LTU game development students featured on Fox 2
LTU students developed and are now testing a new video game. Before the video game hits the market, it was already featured on Fox 2, and the students were also interviewed about the game to NerdSynq.
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LTU MCS takes part in international collaboration of whale communication research
LTU/MCS is now taking part in a large international project that aims at profiling the way whales communicate. LTU’s part in the project, involving LTU students and faculty, is to develop pattern recognition and machine learning algorithms, and apply these algorithms to mine hours of data recordings and tens of thousands of whale communication recording samples.
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Hundreds participated in Thanksgiving RoboParade and GRAF
The annual thanksgiving RoboParade, a unique robot-only Thanksgiving parade took place on November 23, and attracted hundreds of students who designed, built, programmed, and decorated their robots.
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LTU MCS Student discovers an anomaly in the Hubble sequence
The discovery was accepted for publication in the reputable peer-reviewed journal New Astronomy.
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MCS Professor Chan-Jin Chung named Michigan STEM Star
In recognition for years of dedication to Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics.
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Ford Motors targets LTU Computer Science graduates
Ford Day at LTU Meet & Greet. Ford executives will present new vehicles and new automotive technologies with emphasize on hiring LTU graduates for Information Technology intern and full time employees at Ford.
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LTU places sixth in Intelligent Ground Vehicle Challenge
Lawrence Technological University’s robotic vehicle, iWheels, finished sixth in the Auto-Nav Challenge, the main event at the 21th annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition held at Oakland University June 7-10.
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Quest program kickoff - September 24, 2013
Come to an Informational Session and Pizza Lunch to learn more about our Quest Program and how it can provide you the mentorship, funding and opportunity to turn your passion into a research, arts or leadership project.
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LTU MCS Robofest announces GRAF (Global Robotics Art Festival)
The inaugural event will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Macomb Community College Expo Center in Michigan. Teams can setup on Friday after 2pm. Registration is now open.
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Robofest on PBS Detroit, Sep 2 at 7:30pm
WATCH Robofest 2013 World Championship Monday, September 2 at 7:30 pm for 30 minutes on Detroit Public Television, Channel 56-1.
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LTU MCS Robofest won 1st place at IEEE-USA Video competition
The five minute video summarizing Robofest 2013 is on YouTube at http://youtu.be/QQc-F9XBIPM
Robofest is directed by MCS professor Chan Jin (CJ) Chung.
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LTU hosts two Digital Humanities events
The Network Detroit digital humanities conference and the THAT camp unconference will take place on September 27 and September 28 of 2013. MCS takes part in both events.
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Another LTU MCS undergraduate publishes a peer-reviewed scientific paper
The paper was peer-reviewed and published in the reputable journal Astronomical Notes (Astronomische Nachrichten).
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LTU MCS student paper is among best 100 Computer Science papers in 2012
The papers were selected by Computing Reviews with the Association of Computing Machines (ACM). Prior to the selection for the prestigious award, the paper was featured in the world's premier mass media such as NBC News, R&D Magazine, International Business Times, Times of India, Russia Today, and many more.
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LTU MCS prepares for the 2013 Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM)
In previous competition LTU team won the Ben Fusaro award for the most creative approach to the problem.
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MCS undergraduate develops a new method to study the brain
His research paper was peer-reviewed and accepted for publication in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics.
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Over 40 teams participated in LTU’s Thanksgiving RoboParade
Thanksgiving RoboParade is directed by LTU’s Computer Science professor CJ Chung, and assisted by LTU’s math professor Chris Cartwright.
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NVIDIA announces LTU as a CUDA Teaching Center
Provides LTU MCS with a grant of state-of-the-art scientific computing equipment. The high-end computing equipment will be added to the new 320-core cluster and the computer lab that are currently being built.
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LTU MCS biometrics research attracts world-wide public attention
The research was featured on the world's mass media such as Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Wired Magazine, NBC News, Times of India, and many more
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Dozens participate in RoboSumo and RoboParade workshops
The technical workshops are in preparation for Thanksgiving RoboParade and RoboSumo competition
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LTU MCS to host LEGO® Education Symposium
LEGO Education curriculum to give students hands-on, real-world applications in science, technology, engineering, and math.
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LTU student shows that computers “understand” art
Publishes her work in ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage. The study was reported in the popular media around the world.
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SALT to observe a peculiar celestial object discovered at LTU
The 9.2 meter SALT, the largest telescope in the southern hemisphere and one of the world’s largest telescopes.
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LTU MCS takes primary role in a new puzzling observation in cosmology
Computational analysis showed surprising asymmetry between clockwise and counterclockwise spinning galaxies.
