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College to Host Computing Week Events

The Michigan Tech College of Computing invites the campus community and the public to a series of special events the week of October 12 to 17, 2019. All events are free and open to the public.

“Computing Week events will formally introduce the College of Computing, and present opportunities to learn about Computing degrees, research, teaching, and career opportunities,” said Adrienne Minerick, dean of the College. “We’ll also launch a new recruitment video that we are very excited about.”

For students, Computing Week starts Saturday, October 12, with a Google Cloud Hero competition. In this fun experience, students will use Google Cloud Platform solutions to gain cloud skills and compete for best scores. Pre-registration is required at https://events.withgoogle.com/cloud-hero-michigan/.

On Monday, 10/14, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in EERC 122, researchers from the Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) will present four brief seminars on their work and outreach, which focuses on the development of technology to sense and understand natural and manmade environments. This event is sponsored by the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC). MTRI researchers are Sarah Kitchen, Susan Janiszewski, Joel LeBlanc, and Meryl Spencer.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the College will showcase its own teaching and research. Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., in the Rozsa Center lobby, President Koubek, Dean Minerick, and alumnus Dave House will speak and a new recruitment video will be unveiled, followed by an ICC TechTalks research forum and a research poster session. Computing and ICC researchers will be on hand for discussion and Q & A. Refreshments and cash bar.

On Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in the Rozsa Center lobby, the College of Computing will host an Open House for which College programs and research will be on display. From 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., a Faculty Forum will present and discuss innovative teaching and learning methods and curriculum being used in the College.

“Faculty from across campus are invited to engage and learn more about the content in the College of Computing degree programs,” said Dean Minerick. “One-on-one conversations are encouraged around possible course and curricular coordinations to infuse computing into other disciplines. Faculty are welcome to come and go as their schedules allow.”

Schedule:

Saturday, 10/12, 12-3 pm: Google Cloud Hero
Location: Wadsworth Hall Annex, Room G11W.

In this fun learning experience, become familiar with key Google Cloud Platform solutions and gain cloud skills through a hands-on competitive lab experience. Register at https://events.withgoogle.com/cloud-hero-michigan/

Monday, 10/14, 11am-12 pm: MTRI Research Forum
Location: EERC 122. Researchers from the Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) will present four brief seminars on their work and outreach, which focuses on the development of technology to sense and understand natural and manmade environments. Hosted by the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC).

Wednesday, 10/16,  3-5 pm: Keynote, Research Forum, Video Launch
Location: Rozsa Center Lobby.

  • 3:00-3:30 pm: ICC TechTalks
    3:30-4:00 pm: Remarks from President Koubek, Dean Minerick, alumnus Dave House and Video Release
  • 4:00-5:00 pm: Posters and Q & A with researchers and faculty
  • 4:00-5:00 pm: Complementary Food, Cash Bar

Thursday, 10/17, 10 am-12 pm: Open House and Faculty Forum
Location: Rozsa Center Lobby.

  • 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.: Faculty Forum. Learn about innovative teaching and College of Computing programs and initiatives.
  • Network with Computing industry employers.
  • Virtual Reality Demonstrations
  • Occulus Glasses Demonstrations
  • Robot Demonstrations
  • HIDE Enterprise Demonstrations
  • Free donuts while they last!

Download the event flyer.


Play Google Cloud Hero, Saturday, October 12, 12-3 pm

It’s Game Time! Google’s Cloud Hero is coming to the Michigan Tech College of Computing!

Join us for this fun learning experience! Become familiar with key Google Cloud Platform solutions and gain cloud skills through a hands-on, competitive lab experience. During this 3-hour session, you’ll hear briefly from Google Cloud representatives as to why cloud solutions are integral to your career, get access to further learning and career opportunities for a cloud-first world, and play an Infrastructure & Data game to be Cloud Hero Michigan Tech!

When: Sat, Oct 12, 2019 from 12:00 -3:00 pm

Where: Wadsworth Hall, The Annex Room G11W

Register: https://events.withgoogle.com/cloud-hero-michigan/

Why play?

  • Credibility
  • Industry recognition
  • Career advancement
  • Personal development

Download the Event Flyer


Edmund Schweitzer to Present Lecture October 2

Edmund Schweitzer

Edmund O. Schweitzer, III, Ph.D, president and chairman of the board and chief technology officer of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, will present a lecture titled “Creativity and Innovation” on Wednesday, October 2, at 4:15 p.m., in EERC 103.

