Computer Science Department News

What's happening in the Computer Science Department


Verizon Innovative Learning Program for Minority Males at TSU
Verizon Camp will be hosted at TSU. Read program information for more details. Register Here.

 

Calendar of events for Fall 2017
The Department of Computer Science has many events during the FALL 2017. Click here.

 

Study Abroad program
Study Abroad 2017

 

The department of Computer Science will be part of a study abroad program directed by Dr. Ali Sekmen, the Chair of Computer Science, and Dr. Robert Elliott, the Chair of the Music. It is "MayMester Study Abroad: The Caribbean and South America". the program is on May 7-28 for 3 weeks and you will take a 3 credit course (undergraduate or graduate). We will visit (1) San Juan, Puerto Rico, (2) Cartagena, Colombia, and (3) Medellin, Colombia. We will offer the following courses:

(1) COMP 4910 Special Topics: Mobile App Development – Dr. Ali Sekmen
(2) COMP 5600 Mobile App Development – Dr. Ali Sekmen
(3) MUSC 4520/5526 Music of the Caribbean and South America – Dr. Robert Elliott

Register here.

 

2017 PLab Faculty Development Workshop
The department of Computer Science will offer the faculty development workshop on Information Assurance and Security: PLab. The workshop will take place on April 22, 2017 (Saturday). T
his workshop is intended to promote information assurance and security (IAS) education, to enhance student learning experience, and to foster collaboration among faculty in the IAS field using an innovative portable learning and teaching platform, PLab. Application and registration is free. The participants will also receive stipends. The application deadline is March 10, 2017. For more information, please refer to the project web site at https://sites.google.com/site/iasoncs/. "How to apply" instructions and the Agenda can be found here.

 

Computer Science students win a first place in "FiskHack Hackathon":
FiskHack II was hosted by Fisk FiskHackUniversity in October 2016. It is an initiative by students at Fisk University to train college and high school students, from minority groups, with technology-related skill sets in an effort to diversify the workforce. About 200 students from various schools in the US competed to become better programmers under the mentorship of professionals from leading tech companies. Participants were students from Vanderbilt University, University of Tennessee, Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Lipscomb University,...CS department has participated with Delta Squad team that include students Ding Wang, Hui Chen, and Kase Cosgrove.

Computer Science students competed in the Mid-Central ACM UTMartinICPC programming contest at UT-Martin: On November 5th, 2016, the TSU programming team competed at the 2016 ACM Intercollegiate Programming Contest Mid-Central Regional site at the University of Tennessee at Martin. TSU sent two teams of three students comprised of computer science majors and minors. Both teams had a very strong showing, but TSU team blue finished 2nd out of 7 teams at the UT-Martin site, narrowly being edged out by one of the teams fielded by UT-Martin. TSU Blue finished 47th out of 105 total teams at all Mid-Central Regional sites. This marks the third year in a row that TSU has fielded a team that has finished in the top-3 at a Mid-Central regional site. TSU Blue was comprised of computer science students Alan Bond, Tim Darrah, and William Sanders. TSU White consisted of computer science students Blake Bowers, Samuel Boules, and Kanesha Patterson. .

 

Cyper Security Computer Science students take 1st place at annual cyber security competition: Four students from the College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science took part in an annual Cyber Security Challenge at the ADMI 2016 Symposium on Computing at Minority Institutions on April 1st and brought home two 1st place wins under the advisement of Dr. Tamara Rogers. The team members, Tim Darrah, Blake Bowers, Ryan Stubbs, and Isaiah Grigsby, said the wins were a direct result of many hours of studying, practice, and dedicated teamwork.

 

Workshop: Information Assurance and Security on Portable Labs: Department of Computer Science and National Science Foundation have organized a workshop on Information Assurance and Security on Portable Labs. The workshop has been held on Lab 13 McCord Hall between 12/11/2015 and 12/12/2015. Two days IAS workshop completed successfully. More than thirty students attended the workshop even in the final session. Many thanks to Drs. Wei Chen and Tamara Rogers for their series lectures about Data, Ethics, Information Assurance and Security.

