World Usability Day, an annual event highlighting the importance of humans as participants in technology, is Thursday, Nov. 13. Michigan Tech is the center of activities for World Usability Day in the Upper Peninsula (WUD-UP). In a world where basic infrastructures—including health care, education and finance—depend on rapidly changing technologies, WUD organizers call for ways . . .
The Department of Computer Science is offering local students free, hands-on instruction in the basics of computer programming and computer science. Starting Sept. 13, Copper Country Programmers meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays during the academic year at the Van Pelt and Opie Library. Computer Science faculty and students will teach the . . .
Dr. Soner Onder received an NSF Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) award in the amount of $97,944 in support of his research investigating alternative execution paradigms. The project is titled “EAGER: Combining Data and Instruction Level Parallelism through Demand Driven Execution of Imperative Programs”. Dr. Onder states that demand-driven execution can potentially lead to . . .
Science and technology are transforming the way we live, and Tim Ward is working to make sure this transformation reaches everyone. Tim is the first student to pursue the Peace Corps Masters International (PCMI) in Computer Science at Michigan Tech, working in the remote Pacific nation of Vanuatu. Students in the program take courses on . . .
The Michigan Tech Board of Control granted emeritus rank to Steven Seidel, a professor of computer science, who died in June. Dr. Seidel played a substantial role in the growth of the Computer Science program throughout his career at Michigan Tech.
The Detroit News published a front-page story about crowdfunding at Michigan universities, focusing on Michigan Tech’s Superior Ideas crowdfunding site. The story quotes Natasha Chopp, Superior Ideas’ research development and marketing manager; alumna Linda Wittbrodt ’83; and Associate Professor Charles Wallace (CS).