Archives—February 2019

ICC Members Guy Hembroff and Yu Cai featured in Deans’ Teaching Showcase

Guy Hembroff
Yu Cai
Yu Cai

by Michael R. Meyer, Director William G. Jackson CTL

In this week’s showcase, School of Technology Dean Adrienne Minerick would like to recognize Todd Arney, Guy Hembroff and Yu Cai  for their collaborative, creative efforts in developing a new course: SAT 4411 Data Center Engineering.

Along with former faculty member Xinli Wang, the three responded in Fall 2014 to a request from the Computer Network and Systems Administration (CNSA) Industrial Advisory Board to provide students with more exposure and practical hands-on experience with virtualization, cloud computing and data center engineering for both physical and virtual data centers.

Topics included in the course during initial planning included data center planning, disaster recovery, virtualization methods and cloud computing services that provide business continuity,

The class was first offered in Spring 2016 and was co-taught by Hembroff, Arney and Wang. The original idea was to devote one third of the class to data centers, one third to virtualization and a third to cloud computing.

Labs included tours of data centers both on and off campus and detailed discussions with data center managers. Students responded positively to seeing the real-world data centers and getting information directly from data center technicians and professionals in several different fields related to data center engineering.

From Tech Today, February 22, 2019

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Dan Fuhrmann presents to MTU Board of Trustees on new MTU College of Computing

Dan Fuhrmann

By Garrett Neese, Staff Writer, Daily Mining Gazette, February 11, 2018

HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University is planning to add a college of computing.

The Tech Senate heard the first public presentation on the college from Daniel Fuhrmann, chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and member of the Data Revolution and Sensing Task Force.

The college idea had come out of a Computing Information Sciences working group last year, which identified a lack of addressing the rise of cybertechnology at Tech, Fuhrmann said.

The objective is to bring computing up to the same level of recognition and visibility as Tech’s engineering, Fuhrmann said.

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