I don’t blog much about events that don’t have a direct connection to the department, but I was blown away by a very mathematically-oriented artwork I saw today at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The photo on their web site doesn’t do it any justice. Trever Nicholas‘s Luma is based on the concept of a […]
Congratulations to our colleague Dr. Thomas LoFaro, who has been named the inaugural Clifford M. Swanson Professor in Mathematics, supported by an endowment fund created by Clifford ’32 and Delores ’32 Swanson. We are grateful to the Swansons for their support of our department’s mission and to Tom for his dynamic teaching, research, and leadership. […]
Students interested in a career in IT or cyber security can sign up for Cyber Aces Online. Organizers say that “top scorers will be invited to participate in the Minnesota Cyber Aces State Championship at Inver Hills Community College event in Spring 2014 to compete to win top honors, and the best performers may earn […]
I just received another job posting and did with it what I’ve decided to do in general: I posted it to the Gustavus MCS group on LinekdIn. Didn’t know about that group? Now would be a good time to join, not just for job postings but to network with other alumni.
We commonly hear from agencies and companies who have opportunities for graduates of programs such as ours, or sometime students still enrolled. Here’s the latest.
At the department’s picnic, students Helen Wauck and Nate Jenson presented three framed “wordles” on behalf of the MCS Club to department members who will soon be leaving. These cluster together words often used to describe administrative assistant Linda Hewitt, who will be retiring in September, and professors Karl Knight and Choong-Soo Lee, who at […]
The Gustavus Mathematics and Computer Science Department hosted its annual celebration of Pi Day on March 14. As usual, the mention of free pie brought students, faculty, and others running to the 3rd floor Olin lobby. Professor Mike Hvidsten showcased his pie baking skills with a home-made blueberry pie while MCS Club co-President Helen Wauck […]
I had hoped to spend today at the annual conference of the Election Verification Network (EVN) and in particular taking part in a panel on electronic pollbooks. Alas, I was unable to travel and the panel was canceled. However, one of of the other panelists blogged about what he would have said. I’ll post a […]
Hans Anderson, a class of 2001 Computer Science major, is the lead developer behind iFretless Bass, one supercool app for making music. I can’t hope to describe it; go to their web site and view one or more of their videos, in which you’ll see and hear Hans demonstrating its responsive musicality. When not running […]
The tournament winners receive the certificates and prizes. (Left-to-right: Prof. Choong-Soo Lee, David Buckley (’13), Joshua Wolanyk (’15), Dan O’Keefe (’15) Derek Evenson (’13)) This past J-Term the StarCraft Club hosted the third StarCraft II tournament. Unlike the first two tournaments, this year’s tournament took place in two phases: the group stage and elimination bracket. […]