Department of Computer Science


Maine Cyber Security Cluster Participates in Information Security Roundtable

Representatives from the Maine Cyber Security Cluster (MCSC) presented at a roundtable event centered on cyber security current issues that are important to business, industry, government and university information and cyber security experts.

Bioinformatics Classwork Leads to Journal Publication

An interdisciplinary collaboration has resulted in the paper "Common Features of microRNA Target Prediction Tools" being accepted for publication in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology section of Frontiers in Genetics.

Target Data Breach Grows

Edward Sihler, technical director of USM's Maine Cyber Security Cluster, sat down with WGME Channel 13 to provide insight on the Target and Neiman Marcus data breaches .

USM Cybersecurity Expert Addresses Target Data Breach

Edward Sihler of the Maine Cyber Security Cluster spoke with the Portland Press Herald about the holiday data breach at Target. Sihler believes that data theft was most likely an inside side.

Science Cafe takes on cyber surveillance conversation

Edward Sihler of USM’s “Information and Innovation” program Science Cafe lecture at the Portland Public Library on the topics of electronic surveillance and cyber security and was featured in a recent USM Free Press article.

Computer Science Summer Internships a Hit with Students

A recent MaineBiz article highlighted the internship experience of computer science students at Tyler Technologies in Falmouth. Computer Science student Jim Duffy is one of eight interns at Tyler Technologies and learned about the opportunity at the company during a IT/CS job fair held on the USM campus.

MOTECH Project Receives Computerworld Honors

Bruce Macleod's MOTECH project was one of 267 honorees recognized as part of the Computerworld Honors Program 2013.

Computer Science Student Receives Honor from Computer Research Association

Jeff Thompson, a junior at USM majoring in computer science, was recently selected as Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award (Male) 2013.

Bill Gates Discusses Software Product that USM Helped Create

Calling it the "most promising mHealth project that I have seen", Gates details the success of Motech, a mobile-phone based information system for rural health nurses in Ghana developed at USM by Computer Science faculty member Bruce Macleod.

STEM Scholar Program Started Thanks to NSF Grant

USM received a grant from the NSF STEM Scholarship Program to support deserving Maine students who want to study computer science, engineering, environmental science, and technology management .