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  • The Minnesota State University Moorhead Computer Science & Information Systems Department provides a broad-based, rigorous curriculum to prepare students for a successful future in the exciting, fast-paced technology industry.

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  • Benefits of an MSUM Computer Science & Information Systems Department Degree
    Excellent internship opportunities exist in the Fargo-Moorhead area at large organizations like Microsoft and startup companies like Myriad Mobile or Clifton Labs, to name a few. They’ll help you gain real-world experience before graduating and joining the workforce.
    Three state-of-the-art computer facilities provide you with advanced technology tools to facilitate a real-world learning environment. A Windows-based lab with 32 computers, a Linux lab with 21 workstations, and an advanced technologies research facility lab are available to Computer Information Systems students.
    Our partnership with Paseka School of Business, which is AACSB accredited, allows you to gain understanding of business, finance and accounting, giving you the insight necessary to succeed in the computer information systems field.
    Three closely related majors in the department mean you can double or even triple major by taking a small number of additional credits.
  • Computer Science & Information Systems Department News
    • Enebechi participates in a SURF research experience
      Chidubem “Nuela” Enebechi participated in a SURF summer research program at Purdue University. Nuela is currently at senior majoring in computer science. While at Purdue, she worked with Dr. Pablo Zavattieri on a project of Modelling of Phase Transforming Cellular Materials (PXCM). Their research examines materials that can go through a high impact deformation and […]
    • CSIS Students Excel at Digi-Key Competition
      Digi-Key Corporation hosted its annual Collegiate Computing Competition on Friday, Oct. 21. Twenty-three teams from 13 universities in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin participated. These computer science students spent the day developing solutions to problems. Our team of Charles Crandall, Mariah Kinneberg, Binaya Bhattari, and Joseph Noise took 2nd place winning $3,000 for the […]
    • MSUM Faculty Members, Alumni Attend Geospatial Analysis Conference
      A Faculty Development Associates team comprised of Andrew Chen, Computer Science and Information Systems; Rinita Dalan, Anthropology and Earth Sciences; Alexandria Fogarty, School of Media Arts and Design; and T. J. Hansen, Economics, Law & Politics; attended the Esri Education and User Conferences in San Diego, California June 25-29, 2016. The MSUM team members joined […]
    • Making an IMPACT
      How four MSUM students got to present their groundbreaking research at Mayo Clinic By Nate Gilbraith It is not very often that undergraduate research students are allowed to present their work in front of Mayo scientists and physicians, but thanks to the Innovative Minds Partnering to Advance Curative Therapies (IMPACT) program, four MSUM students were […]
    • GIS Day – Final Schedule of Events
      Please join us in celebrating GIS Day on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 on the MSUM Campus!  Geographic Information System (GIS) technology allows us to visualize and solve problems facing people, plants, and animals living in dynamic systems. Have you ever used your smartphone to navigate through an unfamiliar city or to locate a restaurant within […]
    • Speaker’s Bureau connects industry and academia
      An idea that was sparked at a technology summit last fall is bringing the STEM industry to the classroom. David Batcheller, president and COO of Appareo, initiated the Speaker’s Bureau to bring speakers who are active in the industry into university classrooms. The idea is that if a college professor wants to bring a speaker […]
    • Science, technology and math majors: Learn about paid internships with Minnesota companies on Monday
      Attention science, technology and math majors: Learn about paid internships with Minnesota companies on Monday, September 29 at 2:30 in HA 325. SciTechsperience is an internship program that connects talented college students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines to rewarding, paid, STEM internship opportunities in dynamic Minnesota companies
    • MSUM graduates start ‘Hack Fargo’
      Justin Tuchek and Sri Kadimisetty on winning team at Startup Weekend  No talk; all action. This phrase encompasses the idea behind Fargo’s Startup Weekend, which was held March 8-9 at the Fargo Theater. Over 90 students and professionals were present at the event. Justin Tuchek and Sri Kadimisetty, MSUM computer science students who graduated in […]
    • MSUM team takes 1st in Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium
