defense tactics, and that needs to change, says a cyber security expert at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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