Weekly Download, February 28, 2023

Students Place in ICPC Programming Competition

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Eleven Michigan Tech students competed in the 2023 ICPC Programming competition for the North Central region, held on Feb. 25. The top team solved five problems and placed 8th in the region, just missing out on advancing to the national competition. All four teams solved at least one problem. Two teams solved three problems, placing 36th and 46th out of 105 teams. Learn more.

  • MTU Green, placed 8th: Ryan Klemm (CS), Audrey LaCost (Cheminformatics), Ben Wireman (Math)
  • MTU Yellow, placed 36th: Tyler Gingras (CS), Dylan Hojnoski (CS), Mark McArdle (CS)
  • MTU Orange, placed 46th: Ian Hanby (SE), Finley Green (CS), Caroline Brown (ChE)
  • MTU Red: Kevin Bak (SE), Brandon St. Louis (CS)

New CS Summer Course: AI for Social Good

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The Department of Computer Science has added the summer 2023 class, AI for Social Good, which provides a comprehensive foundation in AI concepts including machine learning, deep learning, and decision-making, with a focus on ethics through critical reviews, discussions, and expert speakers. Learn more.

  • Course No.: CS5090 (online), Graduate level
  • Credits: 3
  • Prerequisites: MA3720, MA3710, and programming experience
  • Instructor: Wenbin Zhang, Assistant Professor, Computer Science department

Student News Briefs

College News

College and Student Events

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EV Scholars Events

EV Gas Tank

  • Mar 1 “MEDC, the EV Industry, Michigan, and Jobs,” with  Denise Graves, 5 p.m., virtual
  • Mar 6-13 EV Scholars Alternative Spring Break. Tour EV and mobility tech companies and interact with sector professionals.
  • Mar 15 “Software Development in EV in Michigan,” with Mike Richard ’84, Realogic Platform Group
  • Mar 29 “Software Development in the Auto Industry,” with Brett Hillstrom, president, Xertec
  • Apr. 12 “Programming Autonomous Vehicles,” with Leo Ureel, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Apr 19 Student Reflection Memo Deadline

Faculty Candidate Lectures

Technical Presentations, Computer Science

  • 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. 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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