Dr. Schweitzer is recognized as a pioneer in digital protection and holds the grade of Fellow in the IEEE, a title bestowed on less than one percent of IEEE members. In 2002, he was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Schweitzer received the 2012 Medal in Power Engineering, the highest award given by IEEE, for his leadership in revolutionizing the performance of electrical power systems with computer-based protection and control equipment.

In 2019, Dr. Schweitzer was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his invention of the first digital protective relay.

Dr. Schweitzer is the recipient of the Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award and Graduate Alumni Achievement Award from Washington State University and the Purdue University Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award. He has written dozens of technical papers in the areas of digital relay design and reliability and holds more than 200 patents worldwide pertaining to electric power system protection, metering, monitoring and control.

He is the founder of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL), which develops and manufactures digital protective relays and related products and services.

Dr. Schweitzer’s presentation is arranged and sponsored by Calumet Electronics Corporation, key supplier-partner to SEL of printed circuit boards, to share ideas, advance innovative thinking, and build new bridges.

Download the event flyer here: Schweitzer Lecture Flyer


Laura Monroe to Speak About High-performance Computing, Tues. Sept. 24

Dr. Laura Monroe

The Department of Mathematical Sciences and the College of Computing will present a lecture on high-performance computing by Dr. Laura Monroe from the Ultrascale Systems Research Center (USRC) at Los Alamos National Laboratory on Tuesday, September 24, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., in Fisher Hall, Room 133. The lecture is titled “The Mathematical Analysis of Faults and the Resilience of Applications.” Discussion will follow the lecture, and pizza and refreshments will be served.

Abstract: As the post-Moore’s-Law era advances, faults are expected to increase in number and in complexity on emerging novel devices. This will happen on exascale and post-exascale architectures due to smaller feature sizes, and also on new devices with unusual fault models. Attention to error-correction and resilience will thus be needed in order to use such devices effectively. Known mathematical error-correction methods may not suffice under these conditions, and an ad hoc approach will not cover the cases likely to emerge, so mathematical approaches will be essential. We will discuss the mathematical underpinnings behind such approaches, illustrate with examples, and emphasize the interdisciplinary approaches that combine experimentation, simulation, mathematical theory and applications that will be needed for success.

Dr. Monroe has spent most of her career focused on unconventional approaches to difficult computing problems, specifically researching new technologies to enable better performance as processor-manufacturing techniques reach the limits of the atomic scale, also known as the end of Moore’s Law. Dr. Monroe received her PhD in the theory of error-correcting codes, working with Dr.Vera Pless. She worked at NASA Glenn, then joined Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2000. She has contributed on the design teams on the LANL Cielo and Trinity supercomputers, and originated and leads the Laboratory’s inexact computing project that is meant to address Moore’s Law challenges in a unique way. She also provides mathematical and theoretical support to LANL’s HPC Resilience project.

Download the event flyer


Blue Marble Security Enterprise Info Session, Thurs., Sept. 12, 7 pm

Blue Marble Security Enterprise will be having an information session focusing on people who know how to or would like more experience with coding as well as people interested in Business. 

We currently have three projects that could use more brainpower for coding, below. If any of these projects sound interesting, please come to our information session at 7:00 pm in DOW 642 on Thursday 9/12.

View the Blue Marble Security Enterprise website: https://bluemarblesecurity.eit.mtu.edu/pages/teams.php.

Arcelor Mittal

Project Information

  • Predictive Failure of Steel Galvanizing Line.
  • Code analysis of Big Data produced by a galvanized steel production line to predict future down time.

Completed Work

  • Signal Elimination Tool – narrows down a large group of time varying signals using simple slope analysis and Dynamic Time Warping.
  • Research into different prediction methods

This semester

  • Obtain information on SET output signals
  • Research and implement predictive software

Majors

  • CpE, CS, Software Engineering
Autobot

Project Information

  • Build an autonomous robot that competes in
    the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC).

  • Objectives include avoiding obstacles, GPS
    navigation, and staying within painted lines

Completed Work

  • Mechanical and electrical design and construction

  • Planned out new software design framework

This semester

  • Follow the plan for software design

  • Work out any remaining bugs in the code

Majors

  • Software, CpE, CS

 
Cost Effective Vision Pickpoint System- GM

Project Information

  • Sponsored by General Motors

  • Originally 1 Year Project (Completed Last Semester)

  • Create a more cost effective computer vision system than GM’s current Matrox Smart Cameras

  • Design for a manufacturing environment

Completed Work

  • Researched and purchased cameras for stereo vision setup

  • Used machine learning to train a neural network to identify our test objects

  • All programming done in Python

Majors

  • CS, CpE

There are other projects for all majors of interest! Our Outreach Project is our up and coming group. The team will be creating projects for high school students to partake in, to show how great Michigan Tech is! We need folks interested in business as well as anyone wanting to help recruit for our amazing college!
 
