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Thursday, December 06

MSU Computer Science and Engineering Research and
Academic Programs

Donna Reese, Mississippi State University, Starkville
Computational Sciences and Engineering Division Seminar
10:30 AM — 11:30 AM, Conference Center (Building 5200),
Cumberland Conference Room, Room (219)
Contact: Angie Scott (, 865.241.0331


The Computer Science & Engineering Department at Mississippi State offers BS degrees in computer science, software engineering and computer engineering (in collaboration with the ECE department) and MS and PhD degrees in computer science. The department has approximately 300 undergraduate students and 80 graduate students. There are 15 tenure-track faculty and 3 instructors in the department. The department has research core competencies in artificial intelligence, computational science, human centered computing, graphics, software engineering and systems. Faculty supporting these core areas have research applications in bioinformatics, human-computer interactions and robotics, decision making under uncertainty, autonomic computing, computer security & forensics, visualization, virtual environments and applied perception. Dr. Reese will present an overview of the department's educational and research programs so that faculty from the department and ORNL can look for opportunities to explore collaborative research in the future.

About the speaker:
Dr. Donna Reese is professor and head of the Computer Science & Engineering Department at Mississippi State University. She received her MS and PhD degrees in computer science from Texas A&M University and her BS, also in computer science, from Louisiana Tech University. Donna has been at MSU since 1989 and served for six years as Associate Dean for Academics and Administration for the Bagley College of Engineering prior to assuming her current role as department head. Donna served as System Software Thrust Leader for MSU's NSF Engineering Research Center for Computational Field Simulation from 1990-97. Donna's current interests include broadening participation in computing and computer science education.