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LTU MCS welcomes Dr. Patrick Nelson
Dr. Patrick Nelson joins LTU MCS, and will make significant contribution to its education and research programs, especially in the field of math biology.
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LTU MSC students develop an iPad interactive video game for the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
The iPad video game "Journey for Freedom", based on the underground railroad will be played by hundreds of kids every month in the discovery room of the Museum.
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LTU MCS wins NSF grant for a new computing facility
MCS has won a $72,414 grant from the National Science Foundation for a new computing facility for undergraduate interdisciplinary computer science research.
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LTU VoLTUre team takes 5th place in the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition
Out of 47 teams that made it to the finals of the prestigious international Auto-Nav Challenge
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Computer Science undergraduate develops a method that improves bluebird nesting box performance by ~50%.
Publishes a peer-reviewed paper in the journal Computational Ecology and Software.
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2012 Hawaii Robofest Award Winners
MCS Robofest Hawaii competition attracted hundreds of participants and 49 teams.
MCS Robotics presents at MI STEM week closing event
MI STEM week was organized my US Army, TARDEC, and TACOM at Ford Rouge Factory.
VoLTUre team for the 20th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition announced
VoLTUre team develops intelligent autonomous vehicles, and will compete in June 2012.
MCS Professor receives the Teaching and Learning Using Technology Award
Dr. Pamela Lowry of the department of Math and Computer Science will receive the fourth annual Teaching and Learning Using Technology Award.
LTU MCS students participated in 2012 MCM competition
Results are expected in the end of March
Over 10,000 attend LTU's RoboSumo competition
The monstrous event took place Sunday (Feb 11) at Somerset Mall in Troy, MI
Dr. Chan Jin (CJ) Chung was promoted to full professor
Dr. Chung is internationally recognized as a leader in intelligent systems
LTU CS undergraduate named key speaker at annual Oakland Parks meeting
Sarah Svatora developed a computational method for optimizing the efficacy of bluebird nesting boxes
Jalen Rose Leadership Academy offers K-12 Lawrence Tech MCS robotics program
The program will be offered through LTU's ARISE (Autonomous Robotics Institute for Students and Educators).
LTU students release iPhone app used by thousands of active users
The app was also installed commercially, including dolphin tour boats in southern Florida.
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Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Academy partners with LTU MCS
Will provide a free ROBOTC license for Robofest teams in 2012 Robofest season.
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Astrophysics Source Code Library receives seed funding
The Astrophysics Source Code Library, collaboration that MCS is part of, receives seed funding from the American Astronomical Society.
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LTU Math professor recieves prestigious national MAA award
LTU Math professor Ruth Favro is 2012 recipient of the prestigious Mathematical Association of America meritorious service award in recognition of her "deep impact she had on mathematics in Michigan".
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LTU MCS is named collaborator of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope campus
MCS department at LTU was selected as a collaborator in the most powerful astronomical imaging device ever built, and is the flagship Astronomy project for the coming decade. MCS faculty and students will participate in the development of algorithms and methods to analyze the LSST dataset, which will become the world's largest public database.
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M.A.T.H Challenge held on LTU campus
The M.A.T.H. Challenge (Michigan Autumn Take Home Challenge) was held at LTU. Three teams of 3 students worked 3 hours on the 10 question paper-and-pencil exam. Sixty-three teams from 24 institutions participated on their own campuses, from Michigan and 8 other states.
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Fall detection research at LTU featured an ABC Channel 7 News
Computer Science faculty Dr. CJ Chung and his students developed an automatic fall detection system that will improve safety and even save lives for the elderly.
 Robot lab opening
New Robotics laboratory opened
New Robotics Lab opened in the basement of Buell Management Building. The lab will support faculty and student robotics research, as well as Robofest. The director of the new laboratory is Computer Science faculty Dr. CJ Chung.
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LTU Math students to take the Puntnam international exam
LTU Math students to take the Puntnam international exam Five students took the Putnam Exam on Saturday, Dec. 3. The Putnam is a 12-question, six-hour marathon, taken by about 3500 students nationwide and in Canada. The students are Levi Dojcsak, Scott Bakkila Anton Swistak, Dan McGee, and Kristen Dage. (Faculty advisor: Dr. Chris Cartwright)
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LTU Computer Science discovery featured on The Economist
Computer Science research on Computational Art at LTU discovered hidden similarities between the artistic styles of Jackson Pollock and Vincent Van Gogh. This research was featured on several newspapers and magazines, including the science section of The Economist.
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Sonobe origami folding and a math scavenger hunt
Math Club activities this fall, in addition to the MATH Challenge and Putnam Exam, included Sonobe origami folding and a math scavenger hunt.
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LTU students win Honorable Mention at an international national Math competition
The 2011 Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) competition involved 2775 teams.