Annual Highlights 2021-22


  • 21 Tenure-track/Tenured
  • 2 Lecturer Track

Student Enrollment, Fall 2021

  • Computer Science BS: 448
  • Computer Science MS: 18
  • Computer Science PhD: 28
  • Software Engineering BS: 96
  • Cybersecurity MS: 5
  • Data Science MS: 21

Student Highlights

  • Fall 2021 NCL cybersecurity competition – Michigan Tech ranked 10th out of nearly 4,000 teams.


  • Briana Bettin – 2022 Michigan Tech Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Tim Havens – Appointed Director of the Great Lakes Research Center

New Faculty

  • Dukka KC, Associate Professor
    • Areas of Expertise: Bioinformatics, Data Science, Machine Learning/Deep Learning, High-performance Computing
  • Xinyu Lei, Assistant Professor
    • Areas of Expertise: Machine Learning, Cybersecurity

Funding Highlights

  • Steelman, K, Bettin, B, Ureel, L, Wallace, C, EAGER: SAI: Illuminated Devices: A Sociotechnical Approach to Empowering Digital Citizens and Strengthening Digital Infrastructure, NSF
  • Ureel, L, Copper Country Coders Virtual Courses for U S Embassy in Bahrain, US. Dept of State
  • Oommen, T, Havens, T, Kueber, Watkins, M, Meadows, G, SCC-CIVIC-FA Track B: Helping Rural Counties to Enhance Flooding and Coastal Disaster Resilience and Adaptation, NSF
  • Pastel, R, Morgan, C, ENTERPRISE: Real Time Strategy Game for Military Commanders Phase 2 and Investigation of VR/AR/XR Technology Applied with Eye and Hand Interaction, National Center for the Advancement of STEM Education
  • Marcarelli, A, Brown, L, Kane, E, Techtmann, S, Emergent linkages between DOM composition microbial assemblages and respiration in streams, NSF
  • Lei, X, CRII: SaTC: Enabling Secure Machine Learning Queries over Encrypted Database in Cloud Computing, NSF
  • Ureel, L., Brown, L., Rich Immediate Critique of Antipatterns (RICA) in Novice Programmer Code: Broadening Adoption Supporting Student Learning and Enhancing Programming Competencies, NSF
  • Onder, S., SHF: Medium: Collaborative Research: Statically Controlled Asynchronous Lane Execution (SCALE), NSF
  • KC, D., III: Medium: Collaborative Research: Multi-level computational approaches to protein function prediction, NSF
  • Havens, T., Operation and Maintenance: High Frequency Radar in the Straits of Mackinac Michigan - Year IV, Great Lakes Observing System