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  • Day: March 16, 2020

    Faculty Candidate Interviews and Lectures to Take Place Online

    The Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative (SFHI) candidates affected by this change are:

    Briana Bettin, March 16-17, 2020 | View blog post
    Zoom Meeting:

    Leo Ureel, March 24-26 | View blog post
    Zoom Meeting:

    The Computer Science faculty candidates affected by this change are:

    Junqiao Qiu, March 30-31, 2020 | View blog post
    Zoom Meeting:

    Teseo Schneider, March 23-24  | View blog post
    Zoom Meeting:

    Vidhyashree Nagaraju, March 20-21 | View blog post
    Zoom Meeting:

    Please note, two faculty candidates who requested that their time on campus not be publicized on this blog are not included here. Please contact Vicky Roy, director of administration, if you have questions about these candidates.

    Instructions on how to use Zoom can be found here.

    More information about Michigan Tech’s response to COVID-2019 can be found here.

    Tim Havens Quoted in Enterprisers Project Article

    Tim Havens, associate dean for research, College of Computing, and director of the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems, was quoted in the article, “Data science vs. machine learning: What’s the difference?” published March 10, 2020, in the online publication, The Enterprisers Project.

    Havens’s quotation concerns machine learning models, which the article explains are only as good as the quality of the data they learn from. Havens says, “Luckily, there are many types of problems for which lots of data exist.”

    Link to the article here.

    The Enterprisers Project is a community and online publication built to discuss the evolving role of the CIO and how IT leaders drive business value in a digital world. It is a collaborative effort between Harvard Business Review and Red Hat that delivers daily analysis and advice on topics ranging from emerging technologies to IT talent. Articles in the publication are written by CIOs, for CIOs and other IT executives, who share lessons learned from innovating in true partnership with the business. 

    Computing Learning Center Coaches Are Available Online

    The Michigan Tech Provost has issued guidance that due to MTU’s new COVID-19 policy, all university learning centers must remain closed to physical sessions.

    The College of Computing Learning Center will be available online and staffed by undergraduate coaches according to the Spring 2020 schedule (

    We will maintain our online presence in two ways:

    1. Zoom. We will use the following Zoom meeting as a landing point for students seeking help from Learning Center coaches: In this space, coaches will assess a student’s needs and either provide quick pointers or invite the student(s) into a Zoom meeting room for more targeted tutoring.

    2. Canvas. We are setting up a special Canvas page where we can share information with students. We plan on posting short tutorials and quizzes to help students review topics required for their courses. If you have information you would like posted on our Canvas page, please send it to myself or Bonnie Henderson (

    Students can self-enroll in the CCLC Canvas page here:

    After that, link directly to the CCLC Canvas page here:

    The CCLC coaches are looking forward to helping the campus community in new ways during this challenging time. Please be patient as we get things up and running.

    Please direct questions to Leo Ureel ( or Bonnie Henderson (