Archives—April 2019

School of Technology Program Scholars – 2019-2020

The School of Technology recently selected their Program Scholars for the 2019-2020 academic year:

  • Dina M. Falzarano, Computer Network and System Administration
  • John K. Batsikouras, Construction Management
  • Spencer D. Thompson, Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Isai Jonatan Hudy-Velasco, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Steven J. Smendzuik, Surveying Engineering

Congratulations to the scholars on their excellent academic record and the many accomplishments as students at Michigan Tech.

School of Technology – Computer Network and System Administration Student Receives Student Leadership Award





Outstanding students, staff, and a special alumni were honored April 19, 2019 at Michigan Tech’s 25th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony.

Amongst the 2019 winners — Benjamin Metzger, a Computer Network and System Administration student. Metzger received the “Exceptional Enthusiasm as Student Leader Award.”

Congratulations, Benjamin!

Electrical Engineering Technology Faculty Candidate Presentation – Benjamin Walker

Benjamin Walker, a candidate for the faculty position in the School of Technology’s Electrical Engineering Technology program, will present “Automated Processing of Glacial Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)” from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday (April 18) in Rekhi G006.

Walker was an Electrical Engineering Professor at the University of Alaska, Anchorage School of Engineering for one year while completing his PhD at Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College. His research interests lie in automated crevasse detection in ground penetrating radar data, and polar ground robotics.

Previously, Walker served in the USAF as a rescue specialist.

Medical Informatics Faculty Candidate Presentation – Sudip Vhaduri, University of Notre Dame

Sudip Vhaduri, a candidate for the faculty position in the School of Technology’s Medical Informatics program, will present “Empowering People Using Mobile Crowd Sensing and Computing” from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday (April 15) in Rekhi Hall G006.

Vhaduri is a PhD candidate in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Notre Dame. Over the past eight years, he has worked in diverse and interdisciplinary research teams at different renowned institutions such as IBM Research.


Construction Management Faculty Candidate Presentation – Cesar Poveda, PMP, PE, PhD

Cesar Poveda, a candidate for the faculty position in the School of Technology’s Construction Management program, will present “Disruptive Technology and Its Impact on the Design, Construction, and Operations of Infrastructure Projects” from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday (April 4) in Rekhi G006.

Poveda is a Columbian/Canadian professional engineer. Dr. Poveda graduated from the Civil Engineering Department at the Universidad Industrial de Santander. He combines practical and academic work experience throughout a career of over 25 years. As a practitioner, he has held different management positions in a variety of projects for national and international companies with backgrounds in heavy civil construction, oil and gas, [light and heavy] industrial, and infrastructure.


Explore CS Research Keynote Presentation

As part of the Exploring Computer Science Research (ExploreCSR) Workshop, the Michigan Tech community is invited to attend the keynote presentation on Saturday, April 6th in Dow 641 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The keynote speaker is Robin Hunicke whose talk is titled, “Designing for Future Realities.”

Robin Hunicke is the co-founder and CEO of the independent game studio Funomena and is tenured professor at UC Santa Cruz, where she directs the Art, Games, & Playable Media BA and the Digital Art and New Media MFA program.

The ExploreCSR Workshop is sponsored by Google, the Department of Computer Science, and Graduate School. Partially sponsored/funded by the Visiting Professor Lecturer/Scholar Series (VPLSS) which is funded by a grant to the Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.

For more information, see flyer: ExploreCSR-Robin-Hunicke-event.pdf