2021 Alumni Excellence Academy Inductee – Steve Sedore, B.S. ’98 Computer Science
Steve Sedore is the executive director of operations for Allegan County where he is responsible for providing management, leadership and direction to the operations team consisting of the information services, facilities management, and central dispatch departments. He works closely with his leadership team to perform workflow analyses across county processes to develop strategies to support the organizational vision of providing citizens with superior and innovative services. During Sedore’s 20+ year tenure at the county, he has served in various roles within the organization and on numerous boards and committees across the state including the Michigan affiliate of Government Management Information Sciences; Western Michigan University Computer Science Curriculum Advisory Board; Michigan Digital Summit Advisory Board; and Allegan County Area Technical and Education Center Advisory Board.
2021 Distinguished Alumni Recipient - JULIE A. HARRIS B.S. '86, COMPUTER SCIENCE
Julie Harris is the Global Head of Asset & Wealth Management Operations & Administration, at JPMorgan Chase, and has a track record of success in the world of business and finance, previously holding high-level positions at both Goldman Sachs and Diamond Technology Partners International. She began her career at Accenture, where she rose to the level of senior manager. For several years, she served on the board of directors of Clarient Global, a company providing centralized data and documentation services to help firms meet regulatory requirements.
Research Spotlight: Shameek Bhattacharjee
Shameek Bhattacharjee is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science. He received his Ph.D., and M.S. degrees in Computer Engineering from University of Central Florida in 2015 and 2011 respectively, and a B. Tech degree in Information Technology from West Bengal University of Technology (Techno India College), India in 2009. His research interests span across broad areas of cyber and information security and networking, with a special focus on cyber physical systems/internet of things, smart connected communities, and next generation wireless networks and data driven security analytics.
AI Solutions Can Help Manage Social Crisis
Dr. Ajay Gupta addressed the global online conference “AI Solutions for Covid” hosted by Bennett University in India. Dr. Gupta delivered a talk entitled “AI Solutions Can Help Manage Social Crisis.”
New Machine Learning Approach for Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder Using fMRI Data
WMU professors Alvis Fong and Fahad Saeed recently published a paper in Frontiers in Neuroinformaticshere.The paper details a method of detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder using a machine learning approach using fMRI data. The method achieves a maximum of 82% accuracy which is a substantial increase as compared to the state-of-the-art methods. Read the full paper
CEAS Computer Science Student Saves Middle School’s Robotics Season
Computer science major Jonathan Sanford shares his knowledge of JAVA to help Schoolcraft Middle School’s Robotics Club pull off a successful season. Read the full article here.