Bo Chen’s paper on, “Supporting Transparent Snapshot for Bare-metal Malware Analysis on Mobile Devices” received the outstanding paper award from Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC ’17), Orlando, Florida, December 2017. Congratulations Bo!
- MTU White, region rank 12
Anthony Marcich, 4th year Math major
Nick Olinger, 3rd year Math major
Jay Honnold, 4th year CS major
- MTU Red, region rank 13
Justin Evankovich, 4th year EE major
Nicolas Muggio, 4th year Software Engineering major
Antony Duda, 4th year CE major
- MTU Purple, region rank 16
Michael Lay, 3rd year Software Engineering major
Marcus Stojcevich, 3rd year CS major
Parker Russcher, 3rd year CS major
Two other teams, MTU Orange – Evan de Jesus, Paul Wrubel, Dylan Gaines and MTU – Black – Isaac Smith, Austin Walhof, Ryan Philipps, finished in the top 50 teams of the region.
Congratulations to all participants in this year’s event.
Eric Vasey (CS) presented a research paper, “Development and usability testing of a remote control app for an interactive robot” in the Computer Systems Technical Group and Maryam Fakhr Hosseini (CLS) presented “Robot theater with children for STEAM education” in the Children’s Issues Technical Group.
Myounghoon (Philart) Jeon (CLS/CS) and his three graduate students are attending the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, which began Monday through today, in Austin, Texas.
He will present a lecture titled “Algorithmic Crowdsourcing and Applications in Big Data.” Refreshments will be served. Wu is director of Center for Networked Computing (CNC) and Laura H. Carnell Professor at Temple University. He served as the associate vice provost for International Affairs and chair in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Temple University.
Prior to joining Temple University, he was a program director at the National Science Foundation and was a distinguished professor at Florida Atlantic University. A full bio and abstract can be found online.
Philart’s grant is a 4-year award with a total budget of $350,000 from Korea Automobile Testing & Research Institute. Two graduate students will be supported by this grant each year. The project is titled “Development of the safety assessment technique for take‐over in automated vehicles.”
The goal of the project is to design and evaluate intelligent auditory interactions for improving safety and user experience in the automated vehicles. Research tasks include developing a driving simulator for automated driving model, modelling driver states in automated vehicles, design and evaluating discrete auditory alerts for safety purpose, and the development of real-time sonification systems for overall user experience. Congratulations Philart!
The Computer Science Learning Center Open House
The CS Learning Center is hosting an Open House Friday, September 15th from 4-5pm. Stop by to see the new space and meet the coaches at our new location in Rekhi 118.
Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
The new CS Learning Center has more windows for natural lighting, bean bags and comfy chairs for informal help sessions, and all computers are equipped with dual monitors. With our new space comes the addition of more blended learning technologies; including a Mersive system that enables coaches and students to project the screens of their wireless devices to a 50-inch monitor, and a Promethean digital whiteboard allowing coaches and students to receive email images of the 70-inch screen after a tutoring session. The new equipment in the CS Learning Center was provided by the CTL/IT Distance Learning Grant Program with additional support from the CS Department. A special thanks goes to Dr. Robert Pastel for generously offering to move his lab, so the CS Learning Center could have a larger, more suitable space.
Congratulations to Jimmy Roznick! Jimmy is the recipient of the DOD SMART Scholarship. “The SMART scholarship is a Department of Defense scholarship for service program aimed at supporting students in STEM fields. The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition and provides students with a monthly stipend. In return, students intern and work at a sponsoring facility for a number of years, equal to the amount of schooling sponsored. I am very excited to be putting what I’ve learned at Michigan Tech to use for national security purposes.”, Jimmy said. He will soon be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering as well as pursuing a master’s in CS.
Tim Havens (ECE/CS) and Tony Pinar (ECE) presented several papers at the IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems in Naples, Italy. Havens also chaired a session on Innovations in Fuzzy Inference.
Havens and Pinar also attend the Invited Workshop on the Future of Fuzzy Sets and Systems in Rothley, UK. This event invited leading researchers from around the globe for a two-day workshop to discuss future directions and strategies, in particular, to cybersecurity. The event was hosted by the University of Nottingham, UK, and sponsored by the National Cyber Security Centre, part of UK’s GCHQ.