If any of these projects sound interesting, please come to our information session at 7:00 pm in DOW 642 on Thursday 9/12.
 
If you have any questions or cannot attend but are interested in learning more, Please feel free to contact me at hpgetsch@mtu.edu.
 
Thank you,

Hannah Getschman

Michigan Technological University

BS Mechanical Engineering

-Minor Manufacturing Engineering

Alpha Sigma Tau National Sorority – Beta Xi Chapter

Blue Marble Security Enterprise

President

– Project Engineer

hpgetsch@mtu.edu


Meet and Greet with Dean Minerick, Weds., Sept. 18, 3-5 pm

Attention all College of Computing Students!

Please join Dean Minerick and College of Computing faculty and staff on Weds., Sept. 18, from 3-5 pm on the patio outside the Library Cafe, for a casual meet and greet and build-your-own-sundae ice cream social.

Ten College of Computing t-shirts will be raffled (you must be present to win), and CC laptop stickers will be given away. Hope to see you there!

View/download the Ice Cream Social Flyer


Robotic Systems Enterprise Info Session, Weds., Sept. 11, 7 pm

Prometheus Borealis Self-driving Car

Robotic Systems Enterprise (RSE) is recruiting CS and Software Engineering students of all years. Our projects involve self driving software development and robot hardware development. If you are interested, come down to our information session tonight! Jon Gohl from GM will be speaking about GM’s vision of self driving cars with a reception afterwards for those that wish to learn about RSE and GM.

Where: EERC 214
When: 7PM Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
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Dean Kamen Presentation Is Thurs., Sept. 12, 3 pm

Dean Kamen, President of DEKA and founder of FIRST® Robotics, will give a presentation on Thursday, September 12, at 3:00 p.m., in the Opie Reading Room of the Library.

RSVP

3-3:30 pm Dean Kamen presentation

3:30-4 pm Mingle/chat with Dean and the DEKA Talent Acquisition Team

Opie Van Pelt Library, Opie Reading Room

SPECIAL NOTE TO STUDENTS: Can’t make the first session due to your class or work schedule? Please feel free to come to the second session—or vice versa.

MORE ABOUT DEAN KAMEN

Dean Kamen holds 440 US and foreign patents, including the Segway, the self-balancing personal transporter, and the first-ever drug infusion pump. At the age of 30, Kamen sold his first company, AutoSyringe. He then founded DEKA to focus on innovations aimed to improve lives around the world. It started small and has now grown to a group of over six hundred. Celebrating over 30 years in business, DEKA is a leading R&D company, birthplace of some of the most innovative and life-changing products of our time. Kamen continues to push DEKA to be a place where no idea seems too big and where creativity and crazy cool gizmos reign supreme.

Curious to learn more about DEKA? Check out DEKA’S website. Follow DEKA on LinkedIn!


DEKA R+D on Campus Thurs., Sept. 12

DEKA Research & Development is coming to campus at Michigan Tech! Please join us at DEKA’s special recruiting info session for engineering and computing students. Both events will take place on Thursday, September 12.

Interested in career opportunities with DEKA? Be sure to bring your resume!

DEKA Special Recruiting Info Session, with pizza lunch

Meet DEKA’s Talent Acquisition Team

RSVP

12:15-1:15 pm

Memorial Union Building, Ballroom A

Meet Dean Kamen, President of DEKA and founder of FIRST® Robotics.

RSVP

3-3:30 pm Dean Kamen presentation

3:30-4 pm Mingle/chat with Dean and the DEKA Talent Acquisition Team

Opie Van Pelt Library, Opie Reading Room

SPECIAL NOTE TO STUDENTS: Can’t make the first session due to your class or work schedule? Please feel free to come to the second session—or vice versa.

MORE ABOUT DEAN KAMEN

Dean Kamen holds 440 US and foreign patents, including the Segway, the self-balancing personal transporter, and the first-ever drug infusion pump. At the age of 30, Kamen sold his first company, AutoSyringe. He then founded DEKA to focus on innovations aimed to improve lives around the world. It started small and has now grown to a group of over six hundred. Celebrating over 30 years in business, DEKA is a leading R&D company, birthplace of some of the most innovative and life-changing products of our time. Kamen continues to push DEKA to be a place where no idea seems too big and where creativity and crazy cool gizmos reign supreme.

Curious to learn more about DEKA? Check out DEKA’S website. Follow DEKA on LinkedIn!