Entries tagged with ‘mcs’

MCS Faculty Member Featured on the Learning for Life @ Gustavus Podcast

Dr. Melissa Lynn of the Gustavus Mathematics Computer Science and Statistics Department was featured on the December 15 episode of the Learning for Life @ Gustavus podcast.  Listen to what she had to say by clicking here.

MCS Major Crowned 2020 St. Lucia

The MCS department would like to recognize Mathematics and Computer Science Major Abbie Doran for being crowned St Lucia.  Congratulations Abbie!  Your title is well deserved. You can view a recording of the ceremony and learn more about Abbie and the rest of the candidates here

Upgrades

The MCS department made some upgrades over the summer.  The iMacs that were in Olin 326 have been replaced with a PC that runs the latest release of Ubuntu.  The hardware change was made to compliment upcoming changes to the Computer Science major.  The department also added a 3rd generation Threadripper with a 3970 X […]

Open Statistics Position

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Statistics (or Associate Professor with appropriate qualifications) in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics to begin September 1, 2021.  Find the full job posting at https://gustavus.edu/employment/job/1762

MCS Summer Scholarship: Fun and Games

How far can a model army advance into a one-dimensional desert, using only finite resources and prescribed types of movement?

MCS Summer Research: Offensive Performance in Baseball

Offensive performance in baseball depends on a number of correlated factors: the pitches the batter faces, the batter’s choice to swing, and the batter’s hitting ability. The choices of whether or not to swing, which can be  describe as plate discipline, has traditionally been summarized as the proportion of pitches inside and outside of the […]

MCS Summer Research: Altruistic Suicide in E. Coli Bacteria

Over the summer Dr. Jeff Ford and Sanjeeda Shutrishna are working on a project to study the evolution of altruistic suicide in E. coli bacteria. The bacteria employ a strategy where, when the colony encounters a pathogen, some bacteria will self-destruct before the pathogen can spread.  Dr. Ford and Shutrishna are attempting to use network […]

MCS Summer Research: Social Media and Exercise

This summer Filip Belik  and Dr. Louis Yu have been investigating the relationship between social media and exercise.  The content of the summer work can be separated into two distinct tasks. They are first utilizing the text classification capabilities of several machine learning algorithms to find the most effective way of classifying social media posts from Twitter […]

MCS and Physics Administrative Assistant Retires

  Long-time MCS and Physics Administrative Assistant Linda Hewitt is retiring!  For years Linda has managed the day-to-day operations of the MCS department and kept a long string of department chairs from disaster by gently guiding them through the intricacies of budget oversight, student employment, and every other aspect of departmental management. Linda’s relaxed and […]