Archive for May, 2016

2016 MCS Graduates

What can you do with a degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, or Statistics? Here is what a few of our majors will be doing after graduation.

MCS Alumni Profile: Matthew Swenson

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2012 with a double major in Mathematics and Economics.  I’ve been working as an actuary for about four years now at Securian Financial Group in St. Paul.  I recently completed the actuarial exam track and obtained my FSA (Fellow of the Society of Actuaries) designation. My […]

MCS Portrait Unveiling

Here are the latest additions to the MCS portrait gallery.  The portraits can be seen on the third floor of Olin Hall.

MCS Alumni Profile: Charlie Olson

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2001 with a degree in Computer Science. I am currently working at Activision / Raven Software doing software engineering  and data analysis for Call of Duty Online. How did the MCS department help you get where you are today? Experiences with databases/SQL, graphics, vector mechanics, AI, and […]

“The Man Who Knew Infinity” Opens in Theaters

The biopic “The Man Who Knew Infinity” opened in theaters this past weekend.  It tells the remarkable story of Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (played by Dev Patel) and his friendship with British mathematician G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons). The film is based on the book of the same name by Robert Kanigel. The mathematical consultant for […]

MCS Alumni Profile: Carson English

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2003 with degrees in both Mathematics and Computer Science.  I am currently working as a Systems Administrator/DevOps at Virtuwell What is your favorite memory or memories of the MCS department? Jeff Rosoff’s hilarious jokes and mind bending “shower problems.”   Thanks for the update Carson. It’s […]