Weekly Download, February 21, 2023

Niusen Chen, CS, Receives Outstanding Scholarship Award

Niusen Chen

Computer Science Ph.D. student Niusen Chen has received the Outstanding Scholarship Award from the Michigan Tech Graduate School. Niusen’s graduate advisor is Bo Chen, associate professor, Computer Science department. Niusen will be presented with a Certificate of Recognition at the Graduate Student Government award ceremony this spring; he will also be identified by name in the appropriate commencement programs. Learn more.

CyberCorps Scholarship Info Session Is Feb. 21

NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Service

Michigan Tech’s CyberCorps team will host a student info session on Feb. 21, 5-6 p.m. in Rekhi 112 or online. Find out more about the Scholarship for Service opportunity at the session. All computing students (CS/SE, CNSA, Cybersecurity, EE/CE, and MIS) may apply for the scholarship. Students from non-computing disciplines, but with a strong interest in cybersecurity, may also apply. Learn more.

Two New Summer Courses

Michigan Tech campus

The Department of Applied Computing has added two classes to its summer course offerings, below. Learn more and ink to the full list of summer classes here.

  • SAT 2711 – Linux Fundamentals will be available online this summer.
  • EET 3144 – Introduction to Industrial Robotics is available as a hybrid course

Workshop: Ecology in Python Is March 6-7

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An online Data Carpentry workshop, Ecology in Python, will take place March 6-7, daily 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The workshop teaches data analysis and visualization in Python using an ecology dataset. Free for all Michigan Tech students, faculty, and staff. Register by Feb. 24. Space is limited.

Student News Briefs

Student News and Events

Yaw Opoku Debrahp

Yaw Opoku-Debrah, Graduate Student, Data Science MS 
"Being from a temperate region, a change of weather meant experiencing the best of two worlds. Seeing the MTU investment in facilities for engineering shows the passion and relevance it has for it. Love the winter and calmness of the location at MTU. I'm glad to be here."
Pronouns: He, him
Future Plans: Contribute to the dominance of data scientists leading the charge in decision-making for businesses.

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College Events and Deadlines

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College News

Faculty Candidate Lectures

Technical Presentations, Computer Science

  • Feb. 21, 1 p.m. Yanfu Zhang: Rekhi 214. Talk title: New Representation Learning Algorithms: Graph and Beyond.
  • Mar. 1, 1 p.m. Carlo Angiuli: Fisher 132 and Zoom; Talk title: Homotopy and the foundations of formal verification

Technical Lectures, Applied Computing

  • Feb. 21, 1:30 p.m. Nader Abu-Alrub: EERC 214
  • Feb. 27, 1 p.m. Yili Ren: online via Zoom. Talk title: Intelligent Wireless Systems: from Human Sensing to Object Detection.
  • Feb. 28, 1 p.m. Raiful Hasan: online via Zoom. Talk title: Multimodal and Secure Personal Safety: Distraction, Interaction, and Privacy.
  • Mar. 3, 1 p.m. Ronghua Xu: online via Zoom. Talk title: Secure-By-Design Federated Microchain Fabric for Internet-Of-Things (Iot) System.

Computing Learning Center

Get the help you need. The College of Computing Learning Center (CCLC), on the first floor of Rekhi Hall, Room 118, is staffed by upper-level undergraduate students and supported by the College of Computing. The friendly CCLC coaches are available to help succeed in your computing courses. No appointments are necessary. Free. Open to all students taking computing classes. This fall, the Learning Center is open Sunday-Friday according to the schedule here.

Academic Calendar


  • View the full Academic Calendar
  • Friday, Mar 03, 10 p.m., Break Begins
  • Sunday, Mar 12, 12 p.m., Fall Registration Begins
  • Monday, Mar 13, Classes Resume
  • Sunday, Apr 02, 11:59 p.m., Fall Registration Ends
  • Friday, Apr 21, Last Day of Regular Classes
  • Monday, Apr 24, Final Exam Period Begins
  • Friday, Apr 28, Spring Semester Ends
  • Friday, Apr 28, Spring Graduate Student Commencement
  • Saturday, Apr 29, Spring Undergraduate Student Commencement

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