Computer Science Department News

What's happening in the Computer Science Department

Cyper SecurityComputer 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. 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.


Courses offered by our faculty members in Summer 2016
COMP 1210 Intro. to Computing by Dr. Heh Maio
COMP 3110 Java Programming by Dr. Ali Sekmen
COMP 3140 Python Programming by Dr. Kamal Al Nasr

New elective courses offered by our faculty members in Fall 2016

projector transparent background COMP 3112/3113 Intro. to Bioinformatics by Dr. Xiaofei Wang
COMP 3120 C++ Programming by Dr. Heh Miao
COMP 4280 Web-based App Development by Dr. Quifeng Shao
COMP 4400 Artificial Intelligence by Dr. Erdem Erdemir
COMP 4600 Game Programming by Dr. Erdem Erdemir


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


New Grants funding
» 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


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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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