Newsletter, July 2020

From the Dean

Dean Adrienne Minerick

Dear Computing Alumni and Friends,

This has been a tumultuous time for our society and for the Michigan Tech family.  As the implications of COVID have unfolded, our College of Computing teams have strategized and adapted to do things differently/better with fewer resources. At the end of the spring semester, in a survey was conducted by the Provost’s office in which one-third of MTU students participated, nearly 90% of our CC faculty were rated “excellent” by students for their on-line teaching efforts. We are planning for face to face and remote classes in the fall, and our exceptional faculty will be at the forefront of innovation and quality in the MTU Flex framework. Read more.

Adrienne Minerick, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Computing
President-Elect, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

College News

Department of Applied Computing

A New Department

On July 1, 2020, the Department of Applied Computing officially opened for business as Michigan Tech's newest academic department, and the second of the College. Read more.

Dean Adrienne Minerick is ASEE President-elect

Minerick to Lead ASEE

Adrienne Minerick is president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Education, to serve as president-elect to June 2021, and president from June 2021 to June 2022. Read more.

Wehiua Zhou

Zhou Wins REF Grant

Assistant Professor Weihua Zhou has received a Portage Health Foundation Research Seed Grant, awarded by the Michigan Tech Research Excellence Fund. Read more.

ICC FY19 Annual Report

ICC FY19 Report

The Institute of Computing and Cybersystems has released its FY19 Annual Report, which can be viewed hereRead more.

Dylan Gaines

A Prestigious Fellowship 

CS  grad student Dylan Gaines has been awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Read more.

Code Ninjas Workshop

Code Ninjas

Girls in grades 6-10 are invited to a free virtual workshop, July 13-August 14.  Read more.

Because the future is computational.

Dean Search

Michigan Tech has reopened its search for a new Dean of the College of Computing. Read more.




Jason Hiebel '20, Computer Science

Jason Hiebel '19, Computer Science, faculty, and friends reflect on Jason's time at Michigan Tech. Read Part I  Read Part II


Dan Madrid '10, CNSA

Dan Madrid '10, CNSA, is one of the Alumni Board's newest members. Madrid works at Ford Motor Co. Read more.


Michigan Tech, Signature Research award

Signature Research, Inc. and Michigan Tech have partnered on a $1 million Phase II STTR project. Read more.


Ford Mobility Research

Imagine if your car could listen to bridges and know when repairs are needed. A $150K Ford Mobility gift may make it possible. Read more.

M.S., Ph.D.

Bonnie Henderson

Data Science grad student Bonnie Henderson manages the College of Computing Learning Center. 

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Ali Jalooli

CS Ph.D. candidate Ali Jalooli received a Doctoral Finishing Fellowship Award.

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Tyler Marenger

Undergrad Tyler Marenger, Software Engineering, has earned University Honors.

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All Academic Teams

Computing majors on Cross Country, Men's Tennis teams were named to GLIAC Academic Teams.

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MTU Red Team

The MTU RedTeam ranked 13th out of 162 teams, and tied for 5th Place, in a recent 24-hour Cybar OSINT Capture The Flag competition.
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CyberPower Ranking

As of spring 2020, Michigan Tech's overall "Cyber Power Ranking" is 22nd nationally and 6th in the central region.

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Student Work


Students received Honorable Mention and 4th Place overall in the national SICK Inc. TiM$10K Challenge. 

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Faculty and stufent papers at ASEE conference

Papers by Prof. Alex Sergeyev and students received top awards at the April 2020 ASEE Gulf-Southwest Conference.

Read more.