HOUGHTON — Houghton High School students are learning all about computer coding. Students are being taught by none other than Michigan Tech’s Computer Science Department. Faculty and students from Michigan Tech’s Computer Science Department are hosting the program Hour of Coding. Read more at Upper Michigan’s Source, by Aleah Hordges. Local students participate in ‘Hour . . .
Timothy Havens received a research grant of $285,900 for the first year of a potential three-year project totaling $983,124. The work is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense-Army Research Office. Timothy Schulz of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is the project Co-PI. Havens has a joint appointment in both Computer Science and ECE. The . . .
Keith Vertanen joins the Department of Computer Science as an assistant professor. Prior to Michigan Tech, Vertanen was at Montana Tech, where he received the 2014 Distinguished Researcher Award. Vertanen received his PhD and Master’s of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge and a Masters in Computer Science from Oregon State University. He has industry . . .
Kim Tracy joins the Department of Computer Science as a lecturer. Before coming to Michigan Tech, Tracy was chief information officer at Northeastern Illinois University. Tracy earned a Master’s in Computer Science, specializing in artificial intelligence, from Stanford University and a dual Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the University of Missouri-Rolla. He . . .
Spiridon Bakiras joins the Department of Computer Science as an associate professor. Before coming to Michigan Tech, Bakiras was at John Jay College at City University of New York. Bakiras received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Master’s in Telematics from the University of Surrey in the United . . .
Professor Linda Ott (CS) is quoted extensively in an article on GoodCall, a website on education and consumer news, in an article on what factors predict success in a career in computer science. From Tech Today. Recent Survey Predicts Whether You Would Do Well in Computer Science “A high percentage of the high school women . . .