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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.



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New elective courses offered by our faculty members in SPRING 2022
COMP 3110 Java Programming by Dr. Sekmen
COMP 3140 Python Programming by Dr. Sekmen
COMP 3710 Relational Databases by Mr. Shao
COMP 4520 Introduction to High Performance Computing by Dr. Erdemir
COMP 4720 Cryptograghy Computer Security by Dr. Rogers
COMP 4750 Computer Network Management by Dr. Brahma
COMP 4770 Network Programming and Information by Dr. Erdemir
COMP 4820 Introduction to Bioinformatics Computing by Dr. Al Nasr

Courses offered by our faculty members in Summer 2022
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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...

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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


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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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