      Nine Computer Science students attended the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium held at Epic Systems in Verona, Wisconsin. While there they competed against 52 teams from universities across the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains states. The teams were given six difficult problems and three hours in which to solve them. The team of Bob Garzon, […]
    • Second annual Ethics Day is Wednesday
      Please join us for….. College of Business and Innovation’s 2nd Annual Ethics Day Wednesday, March 12 Noon panel: CMU Ballroom 12-1:15 p.m. Lunch served beginning at 11:45 a.m. Professionals from local and regional businesses and industries will be on campus to speak to students in courses about ethical dilemmas they have faced in their careers […]
    • MSUM ACM releases computer science blog
      MSUM ACM releases their new blog at aimed at inspiring students from departments related to Computer Science. The blog will feature interviews with computer science professionals located around the area and other articles related to improving skills related to the field. Submissions from members of MSUM ACM or otherwise are welcome. This group is […]
    • Faculty receive Galileo donation
      Andrew Chen, Computer Science and Information, Linda Winkler and Steve Lindaas, Physics and Astronomy, along with Daniel Heckaman, Chief Information Officer, applied to the Intel Corporation Galileo program and were awarded 20 development kits. The Galileo kit is an Arduino compatible development board that will be used to explore new directions in CSIS and Physics […]
    • Academic service-learning volunteer hours reach 5,200 for fall semester
      Seventeen MSUM Academic Service-Learning practitioners are taking the commitment to complete 125,000 volunteer hours very seriously. They, and close to 400 students, participated in a variety of service-learning activities this fall. The reasons to incorporate Academic Service-Learning include improving their student’s understanding of class topics, promoting critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and learning more about […]
    • Dr. Yuri Boreisha awarded grant by Microsoft
      Dr. Yuri Boreisha, CSIS Department, has been awarded a Windows Azure Educator Grant by Microsoft. Boreisha will use the platform in his CSIS 405 E-Commerce Technologies course in Spring 2014.
    • CSIS students take second place at MICS Programming Contest
      Several Computer Science students attended the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium held at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. While there they competed against 45 teams from universities across the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains states. The teams were given seven difficult problems and three hours in which to solve them. The team of Ashraf […]
    • Local professionals talk workplace ethics today on campus
      MSUM Ethics Day noon panel is open to the public Matt VonPinnon, editor of The Forum; Birch Burdick, Cass County state’s attorney; and Paul Richard, chief legal officer, Sanford Health, are among a dozen area business leaders who will share their experiences about ethics in the workplace during Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Ethics Day Thursday, […]
    • CSIS alum is completing postdoc with the Yahoo! research lab
      Yelena Mejova, a graduate of MSUM’s computer science department, will be doing a postdoc in Barcelona with the Yahoo! research lab in Barcelona as part of their web mining group. Mejova will graduate in May with a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Iowa. Her thesis was completed in the area of sentiment analysis, […]
    • CSIS students placed third at Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium
      Eleven students from the Computer Science and Information Systems Department attended the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium. They are Charles Belanger, Shaochun Chen, Matthew Ehrichs, Dustin Ernst, Baron Hines, Michael Hurtig, Matthew Kava, William Linebaugh, Dalton Maddux, Steven Ruckdashel, and Samuel Sussman. The symposium was held in Cedar Falls, Iowa at the University of Northern […]
    • Andrew Chen presented paper at the 2012 IDREC
      On March 26, Dr. Andrew Chen, Computer Science and Information Systems, presented his paper “Student-Voted Multiple-Round Elimination Team Projects” at the international symposium on Interdisciplinary Research, Education, and Communication (IDREC 2012), which was held in the context of The 3rd International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics (IMCIC 2012) in Orlando, Florida. In his paper […]
    • Longtime Minnesota State University Moorhead professor dies in hit-and-run crash
      SUNNYVALE, Calif. – A longtime Minnesota State University Moorhead professor has died in a hit-and-run crash here. Ben Lin, 72, was walking from his home to an exercise class Thursday morning when he was struck by an SUV while crossing the street, said Capt. David Verbruggee of the Sunnyvale Public Safety Department. By: Amy Dalrymple, […]
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