Maine cybersecurity expert named computer science chair at Missouri S&T

Dr. George Markowsky, a computer science professor at the University of Maine with a background in entrepreneurship, international education and cybersecurity research, has been named chair of the Missouri University of Science and Technology computer science department. The appointment takes effect July 1.

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Missouri S&T expert to present at Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit

Dr. Bruce McMillin

Dr. Bruce McMillin

A computer science professor from Missouri University of Science and Technology will join top government hackers, corporate risk managers and information technology professionals at the inaugural Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit in Jefferson City.

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Four alumni honored by S&T computer science academy

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. [Read more…]

Op-ed: Moving beyond ‘medieval’ cybersecurity

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 announcement that 5.6 million fingerprint records were stolen is the latest in a rash of break-ins that raise concerns about how to make our online lives more secure. From the U.S. government to the adult online dating site Ashley Madison, it seems no system is safe from a potential cyberattack.

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Missouri S&T to host GenCyber security camp for K-12 teachers

2012 06 19 Computer security edit file 073A hands-on, interactive summer workshop to promote cybersecurity awareness and educate Missouri K-12 teachers will take place this June at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Dan Lin is Missouri S&T’s Woman of the Year

Dr. Dan Lin, Missouri S&T's 2015 Woman of the Year

Dr. Dan Lin, Missouri S&T’s 2015 Woman of the Year

Dr. Dan Lin, assistant professor of computer science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named the 2015 Woman of the Year by Missouri S&T. She was honored during a campus ceremony on Wednesday, April 15. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T computer science chair named IEEE Fellow

Dr. Sajal Das

Dr. Sajal K. Das

Dr. Sajal K. Das, professor and chair of computer science and the Daniel C. St. Clair Endowed Chair in computer science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named an IEEE Fellow in recognition of his contributions to parallel and distributed computing. The honor is the highest grade of membership in the organization.
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NSF program director to speak at Missouri S&T

Dr. Rathindra DasGupta, lead program director for the Innovation Corps program at the National Science Foundation (NSF), will discuss the NSF’s innovation programs at Missouri University of Science and Technology this month.

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Missouri S&T works to increase diversity in computer science

file8521243596280Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of 15 schools selected by the Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a nonprofit organization focused on advancing women in computing, and Harvey Mudd College to participate in a new program designed to increase the percentage of undergraduate computer science majors who are female or students of color. [Read more…]

S&T and Sandia to host cyber security workshop and competition

45901_135381899839219_6325596_nMissouri University of Science and Technology will host a cyber security workshop and competition this September in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories to help train professionals to better combat the latest threats to online privacy and security.

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