 

Tutoring Schedule

 

 

Tutoring Schedule is up (FALL 2017). Please make sure you stop by (McCord Hall room #09) to seek a one-to-one tutoring help from one of our faculty members. The schedule.

 

New elective courses offered by our faculty members in Fall 2017
projector transparent background COMP 3112/3113 Intro. to Bioinformatics by Dr. Xiaofei Wang
COMP 3140 Python Programming by Dr. Heh Miao

COMP 3500 Digital Logic Design by TBD
COMP 4280 Web Based App. Development by Dr. Guifeng Shao

 

CS students with trainingTSU Computer Science Program Filling Critical Need for IT Professionals with Advanced Training. Read more...

 

New!!! Study abroad 2016 opportunity
Students in Computer Science can now apply for summer 2016. Now you can Travel to Turkey for a lifetime opportunity. Read more...


Study abroad 2015 Video

 

graduate Graduate Program
The TSU CS Department offers a Master of Science degree in Computer Science.

 

Dyven Miles 

Meet Dyven Miles from Computer Science. The only female drum major on the Tennessee State University with the Aristocrat of Bands. Read More...

 

TSU Students Travel the World for Cultural Experiences, Academic Enhancements: 

Eight students from Tennessee State Study Abroad 2014 - TurkeyUniversity had the opportunity of a lifetime recently when they traveled nearly 6,000 miles and immersed themselves in a foreign culture to gain a unique perspective of the world around them. Read more...

 

Read about the great experience gained from this travel opportunity from one of our students, Jeremiah T. Cooper.

 

Jeremiah T. Cooper A CS Student is named as 2014 HBCU All-Star by White House Initiative

Congratulations to Jeremiah T. Cooper, a sophomore Computer Science major from Nashville, who has been named a 2014 HBCU All-Star by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, for his accomplishments in academics, leadership and civic engagement. READ more

 

Grants funding
» NIH , $399,245, PI: Dr. Kamal Al Nasr, Co-PI: Dr. Wei Chen, 2017-2020.
   A Computational Tool for Modeling of Protein Macromolecules Guided by Cryo-Electron Microscopy Data.
» USDA , $300,000, PI: Dr. Ali Sekmen, Co-PI: Dr. Erdem Erdemir, 2017-2020.
   Development of a Meso-Scale Intelligent Robot for Water Leak Detection.
» NSF , $300,000, PI: Dr. Kamal Al Nasr, 2016-2019.
   Research Initiation Award: Leveraging Protein Structure Determination - An Effective Algorithmic Approach.
» ARO, $590,000, PI: Dr. Ali Sekmen, 2015-2018.
   Subspace Segmentation: Theory and Algorithms.
» NSF, $102,209, PI: Dr. Wei Chen, 2014-2017.
   Collaborative Research: Enhancing Curriculum and Faculty development on Information Assurance and Security through Real World Relevant Portable Laboratory.
» AFRL, $450,000, Co-PI: Dr. Wei Chen, 2013-2018.
   Unfettered and Reliable Communication in Congested Spectrum Environments.
» NASA, $238,000, PI: Dr. Ali Sekmen, 2012-2014.
   Subspace Segmentation and  High-Dimensional Data Analysis.
» NSF, $297,899, PI: Dr. Ali Sekmen, 2011-2014.
   Targeted Infusion Grant: Development of an Undergraduate Bioinformatics Program for Enhancing Research and Education at Tennessee State University
» NSF, $299,872, PI: Dr. Tamara Rogers, 2011-2014.
   Targeted Infusion Grant: Vertical Integration of Concepts, Laboratory Experiences and Research Training in Cyber Security across the Undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science

 
   

Bioinformatics Concentration bio lab transparent bg
Our department provides an undergraduate concentration in Bioinformatics (brochure). Read more...

Minor in Computer Science
The TSU students will be able to select Computer Science as a minor. Read More

Summer 2013 Research
Students are supported by NSF, NASA, and AFRL to work on various projects

 

 

 

 Previous Java Boot Camps for our students

 

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