Archive for Thomas LoFaro


MCS Art Exhibition

Stop by the third floor Olin Hall lobby to check out the artistic offerings of your favorite MCS professors.  The exhibit runs from Friday March 6 through Friday March 20.


Senior Honor’s Presentation 5/12/14

Real-Time Hand Recognition on Raspberry Pi Helen Wauck Monday May 12, 4:00PM Olin 321   Abstract The problem of recognizing hand gestures in real-time from a video feed has been thoroughly studied in the field of computer vision, but methods for real-time hand gesture recognition on low performance machines are scarce. In this work, we […]

MCS Seminar 5/14/14

Linking the Microbiome to Host Phenotype and Genotype   Professor Dan Knights University of Minnesota Wednesday May 14, 4:30PM Olin 321 Abstract Perhaps the grandest bioinformatics challenge of the genomics era is to place genes into functional disease pathways using data sets of limited sample size. Human genome studies have identified associations between genetics and disease, but in […]


MCS Student Joe Poblocki Presents at GAC TALKS

Mathematics major Joe Poblocki (2014) presented a talk entitled “Numbers Don’t Lie: People Do” at the inaugural GAC TALKS event on Saturday March 22, 2014.  GAC TALKS is similar to the well-known TED TALKS but focused on issues near and dear to Gustavus students, faculty, and the community at large. To see Joe’s talk click […]

MCS Seminar 3/19/14

On Wednesday March 19 at 7:00PM in Olin 321 the Mathematics and Computer Science Department will be hosting a talk by David Liben-Nowell of Carlton College. Tracing Global-Scale Information Flow using Internet Chain-Letter Data David Liben-Nowell Carlton College Although information, news, jokes, and opinions circulate continuously in the worldwide social network, the actual mechanics of how […]

Wall Street Journal Asks “Who Needs to Know How to Code”

Enrollments in MCS-177 are up; way up. This Wall Street Journal article explores why there is an increased interest in computer programming, who are the people learning to code, and what are some of the non-traditional institutions satisfying this need.

Interested in an MCS Lunch?

The MCS Department is starting a new tradition; lunch in Linner Lounge with MCS students, faculty, and interested alumni. There is no agenda, just a chance to get together and discuss math, CS, stats, baseball, politics, or whatever. If you are a student or alum we would love to have you join us, even if […]

Summer 2014 Opportunities for Undergraduate Students for Training in Biostatistics

Eight Summer Institutes for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS) are scheduled for the summer of 2014. SIBS are open to all US undergraduate and beginning graduate students (US citizens or permanent residents) and are sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Center for Research Resources. The programs have been very successful, […]

Aon Benfield Seeks Risk Analysts

Aon Benfield is looking to hire Catastrophe Risk Analysts and a 2010 alum has asked me to share this with Gustavus math and CS students who may be looking for a job. Here is what she says about these opportunities. The job listings are here: Here is a brief description of the job: […]


MCS and Physics Administrative Assistant Retires

  Long-time MCS and Physics Administrative Assistant Linda Hewitt is retiring!  For years Linda has managed the day-to-day operations of the MCS department and kept a long string of department chairs from disaster by gently guiding them through the intricacies of budget oversight, student employment, and every other aspect of departmental management. Linda’s relaxed and […]